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Politics

Ex-Liberian president wins prize for African leadership

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf becomes the first woman to win the coveted prize for African leadership.

Former Liberian President Sirleaf wins Mo Ibrahim Prize

Liberia

Ex-football star Weah sworn in as Liberia president

Weah succeeds Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the country's first peaceful democratic transfer of power in seven decades.

Opinion

What Liberian President-elect George Weah must do

Liberia's George Weah must commit to put people before profit.

Robtel Neajai Pailey

by Robtel Neajai Pailey
- Silas Kpanan'Ayoung Siakor

Robtel Neajai Pailey

Liberia

Liberia's Unity Party expels President Johnson Sirleaf

In a disappointing closing chapter to her 12 years as the first elected female president in Africa, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is being expelled from her Unity Party.

Politics

What next for Liberia after George Weah's election win?

Income inequality, poverty and corruption should be top priorities for Liberia president-elect George Weah, experts say.

President-elect George Weah: What's next for Liberia?

Liberia

George Weah declared winner of Liberia vote

Former footballer George Weah earned 61.5 percent of the vote, compared to 38.5 percent for his opponent, Joseph Boakai.

George Weah declared winner of Liberia vote

Liberia

George Weah: From football star to Liberia president

Ex-AC Milan striker won 61 percent of votes to defeat ruling party candidate and Liberian Vice President Joseph Boakai.

George Weah: From football star to Liberia president

Liberia

George Weah set to win Liberia presidential runoff

Ex-football star wins election with 61 percent of vote in West African country's first democratic transition since 1944.

George Weah set to win Liberia presidential runoff

Africa

Liberia waits for runoff election preliminary results

Liberia's election commission is expected to announce official preliminary results in the presidential runoff on Thursday.

Liberia

Vote counting under way in Liberia presidential runoff

Delayed presidential runoff seen as country's first democratic transition since 1944.

Inside Story

Is Liberia on a path to democratic power transition?

If the results of a presidential runoff hold, it would mark the first democratic transition of power in 73 years.

Liberia

Weah or Boakai? Liberia votes in key election runoff

Liberians take to polls to choose between former international football star and current vice president.

Africa

Liberia elections: presidential run-off vote on Tuesday

The economy and the fight against corruption will be key issues when Liberians vote in a presidential election run-off on Tuesday.

Liberia

Liberia's election: Supreme Court dismisses Boakai petition

The election, slated for Dec 26, to replace the nation's first female president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, will go ahead as planned.

Liberia

Liberia sets date for delayed presidential run-off vote

The poll, delayed for weeks, pits former international footballer George Weah against Vice President Joseph Boakai.

Liberia elections: Run-off vote set for December 26