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Liberia's Johnson Sirleaf wins $5m Mo Ibrahim leadership prize

The $5 million award recognizes her work in rebuilding her country torn by civil war.

Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - Liberia's former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has become the fifth recipient of the Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership.

The $5 million award recognizes her work in rebuilding her country torn by civil war.

Johnson Sirleaf is the second Nobel peace prize laureate to win the prize after former president Nelson Mandela became an honorary recipient.

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