10 Questions for Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

The Liberian President's new memoir is This Child Will Be Great. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will now take your questions

Johnson Sirleaf: Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

As Africa's first female head of state, how have you been received by your male counterparts? Jay Gelles, CHICAGO

Very well. I've been fortunate in that I've been in the professional arena for a while, so accepting me was perhaps easier. At the same time, I'm still very lonely. I'm the only one out there. But generally, the reception has been good.

Do you think Africa will be peaceful and war-free if it has more women in leadership positions? Meskerem Sertse, GENEVA

I have no doubt about that. I think when women have equal qualifications, experience, capacities, they bring to the...

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