President a man of sound knowledge — Nguema

via President a man of sound knowledge — Nguema | The Herald January 25, 2016

Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo left Harare for his country yesterday afternoon after a three-day working visit here.

President Nguema, who arrived in Harare on Friday evening was in Zimbabwe to meet President Mugabe, who is also the African Union chairperson ahead of the 26th African Union Heads of State and Government Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia later this week.

The two leaders shared notes on several issues but top on the agenda was the AU Summit.

President Mugabe, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, senior Government officials and service chiefs were at the Harare International Airport to bid President Nguema and his delegation farewell.

Speaking to the media after a closed door meeting at State House on Saturday, President Mugabe expressed concern over negative reporting on African issues by journalists including those from this continent.

He said journalists had the tendency to ignore progressive accounts happening in Africa.

“And of course we also feel that our journalists should report us better than they have been doing all along, including yourselves. Report the good things that Africa is doing,” he said, adding: “There are many (positives), including football.”

President Mugabe said a major issue discussed during talks with President Nguema was the reform of the United Nations Security Council in addition to matters relating to the forthcoming AU Summit.

“So, on the eve of the meeting of the Africa Union, we saw it fit to discuss what our positions would be in regards to various matters: The issue of the reform of the Security Council and what our position as Africa should be; and that is what we would want to discuss also with others at the African Union meeting in Addis Ababa.”

President Mugabe said there were on-going consultations to ensure consensus reforms to the Security Council.

In his remarks, President Nguema hailed President Mugabe as a man of “sound knowledge”

“Whenever I come here to visit my brother, I actually come to nourish myself mentally. He has very good and sound knowledge. He is one of the last real Pan Africanist we have left in the continent and these are the type of people we need.”

Both leaders said they had also deliberated on ways to enhance the strong Zimbabwe-Equatorial Guinea bilateral relations.

Relations between the two countries scaled to greater heights in 2004, after Zimbabwe intercepted a group of mercenaries that wanted to overthrow President Nguema’s government following the discovery of vast oil deposits.

The strong relations between the two countries have also seen Zimbabwe training security officials from Equatorial Guinea.

The Zimbabwe Defence Forces last November deployed a training contingent to the Equatorial Guinea to train that country’s military officers on operational and logistic matters following an urgent request by the West African country.

The ZDF also deployed military personnel to provide security at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea in January last year.


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    Jokoniya 5 years ago

    A genocide is taking place in Burundi, yet Mugabe will not discuss about that. He want us to talk about soccer while fellow Africans are being butchered by an African president who does not wanto leave power. Is it because he feels guilt of his Gukukurahundi, 2008 and many other criomes that he can not even speak a word against the happenings in Burundi? birds of a feather!

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    Mukanya 5 years ago

    He hailed him as man of “sound knowledge” in dictatorship creation.

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    solomon jones 5 years ago

    funny….positives including ‘football’> Hey do we eat football and are you now in charge of Football….nonsense!

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    john moyo 5 years ago

    Why talk of football and reforming the security council…so what if the security council is reformed…so that it allows massacres? and genocide and starvation. Will Zimbabwe and equatorial Guined enter the security council…..pipe dreaming which will never never happen in YOUR lifetime….NEVER…

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    Yayano 5 years ago

    How out of touch are these guys. The major issue they discussed was the reform of the United Nations security council.
    What benefit does the reform bring to the two countries? Will the reform of the council bring jobs in Zimbabwe, reduce poverty in Eq Guinea?
    Leaders of other countries are more hands on on issues that affect their own people but Mugabe wants to see himself as leader of Africa.
    Africa has since moved on from dinosaurs like Mugabe whose empty fighting talk does not bring food to the table. People did not sleep on rhetoric.

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    Tjingababili 5 years ago


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    Zambuko 5 years ago



    I need a new suite.


    To wear when I take my seat as Africa’s permanent representative on the Security Council.

    Always thinking ahead dear.

    Yes. Have Beck Knock sent in their quote?

    They will be the last to let you down dear.

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    “He is one of the last real Pan Africanist we have left in the continent and these are the type of people we need.”

    mugabe and nguema are the type of predators who like to hide behind silly characterisations – pan-africanist – nonsense.
    they are both predatory dictators and their pan-africanism is merely a smokescreen to try and hide their criminality.