Africa News Mon, 16 May 2022

African presidents who have condoled with UAE after death of president

African presidents send condolences to government of UAE

UAE mourns passing of President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed

Late president's brother elected new President

Presidents across Africa, over the weekend, extended condolences to the government and people of the United Arab Emirates following the passing of President Sheikh Khalifah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

In the case of Ghana's Akufo-Addo, he described as: "a great loss for the UAE, an indeed, for the world," in a message posted on Twitter.

The UAE last Friday announced the death of President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan via state news agency WAM.

He was also ruler of Abu Dhabi emirate.

Vice-president and premier Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, ruler of Dubai, acted as president until the federal council which groups the rulers of the seven emirates met and elected Mohammed Bin Zayed as substantive president over the weekend.

Khalifa, who was born in 1948, came to power in 2004 in the richest emirate Abu Dhabi and became the head of state.

Mohammed bin Zayed has been the de facto ruler of the US-allied UAE, particularly after Khalifa suffered a stroke in 2014, following which he has rarely been seen in public.

Below are some messages from African leaders:

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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