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Liberia

Mar 22, 2011 — In the aftermath of Liberia's brutal civil wars, Agnes Fallah Kamara-Umunna hosted a radio show in which former child soldiers apologized, women who were raped forgave their tormentors, and former warlords admitted crimes — on-air. She shares those stories in And Still Peace Did Not Come.
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Apr 8, 2009 — When Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was an infant, her family was told she would become a great woman. But assuring words, unfortunately, were not enough to shield Africa's first woman president from a life of hardship, which included an abusive marriage.
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Apr 8, 2009 — Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the president of Liberia, is the first democratically elected woman leader in Africa. Since taking office in 2006, Johnson Sirleaf has fought to reconstruct the state and rescue Liberia's failing economy.
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Oct 21, 2008 — Journalist Helene Cooper fled her home country of Liberia as a young woman when civil war erupted in 1980. She details the journey that took her back to Liberia in her memoir, The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood.
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