African leaders who attended Queen Elizabeth II funeral

….as On social media a picture of African leaders riding on a bus is being contrasted to the US president’s motorcade.

Several African leaders are among hundreds of foreign dignitaries who attended the funeral of British Queen Elizabeth II in London.

Some 2,000 people were at the Westminster Abbey for her state funeral.

The African leaders who are attended include South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa, Kenya’s William Ruto, Ghana’s Nana Akufo-Addo, Tanzania’s Suluhu Samia Hassan, King Letsie III of Lesotho and Senegal’s Macky Sall, as the current chair of the African Union.

Also there is Rwanda’s Paul Kagame, the chair of the Commonwealth, and Ali Bongo, President of the Commonwealth’s newest member, Gabon.

Some Sudanese activists have criticised the decision to invite Sudan’s military ruler, Gen Abdel Fattah al-Burhan.

Nigeria was represented by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, while Foreign Minister Frederick Shava is in London on behalf of Zimbabwe, which has left the Commonwealth.

There are so many foreign leaders that they couldn’t all travel to the cathedral seperately so they went by bus following UK government guidance. One of the few exceptions is US President Joe Biden, who arrived in his armoured limousine, known as “The Beast”.

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