West starting wars in Africa, Mugabe

via West starting wars in Africa, Mugabe – New Zimbabwe 14/06/2015

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has accused Western countries of starting conflicts in Africa and the Middle East because of their lust for vast resources in the region.

“There are those who grudge us because of what God has given us.

“They wish our oil was theirs. They cause war where there is peace,” Mugabe told African presidents and diplomats at the African Union summit in the South African city of Johannesburg on Sunday.

The Zimbabwean leader, who is currently chairing the AU, also recalled how former American President George Bush falsely accused ex-Iraqi President Saddam Hussein of hiding weapons of mass destruction just so that the U.S. could invade Iraq for its resources.

He also blamed the West for allegedly killing the ex-Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

“Now look at the turmoil in Iraq and Libya. They use excuses to go into these countries and draw oil to enrich themselves,” he said.

Mugabe urged African leaders to stop exporting raw materials from such Western countries and instead focus on industrialization in Africa.

“We need to industrialize so that we can stop importing finished goods which were once our raw materials,” the nonagenarian said.

He also said that as Africa celebrated having the 10 fastest growing economies in the world, it was important to evaluate if this growth was inclusive and beneficial to everyone on the continent.

Mugabe also congratulated African leaders who recently held peaceful elections in their respective countries.

“There are no presidential term limits in Europe. Two terms is like two weeks to some of us,” he said.

Mugabe, who has been in power since 1980, said that if people still wanted a leader to rule them, then they should be able to elect such a leader as many times as they wanted.

Presidential term limits have been a huge issue at the African Union summit with most leaders proposing that a leader should be granted only two terms in office.

The people of Burundi have been protesting for two months against their President Pierre Nkurunziza who announced that he will contest for a third term in office.

Mugabe also condemned terrorist groups for killing innocent people and costing Africa’s development by destroying towns and creating fear among people. “Terrorist attacks are sliding back Africa from its development glory,” he said.

Several African leaders have gathered in Johannesburg to attend the 25th ordinary session of the Assembly which will end Monday.

The theme of this year’s summit is “Year of Women Empowerment and Development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063.”

COMMENTS

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    R Judd 5 years ago

    Robert you don’t have any oil! Your minerals can stay in the ground until the end of time, nobody cares. Try and eat your chrome. See how well you do on that.

    Having deindustrialised your own country you have the effrontery to offer advice to others who are doing a lot better than you are. Must be you are to thick to see how everybody is laughing at you

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      Tsuro 5 years ago

      Actually “Stay in the ground until he dies”…..He is sitting on billions of minerals including diamonds which he cannot even mine and has to go to beg the Russians and Chinese to mine it for him.

      Poor Bob….open your eyes. It is the smart who are wealth, not those with the resources and doing farming….go and check the list of the richest people in the world and where they live. You will note that they maybe in America, Sweden or Britain but you will be surprised they are not originals of those countries…..chances are, they are immigrants running away from people like you…stupid you, wake up old man. People say you are very intelligent and you do not realise that we are now in second scrabble for Africa this time by the Chinese to catch up in the industrialisation.

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    If Only 5 years ago

    What a bitter and twisted character. Truly he needs to be set free from a terrible bondage. nothing uplifting ever comes from this man. it is always someone else’s fault and never his own!

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    The insanity is REALLY showing now! Wow” If he’s not careful, even the Dictators Club will start laughing at him.

    It really shows that people should be retired before terminal senility sets in

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    Tjingababili 5 years ago

    RUBBISH, Madala.

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    Jono Austin 5 years ago

    “…said that if people still wanted a leader to rule them, then they should be able to elect such a leader as many times as they wanted”
    and if you don’t vote for me I’ll kill you!
    and by the way “RULE them!”-Is the President not a servant of the people? This just tells you everyting you need to know about this megalomaniacal madman!!

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    Justice 5 years ago

    Exery time he opens his mouth now he shows everyone just how stupid he is….somehow he thinks nobody has noticed the basket case that is Zimbabwe!