HARARE — Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe this week revived calls for a "president for a United States of Africa", echoing his slain ally Muammar Gaddafi, the former Libyan leader.
Mr Mugabe told visiting African Union (AU) chairman, President Yayi Boni of Benin, on Tuesday that a single pan-African president would help to unite Africa. The 88-year-old leader made the suggestion as part of solutions for the conflicts in Mali, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic.
"We need a president for Africa, that is what we are going to discuss at the AU summit. Africa is not a united continent. We are not at the stage our founding fathers wanted us to be when the organ was formed," he said... >>CONTINUES>>