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Liberia souring on George Weah at two-year mark

Monrovia, Liberia | AFP |  Dominic Kpadeh heaves a hammer over his head to crack a half-tonne rock in a northern suburb of Liberia’s capital Monrovia, knowing his hard labour earns him far less than a year ago. Kpadeh and his colleagues used to go home with $1,000 (900 euros) a …

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Liberia’s Weah makes first cabinet appointments

Monrovia, Liberia | AFP | 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. Ex-international footballer Weah was sworn in on Monday at a stadium surrounded …

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George Weah to be sworn in with Liberian hopes sky-high

Monrovia, Liberia | AFP | Former international footballer George Weah will be sworn in as Liberia’s new president on Monday, a landmark moment that marks the troubled country’s first peaceful democratic transition since 1944. Weah will become the 25th president of the West African nation, taking power from President Ellen …

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