$1.2m for Liberia's Sirleaf inauguration

2012-01-06 11:30
Monrovia - Thirty heads of state will attend Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's $1.2m inauguration on January 18, Foreign Minister Toga McIntosh said on Thursday.

"As I speak to you now, I have received word from 30 heads of state confirming their participation," he told a news conference.

The opposition Congress for Democratic Change - which refuses to accept Sirleaf's win after it pulled out of the November 08 presidential run-off claiming fraud - is planning a protest march on the day.

CDC presidential candidate Winston Tubman's poll boycott plunged the nation into crisis during an election billed as an opportunity to cement a fragile democracy eight years after the end of a 14-year conflict that killed 250 000.

A protest march called by him on the eve of the election turned bloody as police opened fire on his supporters to disperse stone-throwers, killing up to four people.

Sirleaf, who won a joint Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 for her work in women's rights, became the first democratically elected female president in Africa in 2005.

Read more on:    winston tubman  |  ellen johnson sirleaf  |  liberia  |  west africa

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