Donald John Trump officially became the 45th president of the United States of America Friday.
Since he was elected a number of world leaders around the world have been sending congratulatory messages to the new Commander-in-Chief of American Armed Forces.
Among the first world leaders to send the facilitation was Vladamir Putin of Russia. Followed by a celebratory tweet from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Trump was also congratulated by several African leaders, who are watching tentatively the event unfolding in Gambia, where the transfer of power has not been as smooth as one taking place in Washington.
Leaders from Africa’s Great Lakes were among the first to congratulate President Trump using their twitter accounts:
First was Pierre Nkurunzinza of Burundi, who recently changed country’s constitution to remain in the president’s office despite sporadic protests all over Burundi
Mr. @realDonaldTrump, on behalf of the people of Burundi, we warmly congratulate you. Your Victory is the Victory of all Americans.
— Pierre Nkurunziza (@pnkurunziza) November 9, 2016
Tanzania’s John Pombe Magufuli not far behind, despite not being a great fan of social media, used his Twitter feed to give his ‘Hongera’ and pledging countinued friendship and cooparation between the East African nation and America.
Congratulation President-Elect Donald Trump and the People of America. Tanzanians and I assure you of continued friendship and cooperation.
— Dr John Magufuli (@MagufuliJP) November 9, 2016
I congratulate @realDonaldTrump upon his election as USA president. I look forward to working with him like I’ve done with his predecessors.
— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) November 9, 2016
I sent congratulations statement to the US President Elect, Donald J Trump for being elected as the 45th president of the United States.
— H.E. Hassan Sheikh (@HEhassansheikh) November 9, 2016
On behalf of the Govt and people of Nigeria, I congratulate President-elect @realDonaldTrump on his victory in the US presidential election.
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) November 9, 2016