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 The Sun News Online Woman of the Sun
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, an economist and veteran politician, has been elected the president of Liberia.
The announcement, which makes the Harvard-trained Johnson-Sirleaf the first elected woman president in Africa, was made on the basis of 97 per cent of votes counted after second round of polls in the West African country.
Sirleaf is the first-ever competitive woman candidate for the Presidency of an African nation, and she remains the first-ever woman elected to such position on the continent.
www.sunnewsonline.com /webpages/features/womanofthesun/2005/nov/22/womanofthesun-22-11-2005-001.htm   (836 words)

 Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (born October 29, 1938) is the current President of Liberia.
In the first round of 2005 voting, she came second with 175,520 votes, putting her through to the runoff vote on November 8 against former footballer George Weah.
Her election victory was formally announced by the Liberian elections commission on November 23, 2005 following the 2005 election.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ellen_Johnson-Sirleaf   (631 words)

 CNN.com - New leader's pledge: Unite Liberia - Jan 17, 2006
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf sworn in as Liberian leader (1:46)
Sirleaf took the oath of office Monday at an inauguration ceremony in the capital of Monrovia attended by dignitaries and leaders from around the world.
Sirleaf is sworn in Monday as Liberia's new president.
www.cnn.com /2006/WORLD/africa/01/16/liberia   (734 words)

 Gyude Bryant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf won the 2005 elections and took office in January 2006, succeeding Bryant.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gyude_Bryant   (187 words)

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Sirleaf, an economist by training, has worked for the UN, the World Bank and in the 1970s served as finance minister, a job that nearly cost her her life when the government was overthrown in a 1980 coup by Samuel Doe.
Sirleaf’s critics accuse her of being part of the elite that drove the resource rich Liberian economy into the ground, sparking Doe’s military take-over.
Sirleaf has promised to switch the lights back on within six months, and says she has found private investors ready to do the job.
www.irinnews.org /report.asp?ReportID=50265&SelectRegion=West_Africa&SelectCountry=LIBERIA   (783 words)

 Tri Repetae: President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
Ellen's speech was good, talking at length about the desperate poverty in the country and the need of regular jobs for the heads of most households.
But, she riled the crowd up the most when she spoke, at length, on the need to eliminate corruption in the government.
tri-repetae.blogspot.com /2006/01/president-ellen-johnson-sirleaf.html   (422 words)

 TLC Africa Magazine
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf subsequently surrendered her Green Card to the American Government and was immediately issued a UN Travel Document for the length of time she worked with that Institution.
Sirleaf having U.S. citizenship and maintaining a U.S. residence, the Ellen for President Campaign encourages every interested and credible Liberian media institution to contact the US State Department and the Bureau of US Citizenship and Naturalization Services (BCIS) to obtain any and all citizenship records of Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.
Johnson and his family have owned and maintained a home of their own for the past 15 years in Springfield, Virginia.
www.tlcafrica.com /article_ejs_citizenship.htm   (584 words)

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Sirleaf will lead a vigorous Walk-About-Thon, where she will meet and discuss with people of the various districts and calling upon them to come out and rally to freedom’s cause and vote to restore peace, dignity, hope and economic development to Liberia.
Sirleaf believes that more than any other in Liberian history, this year’s electoral process is about designing the foundation that will build the bridge to the future of Liberia.
Sirleaf also said that the Unity Party will take the high road and avoid any appearance of conflict and confrontation with campaigners from other political parties on the first day of the official campaign period.
www.thepalavahut.org /ellenralliesliberia.htm   (408 words)

 AM - Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf sworn in as Liberia's first female president
ZOE DANIEL: When Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was sworn in at a ceremony in Liberia's capital, Monrovia, crowds applauded her in support of her achievement, and her task.
ELLEN JOHNSON-SIRLEAF: Yes, there will be no quick fix, no magic wand, it's going to be a long, hard road for recovery, but I'm confident that we can embark upon that road and that we can set a realistic development agenda.
ELLEN JOHNSON-SIRLEAF: Liberia is not a poor country, we've been blessed with a lot of natural resources.
www.abc.net.au /am/content/2006/s1549363.htm   (526 words)

 Liberia's Johnson-Sirleaf pledges change - Boston.com
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, confirmed Wednesday as the winner in Liberia's first postwar elections, said her victory marked a new beginning for her country and for African women.
Liberian President elect Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, center, after she gave an address to the nation in the city of Monrovia, Liberia on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005.
Confirmed Wednesday as the winner of Liberia's first postwar elections, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf said her victory marked a new beginning for her country and for African women, whom she called on to help govern their own countries.
www.boston.com /news/world/africa/articles/2005/11/23/liberian_woman_confirmed_as_president   (503 words)

 Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Returns Home, Meets with Taylor Today
Liberian opposition leader, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, returned to Liberia on Friday and is scheduled to meet with the Liberian ruler today.
Johnson-Sirleaf (along with Alhaji Kromah, Roosevelt Johnson, etc), President Taylor pardoned them on July 26, 2001, in Harper, Maryland County, in commemoration of Liberia's independence celebration.
Johnson-Sirleaf, along with other opposition politicians were implicated in the war in Lofa and were charged with treason.
www.theperspective.org /ellenreturns.html   (635 words)

