Liberia

U.S. Department of State News: African Women Entrepreneurs Expand Business Networks in the United States

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: Twenty-two women entrepreneurs from 13 African countries arrive in the United States this week to connect with their American counterparts and accelerate the growth of their businesses.  The businesswomen in this year’s African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) join a network that has created thousands … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: African Women Entrepreneurs Expand Business Networks in the United States

Liberia to swear in new leader ex-soccer star George Weah

MONROVIA, Liberia/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Former international soccer star George Weah will be sworn into office Monday as Liberia’s new president, taking over leadership of this post-war, impoverished West African nation from Africa’s first female president. The 51-year-old, who was FIFA’s 1995 player of the year, won the runoff vote on Dec. 26 against the outgoing … Continue reading Liberia to swear in new leader ex-soccer star George Weah

Wenger invited to Weah’s inauguration as Liberia’s president

LONDON/January 05, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he has been invited to former footballer George Weah’s inauguration as Liberia’s president. But Wenger, who signed Weah when he was Monaco coach in 1988, expects to be too busy to make the trip from London for the Jan. 22 ceremony. Weah, a former FIFA World Player … Continue reading Wenger invited to Weah’s inauguration as Liberia’s president

The Latest: Liberia’s VP congratulates Weah on election win

MONROVIA, Liberia /December 29, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) –  The Latest on Liberia’s election (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Liberia’s vice president is congratulating former international soccer star George Weah on winning the West African nation’s presidency. Joseph Boakai in an address to the nation on Friday is offering to help Weah’s new government if needed. With … Continue reading The Latest: Liberia’s VP congratulates Weah on election win

Soccer star Weah poised to win Liberia’s presidency

MONROVIA, Liberia/December 28, 2017(AP)(STL.News) —Former international soccer star George Weah was poised to win Liberia’s presidency with a significant lead and more than 98 percent of votes counted, according to provisional results released Thursday, as the West African nation prepared for its first democratic transfer of power in more than 70 years. Weah received 61.5 percent … Continue reading Soccer star Weah poised to win Liberia’s presidency

Liberia waits to hear 1st results of runoff election

MONROVIA, Liberia /December 27, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Liberia’s National Elections Commission was expected to begin releasing provisional results Wednesday from the West African nation’s presidential runoff. State radio correspondents reported unofficial results overnight indicating that former international soccer star George Weah led in several counties, but election authorities warned the two parties to “stop making … Continue reading Liberia waits to hear 1st results of runoff election