When Doe declared himself president, Johnson-Sirleaf went back to Liberia to run against him and was sentenced to ten years in prison, but was released and went back into exile, this time to Washington, D.C.
She became Director of the UN Development Program Regional Bureau for Africa. In 1996, she returned to Libya, which had been through much turmoil after the death of Samuel Doe, and Johnson-Sirleaf ran for president again. .She lost the election to Charles Taylor, who charged her with treason.
More biographical info: http://concreteloop.com/20
A list of her achievements: http://news.sl/drwebsite/e
PBS/Independent Lens "Iron Ladies of Liberia" film info at http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/ironladies/presidency.html
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