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US President, Biden Asks African Leaders To Hold Free 2023 Elections

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2022 US-Africa Summit

President Joe Biden of United States on Wednesday has informed African leaders to embrace the practice of free vote in the coming 2023 elections.

He said this alongside his top aides in a summit held at Washington where they met six African leaders.

The group of leaders he addressed included Nigerian President, President Muhammadu Buhari, who will be completing his tenure by 2023. President Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo who took office in 2019.

According to the White House also, Gabon’s President, Ali Bongo Ondimba, who has been president since 2009 after succeeding his longtime-ruling father, and the leaders of Liberia, Madagascar and Sierra Leone.

The United States also hailed President Tshisekedi for agreeing to hold elections as scheduled in DR Congo, where past votes have been greeted with unrest.

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