Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's Inaugural Address
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's tribal roots and Americo
Africa's First Female President Vows to Deliver a Better Future
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf placed her hand on the bible and took the oath of office
as Liberia's and Africa's first female president on Monday, promising peace and
restoration for the war-torn nation.
Ellen Sworn In As President
Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has finally taken the oath as Liberia's new and
Africa first woman President.
The colorful ceremony was attended by top international dignitaries including
Mrs. Laura Bush, Dr. Condoleezza Rice and a host of Africa leaders amidst tight
security presence at the Capitol.
African first for Liberian leader
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has been sworn in as Liberia's president, making her
Africa's first elected female leader.
Loud cheers greeted her inauguration, with US First Lady Laura Bush and
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice among those at the ceremony.
New leader's pledge: Unite Liberia
Inauguration for Africa's first elected female head of state
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has been sworn in as Liberia's new president, becoming
Africa's first elected female head of state and vowing to lead the country away
from its turbulent past.
The New York Times
Africa's First Elected Female Head of State Takes Office
Standing before the bullet-scarred capitol of this war-torn nation, Ellen
Johnson Sirleaf, the Harvard-trained banker and stalwart survivor of Liberia's
brutal politics, took the oath today to become Liberia's president and Africa's
first elected female head of state.
The Washington Post
New Leader of Liberia Vows Change
Africa's First Elected Female President Speaks of Ending Violence,
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf pledged a "fundamental break" with Liberia's violent past
as she was sworn in Monday as president, carving her name into history as
Africa's first elected female head of state.
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