Africa with Kofi Annan and other African leaders mourned Fidel Castro

  • November 29, 2016

Death of Fidel Castro, leader of the Cuban revolution was reported on Saturday followed reactions continue to pour in from around the continent.

Media savvy presidents have sent condolence via twitter. Some governments have also sent official statements to the government and people of Cuba over the death of the 90-year-old leader.

Kofi Annan,  former Secretary General of the United Nations, on Sunday joined the list with a social media post celebrating the life of Castro who he described as ‘‘one of Latin America’s most remarkable leaders.’‘

President Castro’s struggle against apartheid is remarkable. He inspired the Cuban people to join us in their own struggle against apartheid.

After South Africa gained freedom in 1994, Cuba and South Africa, under Presidents Castro and Mandela respectively, formed a strong bond of solidarity and friendship. Cuba was an open supporter to the anti-apartheid struggle.

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