Saturday 17 March 2018

Don't heed Mugabe's call, African countries told


Harare - Zimbabwean opposition parties have reportedly described as "absurd" President Robert Mugabe's anti-UN and West speech at the just-ended African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Mugabe told delegates at the AU's 26th ordinary summit over the weekend that African countries would not hesitate to pull out of the United Nations if steps to reform the international body were not taken.

Mugabe said it was time for action, as Africa had been talking and begging for years, for the continent's permanent seat at the UN security council, but had not been heard.

"We have asked and asked for Security Council reform," Mugabe, 91, said.