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Ellen to lead array of women on Dec 17

For Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority annual ball

Former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is expected to lead an array of high profiled women of substance in Liberia on Saturday, December 17 at the Bella Cassa Hotel in sinkor.

The event is part of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and its Eta Beta Omega Chapter annual ball to raise funds for the organization’s charity and social work in Liberia.

Reports of the event come amid rumors about the death of Mrs. Sirleaf who is currently participating in a Private Roundtable with U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington, DC.

The Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development, this week issued a statement saying, it was shocked, dismayed and disturbed by the false rumors circulating over social media, claiming that the former Liberian president is dead.

In an official reaction, the Director of Communications and Research for the Center, Christopher Ifeanyi-Nwanze, writes: “False rumors of this nature are very dangerous and must not be given ground to take root. Madam Sirleaf is alive and well.”

He maintains that Mrs. Sirleaf is currently in the United States, attending international events and will participate in next week’s US-Africa Leaders’ Summit with President Joe Biden.

Meanwhile, former President Sirleaf is expected in the country before December 17 to lead the Alpha Kapa Alpha event at the Belle Cassa Hotel.

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