George Weah to be sworn in with Liberian hopes sky-high

Liberia's president-elect and former football star George Weah (left) speaks to outgoing president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf during a church service in Monrovia on January 21, 2018. Weah's inauguration is set for January 22, 2018. PHOTO | ISSOUF SANOGO | AFP

What you need to know:

  • George Weah's inauguration is set for 9.45am (12.45pm EAT) in Samuel Kanyon Doe Stadium near the capital, Monrovia.
  • Weah will become the 25th president of the West African nation, and will take his oath of office in the country's first peaceful democratic transition since 1944.



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