Ex-football superstar George Weah has been sworn in as president of Liberia.
“I have spent many years of my life in stadiums, but today is a feeling like no other,” President Weah told crowds in the capital Monrovia.
It is Liberia’s first transition between democratically-elected leaders since 1944.
Mr Weah thanked his predecessor, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, for bringing peace to the country after years of civil war.
- Born 1 October 1966, grew up in a slum in Liberia’s capital
- Signed by Arsene Wenger to Monaco from Cameroonian club Tonnerre Yaoundé.
- Made Monaco debut in 1987, went on to play for AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea.
- Only African to win Fifa World Player of the Year
- First ran for president in 2005, losing to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
- Graduated with a business degree from a US university after being accused of lacking education
- Elected president in December 2017
CAF President Mr. Ahmad at the inauguration of Liberia President George Weah pic.twitter.com/EWNy4l672j
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