Ex-footballer, warlord and model run for Liberia presidency

George Weah
George Weah

After more than a decade in power, Africa’s first female elected head of state, Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, is due to step down after October’s presidential election.

And we now know the full list of candidates vying to replace the Nobel Peace laureate, the AFP news agency reports.

It says that there are 20 candidates but there are no front-runners.

The most well known is former football star George Weah, who lost to Ms Johnson Srleaf in the 2005 election.

Former warlord Prince Johnson is also hoping to become head of state.

AFP says that there is only one woman on the list – MacDella Cooper, who used to be a model, but is now a charity worker.


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