French town of Portsall remembers oil spill, forty years on

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.

Liberia: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf hands over power to George Weah

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

Weah sworn in as Liberian president

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

George Weah, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf attend church service

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 Boakai accepts electoral defeat

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.”

Weah’s rival congratulates him on winning Liberia’s election

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

Tearful George Weah wins Liberian election

An emotional George Weah waves to supporters after winning Liberia’s presidential run-off with a projected 61.5 percent of the vote.

First results expected in watershed Liberian presidential poll

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

Ex-footballer, vice-president contend in Liberia leadership vote

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.

Liberia: George Weah casts his ballot in presidential elections

Liberian presidential candidate and former international footballer George Weah casts his vote in the run-off presidential election. IMAGES