Liberian Leader off to South Africa

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has departed the country to attend the 10th General Assembly of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), which takes place in Durban, South Africa.

According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf will be away from October 27 to 30.

The IAPB is a global alliance of civil society groups, corporate and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships. The theme of the 10th General Assembly (10-GA) is “Stronger Together.”

During her absence, Minister of Justice and Attorney-General Frederick Cherue will serve as Coordinator of the Cabinet in consultation with the Vice President.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.