Liberia : 'Vote for Woman': How Africa Got Its First Female President

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'Vote for Woman': How Africa Got Its First Female President
More than a decade ago, Liberia made history. A new biography of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf recounts how


In the fall of 2005, for the first time after a brutal, 14-year civil war that had ended two years before, Liberia held national elections. The November 8 runoff offered voters two choices: George Weah, a famous footballer with little education or government experience, and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a Harvard-educated international finance expert ...


https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/03/vote-for-woman-how-africa-got-its-first-female-president/518874/?utm_source=yahoo&yptr=yahoo


Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a Harvard-educated international finance expert Vincent Kessler / Reuters



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