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What Liberian President-elect George Weah must develop

When footballer-turned-politician George Weah is inaugurated on January 22 as Liberia’s 25th president, he will face the challenging task of reviving a resilient yet deeply divided, poorly managed, post-war country.    Weah was the frontrunner among 19 candidates who ran in the first round of elections last October 10. After an electoral litigation battle that dragged on…


Boakai concedes defeat to George Weah in Liberia vote

Liberia’s Vice President Joseph Boakai has conceded defeat in the country’s presidential election and congratulated his opponent George Weah. In a speech to his supporters on Friday, the Unity Party candidate said he had spoken to Weah on the phone and offered him « a hand of goodwill, friendship and gratitute » as he accepted the provisional election…