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Former footballer George Weah sworn in as President of Liberia

Former international footballer George Weah has been sworn in as president of Liberia.
It is Liberia’s first transition between democratically-elected leaders since 1944. Prez. Weah thanked his predecessor, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, for bringing peace to the country after years of civil war. In his inauguration speech, Mr Weah said he couldn’t offer any “quick fixes” but rather steady progress towards the goals of Liberians. His biggest priorities, he said, would be to fight corruption and pay civil servants “a living wage,” and show the private sector that Liberia is “open for business”.

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