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Ramaphosa and other African leaders congratulate US President-elect Joe Biden

Cape Town – African leaders have congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris after media outlets on Saturday declared Biden the winner of the 2020 United States presidential election.

Democrat Joe Biden won his bid for the White House, defeating Donald Trump after securing more than 270 electoral votes in a suspenseful election that has seen the incumbent Trump refuse to concede defeat.

In a tweet, African Union Chairperson and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said, “We congratulate President-Elect @JoeBiden and Vice President @KamalaHarris and the American people on your election. We look forward to working with you and deepening our bonds of friendship and cooperation.”

According to Egyptian online news outlet Ahram Online, Egypt’s presidency said in a statement that President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi had congratulated Biden on winning the presidential race, and asserted that he was looking forward to working and cooperating with the president-elect to boost strategic bilateral relations between Egypt and the US in the best interest of the two countries and their people.

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Sudanese President Abdalla Hamdok also congratulated the president-elect and vice president-elect via a message to Biden and Harris on Twitter.