Taking time off their busy schedules, some African leaders took to their social media platforms to wish their compatriots a Merry Christmas while others used the opportunity to give back to the society through charity events. Since we’re still in the holiday mood and season, join Face2Face Africa as we take a look at how some African leaders celebrated the Christmas holidays on social media.
Have a look below.
President Uhuru Kenyatta, addressing his people on Christmas Eve.
Merry Christmas! https://t.co/oX6WFex7pd
— Uhuru Kenyatta (@UKenyatta) December 24, 2017
A special Christmas message from the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo Addo.
On behalf of the Government, my wife Rebecca, my daughters and grandchildren, I extend warmest greetings and best wishes to all Ghanaians celebrating Christmas. Merry Christmas, and may God bless us all and our homeland Ghana. pic.twitter.com/yzpGB1LxQJ
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) December 25, 2017
While sending out Christmas wishes, President Muhammadu Buhari also used the opportunity to apologize to Nigerians for the ongoing fuel shortage in the oil-producing country. He assured his people measures were being taken to solve the problem.
President Macky Sall of Senegal wished the Christian community a Merry Christmas.
President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda visited Tanzanian soldiers admitted at the Nakasero Hospital in Kampala on Christmas Eve to show support after they were attacked by militants over a fortnight ago.
He also attended a Christmas service at the St. Luke Nshwerenkye Church of Uganda with his wife and other family members.
He also toured his Rwakitura farm with his family on boxing day.
We took a walk around the Rwakitura farm this morning, checked on cattle and learnt about the value of vegetation. pic.twitter.com/3n4yHPkSrr
— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) December 26, 2017
Learning from my grandchildren how to play cards "matatu" on my day off. pic.twitter.com/GkDibGXDzn
— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) December 27, 2017
The President of Cameroon, Paul Biya together with his wife Chantal Biya lit a Christmas tree and donated some gifts to the patients, staff, and guests of the Applied Research, Endoscopic Surgery and Human Reproduction Hospital Centre on December 23rd, 2017.
First Lady, my wife Chantal BIYA, lights Christmas tree at CHRACERH.
She brought joy and merry making to the patients, staff and guests of the Applied Research, Endoscopic Surgery and Human Reproduction Hospital Centre: https://t.co/JnPkMzuui3 #PaulBiya #Cameroon #ChantalBiya pic.twitter.com/tOv16RQn3I
— President Paul Biya (@PR_Paul_Biya) December 23, 2017
President Ian Khama of Botswana also took the opportunity to wish his compatriots a happy and safe holiday season.
1. My fellow citizens, as we come to the end of yet another eventful year; 50+1 years of Independence, it is indeed a pleasure for me to take this opportunity to wish you all happy & safe holidays pic.twitter.com/tHN0rddwRl
— Botswana Government (@BWGovernment) December 25, 2017