U.S. Backs Liberia's first Madame President in Africa
The first lady of the United States, Laura Bush, led the U.S. delegation to the January 16 inauguration of Liberian President-elect Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Africa's first elected female president.
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accompanies the first lady on the visit, which is intended to symbolize Liberia's standing as a Bush administration foreign policy priority and its "special relationship" with the United States, says Assistant Secretary of State Jendayi Frazer.
This is so significant that the US delegated the First lady to congratulate Africa's first democratically-elected female president. This is such a leap and a successful move for Africa. I have to admit that Asia, Latin America and Africa have no problems with having women in leadership positions only the Middle East that believes that women are inferior creatures.......Photos by AP and Reuters.