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African leaders shower praises on Prince Philip following his demise

Some African heads of state have showered loads of praises on the late Prince Philip whilst expressing their condolences to the royal family following his demise.

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria said that, “the death of the Duke of Edinburgh is the end of an era;” adding that, “Prince Philip was one of the greatest and publicly recognizable international figures whose contributions to the Commonwealth will be remembered for generations to come.”

He added that, “Prince Philip was a great man in his own right who made enormous contributions to philanthropic activities and charities, especially for wildlife conservation and youth development programmes in more than 130 countries.”

Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo on the other hand described the late Prince as a “devoted companion of the last seventy-three (73) years;” adding that, “the Ghanaian people have excellent memories of his dynamic and engaging personality.”

“The British people have lost a redoubtable public servant, and we wish him peaceful rest in the bosom of the Almighty until the Last Day of the Resurrection when we shall all meet again… His place in Ghanaian history is secure, and we appreciate very much his contact with us,” the President said.

Gambian President Adama Barrow also joined in by posting this on his Facebook page “I extend my heartfelt condolences to Her Majesty the Queen, the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, on the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.”

In an earlier statement announcing his death, the royal family said, “His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will be made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”

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