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Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Edit Profile

economist , President

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the 24th and current President of Liberia. She is the world's first elected black female president and Africa's first elected female head of state.

Sirleaf was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, jointly with Leymah Gbowee of Liberia and Tawakel Karman of Yemen. The women were recognized "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work."

Achievements

  • being the first female elected as president of an African country, 2005

Membership

  • Liberian Studies Association

  • African Studies Association

  • Society International Devel.

Connections

father:
Jahmale Carney Johnson

mother:
Martha

Ex-husband:
James Sirleaf

Great nephew:
Emmanuel Sumana Elsar Sr