George Weah to be sworn in as Liberian president

Former football star George Weah will be inaugurated as Liberia’s new president on Monday.

The 51-year-old secured a landslide victory in last month’s election run-off.

Weah takes over from Africa’s first female president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

In a tweet to his more than 60,000 followers on Sunday night, the president-elect said: “In the future months, together, we will need to work harder than ever for Liberia to grow stronger”.