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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf


Liberian politician who became the 1st feminine to lead an African nation when she became the 24th Chief executive of Liberia in 2006. She experienced previously offered as the Minister of Financing from 1979 to 1980. She spent a couple of years in America learning economics and general public plan at Harvard University or college. She received the Nobel Reward for Serenity in 2011 on her behalf “nonviolent struggle for the security of women as well as for women’s privileges to full involvement in peace-building function.” She wedded Wayne Sirleaf when she was 17 years of age, and the few left Monrovia to review in the us in 1961. She’s made an appearance on Larry Ruler Live to speak about her beliefs.

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Full Name Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Date Of Birth October 29, 1938
Place Of Birth Monrovia, Liberia
Profession World Leader
Education Harvard University, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Wisconsin-Madison, College of West Africa, Madison Business College, John F. Kennedy School of Government
Nationality Liberian
Children Robert Sirleaf, Charles Sirleaf, Fombah Sirleaf
Parents Jahmale Carney Johnson, Martha Dunbar Johnson
Awards Nobel Peace Prize, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Indira Gandhi Prize, Glamour Award The Chosen Ones
Star Sign Scorpio

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1President of Liberia, 16 January 2006 - present. First woman to be elected head of state of an African country.
2Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush on 5 November 2007.



Newsroom Tokyo2015TV SeriesHerself
Small Small Thing2013DocumentaryHerself
Liberia '772011Documentary as President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Anne & Ronny møter 8 med vilje2011TV Series documentaryHerself
Rainbow Town2010Video documentaryHerself
The Daily Show2009TV SeriesHerself
Tavis Smiley2009TV SeriesHerself
Independent Lens2008TV Series documentaryHerself - President
Iron Ladies of Liberia2007/IDocumentaryHerself

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Liberia Will Rise: The Love Of Liberty Part II2016Documentary completedHerself
Cultures of Resistance2010DocumentaryHerself - President of Liberia

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1If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.
2[on Joyce Banda, president of Malawi] She could not have come onto the stage at a better time, particularly since the African Union declared 2010 to 2020 African Women's Decade. She is committed to using her position to improve the lives of women across the continent. She has great strength. I am delighted that I'm not alone in Africa anymore.
3The people of Liberia know what it means to be deprived of clean water. But we also know what it means to see our children begin to smile again, with a restoration of hope and faith in the future.
4Women work harder. And women are more honest. They have less reasons to be corrupt.
5I think that unless you have cohesiveness in the family unit, the male character tends to become very dominant, repressive and insensitive. So much of this comes from a lack of education.

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