Après les footballeurs Ronaldo (Brésil) et Zinedine Zidane (France), l’attaquant international ivoirien de Chelsea, Didier Drogba, agée de 28 ans, est nommé ambassadeur itinérant du Programme des Nations unies pour le développement (PNUD - ONU).
President Thabo Mbeki has, on behalf of the government and people of the Republic of South Africa congratulated Nigeria’s President elect, Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, on his election as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
In his congratulatory letter to the Hon Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, President Mbeki expressed South Africa’s intention to continue to forging closer working relations between the two countries and to build a better Africa and the world.
President Mbeki additionally expressed his concurrence with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Observer Mission when it implored on the Nigerian electorate, political parties and candidates to use "exclusively peaceful and constitutional means to seek redress to any electoral grievances that may arise."
The ECOWAS statement with which President Mbeki is in agreement also said : "the Nigerian authorities (should) empower the electoral tribunals to fast track the resolution of all complaints with a view to ensuring the speedy resolution of all disputes arising from the elections."
Finally, President Mbeki assured Nigeria of South Africa’s readiness to extend a hand of solidarity with the people of Nigeria and wished the Hon Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar’Adua well in his endeavours. Source : Source : SAGI, 25 April 2007