Our social development programs are too focused on welfarism and too little on healing the social pain that is overwhelming so many, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
He's used to ruling on the soccer field, but how will George Weah tackle the job of Liberian president?, writes The Conversation.
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.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who shared the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize as a champion of women's rights, is stepping down after making history as Africa's first elected female president in Liberia.
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated George Weah on his election as Liberia's next president.
People are celebrating the victory of ex-football superstar George Weah in Liberia's presidential run. See the pictures taken in the capital Monrovia.
Liberians are waiting for the release of the first provisional results of this week's runoff presidential election.
Liberia's National Elections Commission is expected to begin releasing provisional reults from the west African nation,s runoff.
Liberia, which is electing a new president in a run-off, is an English-speaking nation in West Africa that still bears the scars of a gruesome civil war and a devastating Ebola outbreak.
Liberians are set to head to the polls for a runoff election between a former international soccer star and the vice president to replace Africa's first female head of state.
Liberia's ruling Unity Party has asked the Supreme Court to further delay the presidential runoff, which its candidate Vice President Joseph Boakai will contest on December 26.
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.
George Weah emerged from Liberia's slums to become a superstar footballer in the 1990s, and has spent the last 13 years building political credibility to match his status as a sporting icon.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he has been invited to former player George Weah's inauguration as Liberia's president
Liberians are revelling 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.
Former football star George Weah has won Liberia's presidential run-off with a projected 61.5% of the vote, the country's election commission says.
The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has hailed the "peaceful conduct" of Liberia's presidential run-off election, which pitted former international footballer George Weah against Vice President Joseph Boakai.
Vote counting has begun in Liberia following a peaceful run-off election for a new president, pitting former international footballer George Weah against Vice-President Joseph Boakai.
Liberians are going to the polls to select either former international footballer George Weah or Vice President Joseph Boakai as their new president, in a vote that analysts say is too close to call.
Liberia is set to for a Liberia's presidential run-off on Tuesday. Here are the key points.
Liberia's National Elections Commission has set December 26 as the date for the presidential runoff vote.
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