Showing posts with label Nobel Peace Prize winner. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nobel Peace Prize winner. Show all posts

Saturday, January 16, 2016

First African female president - Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

 Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf 
10 years ago today, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was sworn in as Liberia’s new president, becoming Africa’s first female elected head of state. The election of Africa’s “Iron Lady” marked the beginning of the nation’s success story, in the wake of fourteen years of brutal civil conflict. (2006) Sirleaf was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize jointly with two other African women recognized “for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work.”

 Her autobiography, This Child Will Be Great: Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa’s First Woman President, tells the tale of her childhood, her experiences with abuse, imprisonment, and exile, and later, her rise to power. She studied in the United States and worked as an international bank executive, but became a social reformer in her homeland who fought the oppression of

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Desmond Tutu, Tony Blair and George W. Bush should answer before the international court.

Desmond Tutu

Nobel Prize winner, archbishop Desmond Tutu, wrote on Sunday in the British newspaper, The Observer, that the former leader, Tony Blair and George W. Bush, should be brought before the international court to justify the Iraq war. Because this war 'has destabilized and polarized the world to a greater extent than any other conflict in history'.
A multinational military alliance led by the United States overthrew the regime in 2003. This was followed by several years of bloody uprising against the occupying forces. 2010, the majority of foreign troops was withdrawn, the withdrawal was on 18 Completed in December 2011. To date, attacks on civilians are on the agenda. The population lives in constant fear.

Do you agree with Desmond Tutu?