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  • Johnson-Sirleaf, who has been called Liberia's 'Iron Lady,' said in a 2009 New York Times interview that if women ran the world it would be a "better, safer and more productive" world.

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  • Her term marks Liberia's most peaceful period since 1980, when a coup by Samuel Doe, a former army sergeant, ended 160 years of rule by descendants of American slaves.

    Liberians Vote, With Presidency at Stake

  • Affectionately known as Liberia's "Iron Lady", Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf became Africa's first elected female head of state in 2005, following a presidential run-off in which she defeated George Weah, the former Manchester City footballer.

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  • "I did more to stop the war than she did," Tubman told the BBC, referring to Liberia's 14-year civil war, which began in 1989.

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  • In Tuesday's election, Ms. Johnson Sirleaf will run against 15 candidates, including former Justice Minister Winston Tubman , nephew of Liberia's longest-serving president, and Mr. Tubman's unlikely star running mate, George Weah .

    After the Award, Re-Election Fight for Liberia's Chief

  • The soccer champion nearly beat Ms. Johnson Sirleaf in her 2005 campaign and is now a powerful symbol of aspiration for Liberia's young and jobless.

    After the Award, Re-Election Fight for Liberia's Chief

  • Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf In announcing the award in Oslo, Norway, the head of the Norwegian committee, Thorbjørn Jagland , said the Nobel committee wanted to stress the role of women, and demonstrate that the Arab Spring was seeded years before it exploded into public view.

    Three Women Share Nobel Peace Prize

  • DAKAR, Senegal—Four days after being named co-winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will face what may be an even tougher contest: Re-election.

    After the Award, Re-Election Fight for Liberia's Chief

  • Advocacy Group Global Witness has accused Liberia's state-owned National Oil Co. of bribing legislators even before the country taps its potentially lucrative oil reserves.

    After the Award, Re-Election Fight for Liberia's Chief

  • She has led a fight against corruption in Liberia and taken steps to revitalize the economy and deal with Liberia's debt.

    Three Women Share Nobel Peace Prize

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