MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — More than a decade after back-to-back civil wars ravaged Liberia its people still await justice for countless abuses, and many say the lack of accountability is worsening...
PAYNESVILLE, Liberia (AP) — A fire at a Quranic school outside Liberia's capital has killed at least 27 people and many are thought to be children, police said Wednesday.
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — More than 300 chiefs representing Liberia's rural and traditional bloc have called on the president to set up a war and economic crimes court as part of measures to fight...
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators descended on Liberia's capital on Friday to protest former soccer star-turned-President George Weah and the sinking economy while critics...
Tim Weah scored in the 76th minute, and the United States beat Qatar 1-0 Thursday at Tychy, Poland, to advance to the round of 16 at the Under-20 World Cup.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Weah will be with the U.S. at the Under-20 World Cup in Poland rather than with the full national team at the CONCACAF Gold Cup because of his lack of playing time in Scotland...
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A spokesman says Liberia's president is working from home after two snakes were found in the building that contains his office.
American forward Tim Weah scored in his first start in two months, helping Celtic win 2-0 at St. Mirren in the Scottish Premier League.
The 19-year-old put Celtic ahead in the 15th minute...
PARIS (AP) — Runaway leader Paris Saint-Germain will be without striker Edinson Cavani and winger Julian Draxler against bitter rival Marseille on Sunday, a clash between France's two biggest...
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — U.S. forward Tim Weah made it two goals in his first two games for Celtic by scoring after coming on as a second-half substitute in a 4-0 win over St. Mirren in the Scottish Premiership on Wednesday.
Weah, the son of former AC Milan star George Weah, ran onto a through-ball and slotted home a first-time finish for Celtic's fourth goal in the 86th minute.
The 18-year-old Weah scored on his debut for Celtic on Saturday in the Scottish Cup.
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Star footballer-turned-politician George Weah marks a year as Liberia's president on Tuesday as many in the impoverished country debate whether he has begun to deliver on dramatic campaign promises.
FIFA's 1995 player of the year in his inaugural speech vowed to give the West African nation's young population hope through job creation and a war on corruption, saying "Liberians will no longer be spectators in their own economy."
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Tim Weah, the U.S. striker and son of former AC Milan star George Weah, scored on his debut for Celtic in the Scottish Cup on Saturday.
The 18-year-old Weah, who is on loan from Paris Saint-Germain, came on in the 69th minute and netted in the 83rd.
"It's really a dream come true," Weah told the BBC.
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Tim Weah, the U.S. striker and son of former AC Milan star George Weah, joined Scottish champion Celtic on a six-month loan deal from Paris Saint-Germain on Monday.
PSG allowed the 18-year-old Weah to leave on the day he signed a contract extension with the French team until June 2021.
Celtic does not have an option to buy Weah at the end of his loan spell.
LONDON (AP) — Christian Pulisic played his second game with the U.S. national team in 13 months, returning to the lineup for Thursday night's exhibition against England.
The 20-year-old midfielder was part of a five-man midfield in a 4-2-3-1 formation with Weston McKennie and Wil Trapp in deep positions and Julian Green flanked by Pulisic and Tim Weah — a son of former FIFA Player of the Year and current Liberia President George Weah.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. interim coach Dave Sarachan made six changes for Tuesday's exhibition against Mexico, inserting 18-year-old midfielder Tim Weah into the starting lineup.
WHIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — Tim Weah knows he can't escape the name on the back on his jersey.
The 18-year-old midfielder is the son of George Weah, the 1995 FIFA Player of the Year and current president of Liberia.
"I use that to my advantage," Tim Weah said at training with the U.S. national team this week ahead of Friday's exhibition against Brazil. "With whatever I do, there's always going to be hate, there's always going to be people who are going to say, 'He's not as good as his dad.'"
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia President George Weah handed his former Monaco coach Arsene Wenger one of the west African nation's highest honors at a ceremony held in the capital on Friday.
Wenger, who stepped down in April after serving as manager of English club Arsenal for 22 years, received The Humane Order of African Redemption for nurturing Weah and other Africans during their soccer careers in Europe.
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian President and former soccer star George Weah's plan to honor Arsene Wenger with the West African country's highest award was criticized by opposition politicians on Wednesday.
Weah, who was elected president of his country last year, plans to honor the former Arsenal manager and another French soccer coach, Claude Le Roy, at a ceremony on Friday after they both played crucial roles in his career.
PARIS (AP) — Timothy Weah, the son of former Paris Saint-Germain player and current Liberian President George Weah, scored his first Ligue 1 goal for Paris Saint-Germain during a match against Caen on Sunday.
