Former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has officially been announced the winner of the Mo Ibrahim Award for Leadership. The announcement was made Friday at a ceremony in the Rwandan capital, Kigali. Johnson Sirleaf is the fifth recipient of the five million U.S. dollars award. The Mo Ibrahim Foundation praised Johnson Sirleaf for her exceptional and trans formative leadership in helping steer Liberia's economy towards a recovery after many years of civil war. Though the prize committee admitted that Sirleaf tolerated corruption, they say she had shown exceptional leadership in difficult circumstances

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