Liberia elects Africa’s first woman president

Great news. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has been elected president in Liberia, making her the first female president in Africa.

The election commission confirmed the tally on Wednesday — officially naming her Liberia’s president-in-waiting and first woman to ever win an election to be an African president. Her inauguration is scheduled for January.
Ms. Johnson-Sirleaf has served as her country’s finance minister and taken on top jobs at Citibank and the United Nations. She is a widowed mother-of-four who also has eight grandchildren.

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