Hail to (King) George Weah, Liberia’s New President, Facing Very Old “Wicked Problems”

For the first time since 1944, Liberia will have a democratic transfer of power as former soccer star George Weah is sworn in as the country’s new president today (Jan. 22). Weah won the presidency after run-off elections last December with 61.5% of votes. He takes over from Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected female president, who…

President-Elect Weah Says Liberia ‘Open for Business’, Vows to Fight Corruption

President-Elect Weah Says Liberia ‘Open for Business’, Vows to Fight Corruption   Liberian President-elect George Weah on Saturday declared the country open to investment and pledged to tackle entrenched corruption, in his first speech to the nation since decisively winning an election this week. Speaking in front of reporters and aides packed into a small…