mujurujoice.jpgVice President Cde Joice Mujuru has bemoaned the continued onslaught on Africa by imperialist countries saying they are now using various excuses to reverse the gains of independence so as to remain in charge of African economies.

 

Vice President Mujuru who was addressing government officials, members of the diplomatic community and invited guests at the celebrations to mark the 2010 Africa Day commemorations in Harare, said it will forever be etched in the African history that leaders who have been brave enough to challenge the status quo and stood up for what is right and claimed what rightfully belongs to Africans have been vilified by the West.

 

“Africa’s fate and history was shaped way back at the Berlin Colonial Conference. Against all odds the waive of the liberation took hold resulting in Uhuru over the entire African continent and today we stand proud as Africans, “said Cde Mujuru

 

Cde Mujuru called upon the young generation to ensure that they should never again be exposed to the kind of discrimination that was endured by Africans during the colonial period.

 

Speaking at the same occasion, Minister of Foreign Affairs Cde Simbarashe Mumbengegwi said regional peace and security has always been an integral part of Zimbabwe’s foreign policy since stability in isolation will be meaningless without regional peace.

 

Heads of State and Government who attended the special session of the assembly of the African Union held in Libya in August last year declared 2010 as the year of peace and security in Africa.

 

A symbolic flame was lit during the summit. The flame will travel to all the 53 AU member states and will be returned to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia in January 2011 during the ordinary session of the African Heads of State.