The 18-year-old Weah, who also plays for the U.S. national team, took advantage of a mistake by Caen goalkeeper Brice Samba to score in the 89th minute of a 3-0 victory.
Of course, Tim Weah credits a parent for his fast rise in soccer.
Mom, not his famous dad.
"She's had a huge impact on where I'm at now," the 18-year-old American midfielder said. "She taught me the basics. She pushed me. She was my first coach, intramural coach when I was in Florida. That's where I really started playing."
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Forward Josh Sargent, goalkeeper Alex Bono, and defenders Erik Palmer-Brown and Antonee Robinson are set to make their United States debuts in an exhibition against Bolivia, and Christian Pulisic is back with the national team for the first time since the Americans were eliminated in World Cup qualifying last October.
Sargent, who turned 18 on Feb. 20, scored four goals at last year's Under-20 World Cup and three at the Under-17 World Cup.
CARY, N.C. (AP) — Tim Weah ran onto the field wearing bright orange boots, the first player born in the 2000s to play for the United States.
"This is what I've been waiting for my whole life," said the 18-year-old, the son of Liberian President George Weah, the 1995 FIFA Player of the Year. "I'm really appreciative of the chance that the coaching staff has given me, and I'm hoping that I get more call-ups."
CHICAGO (AP) — Tim Weah, a son of former world player of the year and current Liberia president George Weah, is among seven players who could make their U.S. Soccer debuts in an exhibition against Paraguay on March 27 at Cary, North Carolina.
American forward Tim Weah, a son of the former soccer star and president of Liberia, made his debut for Paris Saint-Germain less than two weeks after his 18th birthday.
George Weah was FIFA Player of the Year in 1995 and was elected Liberia's president in January.
Tim Weah entered Saturday's 2-0 French league win at Troyes in the 79th minute. He became the first American to play for PSG and made his debut nearly 13 years after his father's last game for the club in May 2005.
PARIS (AP) — Angel Di Maria maintained his rich scoring form and George Weah's son made his debut as runaway French league leader Paris Saint-Germain won at Troyes 2-0 on Saturday.
Two minutes after halftime, Di Maria ran onto a clever flick from Julian Draxler and dinked the ball over goalkeeper Erwin Zelazny, who rushed off his line. It was his 13th goal since January, and he looks certain to start against Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday.
PARIS (AP) — With one eye on Real Madrid next week, Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery left out forwards Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani for the trip to Troyes in the French league on Saturday.
Mbappe cut his ankle on Wednesday in the French Cup quarterfinal win against Marseille and Emery is not risking him ahead of playing Real Madrid on Tuesday in the last 16 of the Champions League. PSG trails 3-1 from the first leg in Madrid.
Emery is also resting Cavani, the team top-scorer with 32.
PARIS (AP) — Newly-elected Liberian President George Weah and French counterpart Emmanuel Macron have announced the creation of a fund to support sport projects in Africa.
Weah, a former international soccer star, on his first trip out of Africa as head of state, had lunch Wednesday with Macron and top sport personalities at the Elysee Palace.
Macron and Weah said at a news conference that they want to revive the relationship between their countries.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been awarded a $5 million African Leadership prize by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation which honors role models on a continent where many leaders have stayed in power for decades, the foundation said Monday.
Sirleaf, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Africa's first female president, is also the first female and only the fifth person to receive the Ibrahim leadership award since it was established in 2006.
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Former international soccer star George Weah was sworn in as Liberia's new president Monday, taking over the impoverished West African nation from Africa's first female leader.
The 51-year-old, who was FIFA's 1995 player of the year, took the oath of office dressed in all white at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex to cheers from tens of thousands Liberians.
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has rejected her expulsion from the governing party as illegal, saying she will appeal the decision.
The Unity Party's executive committee voted Saturday to expel the 79-year-old president, accusing her of violating the party's constitution by refusing to support Vice President Joseph Boakai in elections. Boakai lost to soccer star George Weah in a Dec. 26 runoff vote.
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's outgoing governing party says it has voted to expel President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf because of her alleged decision not to support her vice president in the latest presidential poll.
Unity Party's assistant secretary-general for press and public affairs, Mohammed Ali, said Sirleaf was expelled for violating the party's constitution. He said Sirleaf is accused of sending people to campaign against the party.
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he has been invited to former footballer George Weah's inauguration as Liberia's president.
But Wenger, who signed Weah when he was Monaco coach in 1988, expects to be too busy to make the trip from London for the Jan. 22 ceremony.
