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  3. Kenyan diplomat mourns Prince Philip

    Kenya's High Commissioner to the UK has been paying tribute to Prince Philip in an interview with the BBC's Focus on Africa programme.

    Manoah Esipisu called the late prince "a great man who was well cherished".

    Mr Esipisu - who once worked at the Commonwealth Secretariat - said the prince was "affable" when he met him.

    "He talked about his life as a guy who had arrived in Kenya as a prince with Princess Elizabeth at the time, and left with his wife as having become the Queen in 1952," he said.

    "He also talked about his work with the Duke of Edinburgh Awards which encourages service among young people," Mr Esipisu said, adding that:

    "We also remember him also as a symbol of family values because he was always supporting Her Majesty’s work with the Commonwealth."

  4. Buhari mourns Prince Philip - a 'global icon'

    Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has paid tribute to UK's Prince Philip, calling him a "global icon".

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  5. Former African leaders mourn Prince Philip

    The former leaders of Botswana and Liberia have been sharing their tributes to the UK's Prince Philip, who died earlier on Friday aged 99, with our colleagues at Focus on Africa.

    Former Liberia President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, said the news was "a very sad event" adding that she will remember him as "accommodating":

    Quote Message: I met him during the period of the presidency of William Tolbert of Liberia, who had been invited by the Queen. He was so stately, so accommodating, the warmth that he was able to convey in those short moments of being able to greet him, just gave me reassurance that I was in the presence of greatness. It just makes you feel so good, it makes you feel so welcome."
    Quote Message: So for all of us who had that opportunity, we are very saddened to see him pass on. We convey our best wishes to Her Majesty the Queen as she continues her duties without him by her side.”

    Former Botswana President, Ian Khama, said Prince Philip's death was a loss for the Commonwealth.

    Quote Message: When people talk about the royals, I don’t think they quite understand what it takes, what it means to be able to carry out that role and the duties that comes with it. For me that’s what I admire so much about him and the Queen.
    Quote Message: This is a loss not just for the Queen and the Royal family but I think for the UK and the Commonwealth. He was one of a kind, he had a mind of his own and he spoke it. I admired him and the Queen and the way they carried their duty. It’s going to be very difficult for those who come after him to be able to carry out the same functions in the way he did.”

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