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8.The Rebuilder: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

When Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was elected Liberia's president--and Africa's only female head of state--in 2005, she inherited a country decimated by years of violence. Between 1989 and 2003, two horrific civil wars had killed as many as 250,000 of Liberia's 3 million people, and displaced thousands more; more than 15,000 U.N. peacekeepers were deployed on the ground to maintain a fragile peace. At the time of her election, Sirleaf--who held positions at the World Bank and the U.N. before her political run--told NEWSWEEK, "I'm most concerned with being a mother to Liberia. I want to heal the deep wounds of this nation." Now, five years later, fewer than than 8,000 U.N. troops remain in Liberia. The country has boosted school enrollment by 40 percent, restored power and running water to urban centers, and turned its timber and diamond industries into thriving--and legitimate--trades. Sirleaf has also slashed Liberia's external debt from $4.9 billion in 2006 to $1.7 billion today. Under her leadership, Liberia is a country rebuilt and reborn.
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The Reformer: King Abdullah

Since taking the throne in 2005, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has tried to lift his ultraconservative country from the dark ages. He's given the go-ahead to modernize schools, has appointed women to high office, and invested in science and technology education and nuclear power initiatives. He's also proven a stalwart ally against Islamic extremism, delivering a much-applauded speech in Mecca that called on Muslims to embrace "the spirit of tolerance, moderation, and balance." At 86 years old, the monarch's window for change may be short, but he's still going strong.
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The Leaders Other Leaders Love: Manmohan Singh

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, a sophisticated former economist, has played a key role in the country's emergence as one of the rising powers of the 21st century, engineering the transition from stagnant socialism to a spectacular takeoff in the global economy. But it's Singh's unassuming personal style that really inspires awe among his fellow global luminaries, who praise him for being modest, humble, and incorruptible. As former International Atomic Energy Agency director-general and Egyptian presidential challenger Mohamed ElBaradei told me last spring, the soft-spoken Singh is "the model of what a political leader should be."
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This is a funny thread!

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This post was edited by manoj10 at 2012-2-1 09:16

Are Cameron , Sarkozy, Abdullah, Mohamed Nasheed are great leaders ?

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manoj10 Post time: 2012-2-1 12:15
Are Cameron , Sarkozy, Abdullah, Mohamed Nasheed are great leaders ?

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I wanna bring back Bill Clinton. But Obama is not bad considering the awful mess he inherited.

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If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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