African Union elects 90-year-old Robert Mugabe as chairman

Robert Mugabe

In a move that is certain to raise eyebrows all over the world, the African Union elected the 90- year-old Mugabe to occupy the rotating chairmanship of the African Union on Friday.

Zimbabwe’s relationship with several Western nations is troubled, with the country coming under severe sanctions as a result of Mugabe’s controversial and divisive leadership. It will be interesting to see how the African Union navigates its relationship with the West under Mugabe’s bold leadership style.

Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe since 1980 assumed the largely ceremonial chairmanship at the ongoing AU summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *