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Ruth Perry is elected to lead Liberia, thus becoming Africa's first female head of state

Saturday, 17 August 1996
History was made in Western Africa when, for the first time, a woman, Ms Ruth Sando Perry, was unanimously elected at a meeting of West African heads of state to become the third chair of Liberia's ruling council. Perry, victorious over two male contestants, became head of the transitional government, thereby modern Africa's first woman head of state. Perry was mandated to execute the daunting task of leading her country from a devastating seven year civil war to peace under a sub-regi..
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