As a follow up to our article on how some of our African leaders celebrated the Christmas season, we take a look at what they did and said on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni delivered a New Year’s message to his people.
He also attended Church service together with his family to mark the beginning of the year.
With First Lady @JanetMuseveni and our family, we attended prayers to mark the beginning of the New Year at Rubindi Catholic Church in Rubindi Town Council, Kashaari North in Mbarara. pic.twitter.com/59Ksy56lU8
— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) January 1, 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria took to his Facebook page to send his compatriots a New Year’s message.
President Nana Akufo Addo of Ghana took to Twitter to wish his compatriots a Happy New Year.
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) December 31, 2017
Senegalese President, Macky Sall also wished his people a Happy New Year.
— Macky SALL (@Macky_Sall) January 1, 2018
President Roch Kabore of Burkina Faso delivered a New Year message to his people on Twitter.
A toutes les composantes de la Nation, à nos partenaires techniques et financiers, à tous nos frères des communautés étrangères établis dans notre pays et à tous les amis du Burkina Faso, j'adresse mes voeux de paix, de santé, de partage, de bonheur et de prospérité pour 2018. RK
— Roch M. C. KABORE (@rochkaborepf) December 31, 2017
South African President Jacob Zuma delivered a New Year message to his people.
— South African Gov (@GovernmentZA) December 31, 2017
Nigerian Entrepreneur and philantropist Tony Elumelu took to his Instagram page to give some advice and wish everyone a Happy New Year.
What a year 2017 has been. A lot to be thankful for and a lot to reflect and prepare for in 2018. These are my top 9 moments with my Instagram family. Your encouragement and love have been inspiring. This post sums it all up nicely: work hard, stay fit, make time for your family, seize every opportunity to empower others, be happy and don’t forget to have fun while doing so. Here’s to 2018! Peace & success #HappyNewYear #TOEWay #nye #nye2017 #2018
Rwandan President, Paul Kagame had an End of Year message for his people.
He also hosted an End of Year Party with his wife Jeannette Kagame.
President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya delivered a message to his compatriots on New Year’s Eve.