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Africa faces fear of recolonization: Mugabe

Xinhua | Updated: 2012-02-01 10:47

HARARE - Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday said the African continent faces fear of re-colonization as evidenced by happenings in Libya which went unchallenged.

Mugabe said this at the Harare International Airport when he was from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he attended the 18th African Union Summit.

Speaking to journalists on arrival, the president said Africa has the capacity to raise an army or the Libyans should have made enough noise locally and internationally so that their voice could have been heard.

Mugabe said the recognition of the National Transitional Council (NTC) of Libya by the Peace and Security Council of the European Union (EU) was un-procedural.

He said the African Union Summit is the one which should have made a decision either to accept or reject the admission of the NTC as the legitimate government of Libya.

On the issue of the intra-Africa trade, which was the theme of the summit, President Mugabe said there is not much trade among African states due to their type of products and because of the way the economies of the continent are structured.

He was met at the Harare International Airport by Vice President Joice Mujuru, Media, Information and Publicity Minister Webster Shamu, Defense Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa, State Security Minister Sydney Sekeramayi, service chiefs and senior government officials.

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