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Nkechi Agwu

Nkechi Madonna Adeleine Agwu is a renowned mathematics teacher and esteemed figure in academia. Born on October 8, 1962, in Enugu, Nigeria, she grew up in a family of educators. Her father, Jacob Ukeje Agwu, hailed from Nigeria, while her mother, Europa Lauretta Durosimi Wilson, belonged to Sierra Leone. Agwu’s early life was marked by the Nigerian Civil War, during which her family actively supported the Biafran side.

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (born Ellen Eugenia Johnson, 29 October 1938) is a Liberian politician who made history as the 24th president of Liberia from 2006 to 2018. Known as the “Iron Lady,” Sirleaf was the first elected female head of state in Africa.

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Leymah Gbowee

Leymah Roberta Gbowee, born on February 1, 1972, in central Liberia, is a prominent Liberian peace activist known for her instrumental role in leading a women’s nonviolent peace movement, Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace. Her tireless efforts and leadership played a crucial role in bringing an end to the brutal Second Liberian Civil War in 2003.

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Asatu Bah Kenneth

Asatu Bah Kenneth, a prominent Liberian activist, played a crucial role in ending the Second Liberian Civil War and founding the Liberian Muslim Women’s Organization. She collaborated with Leymah Roberta Gbowee to lead protests and advocate for peace, employing tactics such as sex strikes and sit-ins. Asatu’s activism and career in law enforcement made her a key figure in implementing reforms and addressing malpractices within the Liberian police force. Her dedication to peace and social justice continues to inspire and impact Liberia.

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