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Weah struggles to live up to his promises

Former footballer George Weah was elected president of Liberia on the back of generous policy pledges but two years later the country is beset by problems, as Charlie Mitchell reports.

“There is no lack of ambitious plans. It is in implementation that Africa falls short,” Dolika Banda, CEO at ARC

When you have scaled the heights of both the US and Europe’s financial sector, risen through the ranks of the world’s principle development finance institutions, been a director at the largest pan-African bank, and steered the Africa department at Britain’s most important investment corporation, you might be forgiven for deciding, at some point, to rest on your laurels and take a prolonged break.