Why do politicians keep visiting men of God?
The photograph was controversial: the president of the most populated country in Africa kneeling publicly before the leader of one of the largest churches on the continent.
The remarkable feat of George Weah
Remarkable. That about sums up the incredible feat of the newly elected Liberian president, George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah. Bedecked, not burdened, with six names, he is sure to stand out among African and world leaders. Let me begin this by offering you the obvious information about him. Weah is a former professional footballer.…
Weah and the future of Liberia
It is now official. 1995 World Footballer of the Year, George Opong Weah has been declared winner of the just concluded Liberia’s presidential election. It will be recalled that Weah topped the first round of voting earlier in October but did not secure the 50 per cent needed to win outright majority, thus necessitating a…
George Weah: From football star to Liberia president
As a footballer, George Weah won accolades few could hope for, picking up the Ballon d’Or and seizing African Footballer of the Year on multiple occasions, alongside a raft of team honours.
Sports and politics – George Weah breaks the barrier
My wish and prayer are that the New Year brings happy times to all the readers of this column. The tail end of 2017 has come with one truly terrific development for sports. George Opong Weah, the first African to be African, European and World’s best football player over a decade ago, has won the…
Buhari Congratulates Liberia’s President-Elect, George Weah
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Mr. George Weah on his election as the next President of Liberia. Buhari, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, yesterday also commended the Liberian people on the peaceful conduct of the historic presidential run-off election, stressing that “this is another plus on…
Liberians hail victory of ex-football star Weah in landmark vote
Liberians revelled Friday in former football star George Weah's presidential victory, in the country's first democratic transfer of power in seven decades scarred by civil wars, political assassinations and an Ebola crisis.
Weah wins landmark Liberia presidential poll
Former star footballer George Weah was named winner of Liberia's presidential election on Thursday, easily beating his challenger in the country's first democratic transfer of power in seven decades scarred by civil wars, political assassinations and an Ebola crisis.