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Liberia

George Tawlon Oppong Ousman Weah

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


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The heist that never was

President George Weah's carefully choreographed image as a champion of the slum poor, which got him elected with an overwhelming majority in December 2017, is unlikely to survive a slew of allegations, some of them self-inflicted...


Monrovia questions UN record

Washington takes issue with weah allies A surge in interest to hold to account those responsible for civil war-related atrocities in Liberia has placed President George Weah at odds with the United States, and cast an uncomfortable light on the UN's record in the country...


Weah scores away

Liberian President George Weah was one of only four African heads of state to attend the European Commission's showcase for its overseas development aid programme, 'European Development Days' (EDDs), in Brussels last week and the only one to emerge with pledges of cash...


Where's the delivery man?

Three months into his presidency, George Weah is still riding high among core supporters but already struggling with tough choices to deliver on his promises of new jobs and housing...


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

The four parties have astonished President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's influential friends overseas by accusing her of trying to fix the election in favour of the Coalition for Democratic Change candidate George Weah and seeking to force a re-run...


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...


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