When Liberian supertanker Amoco Cadiz capsized near French shores 40 years ago, the crude oil it was carrying devastated the coast of Brittany. In Portsall, the local town hardest hit by the spill, local residents remember the catastrophe, and the court case that made history.
New Liberian president George Weah attends flag-lowering and flag-raising ceremony at his presidential inauguration in Monrovia, a symbol of the transition between the two presidents. IMAGES
Former international football star George Weah is sworn in as Liberia’s new president, in the country’s first transition between democratically-elected leaders since 1944. IMAGES
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and president-elect George Weah attend a religious service in Monrovia, a day before the official handover of power. Also in attendance were current vice-president Joseph Boakai and future vice-president Jewel Howard-Taylor. IMAGES
Liberian presidential candidate and current vice president Joseph Boakai accepts electoral defeat as he addresses supporters and the media at his headquarters saying his “name will not be used as an excuse for one drop of human blood to be spilled in this country.”
Presidential candidate and current Liberian vice president Joseph Boakai congratulated George Manneh Weah for winning the presidential election. He addressed supporters and media at his headquarters on 29 December 2017, before the National Elections Commission’s final announcement. SOUNDBITE
An emotional George Weah waves to supporters after winning Liberia’s presidential run-off with a projected 61.5 percent of the vote.
Initial results were expected Thursday in Liberia’s landmark presidential poll, the country’s first democratic transfer of power in decades, pitting former footballer George Weah against Vice President Joseph Boakai. IMAGES
Liberian former international footballer George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai joined voters in casting their ballots as they went head-to-head in a delayed run-off vote for the country’s presidency.
Liberian presidential candidate and former international footballer George Weah casts his vote in the run-off presidential election. IMAGES