30 January 2011

AU appoints Mugabe mediator in Ivory Coast crisis

The African Union has appointed Robert Mugabe as a mediator in the Ivory Coast crisis. The mind boggles. Perhaps he'll use it as an opportunity prepare to flee there when the Zimbabwe people rise up like those of Egypt and Tunisia to toss him out.

AU appoints Mugabe mediator in Ivory Coast crisis – The Zimbabwe Mail:
TYRANT Robert Mugabe is among African leaders chosen to mediate in the Ivory Coast crisis, it has emerged.

The African Union decided to appoint Mugabe and a panel of leaders to join Prime Minister Raila Odinga in the Ivory Coast crisis.

The panel includes Presidents Jacob Zuma (South Africa), Jonathan Goodluck (Nigeria), Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe) and the President of Mauritania among others and Ping said the mediation already undertaken by Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga was part of the building stones towards achieving a realizable goal of peace in Ivory Coast.

5 comments:

jams o donnell said...

Mugabe? For God's sake. Let's resurrect Pol Pot and send him in to sort out the Middle East while we're at it...

Tauratinzwe said...

The AU has become a bad joke.

Anonymous said...

Truly the mind boggles.

What natural resources are there in Ivory Coast for Mugabe to steal?

James Higham said...

Perhaps he'll use it as an opportunity prepare to flee there when the Zimbabwe people rise up like those of Egypt and Tunisia to toss him out.

You know, you said that half in jest, Steve but it might well be.

Steve Hayes said...

James, perhaps less than half in jesty. Last month was the 40th anniversary of Idi Amin's takeover in Uganda. But Mugabe followed Hitler's adage: first take power, THEN the revolution.

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