The Sirleaf administration, elected in 2005, guided the nation out of the ruins of war and through the horrors of the 2014-16 Ebola crisis, but is accused of failing to combat poverty and corruption.
Tweeting in French in response to congratulations from French President Emmanuel Macron, he added that "we have a lot to do together to accelerate the building of tomorrow's Africa".
"Is it President Weah?" said the New Dawn newspaper, referring to a man who had the backing of heavyweights including former warlord Prince Johnson and apparently the covert support of outgoing president Sirleaf.
"I congratulate the victor, Ambassador George Manneh Weah, and pray that God will guide and guard him as he embarks upon the onerous responsibility of steering the affairs of our nation", he said.
The new president is expected to take office in January. He played for top local clubs before starting his global career in Cameroon, then moved on to AS Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain, where he became famous.
According to him, he had earlier placed a call to Weah, congratulating him on his prospective victory in the runoff election, and availed himself to help him in any way he may be found useful to advance the good of the country.
Weah immediately announced his intention to run for president, forming the Congress for Democratic Change to back his bid, but he faced immediate and cruel opposition.
Former Speaker of the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS Parliament, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, yesterday congratulated a serving member of the Community Parliament, Senator George Oppong Weah, on his victory in the Liberian presidential election.
Vice President Joseph Boakai conceded Friday, congratulating the ex-soccer star.
While the 2017 election will give way to a historic democratic transition not seen in several decades, it is also the first time in many years in the country for a loser in a presidential election to consciously accept results and concede defeat to the victor.
The National Elections Commission (NEC) on Thursday declared initial results which gave Weah over 60% of votes cast whiles Boakai had about 38% with 98.1% of results certified. She led the country from back-to-back civil wars and saw it through a deadly Ebola outbreak that killed almost 5,000 Liberians.
The 51-year-old Weah, a senator who entered politics after his 2002 retirement, led the first-round election in October but didn't receive enough votes to win outright.
SAFA president Danny Jordaan who worked with Weah before, during and after the 2010 FIFA World Cup said he was elated for this historic moment.
Wahid Mujro, spokesman for the public health ministry, says the toll is at 41 killed and 84 wounded. "There were two explosions". Afghan president Ashraf Ghani has called the attack on a Shiite Muslim cultural center in Kabul a "crime against humanity".
A spokeswoman for the publication told TheWrap: "It was an attempt at humor and we regret that it missed the mark". Carter has been a critic of Trump's for many years, calling him a "short-fingered vulgarian" in the 1980s.
When asked if he believes that is St-Pierre's intent after vacating the middleweight title, White shot down the potential matchup. The UFC's middleweight division will move on in February, when newly crowned champion Whittaker meets Luke Rockhold at UFC 221.
They were both rumoured to be seeing other people, but Gomez confirmed in January this year that she was dating The Weeknd. Celebrities are known to jet off to warmer climates for New Years Eve, and for Selena Gomez , it's to Mexico.
Right now, the film is expected to cross the $800 million mark today, which means that it would be more than halfway there. The big test will be the amount of force The Last Jedi shows between now and New Year's Day, as well as into January.
The toddler's cries ringing through the walls Wednesday morning concerned Tonie Wells' neighbors enough to call the police. Police are reportedly aware of a social media post by Wells saying that she was eight-months pregnant.
Travis Kalanick resigned in June as Uber's chief executive but stayed on the company's board of directors. Uber said in September it was shutting down the auto-leasing business, which had run up huge losses.
"Who doesn't want to kiss the baby?" Most of the reported flu cases were in Kingman, especially during the holidays. This flu season, the CDC is only recommending the injectable flu vaccine , rather than the nasal spray.
Instagram explained that the " recommended for you " section is now being rolled out to all iOS and Android users. There's no doubt that there will be a number of users who will not like the " recommended posts " feature.
Florence resident Becky Barrier said having four children has made her become a smart and experienced shopper. When asked what brought shoppers out the day after Christmas, it was all about the great deals.
Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots surpass $300 million
Wednesday's Powerball Jackpot was the 17th largest in the lottery's history, with the largest being $1.586 billion. A combined estimated $690-million is up for grabs with this weekend's Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots.
Daughter of police victim declared brain dead
Eric Garner was killed by a New York City police officer accused of using an unjustified and unlawful chokehold. The chokehold Eric was put in by officer Daniel Pantaleo lasted anywhere from 15 to 19 seconds.
Patrick Mahomes to start at QB for Chiefs vs. Broncos
That gives Kansas City fans the chance to get their first sneak peek at Smith's heir apparent against the Broncos . A two-year started while at Texas Tech, he declared for the National Football League after his true junior season.
More Pregnant Mothers in California Are Using Pot
The women were treated at Kaiser Permanente facilities that had screening for marijuana use as part of standard prenatal care. For pregnant teens under 18, marijuana use climbed from 12.5 percent to 21.8 percent.