Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Gabon: Leaders respond to Trump victory

By AT editor - 9 November 2016 at 5:40 pm
Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Gabon: Leaders respond to Trump victory

The news that Americans had elected Republican candidate Donald J. Trump in Tuesday’s presidential election was met with a flurry of diplomatic responses from African leaders across the diverse spectrum of nations. Here are just a few of the formal messages and social media comments from President Joseph Kabila in Democratic Republic of Congo, and from heads of state in Rwanda, Uganda and elsewhere:

“Kenya congratulates Mr Trump for his victorious campaign, and his main opponent, Mrs Hillary Clinton, for her valiant effort.”

President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya

“Congratulations to @realDonaldTrump for a well earned victory.Looking fwd to continued good relationship w/ United States & new administration.”

~President Paul Kagame of Rwanda

“I congratulate @realDonaldTrump upon his election as USA president. I look forward to working with him like I’ve done with his predecessors.”

~President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda

“On behalf of the Govt and people of Nigeria, I congratulate President-elect @realDonaldTrump on his victory in the US presidential election.”

~President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria

“Congratulations to Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States, ally of Gabon.”

~President Ali Bongo of Gabon

“Mr. @realDonaldTrump, on behalf of the people of Burundi, we warmly congratulate you. Your Victory is the Victory of all Americans.”

~President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi

“Congratulation President-Elect Donald Trump and the People of America. Tanzanians and I assure you of continued friendship and cooperation.”

~President John Magufuli of Tanzania

“Congratulations President-elect Donald J. Trump.”

~President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana

“Mes félicitations à Donald TRUMP, Président élu des Etats Unis d’Amérique.”

~President Paul Biya of Cameroon

“Je me réjouis de la très bonne tenue des élections aux #USA2016 et j’adresse toutes mes félicitations au nouveau Président Donald Trump. -IM

~President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger

“President Jacob Zuma congratulates President-elect Donald Trump for winning the 2016 presidential elections in the United States.”

~President Jacob Zuma of South Africa

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