Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe has bemourned the tendency to regard India and Africa as underdogs at the United Nations, saying the two continents ought to push hard for seats on the UN Security Council.
The tough speaking Mugabe made the observation at the ongoing India-Africa Forum Summit in New Delhi with a speech so strong that hit at the issue of representation at the UN.
Mugabe was also on the limelight for been the only African leader who wore a grey suit, white shirt and black tie while the rest were in traditional Indian attire, called Kurta Sherwani with a waist coat on Wednesday, October 28. No reason has been given for the choice of clothes.
Nigeria president, Muhammadu Buhari retained his cap instead of the traditional Indian scarf that goes with the attire.
This is the third India-Africa Forum Summit being held as India seeks to strengthen relations with African leaders.
54 African nations are taking part in the summit which is hosted by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Malawi is being represented by Ministers and some technocrats after President Mutharika puled out an eleventh hour.