As a farmer and an African, donating cattle which is a sign of wealth, comes naturally.
President Robert Mugabe has just handed over a cheque of $1million dollars to the African Union Foundation #29thAUSummit
— African Union (@_AfricanUnion) July 3, 2017
‘‘As a farmer and an African, donating cattle which is a sign of wealth, comes naturally,’‘ Mugabe said during the donation.
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe hands over a donation of Cheque to African Union (AU) Foundation from sale of his cattle #29thAUSummitpic.twitter.com/OcqfiyE4SQ
— CGTN Africa (@cgtnafrica) July 3, 2017
The issue of financing its own activities has been prominent in the A.U’s recent agenda. It came up strongly a year ago during the 27th Assembly of Heads of State and Government in Rwanda.
Even though the Kigali summit was under the theme: “2016: Year of Human Rights with a particular focus on the Rights of Women,” it’s main highlight was the launch of the African passport and the continent’s resolve to fund its own activities in the immediate short term. Zimbabwe has its own share of economic issues stemming from sanctions by western governments – which Harare continually accuses of strangling the southern African country economically.