Author: Paul Goldstein

George Weah Maintains Lead in Liberia’s Election

Photo: George M. Weah in blue Monrovia (Globe Afrique) – Ex-footballer George Weah continued his lead in Liberia’s Presidential election as the counting of ballots moves into the weekend. Observers from the United States, European Union, and the Carter Center have applauded the Liberian people for displaying a sincere commitment to holding peaceful elections. Elections are the most critical path a country must follow in a democracy. It allows the citizens to express their interests and select an individual they believe is the best to lead them. In many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, especially nations like Liberia, with its...

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United States Concerned Over Charles Taylor’s Involvement in Liberia’s Presidential Election

Ex-Liberian Warlord President Charles Taylor, here being arrested and sent to The Hague In an article on BBC NEWS titled Is Ex-warlord Charles Taylor pulling Liberia’s election strings from prison? Reporter Charlotte Attwood explores the unlikely coalition between former footballer George Weah, a candidate in Liberia’s presidential election, and former warlord Charles Taylor’s ex-wife Jewel Howard Taylor, who is running as the vice-presidential candidate. Sources within the Trump administration stated, it’s troubling how quickly Liberians have forgotten their terrifying civil war including the rape of women and young girls along with the events that led to, at least, 250,000...

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George Weah’s Hunger for Political Power

George Manneh Weah (in blue), the unprepared footballer, seeking to lead a nation with huge challenges UNITED KINGDOM: It is quite evident; ex-footballer George Weah wants political power in Liberia. Weah, best known as FIFA’s Player of the Year in 1995, entered the political arena in 2005 and ran for president of his native country. Though he defeated 21 other candidates to win the vote in the first round, he lost in the second round to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a former World Bank economist. Back then, Weah’s supporters said his lack of formal education was the reason for his...

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