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George Tawlon Oppong Ousman Weah

Date of Birth: 1 October 1956
Place of Birth: Monrovia


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A low-key second term

Tubman and George Manneh Weah featured prominently at the inauguration on 16 January...


New challenges after messy elections

Heavily armed ERU officers shut down Love FM which is owned by Benoni Urey a confidant of ex-President Charles McArthur Ghankay Taylor and a key CDC supporter; King’s FM owned by George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah Tubman’s ex-international footballer running mate; and Shatta FM and Power FM owned by Aaron Kollie journalist and friend of Taylor...


Brinkmanship at the ballot

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan who is Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States sent an aircraft to Monrovia to bring Tubman and running mate George Weah to Abuja for talks to resolve the crisis on 3 November...


Ellen wants first-round win

That would mean a tough fight probably with Winston Tubman and his running mate George Weah of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC)...


Strategic electoral alliances

George Oppong Weah who finished second in the 2005 presidential contest will not stand in his own right but as the vice-presidential running mate of a former United Nations envoy to Somalia and scion of the Americo-Liberian elite Winston A...

He came fourth in the first round in 2005 before switching his support in the second to football star George Weah whom many in the political elite looked down on as a secondary school dropout without the intellect to lead a nation recovering from 14 years of civil conflict (AC Vol 46 No 19 The soccer vote)...


Johnson Sirleaf stands on her record

Yet a strong push by opposition candidates may mean that she will have to fight a second round against the popular former football star George Weah which again she is likely to win...


Musical chairs in Monrovia

Tolbert is set to have a tough fight for a senatorial seat in Montserrado County the main political base of the opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) of former international football star George Weah...


Challenging Madam President

The most significant alliance is between the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) of former international footballer George Weah and the Liberty Party (LP) of Councillor Charles Walker Brumskine the former Senate leader in the regime of Charles Taylor 1997-2003...


Critics, crooks and credibility

After winning the first round in the 2005 elections former football ace George Weah watched with frustration as the Sirleaf camp co-opted former adversaries and the hitherto non-aligned...


A second term for Sirleaf

The President is said to have been shaken when in November the Congress for Democratic Change led by the retired football star and failed presidential bidder George Weah retained a Senate seat in a by-election in Montserrado County where Geraldine Doe-Sheriff a former executive of the Liberian Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) swept up the women’s and youth vote...


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