Tag: George Weah

Liberia’s new president orders review of concession agreements

Liberia’s new President George Weah has ordered a review of concessions entered into by previous administrations, the presidency said in a statement on Wednesday. Concessions generally cover government grants of rights, land or...

Facing a “broke” country, Liberia’s Weah cuts his own salary

Liberia’s newly sworn-in President George Weah pledged to cut his own salary by a quarter on Monday, in a nationwide address in which he warned of tough times ahead for a “broke”...

Op-Ed: The goals that must guide Weah in leading Liberia

Robtel Neajai Pailey, University of Oxford Liberia’s 25th president, George Weah, has a tough task ahead of him. The former footballer turned politician must try to revive a resilient yet deeply divided, poorly...

Liberian President-elect Weah tempers expectations, plans agriculture push

Liberian President-elect George Weah on Tuesday set modest goals for his six-year term, calling for Liberia to start exporting crops and repairing decrepit infrastructure, in his first interview since winning election last...

From rags to riches: Ex-soccer star “King George” Weah wins Liberia’s presidency contest

His rags-to-riches story helped him tap into dissatisfaction with Johnson Sirleaf’s 12-year tenure

Liberia presidential camps offer duelling predictions before first results

Former soccer star George Weah’s camp said on Wednesday he was set to win Liberia’s presidential election run-off against Vice President Joseph Boakai but Boakai’s camp said the contest was still too...

Liberia electoral commission says fraud claims lack evidence

Liberia’s electoral commission said on Monday that claims of fraud brought by a presidential candidate in last month’s election did not have sufficient evidence, delivering a preliminary conclusion of an investigation. “According to...

Liberia’s president says ‘our democracy is under assault’

Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Tuesday said democracy in the West African country was being threatened, a day after the Supreme Court put a presidential runoff on hold over fraud allegations. Former...
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