Liberian Leader Consoles Germany

FLASH BACK: Liberian President with German Leader
FLASH BACK: Liberian President with German Leader

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has expressed deepest condolences to the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Germany, following the attack by a lorry which ploughed into a Christmas market in Breitscheidplatz, Germany on Tuesday, December 20.

The tragic incident claimed the lives of at least 12 persons and left over 50 others injured.

According to a Foreign Ministry release, in the condolence message to her German counterpart, Mr. Joachim Gauck, the Liberian leader said: “Our sincere prayers and thoughts go out to the families of the victims and to all the people of Germany.”

She hoped that the perpetrator(s) will be apprehended and brought to justice.

President Sirleaf used the occasion to remind President Gauck that the action of those wicked people validates both nations’ shared interest for increased collaboration in the global battle against terrorism.

She craved God’s consolation for the families of the victims and the speedy recovery for those injured.


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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.