Mandela Centre congratulates Obama

2012-11-07 17:08
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Johannesburg - The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory congratulated United States president Barack Obama on his election to a second term in office on Wednesday.

"On behalf of our founder [former president] Nelson Mandela and our board of trustees, we congratulate you upon your re-election," spokesperson Sello Hatang said in a statement.

He said the US was a vital partner in Africa's efforts to overcome poverty and inequality.

"We are confident that under your continued, insightful leadership this partnership will grow stronger, both in working with governments on the continent, but also with the burgeoning civil society movements that seek to empower communities."

In winning the election, Obama became only the second Democrat since World War Two to win a second four-year term in the White House.

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