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Nana Addo commends peaceful handing over of power in Liberia 

President Nana Addo has commended the peaceful handing over of power and swearing in of Liberia’s President, George Oppong Weah. President Nana Addo indicated that Liberia’s newly elected President’s inauguration “is an extremely important development in Liberian history, and in West African history.” “For us, in West Africa, I think the democratic consolidation that so many of us are seeking ...

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George Weah sworn in as Liberia President

Tens of thousands of Liberians have witnessed the swearing-in of George Weah as the new president of Liberia, at a packed stadium on the outskirts of Monrovia. A former international football legend, George Weah replaces Africa’s first elected female head of state, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. It’s Liberia’s first transition between democratically-elected leaders since 1944. Also present are heads of state ...

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George Weah to be sworn in as Liberia President today

Former international footballer George Weah will be sworn in as Liberia’s new president on Monday, a landmark moment that marks the troubled country’s first peaceful democratic transition since 1944. Weah will become the 25th president of the West African nation, taking power from President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf after 12 years, with expectations running sky-high among Liberians that he will deliver ...

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Akufo-Addo leaves Ghana for George Weah’s inauguration in Liberia

President Akufo-Addo has left Ghana for Liberia to witness the swearing-in of the West African country’s new president, George Weah, following an invitation by outgoing leader, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Nana Addo departed on Sunday afternoon and is expected to return on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The inauguration of George Weah is scheduled to take place on Monday, 22nd January 2018, ...

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Mahama congratulates Liberia for peaceful polls

Former president John Mahama has called on Liberians to come together to build the country after its peaceful presidential polls that saw former footballer, George Oppong Weah elected as president. He congratulated Mr. Weah and his contender, Joseph Bokai for the “great sportsmanship exhibited.” John Mahama, who was the head of the ECOWAS observer mission for the election, said he ...

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Nana Addo commends George Weah, Boakai for peaceful polls

President Nana Addo has congratulated former footballer, George Weah on his election as Liberia’s President. Mr. Weah beat his opponent Joseph Boakai with more than 60% of the votes in Tuesday’s run-off election. While expressing the hope that the just ended polls will lead to an improvement of living standards of Liberians, the President observed that the election had also ...

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George Weah elected Liberian president

Former footballer George Weah is set to become Liberia’s president at the second attempt. With most ballots from Tuesday’s run-off vote counted, Mr Weah is well ahead of opponent Joseph Boakai. He will succeed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected female president, in Liberia’s first democratic handover in decades. Mrs Sirleaf defeated Mr Weah in the presidential election run-off in ...

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George Weah set to win Liberia presidency

Former footballer George Weah is set to become Liberia’s president following Tuesday’s run-off election. The National Elections Commission said that with 98.1% of ballots counted, Mr Weah had won 61.5% of the vote. Opponent Joseph Boakai is far behind with 38.5%. He will succeed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected female president. She defeated Mr Weah in the presidential election ...

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Liberia awaits presidential poll result

The first provisional results from Liberia’s presidential election run-off election are due later. Unofficial results broadcast by local media suggest that ex-football star George Weah is ahead of Vice-President Joseph Boakai following Monday’s vote. The electoral commission has warned against “premature pronouncements”. Armed police have been deployed around its headquarters in the capital, Monrovia, ahead of the release of official ...

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Mahama arrives in Liberia to observe election run-off

Former President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, has arrived in Monrovia to observe the Liberian election runoff, which is set to take place on Boxing Day, December 26. Mr. Mahama is the head of the ECOWAS Election Observer Team. When he and his team arrived in Liberia, they held a brief meeting with the team that will be deployed throughout ...

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