Friday, May 27, 2005

Implement Homegrown Solutions, Africa Urged

DIPLOMATS accredited to Zimbabwe and local academics have called on Africa to implement homegrown solutions and show dedication to gaining economic independence to match political independence.

The diplomats and academics yesterday converged at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) for a symposium, the first of its kind in Zimbabwe, to mark Africa Day.

Speaking during the symposium, the Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania to Zimbabwe, Retired Brigadier Hashim Mbita, said May 25 was a landmark for Africa as it signified the political turnaround of the continent.

He said this was the day in 1963 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on which the resolution to form the Organisation of African Unity (now succeeded by the African Union) and to rid the continent of colonialism was made.


African Union Commission Headquarters, Addis Ababa, the African Union

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