Obama makes low-profile visit to AU HeadquartersFrom HAILE EDRIS in Addis Ababa / SAVIOUS KWINIKA in Johannesburg
ADDIS ABABA, JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE United States President Barack Obama’s arrival at the African Union (AU) Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia has been met with skepticism.
The visit will mostly be attended by Western diplomats after African leaders reportedly spurned offers to participate.
The venue of the meeting in Addis Ababa was financed by Muammar Gaddafi, the former Libyan President who the United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation soldiers were behind his killing for alleged human rights violations.
“Why is Obama visiting the AU headquarters when the actually father of the house (meaning President Mugabe) is not here? We only know thieves come to steal, kill and destroy, so his visit will be met with frown faces and heavy hearts,” said an AU official who spoke to CAJ News Africa on condition of anonymity.
Another senior official said, “We don’t hate Obama as an individual, but hate the imperialistic government of the US he represents. They killed Gaddafi for no apparent reason, but for the sole purpose of stealing and looting Libya’s oil.”
“We know the reason why he (Obama) is coming to the AU headquarters when the father of the house is away, he wants to corrupt the children, but tough luck for him, the father of the house ( Mugabe) is working well with continent’s superpowers Nigeria and South Africa, who now understand the speed at which the continent must unite against imperialistic forces such as the US.”
He said since Mugabe became the AU chairman, Africans had been united than before.
“The continent is carefully choosing friendly nations such China, Brazil, Russian, India, Malaysia, Iran among others that respect values and principles of the continent,” said the official.
He bemoaned the fact that only a few years ago, former South African leader, Nelson Mandela, was still listed as a terrorist.
“Africa cannot be deceived by the US! As soon as he (Obama) leaves, we shall make a quick report to Mugabe, the AU chair,” another AU official disclosed to CAJ News Africa.
– CAJ News
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