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George Weah sworn in as Liberian President

Former international football star George Weah was sworn in as Liberia’s new president on Monday, in the country’s first transition between democratically-elected leaders since 1944. Weah, 51, took over from Nobel laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who spent 12 years at the helm, steering the West African nation away from the …

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George Weah election victory speech

George Weah on Saturday gave his victory speech a day after the Liberia’s elections board officially declared him winner of the nation’s presidential election in Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia. The 51-year-old former international football star is due to be sworn in on January 22, taking over from Ellen …

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George Weah: from football icon to Liberia president

George Weah emerged from Liberia’s slums to become a superstar footballer in the 1990s, and leveraged his status as a revered figure among the country’s young to be voted president. Weah easily beat Vice President Joseph Boakai in Tuesday’s presidential run-off, the culmination of 12 years spent building political credibility …

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Liberia to vote for new president Tuesday

Liberia’s presidential runoff election will hold Tuesday December 26 and the two contestants are former international soccer star George Weah, 51, and vice president Joseph Boakai, 73,. The winner will replace Africa’s first female President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who will be stepping down after two terms (12 years) in office.

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Liberia presidential runoff set for Dec 26

The runoff in Liberia’s presidential elections will be held on December 26, the country’s electoral overseer announced on Tuesday, clearing a last hurdle in a protracted saga. It means the final round of voting between the two leading candidates — ex-footballer George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai — can …

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Liberia court indefinitely delays presidential vote

Liberia court indefinitely delays presidential vote

The Supreme Court on Monday indefinitely delayed a vote for Liberia’s new president, over an opposition party complaint of electoral fraud, as the vice-president alleged the election was rigged in favour of his opponent. The court decision throws Liberia’s first democratic transition in seven decades into uncertainty a day ahead …

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Liberia court delays vote hearing till Friday

Liberia’s supreme court has delayed until Friday a hearing on the country’s disputed presidential election, increasing the likelihood that an impending runoff vote will be delayed. A court spokesman told AFP late Wednesday that the hearing, which will challenge the electoral commission’s handling of the first round of the elections …

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Barrow to undertake Ecowas states tour

Gambia’s President Adama Barrow is to embark on a tour of Ecowas countries that helped him assume office after disputed elections last year, a statement from his office said. President Barrow is scheduled to arrive in the Sierra Leonean capital, Freetown, on Wednesday as part of the tour that will …

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