Mugabe says next AU summit will discuss one president for Africa

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says the forthcoming African Union summit should discuss the appointment of a president of Africa to foster unity among Africans, a report said on Wednesday.

Addressing journalists after meeting with President Thomas Boni Yayi of Benin in Harare, Mugabe said such a move “would also ensure that member states adhere to the founding principles of the continental body”, Newsday online reported.

“Yes, we need a president for Africa,” Mugabe said. “That is what we are going to discuss at the AU summit. Africa is not a united continent. We are not at the stage our founding fathers wanted us to be when the organ was formed.”

Mugabe said the AU had failed to integrate Africans, with some seen in the context of Anglophones and others Francophones.

The proposal to set up a United States of Africa was first made by the slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 1999 as a way of ending the continent’s conflicts, but it failed to secure enough support from his African counterparts with some suspecting Gaddafi wanted to rule Africa.

Yayi who is the outgoing AU chairperson said he was in Zimbabwe to discuss the challenges Africa was facing as a continent and to get advice on ways to end conflict, in countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali and Central African Republic, among others.

- News24

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109 Responses to Mugabe says next AU summit will discuss one president for Africa

  1. AS REGIONAL BLOCKS SADC ECOWAS EAC WE HAVE COMPLETELY FAILED OUR PEOPLE. HOW THEN CAN YOU EMBARK ON SUCH A CRAZY IDEA BOB?
    1. BORDER CONTROLS, 2. HARASSMENT OF CITIZENS IN NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES 3. PROTECTION TENDENCIES (EACH COUNTRY WANTS ITS OWN PEOPLE ONLY), 4. COLONIAL IMMIGRATION LAWS 5. NO INTEGRATION OF TELECOMMUNICATION 6. NO HARMONISATION OF LAWS, POLICING, THE LIST IS ENDLESS

    NAMAKANDO KAMANDONDO - January 20, 2013
    14:28

  2. I dont sapot Mugabe’s view.Gaddafi brot tht creamy idea bt they opozd it.Mugabe knows tht he he z in his afternoon and any time he may die hence th proposal.Whch dictator does he want 2 impose on us b4 h dies?Mugabe has ruled Zim with an iron fist and today he can see DEMOCRACY.All of hs electoral victories hv bn fraudulent marred wth violence.Whn u tok of US Africa u are tokng about Democracy bt Robert is a dictator.Watch his motives African leaders and let a democratic leader propose tht idea.

    H.M. - January 19, 2013
    06:30

  3. To my brothers in Africa and all those scattered all over the world.It is general knowledge that there are those who are benefitting from every war fought in every part of the world.These are forces who will not allow you and me to unite as one Africa because they know that a United States of Africa means a world power.They will do everything to sow seeds of division in form of civil wars so that they can continue looting our resources in the name of peace keeping and promoting democracy.They create a war inorder to have access to plunder local resources be it oil or minerals.Africa wake up and be united.We need the United States of Africa if we are to be counted as humans.We need the United States of Africa if our voice is to be heard.We need the United States of Africa if we need to stop the plunder of our resorces.God bless Africa,God bless the coming United States Of Africa

    NB: zwd post this comment

    Pakomaila Nondo Pali Ubulema - January 19, 2013
    00:32

  4. This is Good news please I am avalable for this position within 90 days iI will develop Afica, Within 90 days Africa will become a new world power, Congo is the heart of Africa – within 90 days all resources that the western companies ( Usa, Uk, Belgium, Canadian, Israel, Russian- the dan getlers and others) are busy extracting , the Tap will be closed,

    Erasmus Mukondo M - January 18, 2013
    21:28

  5. Bible scholars wake up, prophecy is slowly fulfilling itself!

    Darlene - January 18, 2013
    19:15

  6. A candle lights others and consumes itself.

    longchamp pliage - January 18, 2013
    19:13

  7. Shut your murderous mouth irrelevant Mugabe

    Itoldyouso - January 18, 2013
    17:39

  8. the new world order ishere for sure

    isaiah - January 18, 2013
    16:26

    • you are sport on my man keep it up!

      chrism - January 18, 2013
      19:02

  9. Good idea l hope the first African President will be Zambian.

    Prince 2 - January 18, 2013
    15:48

  10. This is the only way forward. You are paying high price for not listening to our founding fathers, I support this and I will continue to support it. Till the day we shall have the United States of Africa. Together we can make it .Look at the resource DR Congo has , look at Nigeria, look at Anogol . the good example of what all of African countries would have being if we became united is the way South Africa is. everyone likes visiting JNB and Cape town. but you need to ask where did these richs come from . they came from within South Africa and Africa. United we stand, divided we fall. One Africa is my dream, one day my grandchildren will live in one Africa, where they will not need any passport or visa to visit Cairo,Cape town.

