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TODAY IN HISTORY: Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf declared 1st elected female President in Africa

TODAY IN HISTORY: Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf declared 1st elected female President in Africa

Liberia

Liberia’s President-elect Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf waves to supporters in Monrovia November 23, 2005. Johnson-Sirleaf became the first woman to be elected head of state of an African country on Wednesday when she was declared the winner of a presidential run-off.

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