African leaders congratulate Joe Biden on election victory

1,021FollowersFollow

African leaders were not moved by President Donald Trump’s refusal to congratulate Joe Biden, as they began offering their congratulations to the new American President-elect and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as early as Saturday afternoon.

Even America’s closest allies in Africa, including South Africa, Ethiopia and Nigeria, quickly congratulated Biden shortly after networks projected him as the winner of the 2020 presidential election.

African leaders said they look forward to working with the new leader and strengthening ties.

What they’re saying:

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa tweeted: “We congratulate President-Elect @JoeBiden and Vice President @KamalaHarris and the American people on your election. We look forward to working with you and deepening our bonds of friendship and cooperation.”

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari tweeted: “Congratulations to US President-Elect Joe Biden on his election at a time of uncertainty and fear in world affairs. His election is a reminder that democracy is the best form of government because it offers the people the opportunity to change their government by peaceful means.”

President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo tweeted: “On behalf of the government and the people of Ghana, I extend my warmest congratulations to the President-elect of the United States of America, Vice President Joseph Robinette Biden Jr, on his decisive victory in the elections of 3rd November 2020. I also congratulate Senator Kamala Harris on becoming the first woman Vice President-elect of the United States.”

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed tweeted: “My congratulations to US President-Elect @JoeBiden and Vice President-Elect @KamalaHarris on your historic #Election2020 win. #Ethiopia looks forward to working closely with you.”

President of Gabon Ali Bongo Ondimba tweeted: “On behalf of the people of Gabon, I extend my warmest congratulations to @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris for their election to the Presidency of United States . Our countries have always been staunch allies. The close relationship built over decades will grow even stronger in the future.”

Togolese President Faure E. Gnassingbe tweeted: “My sincere and warm congratulations to his excellency @JoeBiden for his brilliant victory in the US presidential election. Sincere congratulations also to @KamalaHarris , the first woman Vice-President elected to take up this post.”

President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa tweeted: “On behalf of all Zimbabweans, a huge congratulations to President Elect @JoeBiden on his election victory. Zimbabwe wishes you every successes in leading the American people. I look forward to working with you to increase cooperation between our two nations.”

Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Based in Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, Simon leads a brilliant team of reporters, freelance journalists, analysts, researchers and contributors from around the world to run TODAY NEWS AFRICA as editor-in-chief. Simon Ateba's journalistic experience spans over 10 years and covers many beats, including business and investment, information technology, politics, diplomacy, human rights, science reporting and much more. Write him: simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Trending Now

Biden to use walking boot for several weeks after sustaining fractures while playing with dog, doctor says

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden sustained a sprain of his right foot while playing with his dog, Major, his doctor said on Sunday. "Initial X-rays are...

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden says he’s concerned about escalating violence in Ethiopia and worries about civilians

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Monday said he was concerned about the escalating violence in Ethiopia. In a call with the United Nations...

Ethiopian forces set to take Tigrayan capital, as many fear mass civilian deaths

The Ethiopian military said late on Friday that government forces were set to take control of Mekelle, the regional capital of Tigray, even as...

President-elect Joe Biden slips while playing with dog, twists ankle

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. slipped while playing with his dog, Major, and twisted his ankle. The President-elect is being examined at Delaware Orthopaedic...

Nigerian-American Adewale Adeyemo makes history as President-elect Biden announces members of his economic team

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday announced key members of his economic team, including Janet Yellen as Secretary of the Treasury; Neera Tanden as...

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks with Presidents of Kenya, Argentina and Costa Rica, and UN chief

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Monday spoke with world leaders, including President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, the second African leader after his...

Biden appoints Jen Psaki White House Press Secretary, announces other communications positions

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Sunday announced new members of the White House staff who will serve in senior communications...

Biden wears walking boot after fracturing bones while playing with his dog

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Tuesday was seen wearing a walking boot on his right foot after fracturing several bones at the...

U.S. should embargo arms sales to UAE over airstrikes in Libya and Yemen: HRW

The United States should halt proposed weapons sales to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. It should suspend all future sales until the...

Biden enraged over supreme court case seeking to exclude undocumented immigrants in redistricting

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Tuesday expressed anger and frustration over a supreme court case seeking to exclude undocumented immigrants in redistricting. The...

UN says 235 million people will need humanitarian assistance in 2021 and $35 billion needed

The shock of COVID-19 has pushed the number of people who need humanitarian assistance worldwide to a record high – up by 40 per...

Wisconsin certifies Joe Biden’s win over Donald Trump

The battleground state of Wisconsin on Monday certified its presidential election results with Joseph R. Biden Jr. as the winner following a partial recount...

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden says he’s concerned about escalating violence in Ethiopia and worries about civilians

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Monday said he was concerned about the escalating violence in Ethiopia. In a call with the United Nations...

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks with Presidents of Kenya, Argentina and Costa Rica, and UN chief

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Monday spoke with world leaders, including President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, the second African leader after his...

Biden wears walking boot after fracturing bones while playing with his dog

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Tuesday was seen wearing a walking boot on his right foot after fracturing several bones at the weekend while playing with his dog, Major. Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris arrived at The Queen theater in downtown Wilmington at about 12:34 p.m. to introduce their economic team led by Janet Yellen, the treasury secretary nominee. It is the same venue...
error: Alert: Content is protected !!
Share
Tweet
WhatsApp
Pin
Share