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Teen Weah reaping rewards of hard work.

Timothy Weah had a subdued Under-17 World Cup before stepping into the spotlight with a hat-trick against Paraguay on Monday.Son of legendary footballer turned politician, George Weah, Tim showed he was ready to carry forward the legacy and hoped to get a starting role in Paris Saint-Germain in the future. He is in the ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Liberian runoff vote on Nov. 7 with Weah facing Boakai.

Election authorities say Liberia's presidential runoff will take place Nov. 7.

- FOX News - US

Liberian Runoff Vote on Nov. 7 With Weah Facing Boakai.

Election authorities say Liberia's presidential runoff will take place Nov. 7. Henry Flomo, National Elections Commission communications director, said Tuesday that former international soccer superstar George Weah will face Vice President Joseph Boakai in the second round. Neither of the two men got more than 50 percent of ...

- Voice of America - US

Liberia Heads for Presidential Runoff.

A retired soccer star and Liberia's vice president will square off in November in a runoff to succeed the longtime president after no candidate got enough votes in this month's first round.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Weah to face Boakai in Liberia presidential runoff.

Ex-footballer Weah leads with 39 percent of the vote, followed by VP Boakai with 29 percent.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Liberia's Weah, Boakai face presidential runoff next month.

With tallies in from 95.6 percent of polling stations, Weah took 39.0 percent of the votes and Boakai 29.1 percent, both well short of the 50-percent barrier required to win outright from the first round of voting

- Daily Monitor - UG

Ex-football star Weah headed for presidential run-off in Liberia.

Former soccer star George Weah was set to win the first round of a presidential election in Liberia after the elections commission said on Sunday he was leading with 39% of votes and less than 5% of precincts still to be counted.

- EurActive - UK

News24.com | Weah, Boakai in Liberian presidential run-off.

Liberia's electoral commission has announced that a run-off vote for the presidency will be held between former footballer George Weah and incumbent Vice President Joseph Boakai.

- News24.com - ZA

Liberia Announces Runoff Election Between Weah, Boakai.

A runoff vote for the presidency of Liberia will be held between former footballer George Weah and incumbent Vice President Joseph Boakai, the electoral commission said Sunday. With over 95 percent of votes counted in the West African country, Weah has taken 39.0 percent of the votes and Boakai 29.1 percent - neither of ...

- Voice of America - US

Weah, Boakai headed for presidential run-off in Liberia.

Former soccer star George Weah was all but guaranteed a spot in a presidential run-off in Liberia after the elections commission said on Sunday he was leading a first round of voting with 39 percent of votes.

- France24 - FR

Liberia election: Weah and Boakai headed for presidential run-off.

Former football star George Weah is in the lead, with current vice-president Joseph Boakai second.

- BBC - UK

Ex-soccer star Weah headed for presidential run-off in Liberia

MONROVIA - Former soccer star George Weah was all but guaranteed a spot in a presidential run-off in Liberia after the elections commission said on Sunday he was leading a first round of voting with 39 percent of votes with 95.6 percent of polling stations counted.

- SBS.com.au - AU

News24.com | Weah and Boakai edge towards Liberia presidential run-off

Former football star George Weah and incumbent Vice-President Joseph Boakai have edged closer to competing in a run-off vote for Liberia's presidency, with three quarters of polling stations counted.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Soccer star still leading in Liberia presidential election

Liberia's National Election Commission says former international soccer star George Weah is still leading the presidential election with nearly three-quarters of the ballots counted

- News24.com - ZA

Former Soccer Star Still Leading in Liberia Presidential Election

iberia's National Election Commission said Saturday that former international soccer star George Weah was still leading the presidential election with nearly three-quarters of the ballots counted. The commission said Weah, candidate of the Congress for Democratic Change party, had just over 39 percent of the vote and Vice ...

