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Liberian President's Victory Is Marred by Low Turnout and Violence

Liberian President's Victory Is Marred by Low Turnout and Violence

| November 11, 2011

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf won by a landslide, according to early results. But will she be able to unite a badly divided nation? More »

Runoff Election Faces Liberian Winner of Peace Prize

Runoff Election Faces Liberian Winner of Peace Prize

| October 24, 2011

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has had an impossibly difficult job as president leading Liberia out of civil war. Now she's fighting for enough time to finish her mission. More »

Woman of Peace—Leymah Gbowee

Woman of Peace—Leymah Gbowee

| October 10, 2011

The producer of "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" and of a PBS series premiering Tuesday this week, "Women, War and Peace," writes of her friend Leymah Gbowee, who along with sister Liberian, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and pro-democracy campaigner Tawakkul Karman of Yemen, has won the Nobel Peace Prize. More »