Robert Mugabe Hailed As ‘Hero’ at African Union Meeting

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At an African Union summit meeting in Egypt, the corrupt leaders of Africa rallied behind Robert Mugabe: Robert Mugabe hailed a hero at African Union summit.

Robert Mugabe was hailed a “hero” by Africa’s longest-serving head of state as he joined his fellow leaders at an African Union summit.

The 84-year-old flew to the summit in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh only hours after being sworn in for his sixth presidential term following a one-candidate election run-off widely decried as at best a sham, at worst a travesty of democracy.

He entered the conference hall accompanied by the leaders of Egypt, Tanzania - the AU chairman - and Uganda, and his enemies’ hopes that he would be disowned by his peers were quickly dashed.

“He was elected, he took an oath, and he is here with us, so he is President and we cannot ask him more,” said Omar Bongo, President of Gabon since 1967. “He conducted elections and I think he won.” …

“We have even received Mugabe as a hero,” he told reporters. “We understand the attacks (by the international community) but this is not the way they should react. What they’ve done is, in our opinion, a little clumsy, and we think they could have consulted us (the AU) first.”

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