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George Tawlon Oppong Ousman Weah
Liberia

George Tawlon Oppong Ousman Weah

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


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Weah walks up to the spot

Although he is ten points ahead after the first round of the elections, George Weah has given few indications of what kind of government he would run, besides making plenty of populist overtures to the tough areas of Monrovia where he grew up...

In the contest for the largest prize of them all, the presidency, the biggest wad belongs to George Weah...


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

Own goalIt is a mark of how uncertain and volatile politics is in Africa's oldest republic that George Weah, a former football star who provided a stiff challenge to Johnson-Sirleaf in 2005, appears to be having difficulty simply settling on a message, let alone getting to the front...


Taylor tries to sway vote

Announced in early November, the three parties in the alliance are the Congress for Democratic Change, led by its founder George Weah, the former football star and veteran presidential campaigner; the National Patriotic Party (NPP), founded by Taylor and now led by his former wife, Jewel Howard-Taylor; and the recently formed Liberia People's Democratic Party (LPDP), led by the disgraced former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alex Tyler...


Taylor calls politicians from prison

Taylor's NPP is in a coalition with the Congress for Democratic Change, which is seeking to elect former football star George Weah as President, with Jewel Taylor, Taylor's former wife, standing as Vice-President...


Ellen's followers

His career has been in the doldrums since; in 2014 he lost a senatorial election for Montserrado County, where Monrovia is located, to opposition leader George Weah...


Ellen calls the shots

At the height of the crisis, last December, her favourite son and former key advisor, Robert Alvin Sirleaf, was defeated in an election for a Senate seat by former football star George Weah...


The men to follow Ellen

George Weah, the former football star who nearly defeated Johnson-Sirleaf in 2006, has announced that he will stand for the Congress for Democratic Change...


Feted and berated

In December, Johnson-Sirleaf then appointed the former CDC presidential candidate, ex-footballer George Weah, to the post, known as Peace Ambassador...


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...


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