SOUTHERN AFRICA: INTEGRATION/SABANEWS/29/6/18 SABANews 1
DAR ES SALAAM – Efforts to create continental, inter-regional, and regional ties, as well as integration, have been ongoing for a number of years now, but results are still discouraging.
ONE of the major culprits in the failure of such efforts has been lack of peace in a number of individual nations of regions such as the SADC, where TWO heads of state last year left office unceremoniously.
It all started, quite unexpectedly, in the ZIMBABWEAN capital, HARARE, where the military intervened following a dangerous campaign led by former FIRST Lady GRACE MUGABE in a bid to take over after her husband.
Despite the volatile nature of ZIMBABWEAN politics over the 37 years of independence, the world witnessed a smooth transition into a new dispensation in a manner that left many wondering whether, or not, to call it a coup de tat.
The man who took over from former dictator ROBERT MUGABE has been making rounds around the SADC Region, and this week President EMMERSON MNANGAGWA is in DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA.
President JOHN MAGUFULI, who invited him for a State Visit, has congratulated the ZIMBABWEAN Leader, saying peace in ZIMBABWE is peace in TANZANIA and the rest of the AFRICAN Continent.
President MAGUFULI says President MNANGAGWA’s preach of peace is an encouragement for the people of ZIMBABWE, who want to experience national cohesion.
He says the official visit will help improve diplomatic, historical, social and economic bilateral relations between the TWO countries.
BENARD ACHIULA, Senior Lecturer at the College of Diplomacy and International Relations in the commercial capital says the visit of the ZIMBABWEAN Head of State is very crucial to TANZANIA.
President MNANGAGWA has already visited NAMIBIA, ZAMBIA, MOZAMBIQUE, ANGOLA, BOTSWANA, SOUTH AFRICA and the DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO in his diplomatic offensive to win back the global community.
Before concluding his TWO-day-long trip to TANZANIA, President MNANGAGWA will travel 75 kilometres north of DAR ES SALAAM to KAOLE Arts College in BAGAMOYO, the COAST Region.
KAOLE Arts College served as a training center for liberation war fighters from different countries of Southern AFRICA that were still under colonial rule after the independence of TANZANIA on NINE DECEMBER 1961.
The ZIMBABWEAN Head of State is ONE of the earliest guerrilla cadres to be hosted at the TANZANIAN institution./Sabanews/cam