- Voice of America - US

Soccer star Weah and VP Boakai near Liberia presidential run-off | Reuters

The post Soccer star Weah and VP Boakai near Liberia presidential run-off | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

It's grand finale as Kenya and Liberia head for polls

Amid tumultuous Kenyan political landscape, the country is, expected to mark Heroes' Day on October 20.

- Daily Nation - KE

Soccer star Weah and VP Boakai near Liberia presidential run-off

MONROVIA - Liberian former soccer star George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai were comfortably ahead in partial presidential election results announced on Saturday, and look set to contest a run-off next month.

- Reuters - US

News24.com | Weah maintains lead in Liberia election's early results

Former international soccer star George Weah has maintained an early lead in Liberia's election as the West African nation released a second round of provisional results of the vote to succeed Africa's first female president.

- News24.com - ZA

Africa in the news: Kenya election update, Boko Haram trials, and Tanzania's controversial business regulations

Election corner: Odinga withdraws in Kenya, Liberia votes, and DRC delays to 2019 This week, Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga withdrew from the presidential election re-run, stating, All indications are that the election scheduled for 26 October will be worse than the previous one.' Odinga does not believe that the ...

- Brookings - US

Soccer Legend, VP Maintain Early Leads in Liberia Election

Former soccer star George Weah maintained his lead over Liberian Vice President Joseph Boakai on Friday as more provisional results from the West African country's presidential election were announced. If current trends hold, the rivals would meet in a runoff next month to decide who will succeed Nobel Peace Prize winner ...

- Voice of America - US

Ex-footballer Weah ahead in Liberia election partial results

Liberian presidential candidates George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai dominated partial tallies released by the country's electoral commission on Thursday, but the results showed the vast majority of votes are yet to be counted.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Weah takes early lead in Liberia election's first results

Former international soccer star George Weah has taken an early lead in Liberia's presidential election as the West African nation begins releasing provisional results.

- FOX News - US

Football Star, Politician are Early Front-runners in Liberia’s Election

Football icon George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai are the early front-runners in Liberia’s presidential election results, but election officials said only a third of the ballots had been counted Thursday, three days after the vote. Voters cast their ballots Tuesday, marking the West African nation’s first ...

- Voice of America - US

UN Chief Guterres Welcomes Peaceful Elections in Liberia

12 October 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General Antnio Guterres has welcomed Tuesday's peaceful holding of the presidential and House of Representatives elections in Liberia and reiterated the continued support of the UN to the consolidation of ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Football legend George Weah takes early lead in Liberia presidential election

Millions of Liberians headed to the polls this week to elect a new leader, as incumbent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is stepping down after two terms in office.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

News24.com | Liberia election first results: Weah takes early lead

Former international soccer star George Weah has taken an early lead in Liberia's presidential election as the West African nation begins releasing provisional results.

- News24.com - ZA

Ex-Soccer Star and Vice President Lead in Liberia Presidential Vote

George Weah, the former soccer player, and Vice President Joseph Boakai led the first round of voting, partial results show.

- International NY Times - US

News24.com | Weah, Boakai ahead in Liberia vote partial results

Liberian presidential candidates George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai have dominated partial tallies released by the country's electoral commission, but the vast majority of votes are yet to be counted.

- News24.com - ZA

Weah takes early lead in Liberia election's first results

- Townhall.com - US

News24.com | Liberia political party calls for halt to vote-counting

One of Liberia's largest political parties has called for a halt to counting of election results, alleging voting irregularities and fraud.

- News24.com - ZA

Weah Takes Early Lead in Liberia Election's First Results

One of Liberia's largest political parties called for a halt to counting votes from the country's presidential election Thursday, alleging voting irregularities and fraud as former soccer star George Weah took an early lead based on partial provisional results.   Angry Liberty Party supporters who gathered at the party's ...

- Voice of America - US

Ex-footballer Weah takes early lead in Liberia election's first results

One of Liberia's largest political parties called for a halt to counting votes from the country's presidential election Thursday, alleging irregularities and fraud as ex-soccer star George Weah took an early lead based on partial provisional results.

