Liberia's president-elect and former football star George Weah (L) listens to the country's outgoing president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf during a church service at the centennial memorial pavilion in Monrovia on January 21, 2018, the eve of Weah's inauguration.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who shared the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize as a champion of women's rights, is stepping down after making history as Africa's first elected female president in Liberia. / AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO        (Photo credit should read ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images)