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Liberia gets its new President

Published on December 31, 2017
Former football star George Weah won the Presidential elections in Liberia.
Mister George” is all set to replace Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who took over in 2006.

Liberia gets its new President
  • George will sworn in as the President on 22nd January 2018.
  • He earned 61.5% of the votes and won the Presidential elections. This is the nation’s first democratic transition since 1944.

Mister George- former football star

  • He has starred in the top-flight European clubs in the 1990s and went on to play for Chelsea and Manchester United towards the end of his career.
  • He played as a striker and was considered as one of the best strikers in the world.
  • He was named African Footballer of the Year three times.

Test Yourself

Who was the 1st female President of Africa?
Answer- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Who was the 1st African to be named FIFA World Player of the Year?
Answer- George Weah

Name the opponent of Mister George in the 2017 Presidential elections.
Answer- Joseph Boakai

What is the capital of Liberia?
Answer- Monrovia

In which year did Ellen Johnson Sirleaf won the Nobel Peace Prize?
Answer- 2011

What is the currency of Liberia?
Answer- LRD (Liberian Dollar)

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