March 23, 2019 (8 months ago) · Peace & Environment Africa Awards
George Weah, in full George Oppong Weah, born in October 1, 1966, Monrovia, Liberia, Liberian football (soccer) player and politician. He was named African, European, and World Player of the Year in 1995—an unprecedented achievement. His talents on the field were equalled by his activism on behalf of his homeland, where he worked to bring an end to a long civil war and then became active in politics. Weah was elected to a Senate seat in 2014.
Weah won presidential race with easy victory, garnering more than 60 percent of the vote. He was inaugurated on January 22, 2018, which marked the first transfer of power between two democratically elected leaders in Liberia since 1944. He has served as president of Liberia since January 2018 till-date.