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Mugabe Tells The Truth About White South Africans

AFRICANGLOBE - Zimbabawe’s President Robert Mugabe on Monday used his farewell speech, as outgoing chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), to remind Botswana’s President Ian Khama that relations between their two countries- now rather strained – were once close.

Mugabe Says Ivory Coast Refused Him Entry

AFRICANGLOBE - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said that some African leaders have refused to recognise his leadership on regional bodies at the prodding of the French government. In Ivory Coast, a former French colony, French-installed dictator Alassane Ouattara blocked President Mugabe from entering the country after his plane landed at the airport, Mugabe said, without giving more details.

African Leaders Launch Africa’s Largest Free Trade Area

AFRICANGLOBE - The proposed “Grand” FTA will stretch from Cape Town to Cairo, creating an integrated market with a combined population of almost 600 million people and a total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of about US$1 trillion.

At 91, President Mugabe Leads Zimbabwe, SADC And African Union –...

AFRICANGLOBE - During the Lancaster House negotiations, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was openly impressed with President Mugabe’s intellectual prowess. This makes Africans think of two special historians: Dr. Yosef Ben-Jochannan, who is still alive at 96, and Dr. Chancellor Williams, who made his way to the ancestors at 98.

President Obama Do The Right Thing: Lift Zimbabwe Sanctions Now

AFRICANGLOBE - In seeking to effect regime change in Zimbabwe, to reverse the land reform program’s transfer of stolen land back to its indigenous owners, the United States Government passed legislation introduced by then Senators Jesse Helms and Hillary Clinton that was aimed at destroying Zimbabwe's economy.

Africa Aims To Catch Up With Asian Tigers

AFRICANGLOBE - African countries, with abundant resources and through economic transformation, can catch up with Asian countries in 50 years, said Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, chairperson of the African Union Commission yesterday.

Call For Africa To Beneficiate Its Minerals

AFRICANGLOBE - The beneficiation of minerals took centre stage on Sunday, with incoming SADC chairperson and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe saying the SADC's goal to drive short- and long-term economic growth would be realised only if the region beneficiated its minerals.

President Mugabe Urges Southern Africa To Reduce Dependence On Aid

AFRICANGLOBE - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Sunday urged southern Africa to reduce its dependence on foreign aid and to make better use of its natural resources such as minerals and land. President Mugabe was speaking at the opening of a two-day summit of the 15-member Southern African Development Community in Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls tourist resort.

Africa: Why Are We So Poor? Yet We Are So Rich?

AFRICANGLOBE - There appears to be something special happening - an unprecedented consensus across Africa on maximizing local benefits from Africa's resources. Indeed, one can speak of a new or 21st century resource nationalism, or a "resource Pan-Africanism",

Africa-Wide Free Trade Area Becoming A Reality

AFRICANGLOBE - Three regional economic communities in Africa are expected to sign an agreement in 2014 to establish an enlarged market covering 26 countries in eastern and southern Africa. The "Grand" or Tripartite Free Trade Area with a combined population of some 600 million people and a Gross Domestic Product of about US$1 trillion covers half of the member states of the African Union and is intended to boost intra-regional trade, increase investment and promote the development of cross-regional infrastructure.

Southern Africa Seeks $64 Billion Investment in Transport, Other Infrastructure

AFRICANGLOBE - Southern Africa is seeking investment and finance for a $64 billion programme to improve transport, energy and other infrastructure over the next five years. The plan for 106 cross-border infrastructure projects covering the priority sectors of energy, transport, tourism, water, information communication technology and meteorology was presented to

Southern African Development Community to Hold Infrastructure Summit

AFRICANGLOBE - The Southern African Development Community (SADC) will hold an Infrastructure Investment Summit in Maputo, Mozambique on Thursday. The summit is seen as highly important for the SADC as it seeks to accelerate its industrial and trade capacity through substantial infrastructure investment in order to expand economic growth and employment creation.

Zimbabwe: President Mugabe’s Opponent Outsmarted – Once Again

AFRICANGLOBE - Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe has said he wants an election on July 31st. There has been an outcry from opposition groups, civil society - basically anyone who disagreed with president Mugabe's plans.

Southern Africa Sending Standby Force to Eastern Congo

AFRICANGLOBE - The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has decided to activate its stand-by force and dispatch it to the troubled eastern region of...

Southern Africa Has Astronomical Energy Potential

AFRICANGLOBE - The potential for renewable energy (RE) in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is estimated at 37,342 TeraWatt hours (TWh). According to...

Zimbabwe’s Zanu-PF Criticizes Jacob Zuma

South African President Jacob Zuma has come under fierce criticism from President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF party, which accuses him of interfering in Zimbabwe's...