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Liberia

George Tawlon Oppong Ousman Weah

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


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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...


Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - the sequel

A merger with Johnson Sirleaf's Unity Party would give the new group control of 26 seats, making it the biggest grouping ahead of former international footballer George Weah's Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), which has 18 seats...


Hope at last

In a system where money counts more than political affiliation, he, not presidential runner-up George Weah, will head the formal opposition...


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...


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...


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