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The first woman elected to lead an African coun­try, Liberian Pres­i­dent will step down in Jan­uary, fol­low­ing this week’s elec­tion, hav­ing served two terms and presided over what’s likely to be the coun­try’s first peace­ful trans­fer of power in 74 years. The No­bel peace lau­re­ate ad­mits she un­der­es­ti­mated Liberia’s prob­lems and the “roots of cor­rup­tion” — yet she brought sta­bil­ity af­ter 20 years of dic­ta­tor­ship and dev­as­tat­ing civil war, and faced the de­bil­i­tat­ing Ebola cri­sis and 2014 com­mod­ity price col­lapse.

Ellen John­son Sir­leaf,

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