Sirleaf vows to continue fighting graft

2012-01-16 10:54
Monrovia - Liberia's president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says tackling youth unemployment and fighting corruption will top her priorities after she takes the oath of office Monday for her second term.

The 73-year-old, who was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize shortly before elections last year, first came to power in the country's 2005 elections. She says that six years was not enough to tackle Liberia's post-war challenges.

Africa's first democratically elected female president handily won re-election in Liberia's final November vote.

Her victory was at first rendered hollow because the opposition boycotted the poll. But after opposition leader Winston Tubman met with Sirleaf, he said on Sunday that his party would recognise her as president and would attend the inauguration.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will also lead a US delegation to Sirleaf's second inauguration.

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