90 Year Old Zimbabwe's Mugabe Has Been Elected African Union Chairman

Date: 30-01-2015 2:56 pm (6 years ago) | Author: Giwa bayo
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Ninety-year-old Zimbabwe President, Robert Mugabe, known as one of Africa’s most divisive figures, has ascended to the rotating chairmanship of the African Union (AU) on Friday, casting a shadow over the continental body’s relations with the West. Reuters report:
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, Africa’s oldest head of state spoke of the need to guard against foreigners exploiting the continent’s mineral wealth and called for more assistance for African farmers.
“African resources should belong to Africa and to no one else, except to those we invite as friends. Friends we shall have, yes, but imperialists and colonialists no more,” he said, to applause from his peers.
In some corners, Mugabe is feted as a nationalist hero who triumphed over colonial power Britain on the battlefield and at the ballot box, and who remained steadfast in his commitment to the promotion of black African power in the 34 years since.


Posted: at 30-01-2015 02:56 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
- AdikpeReturn at 30-01-2015 03:25 PM (6 years ago)
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Though he is old, but he is right in his speech
Posted: at 30-01-2015 03:25 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- femjay at 30-01-2015 03:27 PM (6 years ago)
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Huh ! ...
Posted: at 30-01-2015 03:27 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- DMG17 at 30-01-2015 04:56 PM (6 years ago)
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DEAR NIAJAPALS, I FOUND THIS QUOTATION BY AN EDUCATED NIGERIAN, DO YOU AGREE?


“ALTHOUGH MUGABE HAS BEEN IN POWER FOR A LONG TIME, I STILL RESPECT HIM. HE STANDS FOR BLACK POWER, SUPREMACY AND UNITY. HE IS AN AFRICAN LEADER WITH COURAGE TO TELL THE WHITES TO THEIR FACES THE WAY IT IS.

IMPERIALISM AND THE IDEAL OF RE-COLONIZING AFRICA MUST STOP. THE WHITES ARE ONLY AFTER OUR GOD GIVEN NATURAL RESOURCES AND NOTHING ELSE. THEY DON’T CARE ABOUT OUR WELL-BEING. WE AFRICANS CAN SUCCESSFULLY MANAGE AND TRADE OUR OWN RESOURCES ON OUR OWN TERMS TO ANY OUTSIDER INTERESTED IN DOING BUSINESS WITH US.

NO WHITES, NO FOREIGNERS SHOULD DICTATE FOR AFRICANS HOW TO LIVE AND HOW TO MANAGE THEIR OWN RESOURCES, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. WHITES ONLY MEAN “THE EXPLOITATION OF AFRICAN RESOURCES”

-CHIKA J. NJOKU
Posted: at 30-01-2015 04:56 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- DrSoba at 30-01-2015 05:16 PM (6 years ago)
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This man is always there to back the black race. Nice one
Posted: at 30-01-2015 05:16 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- isbigo at 30-01-2015 05:42 PM (6 years ago)
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I LIKE THIS MAN, RIDE ON PAPA MUGABE
Posted: at 30-01-2015 05:42 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Oways at 30-01-2015 05:56 PM (6 years ago)
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I like this man
Posted: at 30-01-2015 05:56 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- eric2000 at 30-01-2015 06:19 PM (6 years ago)
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this man is a basket case...this is the best the Africa union can do
Posted: at 30-01-2015 06:19 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Larry28 at 30-01-2015 06:34 PM (6 years ago)
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Hmmmm
Posted: at 30-01-2015 06:34 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- beneno at 30-01-2015 09:07 PM (6 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 30-01-2015 09:07 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Abubu86 at 30-01-2015 10:45 PM (6 years ago)
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I support ur fight Sir,Pa Mugabe
Posted: at 30-01-2015 10:45 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Judah1 at 30-01-2015 11:26 PM (6 years ago)
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Mugabe is a murderer. Go back your farm in Harare and retire quietly. A devilish dictator.
Posted: at 30-01-2015 11:26 PM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- Judah1 at 30-01-2015 11:28 PM (6 years ago)
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Mugabe is a murderer. Go back your farm in Harare and retire quietly. A devilish dictator.
Posted: at 30-01-2015 11:28 PM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- sweetypweety at 31-01-2015 06:55 AM (6 years ago)
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Then u see some lunatics coming to tell us,"do u want a 72 year old to lead Nigeria?". Is it a crime to be 72 & contest for presidency?
Posted: at 31-01-2015 06:55 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- newtoncruz at 31-01-2015 09:48 AM (6 years ago)
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the man knew that white people are racist,which made him
said that so far white car are using black tire, racism will never stop
Posted: at 31-01-2015 09:48 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- livinus5 at 31-01-2015 11:26 AM (6 years ago)
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A nice one there,white cars using black  tires
Posted: at 31-01-2015 11:26 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- echeeche at 31-01-2015 01:51 PM (6 years ago)
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ok
Posted: at 31-01-2015 01:51 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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fire TRENDING GISTS fire

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