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Liberia:Boakai Slams Liberia's Reliance On Donor Money

[FrontPageAfrica] Gbarnga, Bong County -Former Vice President Joseph Boakai says Liberia must graduate from being a donor-driven country if it is to …

Liberia

Press freedom in Liberia under Weah questioned

<b>Press freedom in Liberia under recently elected President George Weah has come into question after a newspaper critical of him was raided.</b><p>According …

Freedom of the Press

UN hails Liberia peacekeeping mission as a 'success'

At a ceremony to mark the end of the UN mission, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed described it as a major milestone for both Liberia and the …

Africa

Liberia's Johnson Sirleaf wins Mo Ibrahim leadership prize

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has won the 2017 Mo Ibrahim award, designed to improve the quality of African political leadership, after handing over power in her country’s first peaceful democratic transition in seven decades.<p>Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel Peace …

Africa

'His story will make a marvellous film' – Arsene Wenger on George Weah's meteoric rise

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has described George Weah’s story as a miracle that 'will make a marvellous film'.<p>The three-time African Footballer of …

Soccer

Liberia pledges to alter 'racist' constitution

File photo: Sirleaf was present at the ceremony, which Weah said "shows how far we have come as people" after the bitter political divisions of …

War

Liberia's Weah vows to change 'racist' constitution, reduce own salary

Monrovia, Liberia - Liberian President George Weah said Monday he would seek to remove a "racist" clause in the country's constitution that restricts …

Africa

You have to be black to be a citizen of Liberia. That’s racist, says new president

Liberian President George Weah said Monday he would seek to remove a “racist” clause in the country’s constitution that restricts citizenship to …

World News

Former soccer star George Weah inaugurated as Liberia's president

Jan. 22 (UPI) -- George Weah, international soccer star turned politician, took the oath of office as Liberia's new president on Monday.<p>The …

George Weah

Ex-Soccer Star George Weah Sworn In as Liberian President

Former soccer star George Weah took office as the new president of Liberia with pledges to fight corruption and revive the economy of the small West …

Africa

George Weah sworn in as President of Liberia

<b>Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) —</b> Football star George Weah was sworn in as President of Liberia Monday, in the country's first democratic transfer of power for more than 70 years.<p>Weah, a decorated football star, took over from Africa's first female president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Liberians of all ages …

Africa

George Weah: from football icon to Liberia president

Weah, 51, put education, job creation and infrastructure at the centre of his policy platform to beat outgoing Vice President Joseph Boakai to the …

Africa

George Weah sworn in as Liberian president

Former World Player of the Year George Weah was on Monday sworn in as Liberia's president in front of a packed crowd at the Samuel K. Doe Stadium in …

Africa

FRANCE 24 meets Liberia's George Weah ahead of his inauguration

From sports stardom to president: a FRANCE 24 team speaks exclusively to George Weah in Monrovia ahead of his historic inauguration. Also, an ambulance service in Somalia is offering free first aid classes in a bid to bolster rescue missions. And on a more colourful note, African designers and …

Africa

Liberia president rejects her expulsion from political party

Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has rejected her expulsion from the governing party as illegal, saying she will appeal the decision.<p>The Unity Party's executive committee voted Saturday to expel the 79-year-old president, accusing her of violating the party's constitution by refusing to …

World News

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia's outgoing president, expelled by party

Unity party accuses Nobel peace prize laureate of meddling in elections in which its candidate was defeated by George Weah<p>Liberia’s ruling Unity party has expelled the country’s outgoing president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who has been accused by party leaders of meddling in last year’s presidential …

World News

Liberia's Unity Party expels President Johnson Sirleaf

In a disappointing closing chapter to her 12 years as the first elected female president in Africa, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is being expelled from her Unity Party.<p>Liberia's Unity Party has expelled the outgoing president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - accusing her of sabotaging the presidential …

Africa

Liberia: Johnson Sirleaf expelled from ruling party

Liberia’s ruling party has expelled Nobel Peace laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. The party has claimed that she meddled in the 2017 elections and …

Africa

Liberia party drops Sirleaf after Weah poll win

Liberia's ruling party said Sunday it had expelled outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for not backing her vice-president, Joseph Boakai, in a …

George Weah

Liberia ruling party expels President Johnson Sirleaf

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberia’s ruling Unity Party has expelled the country’s outgoing president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who is accused by party leaders of meddling in last year’s presidential elections in which its candidate suffered a bruising defeat.<p>Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. …

George Weah

Liberia's Ruling Party Expels Outgoing President Johnson Sirleaf

Liberia’s ruling party expelled outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, saying she violated the party’s rules by not supporting its candidate, who …

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Liberia’s ruling Unity Party has expelled the country’s outgoing president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who is accused by party leaders of meddling in …

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Church leaders say soccer star has work to do as new president of Liberia

YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon – Soccer legend George Weah will be sworn in as president of Liberia on January 22, 2018.<p>Replacing Africa’s first female president …

Africa

George Weah invites Arsene Wenger to inauguration as president of Liberia

<b>Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that he has been invited by the new Liberia president George Weah to his inauguration later this month.</b><p>Wenger was Weah's manager at French side Monaco between 1988 and 1992 but he is not sure he will able to attend.<p>"I have been invited by George to come to the …

Soccer

Liberia's Ellen Sirleaf: Women's icon with nerves of steel

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who shared the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize as a champion of women's rights, made history in 2005 when she became Africa's first elected female president in Liberia.<p>On Jan. 22, she will also preside over the West African country's first democratic transfer of power since 1944, when …

Africa

Liberia: George Weah sworn in as president

Weah succeeds Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the country's first peaceful democratic transfer of power in seven decades.<p>Former international football star George Weah has been sworn in as president of Liberia, the first peaceful democratic transfer of power in the West African country in more than seven …

Africa

President-elect Weah says Liberia "open for business", vows to...

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberian President-elect George Weah on Saturday declared the country open to investment and pledged to tackle entrenched corruption, in his first speech to the nation since decisively winning an election this week.<p>President-elect George Weah of Coalition for Democratic Change …

Africa

President-elect Weah says Liberia 'open for business', vows to fight corruption

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberian President-elect George Weah on Saturday declared the country open to investment and pledged to tackle entrenched corruption, in his first speech to the nation since decisively winning an election this week.<p>President-elect George Weah of Coalition for Democratic Change …

World News

Liberia President-elect to Foreign Investors: 'We're Open for Business'

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — George Weah gave his first public address as Liberia’s president-elect Saturday, telling potential investors that the nation …

Africa

Weah elected as new Liberian leader - World

MONROVIA, Liberia - Celebrations have begun in Liberia after former FIFA World Player of the Year George Weah won the West African nation's …

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