[QODLink]
Africa
Liberia president's Nobel Prize questioned
Opponents of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf say the award gives her an unfair advantage in her bid for re-election.
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2011 21:52

The Nobel Committee has awarded the 2011 Peace Prize to three women, including Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the president of Liberia.

While many have celebrated the decision, opposition leaders in the country slammed the committee. They say the award gives Sirleaf an unfair boost just three days before she seeks re-election.

Al Jazeera's Will Jordan reports from Monrovia, Liberia.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Israel's Operation Protective Edge is the third major offensive on the Gaza Strip in six years.
Muslims and Arabs in the US say they face discrimination in many areas of life, 13 years after the 9/11 attacks.
At one UN site alone, approximately four children below the age of five are dying each day.
Featured
The world's newest professional sport comes from an unlikely source: video games.
The group's takeover of farms in Qaraqosh, 30km from Mosul, has caused fear among residents, and a jump in food prices.
Protests and online activism in recent months have brought a resurgence of ethnic Oromo nationalism in Ethiopia.
Chemotherapy is big business, but some US doctors say it could be overused and are pushing for cheaper and better care.
Amid vote audit and horse-trading, politicians of all hues agree a compromise is needed to avoid political instability.
join our mailing list