South Africa President Jacob Zuma congratulates Obama

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In South Africa
Nov 7th, 2012
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South African President Jacob Zuma attends a joint media briefing at the end of the plenary session of the BRICS Summit in New Delhi March 29, 2012. The BRICS group of emerging market nations voiced concern about the slow pace of reforms within the IMF in a draft summit declaration that also called for a transparent process to select the next World Bank president.

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

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