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Liberia

Joseph Nyumah Boakai

Date of Birth: 30/11/1944
Place of Birth: Worsonga, Lofa County


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The heist that never was

Others said that Weah, under pressure from rising inflation and having failed to match his 'pro-poor' rhetoric with substantive action, was trying to scapegoat the ex-President, who faced blistering attacks from her own Unity Party during the elections, allegedly for favouring Weah over her dour Vice-President, Joseph Boakai (AC Vol 58 No 21, Weah sprints towards an open goal & Vol 59 No 2, Weah's known unknowns)...


Weah's known unknowns

George Oppong Manneh Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) won such a resounding victory in Liberia's delayed run-off elections on 26 December that his opponent, Joseph Nyumah Boakai, overruled the hardliners in his party still trying to get the vote overturned and conceded defeat in the most graceful and inspiring speech of a long and tempestuous campaign...


Fraud claims fail to convince

Yet Johnson Sirleaf has distanced herself from this group and shown only lukewarm support for the UP candidate, Joseph Boakai, because, some claim, her son Robert Sirleaf has made a deal for a Senate seat with Weah (AC Vol 58 No 22, Weah walks up to the spot)...


Weah walks up to the spot

His rival, Joseph Boakai, is far more of a known quantity having served as Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's Vice-President for twelve years...

Joseph Nyumah Boakai, 72, in contrast, has been entrenched in the Liberian elite for 40 years...


Weah sprints towards an open goal

Such is the commanding lead built up by George Weah, the star footballer turned politician, in the first round of presidential elections on 10 October that his nearest rival, Vice-President Joseph Nyumah Boakai, will struggle to bring together enough votes from the other candidates to win in the second round...

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After Ellen

Vice-President Joseph Nyumah Boakai, heading the governing Unity Party (UP) ticket, promises to maintain the gains made since Liberia emerged from war with an economy crippled by debt and with an annual national budget of only $44...


Ellen calls the shots

Johnson-Sirleaf is determined to get her 70-year-old deputy, Joseph Nyumah Boakai, to succeed her (AC Vol 55 No 10, The men to follow Ellen)...


Stepping up the fight against Ebola

Clarence Chris Massaquoi, darkly hinted that Vice-President Joseph Boakai and Governance Commission Chairman Amos Sawyer, a former Interim President, might be questioned about their links to 'subversive' elements calling for a transitional government...


The men to follow Ellen

No woman has appeared on President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf's list of potential successors and she has said she wants the dour Joseph Boakai, 69, to be the candidate of the governing Unity Party in 2017...


Feted and berated

We hear he is likely to be the vice-presidential candidate on the ticket of the current Vice-President Joseph Boakai, when he runs for President in 2017 (AC Vol 51 No 19, Eclipse of the son)...


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