South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has released his congratulations to the US President elect Joe Biden, and his running mate Kamala Harris who will be the new Vice President in January next year.
Ignoring the protests of the incumbent Donald Trump that the election was stolen from him, world leaders have been quick to issue their congratulations and with them their support for the result of this hotly contested election. While the final result might be quite convincing, there were four states where the election results where quite close and the counting took four days.
As Vice President in the Obama administration, Joe Biden was seen as a friend to Africa in an era when the African Growth and Opportunity Act showed the US commitment to the African continent. African leaders are hopeful that a Biden administration will be much more friendly to the continent than the Trump administration. Trump most famous action with regards to African was his reference to Haiti and countries on the African continent as s**thole countries.