Liberian President honored with Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded today to The Honorable Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia for her work in promoting peace, democracy and gender equality. Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected female president, has played an important role in reducing the country’s national debt and promoting investment in agriculture.

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. (Photo credit: The Sosina Special)

She shares this award with two other inspiring women activists, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni pro-democracy campaigner, Tawakul Karma.

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