Political defections in Nigeria, causes and consequences
There is an alarming rise in organised political defections in Nigeria. Although she is being hyped as the giant of Africa, the democracy in Nigeria is not practised like in countries such as Ghana, Sierra Leone, Botswana, Tanzania, Liberia, Senegal and Zambia with stable democracies. Nigeria’s version is a guided democracy and a democracy for…
UN chief thanks Obasanjo for smooth transition in Liberia
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed gratitude to former Nigeria’s President Olusegun Obasanjo for his mediation role in ensuring smooth political transition in Liberia.
Weah honours former coaches Wenger and LeRoy
Liberian president George Weah will decorate Arsene Wenger and Claude LeRoy, the two French coaches who gave his football career an early boost.
Meet Tim Weah, the president's son with big football boots to fill
It isn't easy when your father is footballing royalty -- and the president of Liberia to boot. But for 18-year-old Tim Weah, son of the legendary player-turned-politician George, having a famous name on his shirt isn't proving a hindrance. Weah wasn't even born during his father's playing career, which included the 1995 Ballon d'Or and…
Trump gives many Liberians a year to quit US
US President Donald Trump decided Tuesday to end the protected status of thousands of Liberian migrants to the United States and gave them a year to leave the country.
Weah seeks Nigeria’s help to jump-start Liberia’s economy
President George Oppong Weah of Liberia has appealed to Nigeria for assistance to jump-start his country’s diminishing economic fortunes. Weah made the appeal yesterday during a state visit to Nigeria where he met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. “Our people have voted for change, and for hope. And change is finally…
Sirleaf wins prestigious Ibrahim Prize for African leadership
Former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Monday won the rarely-awarded Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership -- the world's biggest individual prize.
Liberia's Weah replaces controversial justice minister
Liberia's new president George Weah has bowed to intense pressure and replaced his choice for justice minister after local media reported lawyer Charles Gibson was stripped of his licence for embezzling a client.