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Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe Becomes African Union Chairman

Posted: February 1st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: World of the News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe Becomes African Union Chairman

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe Becomes African Union Chairman
One of Africa’s most divisive figures, Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, has taken over the chairmanship of the African Union, casting a shadow over the continental body’s relations with the West.

The only leader Zimbabwe has known since independence from Britain in 1980 assumed the largely ceremonial role when he was handed the AU flag and gavel at a summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

In his acceptance speech, Mr Mugabe spoke of the need to guard against foreigners exploiting the continent’s mineral wealth and called for more assistance for African farmers :: Read the full article »»»»