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Kenya misses slot in the key AU team

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by Geza Ulole, Feb 2, 2011.

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    Geza Ulole JF-Expert Member

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    Kenya misses slot in key AU team

    [​IMG] President Mwai Kibaki accompanied by Internal Security Minister who is also the acting Foreign Minister Prof George Saitoti during the opening of the African Union summit in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia on January 30, 2011. PHOTO / PPS
    By Charles Omondi comondi@ke.nationmedia.com and Argaw Ashine nationaddis@gmail.com in Addis AbabaPosted Monday, January 31 2011 at 21:00
    In Summary

    • Eastern region’s Igad settled for Tanzania to be on the African Union High-Level Panel that will address Cote d’Ivoire poll dispute



    Kenya on Monday failed to secure a seat on the African Union High-Level Panel to tackle the Cote d’Ivoire crisis.
    The team will comprise Heads of State from South Africa, Tanzania, Chad, Burkina Faso and Mauritania, plus AU Commission and the West African regional bloc Ecowas.
    It was a major blow to the Kenyan delegation to the Addis Ababa Heads of State and Government meeting in which the country was believed to have two major agendas on its plate.
    In addition to mediating in the Ivorian crisis, where Kenya Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s efforts hit a brick wall, the East African state came to the Assembly of the African Union 16th Ordinary Session with the hope of winning over other African states to support its bid on the deferral of the trial of six suspected sponsors of 2007 post-election violence.
    The selection of the High-Level Panel members was based on the continent’s five regional blocs, with Eastern region’s Igad settling for Tanzania, at the expense of Kenya and Djibouti, the two other candidates.
    The AU Peace and Security Council, at its 259th meeting held on January 28, 2011, at the level of the Heads of State and Government, re-affirmed its recognition of Mr Alassane Ouattara as Cote d’Ivoire’s president-elect from the election held on November 28, 2010.
    The AU decision was arrived at on the basis of the results certified by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations and endorsed by Ecowas, AU and the UN.
    The incumbent, Mr Laurent Gbagbo, has, however, refused to hand over power.
    Daily Nation:*- News*|Kenya misses slot in key AU team

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    MY TAKE:
    God forbid but how can IGAD settled for Tanzania a non member to represent them as a block? You guys have a faith on that smilling but bogus face Kikwete? I think Raila was a better choice since he didn't mince words...
     
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    Geza ulole; umeuchoka uTanzania wako kiasi hiki?, hapa ni nchi ina-represent na si huyo unayemuita "smilling but bogus face Kikwete?", kumbuka kuwa huyu hata kesho anaweza ondoka madarakani lakini Tz itaendelea kushikiria position.
     
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    Kwanza kumbuka Raila alishaenda Ivory Coast akakataliwa so IGAD walikuwa na limited choice, pia kumbuka sasa hivi kundi la Kibaki na kundi la Raila wako katika mgogoro mkubwa sana huko kwao.

    Kiasi kwamba chochote kifanywacho na kundi moja lazima kundi lingine likikatae hata kiwe kizuri/chenye manufaa kwa nchi yao...

    Anyway siku zote inajulikana kuwa jirani zetu huwa hawaziwezi siasa za kimataifa...:thinking:
     
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    Many praises for the work Raila Odinga did in trying to resolve the conflict in Ivory coast. The chosen AU panel will go to Cote d'Ivoire and find the same stubborn despot Gbagbo and will fail. Odinga managed to show the world that Gbagbo is a downright liar in as far as back-tracking from anything he says... Gbagbo will play around with the AU panel and they will fail if no threat of force is on play! The only language Gbagbo understands in violence! Again, Kudos to Odinga
     
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    i seriously doubt the competence of my lovely president Kikwete,if he has failed to solve a small issue in ARUSHA how can he solve the big and complex one???
     
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    Geza Ulole JF-Expert Member

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    ndo unavyojidanganya sio? unajua gharama za yeye kuenda huko kwa ajili ya usuluhishi? huo muda kwanini asitumie kuleta umeme wa uhakika Tanzania na kulipa mishahara walimu?
     
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    African Union is a f*king joke, its wait and see attitide is unforgivable and has contributed to the problems that we are now facing in Africa. It has watched tthe Congo, Somali, Sudan crisis escalate to unbeleivable heights and the AU did mothong tangible 'bout it. What new idea can the nominated leaders bring to the table while facing Gbagbo, putting into consideration that all of them will play good diplomacy considering what happened to Raila after he publicly stated his stance...what can the AU do to sort out the problem in Ivory coast? Form a grand coalition? Ley Gbagbo finish his term? Go for another rerun? I DONT THinK SO.. Its funny that African countries are taking this grand coalition thingy too far, this idea should not even be presented to Gbagbo,.

    The only way to put this nonsense to an end is by military action, stop all this diplomacy trash that we are now adopting and pimping around.. Mtu akiiba kura na akatae kwa madaraka tuna tuma jeshi ya AU' na tunamtoa kwa nguvu, kwani anafikiria yeye nani?

    Typing using ma fon and the qwerty keyboard is a b**ch' so excuse ma typos
     
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    Careful with that vitriol brother. If you ever attended AU sessions you would understand the real constraint in multinational decision making especially in a gathering of African leaders. The AU works by the consensus(!) of its Member States. Now, in that explosive concoction of divergent self-interests how do you distill out a clean workable solution? In the international community, at least, you have some outstanding super powers like the US and a few European states which could even declare unilateral use of force and drag others along. Do we have such muscles in Africa which could help by military and/or economic clout hammer out hardline consensus to use force on such hot heads as Gbagbo, Mugabe, Kibaki, etc? :bump2:
     
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    I have never attended a session and am sure if i got a chance i'd gladly pass. Let me ask you a simple question, when Has the AU ammicably resolved any problem facing Africa? Do you know they dint even support SSudan in going for the referendum.. Its kinda sad that there is someone out there who supports the circus called AU and its leaders
     
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