Weah, vested president of Liberia

And barring any unforeseen circumstances, Weah will today be sworn in as Liberia’s President, taking over from Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who in 2006 took over the country founded by freed United States slaves. The West African nation of 4.6 million people has been ravaged by civil war, the Ebola virus …

Weah, vested president of Liberia

And barring any unforeseen circumstances, Weah will today be sworn in as Liberia’s President, taking over from Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who in 2006 took over the country founded by freed United States slaves. The West African nation of 4.6 million people has been ravaged by civil war, the Ebola virus …

George Weah sworn in as Liberia’s 24th president

The country is also trying to overcome the effects of the Ebola outbreak, which left more than 4,000 people dead. Liberia is one of the poorest countries in the world with 80 percent of the population living on less than $1.25 a day. Speaking at the Samuel Doe Stadium in the capital, Monrovia, Weah said: …

Ex-Soccer Star George Weah Sworn in as President of Liberia

… the Ebola crisis, which at its peak in 2014 isolated the country and claimed thousands of lives. While economic growth recovered last year to an estimated 2.5 percent, an inflation rate of 11 percent meant that prices for staple foods such as rice and oil continued to climb, according to the central bank.

What Liberian President-elect George Weah must do

Despite Liberia’s reputed gains in political and socioeconomic renewal in the past 12 years, when Weah takes over from Sirleaf he will be inheriting high levels of unemployment and domestic debt, a depreciated currency, donor aid fatigue, growth projections of 4 percent (before the Ebola epidemic the …

What Liberian President-elect George Weah must do

Despite Liberia’s reputed gains in political and socioeconomic renewal in the past 12 years, when Weah takes over from Sirleaf he will be inheriting high levels of unemployment and domestic debt, a depreciated currency, donor aid fatigue, growth projections of 4 percent (before the Ebola epidemic the …

Liberia Mining Shores

Reforming Liberia&#;s Mining Sector Post-Ebola | World Policy Institute. A recent report by the Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) reveals that Liberia earned too little from its mining operations long before Ebola …

Liberia’s Sirleaf: Africa’s first elected female leader

Sirleaf, 79, presided over the 2014-16 Ebola crisis during which more than 4,000 Liberians died, and struggled to counter the effects of plunging commodity prices in a nation highly dependent … Sirleaf also attracted investments in the mining, agriculture and forestry sectors and offshore oil exploration.

Liberia’s Sirleaf: Africa’s first elected female leader

Sirleaf, 79, presided over the 2014-16 Ebola crisis during which more than 4,000 Liberians died, and struggled to counter the effects of plunging commodity prices in a nation highly dependent … Sirleaf also attracted investments in the mining, agriculture and forestry sectors and offshore oil exploration.

Liberia’s Ellen Sirleaf: women’s icon with nerves of steel

Sirleaf — whose steely nerves were tested at the helm of a deeply divided post-war Liberia — served two six-year terms, during which the 79-year-old … Re-elected in 2011, Sirleaf oversaw a country that slipped into recession in 2016 under the impact of an Ebola outbreak in West Africa, virtually shutting …