Liberian President George Weah hopes to appeal to music lovers across the West African nation of some 4.5 million people to ensure Covid-19 does not spread further.
Various African governments have announced lockdowns or curfews in response to the virus, which was slow to reach many African countries but is now growing exponentially, according to the World Health Organization.
Liberian president, former footballer George Weah is under pressure over alleged top-level corruption and economic mismanagement.
Imran Khan is not the only famed sports star to have swapped playing fields for the corridors of power.
The former football star talks a good game when it comes to speaking to Liberia's poor. But Weah faces the challenge of showing that he is still as connected, and can deliver, to the Liberia of his underprivileged childhood.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Africa's first female president, is also the first female and fifth person to receive the Ibrahim leadership award since it was established in 2006.
Johnson Sirleaf denies the party's allegations that she held inappropriate private meetings with election magistrates before the vote last year.
With 98.1 percent of the vote counted, George Weah led with 61.5 percent to Vice President Joseph Boakai’s 38.5 percent, officials say.
Liberians voted on Tuesday in a run-off for a successor to outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, meant to usher in the first democratic transfer of power in more than seven decades.
Liberians will choose a new leader in a run-off between Vice President Joseph Boakai and football icon George Weah, in a vote that will mark the country's first democratic transition since 1944.
The ruling Unity Party and opposition Liberty Party had alleged irregularities and fraud tainted the results of the first round of voting on October 10 and called for a total re-run of elections.
Liberia's November 7 presidential run-off will be paused until the electoral commission investigates claims of fraud in the October 10 first-round poll.
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