Opposition leader lands in Liberia ahead of anti-government protest

2019-12-19 22:00

A prominent critic of Liberian President George Weah has landed in the west African country, to hundreds of cheering supporters, ahead of an anti-government protest planned for December 30.

Liberian journalists alarmed over government 'hostilities'

2018-12-25 09:21

Journalists in Liberia have sounded the alarm on press freedom after two ministers mounted an attack on a paper that ran an article about alleged top-level corruption.

Liberian leader Weah signs land-reform law

2018-09-20 15:36

Liberian President George Weah has signed a long-sought land reform law that gives local communities greater rights over "customary land" and lets foreigners and charities own property.

Africa’s SWC chances are good, but not good enough

2018-06-24 06:45

It was some time in the 1980s that Brazilian legend Pelé offered us some wisdom and predicted that an African country would win the World Cup.

UN urges Liberia to ensure 'full and true reconciliation'

2018-03-23 17:06

A top UN official has urged Liberia to implement the recommendations of a truth commission, dating back to 2009, which included prosecuting eight ex-warlords for alleged crimes against humanity.

Weah's promised land: Liberia confronts age-old disputes

2018-02-21 21:22

Morris Kidir gestures at a wide expanse of dark-green land he says was earmarked for a school or clinic in his northern Liberian village, now covered in young oil palm trees.

Liberia's Weah replaces controversial justice minister

2018-02-09 08:30

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.

Liberia's youth betting on Weah economic miracle

2018-01-24 11:24

New President George Weah is nothing less than revered among Liberia's youth, who view his rise from the slums to stellar success in European football as proof he can also turn around their fragile economy.

Liberia's Weah makes first cabinet appointments

2018-01-23 18:17

New Liberian President George Weah has appointed the first members of his cabinet, all of them men, largely naming party allies but picking a foreign minister close to former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Five things George Weah has promised Liberians

2018-01-23 08:47

Former football star George Weah has promised to tackle Liberia's economic and social problems as he was sworn in - in the first democratic transfer of power for more than 70 years.


Liberia president seeks to clean up central bank

2019-05-29 22:00

Liberian President George Weah has shaken up the leadership of the Central Bank of Liberia in a bid to restore confidence in an institution dogged by scandal.

Liberians demonstrate after new banknotes vanish into thin air

2018-09-25 19:26

Hundreds of Liberians have taken to the streets of the capital Monrovia to demonstrate over the disappearance of newly printed bills worth nearly $100 million.

Liberians divided over Weah honouring former coaches

2018-08-22 21:00

Liberian football star-turned-president George Weah has won world headlines by conferring his country's top honour on his former boss Arsene Wenger - but back home, not everyone is happy.

Liberia's Weah lends jersey number to new military hospital

2018-03-26 18:25

Liberia's new leader, ex-football player George Weah, has lent the number from his national team jersey to a military hospital as he unveiled the first major project of his presidency.

Weah tells Nigeria to prepare well for World Cup

2018-03-06 14:33

Liberia's president George Weah has urged Nigeria to get their preparation right for the World Cup and avoid wranglings over cash that have plagued previous appearances.

'I inherited a broke country', says new Liberian president

2018-02-21 11:30

Liberia's new President George Weah has pledged to fight endemic corruption as he spoke about conditions in his "broke country" on the first day of an official visit to Paris.

Liberia's Weah pledges to alter 'racist' constitution

2018-01-30 10:09

Liberian President George Weah says he would seek to remove a "racist" clause in the country's constitution that restricts citizenship to black people, and pledged to take a pay cut in a dire economy.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe's nephew, Weah, Trump

2018-01-24 08:31

Robert Mugabe's nephew says he plans to travel to Davos, Switzerland to thwart efforts by President Mnangagwa to lure investors to Zimbabwe., and President George Weah has appointed the first members of his cabinet.

The goals that must guide ex-soccer player Weah in leading Liberia

2018-01-23 12:35

He's used to ruling on the soccer field, but how will George Weah tackle the job of Liberian president?, writes The Conversation.

Joy and hope in Liberia at Weah inauguration ceremony

2018-01-22 14:13

The inauguration of former football star George Weah as president of Liberia got underway to scenes of joy and giddy optimism, a moment marking the troubled country's first peaceful democratic transition since 1944.

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