George Weah sworn in as Liberia’s president

Tens of thousands of Liberians have witnessed the swearing-in of George Weah as the new president of Liberia, at a packed stadium on the outskirts of Monrovia.

A former international football legend, George Weah replaces Africa’s first elected female head of state, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

It’s Liberia’s first transition between democratically-elected leaders since 1944.

Also present are heads of state and several celebrity football players.