Africa Is Ready To Pull Out Of The UN – Mugabe

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Africa’s UN exit has always been the game plan for Mugabe and the late Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi.

In the spirit of pan-Africanism, the idea was for Africa to be sovereign when it comes to taking both continental and international decisions.

On that precept, the African Union came to be. Africa’s UN exit could perhaps strengthen the relevance of the AU.

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During his presentation at the United Nations, Mugabe blamed the state of his country on the West. Returning to Harare, Mugabe stated that Africa in due time will pull out of the United Nations.

His words:

“This year we went to UN as an African committee after we agreed to join hands and speak with one voice on the issue of vetoing power.”

“This year we went to UN as an African committee after we agreed to join hands and speak with one voice on the issue of vetoing power.”

It’s unfortunate that we had not finished and agreed on our position as the African Union, but I hope all will be fine next year.”

“But next year in September if they keep on refusing to accept and give the Africa Union the veto powers we will pull out.”



Mugabe said this on Sunday at Harare International Airport on his arrival from United Nations General Assembly in New York.

According to Mugabe, some internationally powerful countries, who are Security Council states as well, are frustrating the plans for Africa to have a place in the Security Council. These nations include Britain, America and France. Other nations that currently make up the Security Council include China and Russia.

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Recall that these 3 powerful nations – Britain, America and France – have been blamed for the disastrous aftermath of Libya’s intervention in 2011.

Mugabe insinuated that not just Africa but some Asian countries will pull out of the United Nations.

While the Zim President blasted some African leaders whom he called cowards, he is definite that it will be the UN’s loss if Africa’s UN exit becomes a reality.

Mugabe also said:

“They must not cry foul when countries from these regions pull out and form our own Union…”

“The Union will have countries such as China, India and other Asian countries, and then we have to see that which countries will remain in United Nations.”

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