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Tsvangirai…a hopeless leader!

MORGAN Tsvangirai is perhaps the best and well known opposition leader in the country.  It is because of his bravado that saw the country’s opposition MDC gaining majority support and winning the majority of seats in parliament for the first time since independence.

Morgan Tsvangirai with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel

Morgan Tsvangirai with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel

 

The country is now facing a bleak future with no prospects of Zanu-PF turning around the economy. Tsvangirai has said he is the answer to the country’s economic woes. However, I am one of those who feel that the man from Buhera, Tsvangirai is not longer a solution. He is the same man who blundered while visiting German Chancellor, Angela Merkel.

As the Prime Minister of the country, his blunders surprised all and sundry and his reputation was ruined. If he failed to do basic things, standing behind his country’s flag, can he then be able to deal with the big task of reviving the economy?

 

 

The video is a clear description of Morgan Tsvangirai, he is a leader who will always be told what to do, he is a person who can not make a decision on his won. Therefore, how can he be able to serve  Zimbabwe’s economy which is nose diving. I guess there are better people who can serve the economy not him.

Afghanistan votes

TOMORROW Afghanistan’s 12-million registered voters go to the polls to elect a new president. The polls will mark the first transfer of power since the Taliban government fell in 2001, in a country ravaged by three decades of war and cursed by it’s geography.

Many people have said that tomorrow’s  presidential elections in Afghanistan would mark a “historic” democratic transition in the war-torn country.

With the US still trying to firm its post-2014 military presence in Afghanistan after a draw down later this year. Saturday’s vote marked a pivotal moment after more than a decade of sacrifice and struggle.

When millions of Afghan men and women go to the polls on April 5 to choose a new president it could mark Afghanistan’s first democratic transition of power, and all and sundry is expecting the milestone achieved.

Election fever: Afghanistan vote tomorrow.

Election fever: Afghanistan vote tomorrow.

Afghans are to vote on a successor to outgoing leader Hamid Karzai, who has been at loggerheads with the United States over his refusal to endorse a Bilateral Security Agreement governing the terms of a US military deployment in Afghanistan after this year.

Ghani

Ashraf Ghani

The peaceful handover of power will be just as important as the progress achieved over the past decade in building a stronger, more secure and prosperous Afghanistan.

 The Afghan presidential campaign narrowed to a field of eight men Wednesday after the grandson of the country’s last king pulled out and endorsed a front-runner less than two weeks before the vote.

Mohammad Nadir Naim said he was withdrawing for the sake of national unity and throwing his support behind former Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul.
Rassoul

Zalmai Rassoul

Naim, grandson of Afghanistan’s King Zahir Shah who died in 2007, spent most of his life in exile and was never considered a strong candidate in the race.

He was the third candidate to drop out, leaving eight contenders to succeed President Hamid Karzai, who is not running for the first time since the U.S.-led invasion that ousted the Taliban. Karzai is constitutionally banned from seeking a third term.

Abdullah Abdullah

Abdullah Abdullah

Rassoul; Abdullah Abdullah, who was Karzai’s main rival in the disputed 2009 election; and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, a well-known academic and former World Bank employee, are considered the front-runners but nobody is expected to win a majority, meaning a runoff will likely have to be held.

Additional information from AFP.

Africa’s trusted leaders

PRESIDENT Mugabe sent a strong message to his “enemies” in the West and America that he will not be bullied by them.

Mugabe on Saturday said he will not attend the controversial EU-Africa Summit after the hosts denied Grace Mugabe a visa to accompany him.

Just because of her: President Mugabe and his wife Grace.

Just because of her: President Mugabe and his wife Grace.

The European Union-Africa summit is a gathering of 90 countries from two continents attended by 65 heads of states and government.

On the agenda is trade and political relations but there will be some notable absentees.

The move has been condemned by many as they are citing that the Zanu-PF leader is wrong to deny the country representation at the summit over personal issues.

As much as people might fume, EU was also wrong to tell Zimbabwe who should attend. This is an internal issue which has nothing to do with them. It is well known that Zimbabwe and EU are not in good books hence the move to deny Grace a visa is a political which is meant to fix Mugabe.

Mugabe too responded in a political manner by telling them if they do not meet his demands he will then boycott the summit. For me, even if Mugabe was to attend the summit, he was still going to come back  empty handed just like what Chinamasa did when he visited Europe in the hope that he was going to get aid.

BOYCOTTING THE SUMMIT: Robert Mugabe and Jacob Zuma.

BOYCOTTING THE SUMMIT: Robert Mugabe and Jacob Zuma.

EU used its power in issues that doesn’t concern them. In their invitation, EU had to choose which African countries were to attend. What is the hell is that? What is so special about them that they have to tell Africa who should attend and not.

South Africa has also joined other African countries in boycotting EU-Africa Summit.  South Africa President, Jacob Zuma, is  reportedly to have said the EU should not decide who attends the EU-Africa Summit.
Zuma is of the view that European Union is dictating the composition of Africa’s delegation.

STOP THAT: Jacob Zuma also boycotting the summit

STOP THAT: Jacob Zuma.

Pretoria will be represented on a ministerial level.

“I think that time must pass wherein we are looked as subjects, we are told who must come, who must not come, we have not attempted to decide when we meet Europe; who must come and who must not come. It is wrong and causes this unnecessary unpleasantness. I thought the AU and EU are equal organisations representing two continents but there is not a single one of them who must decide for others,” says President Jacob Zuma

In support of Zuma’s message, it should be up to the African Union rather than the European Union to decide which African leaders are accepted or not.  EU has no right to exclude particular African leaders.

It is actually clear that this summit was just for EU blue eyes boys and girls which include Botswana and Malawi ho have been relegated to mere EU bootlickers. African countries should stop to dance according to the tune of EU.

After all, there is nothing special about the summit, as the same countries who are hosting the summit are going to plot against African countries.

After all Mugabe’s boycott is a blessing in disguise, the country needs him because the economy is not showing any signs of improvement.