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Liberia has ‘turned the corner’ towards lasting peace, its President declares at UN | United Nations News Centre

26 September 2012 – Ten years after the end of Liberia’s brutal civil war, the country has made tremendous progress on the path to lasting peace and stability, its President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, told the United Nations General Assembly today, while adding that serious challenges remain. “As Liberia moves toward its tenth year of sustained peace, we can state with conviction ...

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Liberia: Sirleaf Says Run-Off Can ‘Nuture’ Peace; Ecowas Calls for Opposition to Participate | allAfrica.com

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in a nationally broadcast address earlier today, called upon Liberians to ‘nurture’ the peace they are experiencing after two decades of conflict by turning out to vote in Tuesday’s presidential run-off. The 73-year-old incumbent, who won the first round with 44% of the vote, faces challenger Winston Tubman, who has asked his supportes to boycott Tuesday’s ...

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Liberian president eyes second term after former warlord’s election backing | The Guardian

A notorious former warlord has announced he will support Nobel peace prize winner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in Liberia’s run-off election, boosting her campaign to win a second term as the country’s president. The move marks the latest stage in Prince Johnson’s transformation from war crimes suspect to political power broker in a country still reeling from a 14-year civil war. ...

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