Last updated: 8 march, 2011 - 09:41 GMT

Africa's only female president on Women's Day

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Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Liberia's Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is the first democratically elected female president in Africa.

But four years before the deadline for the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals and with many countries still lagging behind with regards to education for girls, political empowerment for women, and reducing poverty levels does President Sirleaf think African women have much to celebrate as the world marks International Women's Day?

BBC Network Africa's Sophie Ikenye put the question to the president.

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