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African Union: the awkward appointment of Robert Mugabe


Following a break of 13 years, the almost 91-year-old dictator of Zimbabwe, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, will be permitted to travel in Europe once again. This is one of the consequences of Mugabe taking over the rotating presidency of the African Union (AU), a role that alternates between heads of state from Africa’s five macro-regions. Mugabe’s appointment was confirmed on 30 January at the AU secretariat in Addis Ababa.

Following a break of 13 years, the almost 91-year-old dictator of Zimbabwe, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, will be permitted to travel in Europe once again. This is one of the consequences of Mugabe taking over the rotating presidency of the African Union (AU), a role that alternates between heads of state from Africa’s five macro-regions. Mugabe’s appointment was confirmed on 30 January at the AU secretariat in Addis Ababa.

 

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