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s only stint in government was in the early 70s, when she served President William R. Tolbert as his Minister of Finance.
This is their time, and Liberia will be blessed to have both Togba Nah-Tipoteh and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as our president and vice president after October 2005.
Tipoteh and Sirleaf are champions of democracy, and have been tested on many occasions by the political power that is for their fierce and uncompromising devotion to their ideas and principles, at a time when others took a path to self- aggrandizement.
www.theliberiantimes.com /article_2005_03_10_2928.html   (1000 words)

 Kennedy School News: Liberia: From Crisis to Opportunity with Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
August 3, 2005 &; Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf brought a message of hope and optimism for the future of her home country of Liberia during a speech at the Kennedy School of Government Wednesday afternoon.
Sirleaf was introduced by Swanee Hunt, WAPP’s director, who looked forward to the possible election of Sirleaf, which would make her the first woman to lead a democratic African country.
Sirleaf, former minister of finance for Liberia, recounted the horrors her people have endured during 14 years of civil war, and the exile of former President Charles Taylor two years ago which has led to the current power-sharing arrangement.
www.ksg.harvard.edu /ksgnews/Features/news/080305_sirleaf.htm   (409 words)

 BBC NEWS Africa Concert for peaceful Liberia poll
Ex-footballer George Weah and economist Ellen Johnson Sirleaf are among the favourites to be the next president.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is campaigning on the basis of political experience
Ms Sirleaf, a former World Bank economist, told the BBC she believes that a candidate's experience is crucial if the fortunes of one of the world's poorest countries are to be turned around.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/africa/4267110.stm   (314 words)

 Liberia: Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf & Amos Sawyer Hired Charles Taylor
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has nothing at all to do with her being a presidential candidate in the 1997 elections.
Johnson-Sirleaf is reported to have said that she refused to work with the Taylor government by not answering the telephone when Taylor called (I guess) to offer her a job.
Johnson about her silence on the reported abuses of the Taylor government, among other concerns, Ms.
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 "To Kill Innocent People is Unforgivable," Sirleaf Observes
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf: When one looks at it in terms of what has happened to country, one can say that the exclusion of factional heads from the electoral process is a rational way to go.
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf: We are encouraged by the efforts which are now being made by ECOMOG, particularly by the new force commander, General Malu, whom we understand is very resolved and committed to the disarmament process.
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf: I think the success of holding an election will, to a larger extent, depend on the success in disarmament.
www.copla.org /EllenSirleaf.htm   (1647 words)

 Liberia's Premier Iron Lady — Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - Worldpress.org
Anxiously, the world has waited for the ushering in of a balanced leader with the charisma and tenacity to set Liberia on a new path: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was inaugurated on Monday outside the capitol building.
Sirleaf is a 67-year-old Harvard-educated economist and a seasoned politician with a political stature dating back to her days as a finance minister under William Tolbert's paternalistic rule.
Sirleaf has a lot of work to do to re-connect Liberia with the international community, and to get Taylor to stand trial in Sierra Leone for his role in supporting the reign of terror campaign, and for his crimes against humanity.
www.worldpress.org /Africa/2222.cfm   (1482 words)

 Liberia: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
The head of Liberia’s Governance Reform Commission until March 2005 when she resigned to enter the presidential race, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has not been insulated from the violence in her country.
Johnson Sirleaf has represented Liberia on the boards of the International Monetary Fund and the African Development Bank; she also served five years as assistant administrator and director of the regional bureau for Africa of the United Nations Development Programme with the rank of assistant secretary general of the UN.
Johnson Sirleaf has held such prominent positions as minister of finance of Liberia, president of the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment, and senior loan officer of the World Bank.
www.womenwagingpeace.net /content/members/johnsonsirleaf.html   (362 words)

 Liberia's Harvard-Trained 'Queen' Is Sworn in as Leader - New York Times
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a Harvard-educated banker and a survivor of Liberia's brutal poliltics, including two prison terms, greeted crowds Monday in Monrovia, the capital, before taking the presidential oath of office, becoming Africa's first woman to be elected a head of state.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a banker and survivor of Liberia's brutal politics, took the oath to become president.
Johnson Sirleaf said that unlike some Western women in politics, she embraced the stereotypical feminine roles as part of her appeal, though she is also known as Liberia's iron lady from her years in opposition politics, which included two stints in prison.
www.nytimes.com /2006/01/17/international/africa/17liberia.html?ex=1295154000&en=fa0d023923e899b1&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss   (1080 words)

 TheLiberianTimes.com - An Exclusive Interview with Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf: After so many years of war and after the turmoil of elections, which are divisive in nature, a national conference could serve as a forum for all of us to regroup, take a breather and focus on the future through a dialogue on our future as a nation.
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf: One stream was to work within the Result Focus Transitional Framework (RFTF) where outputs were clearly stated in the areas of governance, justice and peace, and we undertook to work with all the agencies and ministries.
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf: It is said that the life of the Commission ends with the life of the transitional government.
www.theliberiantimes.com /article_2005_05_6_4720.html   (2370 words)

