Liberia turmoil: Nobel prize for president

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MONROVIA - Fresh from being named a joint winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf dismissed critics who have called the prize undeserved and said she is ready to take on all challengers in Tuesday’s election. In an interview, Mrs. Johnson-Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected female head of state, said she was “excited” and “humbled” by the Nobel announcement. “Once again, I’ll be that person trying to meet the aspirations and expectations of women, particularly in Africa,” she said.

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