George Weah is best known to the world as the only African to have won the Ballon dâ€™or. With more than two decades gone, the international wire has not grappled with the reality that the legendary soccer star is now president of the worldâ€™s poorest country. One could argue that President Weah himself has not come to terms with the reality that unlike the soccer pitch, leading Liberia requires vision and unmatched leadership to get the right wheels turning.
Yesterday, February 18 was designated as a national mourning day after at least 40 alleged illegal gold miners were trapped following an unexpected mudslide that occurred recently in Gbanipea, Nimba.
After two successive presidential elections in 2011 and 2017, Liberia has enjoyed 15 years of uninterrupted peace, which makes one wonder whether the perpetrators of the worst forms of human rights violations are now immune from prosecution.
The by-election for representative of Montserradoâ€™s thirteenth district appears to have been conducted smoothly, amid heavy security.
The Liberian government says it has submitted a request to the United Nations, the African Union, and ECOWAS for expert assistance in the ongoing investigation involving the Central Bank of Liberia.
President George Weah gave his first address at the 73rd U.N. General Assembly in New York on September 26, 2018.
President George Weah has appointed Maxwell Saah Kemayah, the deputy foreign affairs minister, as Liberiaâ€™s ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations with accreditation to Cuba.
The full transcript of President George M. Weah’s inaugural address.