Oct 9th, 2012
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...
In Cote d'Ivoire
Dec 8th, 2011
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,...
Nov 15th, 2011
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...
Oct 7th, 2011
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...