Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who died on Friday at the age of 99, lived an extraordinary life. In commending a life well spent, African leaders paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh in commiserating with Queen Elizabeth II
Senegal’s President Macky Sall said of the Duke of Edinburgh:
“I would like to salute the memory of his Highness, Prince Philip of Great Britain, who has died. I present my condolences to the Queen Elizabeth II, as well as to the British people.”
Zimbabwe‘s President Emmerson Mnangagwa expressed his condolences in a tweet, saying “may his soul rest in peace.”
“My deepest condolences to the people of the United Kingdom and the Royal family the death of His Royal Highness Prince Phillip. May his soul rest in eternal peace”.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta described Prince Philip as a great man who worked for a peaceful co-existence of the human race.
“His Royal Highness Prince Philip has been a towering symbol of family values and the unity of the British people as well as the entire global community.”
Nigeria‘s President Muhammadu Buhari referred to him as a “global icon”. In a statement, he said the Commonwealth will remember the prince “for generations to come”.
Zambia‘s President Edgar Lunga also sent his condolences.
“Zambia joins the rest of the World in mourning the passing of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Phillip. We extend our deepest condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Royal Family and the British people.”
The head of the World Trade Organization Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala praised him for founding the Earthshot Prize council, an environmental award she is involved with.
“Saddened by the passing of HRH Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. My condolences to HM the Queen, PM and people of the UK. Let me particularly condole HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Founder & member of our Earthshot Prize Council.”
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