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    Sirleaf Hit on Liberian Corruption

    Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf talks during the second day of the 3rd Africa-EU Summit in Tripoli, Libya, Tuesday Nov. 30, 2010. 80 African and European Heads of State and Government and some 50 observers from third countries met in Tripoli to discuss concrete ways to stimulate inclusive growth, to create employment opportunities, and to use sustainable development as a driver for growth. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

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    Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is soft on corruption, said fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate Leymah Gbowee. Gbowee pointed to the comfy government posts Sirleaf’s sons have received, condemning Sirleaf for not doing enough to aid economic development as the country’s richest citizens profit off political connections. Sirleaf was elected to her job for a second six-year term earlier this year. “Her sons are on the board of oil companies and one is the deputy governor of the central bank,” Gbowee said of Sirleaf. “You are either rich or dirt poor, there’s no middle class.”

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