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January 16, 2006

P101606SC-0297 Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf waves to the crowd attending her inauguration in Monrovia, Liberia, Monday, Jan. 16, 2006. President Sirleaf is Africa’s first female elected head of state. Mrs. Laura Bush and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice attended the ceremony. White House photo by Shealah Craighead

“If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, This Child Will Be Great: Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa’s First Woman President

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf becomes the first female President in Africa when she is elected in Liberia.

Link to Photo Credit:  Ellen Sirleaf Johnson

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