South Africa President Jacob Zuma congratulates Obama
Johannesburg – President Jacob Zuma congratulated US President Barack Obama on his re-election Wednesday, urging the US to continue playing a positive role in Africa.
“We value our relations with the United States and look forward to strengthening bilateral co-operation in the years to come,” Zuma said in a statement.
He said the US had an important role to play in Africa’s development.
“South Africa is confident that the United States will continue to play a positive role in this regard.”
Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki also congratulated Obama on his “well deserved victory”, saying that people in his ancestral homeland were celebrating his re-election.
“Kenya, as always is proud of our association with you,” Kibaki said in a statement on Wednesday.
“We look forward to the deepening of relations between our two countries during your second term in office,” it added. – Sapa-AFP