Mugabe expected to take over as AU chair
Mugabe’s expected appointment is not a surprise but it has aroused mixed reactions.
While critics question the wisdom of appointing Mugabe, his spokesperson says the 90-year old president will ensure Africa becomes a leader on the global stage.
Mugabe's expected appointment as AU chairman is not a surprise but it has aroused mixed reactions.
For the past 15 years he's been criticised by the United Kingdom, the United States and other Western countries over his rights record.
The Zimbabwean president's spokesman George Charamba told state television in that country that Mugabe is unhappy with the way the AU has, in his view, been bending its policies to suit the west.
He said the president wanted to change that and make the AU a leader on the global stage.