Thursday, 30th November 2023

George Weah

14 Nov
Liberia is gearing up for the runoff presidential election. President George Weah is fighting to keep his job, and facing stiff competition from former vice president Joseph Boakai. The election is a rematch of 2017 - when Weah defeated Boakai with 61 percent. But since then, some voters have become disenchanted with Weah - particurarly over issues of corruption and unemployment.
18 Oct
What happened to the victims of war crimes in Liberia, still waiting for justice, 20 years after two devastating civil wars? Six years ago, President George Weah had pledged to establish an economic and war crimes court, but that now appears to be a facade. Here's the Flip Side.
18 Oct
Liberia's presidential election seems to be on track for a run-off after last week's ballot. Provisional results show President George Weah and opposition leader Joseph Boakai neck-and-neck, below the threshold needed to avoid a second round. Also in this edition: parts of Ghana are under water after heavy flooding caused by the overflow of two dams in the Volta region. More than 8,000 people are now displaced.
10 Oct
Some in Liberia were queuing hours before polls opened on Tuesday in an election that follows President Weah's first term, which was marked by corruption allegations and ongoing hardship.
9 Oct
Incumbent and former football star George Weah faces off against 19 candidates in Tuesday's presidential election. On Sunday there were clashes between Weah's supporters and the opposition.


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