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The loser in Liberia's first post-war presidential elections has vowed to block the incoming leader's inauguration, sticking to his c

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, an economist and veteran politician, has been elected President of

A former finance minister has edged closer to becoming Africa's first elected female president with nearly 90% of votes counted in war-ravaged Liberia's runoff vote.

Soccer star George Weah has taken an early lead as results trickled in from Liberia's first post-war elections, but he seemed likely to face a run-off with former finance minister Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.

Counting of votes in Liberia's presidential election has begun and the frontrunner is millionaire soccer star George Weah, Aljazeera reports.

Thousands of Liberians have voted in elections in an effort to build a better future for the West African country, laid waste by one of the continent's most brutal civil wars.
Liberia's first elections since the end of a brutal civil war will pit millionaire football star George Weah against a Harvard-educated economist, former local commanders and rich lawyers.
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