African Leaders, Citizens React to Obama's Victory

Many African leaders have hailed the victory of U.S. President Barack Obama and have called on their citizens to emulate the example of the Americans in preserving peace during elections.

President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney at the second presidential debate.

  • Nigeria:  Obama's Presidency and Re-Election (column)

    Daily Trust, 8 November 2012

    The November 6, 2012, presidential election in the US has just whizzed past. Barack Obama has won re-election in what turned out to be the most expensive election in the US ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Jonathan, FEC Say Obama's Re-Election Significant to Africa, Nigeria

    This Day, 7 November 2012

    The re-election of United States President, Barack Obama for a second term in office has been hailed by the Federal Executive Council (FEC), which described it as significant to ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Citizens Must Take a Cue for 2015 Election, Say Lagos Lawmakers

    Daily Trust, 8 November 2012

    Some Lagos lawmakers on Wednesday urged Nigerians to take a cue from the just concluded US election in order to have a credible poll in 2015. read more »

  • Nigeria:  U.S. Election Tears PDP, ACN, Others Apart

    Vanguard, 8 November 2012

    The quick resolution of Tuesday's presidential election in the United States, last night, sparked off quarel among the three leading parties in Nigeria, with the ruling Peoples ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Buhari - Obama Deserves Re-Election

    Daily Trust, 8 November 2012

    CPC presidential candidate Gen Muhammadu Buhari says USA President Barrack Obama deserved his re-election and described it as another big achievement in the USA. Buhari spoke ... read more »

  • Cameroon:  'Obama's Re-election Isn't a Surprise' (interview)

    Cameroon Tribune, 7 November 2012

    Prof. Jean Emmanuel Pondi, International Relations expert and author of the book, "Barack Obama: From Questions To Admiration," explains reasons behind President's second term win. read more »

  • Nigeria:  President Jonathan Congratulates Obama On His Re-Election

    Nigeria First, 7 November 2012

    On behalf of himself, the Federal Government and the people of Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan heartily congratulates President Barack Obama on his success in winning ... read more »

  • Tunisia:  Marzouki Congratulates Obama On His Re-Election As U.S. President

    Tunis Afrique Presse, 7 November 2012

    Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki congratulated Barack Obama on his re-election for a second term as President of the United States of America. read more »

  • Somalia:  Somali President Congratulates Barrack Obama On His Re-Election

    Shabelle Media Network, 8 November 2012

    The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Wednesday congratulated U. S. President Barrack Obama on his re-election in the U.S presidential ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  South Sudan's Kiir Congratulates Obama On 'Impressive Victory'

    Sudan Tribune, 7 November 2012

    South Sudan president Salva Kiir sent a congratulatory cable to his United States counterpart Barack Obama on his re-election for a second and last term yesterday calling it an ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Obama's Victory Big Challenge for Nigeria - Senate

    Daily Trust, 8 November 2012

    The Senate has maintained that every part of the country is entitled to Presidency. Reacting to the re-election of the American President Barrack Obama yesterday, the Senate, ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Obama's Victory Lesson for Nigeria - NLC, CD

    Daily Trust, 8 November 2012

    The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday said the victory of the US President Barrack Obama should serve as a lesson to Nigeria. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Obama - the Second Time Around (IV) (opinion)

    Vanguard, 8 November 2012

    In addition to the fact that a number of Black people were beaten up and some killed in the racist reaction to Obama's victory, recent polls show that hatred of Blacks and ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  MDC Congratulates Obama (press release)

    Movement for Democratic Change, 7 November 2012

    The MDC congratulates the Americans for displaying such immense degree of maturity in the run up, during and after the election. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Jonathan, World Leaders Congratulate Obama

    This Day, 8 November 2012

    United States President Barack Obama Wednesday received a ringing endorsement from world leaders on his re-election, who urged him to work harder in improving relations between his ... read more »

  • Africa:  Africa Expects Better Obama Disappoints Africa in First Term

    The Namibian, 8 November 2012

    PRIME Minister Nahas Angula yesterday lashed out at the re-elected president of the United States of America, Barack Obama, saying “he should respect Africa”. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Obama, Incumbency and 2015 (opinion)

    This Day, 8 November 2012

    When I arrived Washington DC on Sunday, the mood in the city reminded me of the same period in November 2004 when I was also in the United States to observe the election between ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Rwanda Welcomes Obama Victory

    The New Times, 7 November 2012

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Louise Mushikiwabo yesterday welcomed the re-election of Barack Obama to America's White House, stating that relations between ... read more »