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Winston Tubman: Nobel laureate Sirleaf is 'a warmonger'

Winston Tubman, seen as the main challenger in next week's presidential elections in Liberia, said that President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf should not have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

"She doesn't deserve this honour. She's brought war here. She's a warmonger," he told the BBC's Focus on Africa programme.

"I did more to stop the war than she did because she was in for continuing the war. And now that the war has stopped she wants to continue on top of the country as though she is some liberator. She is not," he added.

The Nobel Committee said that Mrs Sirleaf will share the $1.5m (£1m) prize with her compatriot Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni activist Tawakkul Karman "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work."

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  • 07 Oct 2011
  • From the section Africa