Liberian President Ellen Sirleaf Johnson (L) and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sign a strategic partnership agreement on January 15, 2013 at the State Department in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf attends a press conference on October 14, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. She met with Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende and USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah at her office at the Liberian Foreign Ministry. Sirleaf, winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, has called on the international community to do more to help combat the Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 4,400 people in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization, with roughly half of that total in Liberia.
Joint winners Yemeni journalist and activist Tawakul Karman, Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf hold up their prizes at the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony at Oslo City Hall on December 10, 2011 in Oslo, Norway.
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf hold a joint press conference following a UN High Level panel meeting in number 10, Downing Street on November 1, 2012 in London, England. During President Yudhoyono and his wife's three day State Visit to the UK they will stay in Buckingham Palace and meet with members of the Royal Family, Prime Minister David Cameron and lay a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey.
Leymah Gbowee of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf President of Liberia and Tawakkol Karman of Yemeni, joint winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, pose during the Nobel Peace Prize Award ceremony at Oslo City Hall on December 10, 2011 in Oslo, Norway.
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf stands for the national anthem before delivering her State of the Nation address to a joint session of the Liberian legislature on January 26, 2015 in Monrovia, Liberia. Sirleaf lauded Liberia's efforts to combat the Ebola epidemic, noting that the country currently only has 5 confirmed cases of the virus nationwide.