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Liberia

George Tawlon Oppong Ousman Weah

Date of Birth: 01/10/1956
Place of Birth: Monrovia


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In cabinet

Several presidential candidates including George Weah tried to recruit him as running-mate but hitherto he preferred to work in civil society...


Oil and oligarchs

Divisions persist between Americo-Liberians descended from freed slaves and the so-called 'indigenous' Liberians - a divide exploited by failed presidential candidate George Weah...


Madam President

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf 67 a former director of the United Nations Development Programme and Vice-President of Citicorp beat her rival ex-soccer star George Manneh Weah with a 20 per cent margin of more than 150 000 votes in the election on 8 November...


Penalty shoot out

With 95 per cent of the votes counted from the first round on 11 October soccer star George Weah was ahead with 28...

Doe a semiliterate ex-army sergeant spent thousands of scarce dollars on football training; on his 39th birthday just before the poll George Weah visited Doe's grave...


Stuck in the Mittal

The idea seems to be to complete the deal before the election at which the presidential frontrunners George Weah and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf are running on anti-corruption platforms...


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Reining in the military

Of the five frontrunners - footballer George Weah Charles Brumskine Winston Tubman Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and Varney Sherman - only Sherman has had significant links with Taylor in the past...


Peace, or else

Candidates will include former soccer star George Weah likely to attract strong support not least because his personal wealth may make him less corruptible...


Viva Bafana Bafana

An exception is Liberia's George Weah World Footballer of the Year and star player for Italian media tycoon and ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's AC Milan...

Most of the internationally best known African players are in their late 20s or early 30s and include:• Algeria's Abdelhafid Tasfaout 27 AJ Auxerre (France) striker;• Algeria's Moussa Saib 27 AJ Auxerre striker;• Cameroon's Jacques Songo'O 32 FC Metz (France) goalkeeper; • Chad's Japhet N'doram 30 Nantes (France) striker;• Côte d'Ivoire's Joel Tiehi 32 Martigues (France) striker;• Egypt's Ahmed el Kas 31 Olympic Alexandria (Egypt) striker; • Ghana's Abedi Pele 34 Torino striker;• Ghana's Anthony Yeboah 30 Leeds striker;• Liberia's George Weah 30 AC Milan (Italy) striker; World Player of the Year;• Morocco's Hassan Nader 31 Benfica (Portugal) striker;• Morocco's Nourredine Naybet 26 Sporting Lisbon (Portugal) striker;• Nigeria's Emmanuel Amuneke 26 Sporting Lisbon striker;• Nigeria's Rashidi Yekini 31 Sporting Gijon (Spain) striker;• Zaïre's Roger Manama Lukaku 29 Germinal Ekeren (Belgium) striker; ‘Young lions' include:• Angola's Fabricio Akwa 18 Alverca (Portugal) striker;• Ghana's Osei Kuffour 21 Bayern Munich (Germany) defender; • Ghana's Nii Odartey Lamptey 20 Coventry City midfield;• Guinea's Aboubacar Camara 24 RC Lens;• Mozambique's Rui Rodrigues 20 Estrela da Amadora (Mozambique) forward; • Nigeria's Nwankwo Christian Kano 20 Ajax Amsterdam (Netherlands) striker;• Nigeria's Austin Okocha 23 Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany) striker;• Nigeria's Finidi George 24 Ajax Amsterdam striker;• Sierra Leone's Mohammed Kallon 16 Lugano (Switzerland) striker youngest player in international soccer;• Zambia's Dennis Lota 21 Konkola Blades (Zambia) striker...


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