 COCORIOKO - Editorial
Sirleaf has appointed to her government the woman who presided over the last Presidential Elections that saw ugly protests from the opposition Congress For Democratic Change (CDC), and a temporary standoff in the nation.
Sirleaf that she must hand over Taylor and also set up a war crimes tribunal to try all those Liberians who destroyed their country and Sierra Leone.
Ellen, therefore, did not engage in subversive activities and most people who know her appreciate that fact.
www.cocorioko.com /editorial   (15041 words)

 Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf - Wikipedia
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br.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ellen_Johnson-Sirleaf   (306 words)

 Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf: First Elected Female President in Africa! - Nairaland
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (born October 29, 1938) is the President-elect of Liberia following the 2005 election.
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf: First Elected Female President in Africa!
Johnson, she quickly distanced herself from them when it became clear that they were not going to bring any improvements.
www.nairaland.com /nigeria/topic-3193.0.html   (2044 words)

 Liberia's presidential wait csmonitor.com
MONROVIA, LIBERIA - Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf stands on the doorstep of history - as Liberia's president and Africa's first elected female head of state.
"Ellen needs to worry about the ex-fighters, generally, but she will also need to be worried about the ex-generals in particular," says Mr.
Therefore, the extent to which Ellen deals with them will give confidence to the young fighters about their future.
www.csmonitor.com /2005/1114/p06s01-woaf.htm   (837 words)

 ABC News: Liberian President Unveils Cabinet Picks
Africa's first elected female head of state Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been sworn in Monday as president of war-battered Liberia, promising a clean break with the West African nation's violent past and pledging to rebuild.
MONROVIA, Liberia Jan 17, 2006 (AP)— President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Tuesday unveiled her first nominations for Cabinet-level positions in Liberia's postwar elected government, tapping a female international banker to be her economy minister.
Johnson Sirleaf, a 67-year-old holder of an advanced degree from Harvard University, took the oath of office Monday.
abcnews.go.com /International/wireStory?id=1514748&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312   (406 words)

 LiberianForum.Com ~ Liberian Information Online
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's presidency in the ensuing October 2005 general and presidential elections.
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf served with marked distinction in various positions including the Vice President of Citibank, Senior Loan Officer for World Bank, Director of UN Development Programme Regional Bureau for Africa, amongst other reputable positions in global and regional financial institutions.
Therefore, as LIFE embarks on the process of political awakening for the support of Ellen, its members are determined to put aside their political and ethnic differences and aggressively engage their communities to focus on Ellen's abounding record of political astuteness.
www.liberianforum.com /elections/sirleaf001.htm   (720 words)

 USATODAY.com - New Liberian leader promises 'bold steps'
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, right, is helped with a sash during her presidential inauguration.
MONROVIA, Liberia — Thousands of Liberians packed the grounds of the capitol here for the inauguration address of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who became Africa's first elected female head of state on Monday.
Albert Cooper, a cousin of Sirleaf who works as a doctor in New York, said the country is a mess but he had been overwhelmed by a feeling of hope.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2006-01-16-liberia_x.htm   (836 words)

 Africa's first female president - Africa - MSNBC.com
Officials adjust Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf necklace as she takes the oath of office on Monday, becoming Africa's first elected woman head of state in a country torn apart by 14 years of civil war. 
Sirleaf says her top priorities include stamping out corruption, getting electricity in the capital and assuring a future for 100,000 ex-combatants who laid down arms last year, many of whom are prowling the streets, unemployed.
Sirleaf takes charge of a ruined nation struggling for peace after a quarter-century of coups and war.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/10865705/from/RSS   (931 words)

 Online NewsHour: Liberia Elects a New President -- November 14, 2005
GWEN IFILL: Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, the Harvard-educated former World Bank official slated to be Liberia's next president faces a slew of challenges, not least of which her main challenger, soccer star George Weah, has not yet given up the fight.
ELLEN JOHNSON-SIRLEAF: If we do not bring this epic center, Liberia, of this conflict, you know, to heal and we do not deal with it, that the entire sub-region can remain unstable and that this has adverse consequences for the United States.
GWEN IFILL: And Mike McGovern, given that Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, the historic nature of her election as the first woman on the continent and also her connections to the West, how positioned is she to execute some of the international linkages that Liberia might need to get back on its feet?
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/africa/july-dec05/liberia_11-14.html   (1497 words)

 Johnson-Sirleaf leads runoff in Liberia - Boston.com
Harvard-educated Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf had 56.4 percent of Tuesday's vote with results in from 59 percent of polling stations across the country, the head of the National Election Commission said.
Presidential candidate Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf from the Unity Party 'UP' party seen after she voted at the small town of Tubmanburg around 80 kilometers (50 miles) from the city of Monrovia, Liberia on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005.
Liberia's top female politician took a strong early lead Wednesday in a presidential runoff as her millionaire soccer star opponent charged the vote was fraudulent, clouding elections that had raised hopes for peace in the war-ravaged country.
www.boston.com /news/world/africa/articles/2005/11/09/woman_leads_soccer_player_in_liberia   (735 words)

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