Weah, a former FIFA World Player of the Year, was elected president last week in Liberia's first democratic transfer of power in more than 70 years.
George Weah's soccer talent took him from a slum surrounded by swamps in Liberia to superstardom in Paris, Milan and London, becoming the first and still only African to win FIFA's world player of the year award.
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — George Weah gave his first public address as Liberia's president-elect Saturday, telling potential investors that the nation is "open and ready for business" and calling on Liberians who live abroad to come home.
The former international soccer star spoke at Coalition for Democratic Change party headquarters, where he vowed to tackle corruption and asked members of his party to applaud the Liberians who elected him.
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Former FIFA World Player of the Year George Weah has been elected Liberia's new president by a wide margin as the West African nation faces its first democratic transfer of power in more than 70 years.
Vice President Joseph Boakai conceded on Friday, congratulating the ex-soccer star.
The National Election Commission later declared Weah president-elect and his running mate Jewel Howard-Taylor vice president-elect.
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The Latest on Liberia's election (all times local):
Liberia's National Election Commission has declared George Weah president-elect and Jewel Howard-Taylor vice president-elect following a Dec. 26 runoff poll.
The commission says their party, the Coalition for Democratic Change, received 61.5 percent of the vote with 732,185 votes, beating Vice President Joseph Boakai's Unity Party which got 457,579 or 38.5 percent of the votes.
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Former international soccer star George Weah was poised to win Liberia's presidency with a significant lead and more than 98 percent of votes counted, according to provisional results released Thursday, as the West African nation prepared for its first democratic transfer of power in more than 70 years.
Weah received 61.5 percent of ballots counted and Vice President Joseph Boakai received 38.5 percent, the National Elections Commission said.
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's National Elections Commission continued tallying votes Wednesday from the West African nation's presidential runoff election between a football star and the vice president who are competing to replace Africa's first female head of state.
The commission said late Wednesday that it would begin announcing provisional results from Tuesday's vote on Thursday.
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Young Liberians went straight from all-night Christmas celebrations to the polls Tuesday for a runoff election between a former international soccer star and the country's vice president, who are vying to replace Africa's first female head of state.
For the first time in more than 70 years, the West African nation founded by freed American slaves will see one democratically elected government hand power to another.
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberians head to the polls Tuesday for a runoff election between a former international soccer star and the vice president to replace Africa's first female head of state.
For the first time in more than 70 years, the West African nation founded by freed American slaves will see one democratically elected government hand power to another.
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's Supreme Court has denied a request from the governing Unity Party to halt the Dec. 26 presidential runoff, ruling that the National Elections Commission has acted within the law in setting the election date.
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's National Elections Commission has set Dec. 26 as the date for the presidential runoff vote.
The second-round vote between former soccer star George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai had been on hold after the Liberty Party alleged first-round voting irregularities. The Supreme Court last week cleared the way for the runoff, saying there was not enough evidence to support the allegations.
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's supreme court cleared the way Thursday for the presidential runoff to go forward, saying there was not enough evidence to support allegations of fraud.
The second-round vote between soccer star George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai had been put on hold last month after the Liberty Party alleged irregularities in the first round of voting on Oct. 10.
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Liberia is expressing confidence in the credibility of the West African nation's elections as the runoff vote is postponed for investigations into allegations of fraud and irregularities.
International soccer star George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai were to face off in a Nov. 7 runoff to replace Africa's first female president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president said Wednesday "our democracy is under assault" as the runoff election to replace her is delayed indefinitely by a court after allegations of voting fraud.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa's first female president, expressed her frustration in a radio address played on repeat. It was her first public statement since the Supreme Court's decision on Monday ordering that the Nov. 7 runoff vote be postponed.
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's Supreme Court halted the presidential election runoff, which had been scheduled for Tuesday, until the National Elections Commission investigates allegations of irregularities and fraud in the first round.
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a temporary halt to preparations for next week's runoff presidential election as it awaits a hearing on alleged voting irregularities.
Following the ruling, National Elections Commission Chairman Jerome Korkoya said the Nov. 7 runoff date "may not be possible to meet."
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's governing party has joined other political parties and backed a statement challenging the election results and alleging the president attempted to influence the outcome of voting.
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Election authorities say Liberia's presidential runoff will take place Nov. 7.
Henry Flomo, National Elections Commission communications director, said Tuesday that former international soccer superstar George Weah will face Vice President Joseph Boakai in the second round.
Neither of the two men got more than 50 percent of the votes which is required by the constitution to win outright in the Oct. 10 polls. Weah got about 39 percent and Boakai won 29 percent of the votes.