6 new African leaders to taste their first UN summit, no women on the list

Ismail Akwei Sep 24, 2018 at 01:00pm

September 24, 2018 at 01:00 pm | News

Ismail Akwei

Ismail Akwei | Contributor

September 24, 2018 at 01:00 pm | News

George Weah – Liberia

Ex-footballer George Weah will debut at the UN General Assembly this week as Liberian president after his election victory last year succeeding Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Weah went into active politics as a candidate in the 2005 presidential election which he lost to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the second round of voting. In 2011, he joined the race again as a vice-presidential candidate on the ticket of Winston Tubman but failed. Weah was later elected as a Senator in 2014.

He later won a landslide election runoff win in December 2017 and was sworn in as president in January.

President Weah will address the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, September 26 to proffer the agenda of Liberia at the global stage, says the Executive Mansion.

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