Sunday, June 29, 2008

African Leaders Unlikely To Confront Mugabe After "Election Win"

Clearly the "moral stance" claimed by many of these leaders when it comes to other issues doesn't span to include their ability to forthrightly condemn this man for his anti-democratic antics.

African Union not likely to confront Mugabe
Despite calls to isolate him, AU ready to greet dictator after disputed vote

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt - Fellow African leaders showed little willingness to stand up to President Robert Mugabe and condemn the longtime Zimbabwe ruler's disputed, violent reign Sunday ahead of his arrival at an African Union summit.

Despite international calls to isolate Mugabe, the AU readied to welcome him as a legitimate head of state.

"It will be none of this summit's business to choose the titles for leaders, it is the business of this summit to see what we are going to do for the suffering people and masses in Africa," Tanzanian Foreign Minister Bernard Membe remarked when asked if he would address Mugabe as president.

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