- France24 - FR

George Weah, Joseph Boakai ahead in Liberia election

A candidate needs more than 50 per cent of the votes for outright victory.

- Daily Nation - KE

Liberia political party calls for halt to vote-counting

One of Liberia's largest political parties is calling for a halt to counting of election results, citing voting irregularities and fraud.

- FOX News - US

Liberia election: Ex-football star George Weah takes early lead

Partial results put George Weah ahead in the race to choose a successor to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

- BBC - UK

Liberia EC Declares 'No Winner Yet' In Presidential Polls

The National Election Commission of Liberia, has stated that, contrary to claims on social media and some news portals suggesting a winner has been declared in Tuesday rsquo;s election, it has not started releasing provisional results of the elections as yet. The West African country went to the polls on Tuesday to elect a ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Liberia election: Weah leading in early count

Liberia's electoral commission says football star George Weah leads in early election results, with Vice-President Joseph Boakai ahead in his home region. Supporters of a third candidate allege irregularities.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Experimental Ebola vaccines elicit year-long immune response

Results from a large randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial in Liberia show that two candidate Ebola vaccines pose no major safety concerns and can elicit immune responses by one month after initial vaccination that last for at least one year. The findings are based on a study of 1,500 adults that began during the ...

- ScienceDaily - US

News24.com | Liberians await delayed results for new president

Liberia has awaited the delayed announcement of the outcome of presidential elections as international observers called for the results to be released promptly to avoid stoking tension.

- News24.com - ZA

UN chief Guterres welcomes peaceful elections in Liberia

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed Tuesday's peaceful holding of the presidential and House of Representatives elections in Liberia and reiterated the continued support of the UN to the consolidation of peace and democracy in the West African country.

- UN - INT

A Football Star Became the President of Liberia

The winner of the Ballon d'Or Award for Best European Player in 1995 - George Weah, was elected President of Liberia. The election took place on Tuesday. According to international observers, the vote has gone smoothly, despite its late start in some counties. More than 2.1 million people who have participated in the vote, ...

- Novinite - BG

Why results in vote to replace Liberia's Sirleaf have delayed

The National Elections Commission is expected to announce the first official results from the presidential and legislative elections on Thursday

- Daily Monitor - UG

Study: West Africa at Risk of Ebola, Similar Epidemics

West Africa is most at risk of fatal hemorrhagic fever epidemics, including Ebola, researchers said Wednesday, calling for greater preparedness to save lives. A study in The Lancet medical journal assessed the likelihood of four viruses — Ebola, Lassa, Marburg and Crimean-Congo — spreading on the continent, ...

- Voice of America - US

News24.com | Results of Liberia's election delayed

Liberia's election results have been delayed by hitches at a number of polling stations, with Vice President Joseph Boakai and footballer George Weah seen as the front runners to succeed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Results of Libyan election delayed

Liberia's election results have been delayed by hitches at a number of polling stations, with Vice President Joseph Boakai and footballer George Weah seen as the front runners to succeed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

- News24.com - ZA

Putin got a new puppy: From chickens to hippos, a list of awkward animal gifts presented to leaders

Angela Merkel was given a chicken in Liberia. The chicken did not accompany her back to Germany

- National Post - CA

News24.com | Liberia vote-counting continues as runoff election likely

Vote counting continued across Liberia following presidential elections that are likely to go to a runoff with 20 candidates contesting, local media and observers say.

- News24.com - ZA

Liberia awaits results in problem-hit vote to replace Sirleaf

Monrovia, Liberia, Oct 11 - Counting was under way in Liberia on Wednesday amid reports of problems during a peaceful vote to determine President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's successor after 12 years. The first official results from the presidential and legislative elections are expected later Wednesday from the National ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: Feminist icon or femocrat?

Was Liberia's outgoing President Sirleaf really an "international feminist icon" or did she fail African women?

- Al Jazeera - QA

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