Liberians have democratically elected a female president.
I did not see that one coming! This is huge and amazing - a woman, democratically elected to the highest position in an African country.
I am not well informed on African politics, but I do know Liberia has seen a lot of trouble over the past few decads, the country has been at civil war and the people have been controlled under a dictatorship run by former president Charles Taylor, now indicted. Here's a timeline.
Hopefully this massive break through will mean the start on a new era for Liberia, and hopefully Ms Johnson-Sirleaf (BBC profile) will be able to resist the corruption that runs through African politics.
Imagine, she will have to sit at a table with Mugabe.