George Weah, former Liberian international footballer and still the only African player ever to win the FIFA World Player of the Year/ Ballon d’Or, was elected President of his country in late December 2017 and sworn in January 2018. This was the nation’s first peaceful transition of power since 1944.
It continues the pathway to great hopes noting he succeeded the country’s and continent’s first female president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and years after a combination of two dreadful civil wars that lasted between 1989 and 2003.
Liberia is special as the first African nation to gain independence in 1847, and its early presidents since then were freed African American slaves from US mainland, for many years before they got their first indigenous leader. All the best for Liberia and its people as they continue on a promising future in a continent that greatly yearns for such examples.