The footballer president
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This week on The Sound Kitchen you’ll hear the answer to the question about the new president of Liberia. There’s a belated World Radio Day celebration, listener news, some great music and, of course, the new quiz question. Just click on the arrow in the photo and enjoy!
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This week’s quiz: On 6 January, I asked you a question about Liberia. On 29 December, Liberia’s National Elections Commission announced the winner in the presidential run-off election. I asked you to send me the name of the winner, the name of his running mate and the percentage of votes they won.
The answer is:George Manneh Weah of the Congress for Democratic Change party. Many of you know Weah’s name from the football world – he was the Fifa World Player of the Year in 1995, and is widely-regarded as one of the best African players of all time.
Weah won the presidency with 61.5 percent of the votes; he was sworn into office on 22January. His vice-president is Jewel Howard Taylor.
The winners are: Nashon Mwatumia from Mombasa, Kenya and Waliya Yohanna Joseph from Calabar, Nigeria. There are three winners from Ghana this week: Mohammed Ibrahim from Cape Coast, Loretta Adu-Asamoah from Kumasi and Amadu Nuhu from Accra.
Here’s the music you heard on this week’s program: Vivaldi: the first movement of “Winter” from “The Four Seasons” arranged for two guitars, performed by Antoine Boyer and Samuelito; Rimsky - Korsakov: “The Flight of the Bumblebee”; George Gershwin: “Mine” sung by Jo Stafford.
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