Liberia President To Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom


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Yesterday, President George W. Bush announced the 2007 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation’s highest civil award.

Among the 7 recipients is Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

From the White House’s press release:

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has helped heal a country torn apart by conflict through perseverance, personal courage, and an unwavering commitment to building a more hopeful future for her homeland. The first woman elected president of an African nation, she has worked to expand freedom and improve the lives of people in Liberia and across Africa.

Importantly, last week tens of thousands of ONE members took action urging the IMF to provide Liberia the debt relief the institution owed the country 18 months ago. More info on that here and here.

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