Leymah Gbowee

By IndepthAfrica
In Liberia
Oct 9th, 2012
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Paris – Leymah Gbowee, the social worker who won last year’s Nobel Peace Prize with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, on Monday publicly disowned her co-laureate for failing to fight graft and nepotism in the war-scarred African nation. “People are very disappointed. We have...
By IndepthAfrica
In Cote d'Ivoire
Dec 8th, 2011
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Oslo – What do Liberia’s president, a “peace warrior” toiling for national conciliation in the same country, and an “Arab Spring” activist fighting Yemen’s regime have in common? All three will receive the Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf,...
By benim
In Article
Nov 15th, 2011
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The woman selected by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to help bring about peace and reconciliation in Liberia says she’s prepared for the task. Leymah Gbowee, co-winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, says Liberia’s inability over the years to approach the issue of reconciliation directly has been add...
By benim
In Liberia
Nov 14th, 2011
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Monrovia – Liberia’s main opposition called on Sunday for a mass rally for the funerals of victims of pre-poll violence amid demands that a presidential election won by incumbent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf be re-run. The Congress for Democratic Change said it would stage the rally on Monday or...
By benim
In Liberia
Nov 8th, 2011
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Monrovia – Joint Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee said on Tuesday she cried all night following eve-of-election clashes that left four opposition demonstrators dead but said Liberians faced a defining moment. “It’s a sad moment personally. Yesterday was a depressing one, I spe...
By benim
In East Africa
Oct 8th, 2011
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Lagos – Nobel Peace Prize joint winner Leymah Gbowee said after the award was announced Friday that “this is a Nobel for African women,” with the Liberian recognised for her efforts to end conflict in her country. “This is a Nobel for African women – that’s how I w...
By benim
In Egypt
Oct 7th, 2011
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Cairo – Egyptian cyber dissidents who were touted as Nobel Peace Prize candidates, on Friday congratulated the Yemeni activist who shared the honour with two Liberians for her “well deserved win”. “Congratulations to Tawakkul Karman for her well deserved win,” Wael Ghoni...
By benim
In Liberia
Oct 7th, 2011
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Monrovia – Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee, joint winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, led women to defy feared warlords and pushed men toward peace during one of Africa’s bloodiest wars. Without this group of women who would gather in Monrovia to pray and protest in whit...
By benim
In Liberia
Oct 7th, 2011
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Cape Town – South Africa’s Desmond Tutu on Friday praised Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s joint award of the Nobel Peace Prize, which he won in 1984, saying she deserved it “many times over” for bringing stability to Liberia. “The president of Liberia? Woooooooo hoooooo,&#...
By benim
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Oct 7th, 2011
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Three women were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their contributions to peace in Liberia and to the ongoing struggle for democracy in Yemen. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni opposition leader Tawakkul Karman were hailed as deeply...