    Texans - January 18, 2013
    15:42

  11. Sounds like a good idea. Is HH aware of this motion.

    Ba Kapufi - January 18, 2013
    15:17

  12. Mugabe and his colleagues should meet to find a way of sending all African Arabs back to the middle east, their home land. Africa should be for Indigenous Africans.How can we have one president for Africa when Islam and Christianity can not coexist? I look forward to the day Israel and Palestine will be one united country under one religion and president.

    HIV Notgone - January 18, 2013
    15:06

  13. let us not be rational about such issues. these are issues that are at our best of interest. look at the eastern countries, they have come together and are united. why can it be aso had for us if we do the same

    trixy - January 18, 2013
    13:24

  14. Sata should be be President of Africa

    RB - January 18, 2013
    12:57

  15. Gadhafi was killed because of this splendid ideology,the west was shaken!!they couldnt wait they had to finish him before the AFRICAN UNITY forms…AFRICA LETS FORM THE UNITED CONTINENT AND KICK THE WESTERN BUTT!! GADHAFI HAD PLANNED ONE CURRENCY FOR THE AFRICAN CONTINENT IN WHICH OIL AND GAS WOULD BE TRADED WHICH WOULD HAVE KILLED THE DOLLAR..US DOLLAR WOULD HAVE BEEN USED AS NEWS PAPER!!!

    kuchenjela - January 18, 2013
    12:56

  16. THIS BIG MAN IS CONFUSED WITH THE FORTH COMING ELECTIONS IN ZIMBABWE OR MAY BE HE KNOWS HE HAS LOST SO HE WANTS TO BE PRESIDENT OF AFRICA.MR COMRADE FORGET IT AND REST YOUR BODY YOU ARE A FINNISHED CHARACTER

    WAZABANGA - January 18, 2013
    12:52

  17. I MEAN WHO SHOULS BE

    PM - January 18, 2013
    12:27

  18. PRESIDENT FOR AFRICA!! YOU CANT EVEN DECIDE WHO SHOULS BE PRESIDENT FOR ZIMBABWE

    PM - January 18, 2013
    12:26

  19. Mugabe you need to stop making noise about things you don’t even understand yourself. Just go and sort out the mess in Zimbabwe

    princessa - January 18, 2013
    12:22

  20. President of Africa. Under which heaven. God forbids

    princessa - January 18, 2013
    12:20

  21. Which founding fathers? If he is a founding father himself. This man is a fore-father.

    Gundown - January 18, 2013
    11:27

  22. Good move,,,only a fool would say no to this idea.

    Isaac Mushabati sakala bwalya hamaundu sinyangwe. - January 18, 2013
    11:22

    • I say NO to this idea-infact it can’t even happen. Africans were so egocentric that this cannot be realised.

      No - January 18, 2013
      13:22

  23. The world is surely coming 2 an end

    Xyz - January 18, 2013
    10:44

  24. Bloody shit mugabe,even these foolish zims can’t fight nothing for their own good! Keep on sweeting shit! Panyooooooooo!

    chilekwa chileshe - January 18, 2013
    10:10

  25. mugabe must be african president and sata as veep

    double tobela - January 18, 2013
    08:06

    • HMM THAT WILL BE END OF THE WORLD

      maguys - January 18, 2013
      08:45

  26. Sata decentralisng and u want to centralise

    Chikundula - January 18, 2013
    07:44

  27. New World Order around the corner,lets just be ready.Prays always

    Big Man - January 18, 2013
    07:42

    • I am afraid you may be right….. let us pray and be vigilent.

      Beautiful - January 18, 2013
      11:59

  28. AU is a let down to the people of Africa. Where is the leadership when you let France bring troops in Mali, AU and ECOWAS should have intervened. Insurgents are killed by these foreigners who want to ripe Africa of its mineral resources. Say no to such mockery by these criminals. Africans raise to the challenge of jobs and wealth creation, hence it calls for change of mindset otherwise we will remain stagnant and poor.

    Slu - January 18, 2013
    07:36

    • What a waste of space ……heard all that years ago even bought the T-shirt.

      offman2000 - January 18, 2013
      19:38