Obama excludes Mugabe from AU meeting

Obama excludes Mugabe from AU meeting
Published: 28 July 2015 (2430 Views)

African Union (AU) and Sadc chairman President Robert Mugabe will not be among several African leaders scheduled to meet visiting United States President Barack Obama at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, today, his spokesperson George Charamba has said.

Charamba said Mugabe was unmoved by Obama's visit to the AU headquarters, describing the event as just “a visit by any other visitor”.

He said Mugabe and other AU leaders would only receive the report of his visit in January at the AU summit.

Political analyst Charles Mangongera said the strained relations between Harare and Washington could have influenced the absence of Mugabe as AU chairman to meet Obama in Ethiopia.

- newsday

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