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Fire breaks out in Liberia school, at least 30 children killed

The fire started late on Tuesday in the suburbs of the capital Monrovia.

Sep 18, 2019, 18:02 PM IST

George Weah sworn in as Liberia president, vows to end corruption

George Weah promised a crackdown on endemic corruption as he was sworn in on Monday.

Jan 22, 2018, 22:12 PM IST

Football celebrates 1995 Ballon d'Or winner George Weah's Liberia election victory

Weah, idolised in Liberia as "Mister George", will be sworn in on January 22 after winning Thursday`s run-off against vice President Joseph Boakai.

Dec 29, 2017, 19:03 PM IST

1995 Ballon d'Or winner George Weah set to win Liberia presidency after 98.1 percent of all votes counted

The National Election Commission (NEC) said Weah had won an insurmountable 61.5 percent of Tuesday's vote, which was delayed several weeks after a legal challenge from Boakai.

Dec 29, 2017, 00:20 AM IST

1995 FIFA World Player of the Year George Weah poised for victory in Liberia's presidential election, say backers

Unofficial tallies by media outlets have consistently shown Weah, a former AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain player, ahead in the second round run-off vote, which is meant to herald the first democratic transition of power since 1944.

Dec 28, 2017, 20:15 PM IST

First results expected in watershed Liberian presidential poll

Whoever wins will succeed Africa`s first elected female head of state, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who took over at the helm of the small west African nation in 2006.

Dec 28, 2017, 07:19 AM IST

Ex-footballer, vice-president contend in Liberia leadership vote

Voters were choosing a successor to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who is stepping down after 12 years as Africa's first elected female head of state.

Dec 26, 2017, 23:49 PM IST

FIFA U-17 World Cup: George Weah's son Timothy surprised by India's performance

Timothy, son of legendary Liberian footballer George Weah who won the Ballon d'Or in 1995, is a key player of the US side in this U-17 World Cup. He recently signed with Paris Saint-Germain.

Oct 08, 2017, 18:06 PM IST

`I`m born winner` says football star Weah after poll win

Football legend and Liberian opposition leader George Weah declared himself a "born winner" Monday, after trouncing the son of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in a Senate election in the Ebola-rava

Dec 30, 2014, 01:59 AM IST

Football hero George Weah in landslide Liberian Senate win

 Liberian opposition politician and former football star George Weah won a landslide victory in Senate elections in Ebola-ravaged Liberia, official results showed Sunday.

Dec 28, 2014, 23:41 PM IST

Former football star George Weah wins seat in Liberia's Senate

Former world soccer player of the year George Weah has won a seat in Liberia`s Senate to represent the capital, defeating the son of the president and boosting his political fortunes ahead of a presidential election in 2017.

Dec 28, 2014, 19:55 PM IST

Ronaldo, Romario reinvented striker's role: Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry has paid tribute to former Brazil strikers Ronaldo and Romario, saying they "reinvented" football's centre-forward role.

Dec 06, 2014, 12:15 PM IST