Will Africa-EU Summit Go Ahead?


Zimbabwean media reports that the AU's Peace and Security Council has urged the bloc not to attend the summit, citing the EU's selection of African delegates. The EU denied President Mugabe's wife a visa as part of targeted sanctions.
  • Zimbabwe:  Mugabe Snubs EU-Africa Summit

    Voice of America, 1 April 2014

    The European Union-Africa Summit opens Wednesday in Brussels, but one of the leaders who will not be there is Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, who is snubbing the event after his wife was ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Mugabe Pulls Out of EU Summit

    New Zimbabwe, 30 March 2014

    EMBATTLED Zimbabwean leader, Robert Mugabe has finally pulled out of Wednesday's EU-AU summit in protest over his wife, Grace's denial of a visa to Brussels. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Mugabe to Boycott Europe Summit

    New Zimbabwe, 28 March 2014

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe will not attend a European Union-Africa summit next week if his wife is denied a visa to travel with him, his spokesman said on Friday. read more »

  • Africa:  Mugabe Ropes Africa Into Grace Visa Fight

    New Zimbabwe, 26 March 2014

    AN organ of the African Union (AU) was, Wednesday, said to have urged a boycott of the European Union-Africa summit next week after President Robert Mugabe's wife, Grace, was ... read more »

President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace.

  • Africa:  Africa Calls for EU Summit Boycott

    The Herald, 27 March 2014

    The African Union's Peace and Security Council has advised the bloc not to attend the EU-Africa summit set for Brussels, Belgium next week to protest how Europe is holding the ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Mugabe Mulling EU Summit Boycott Over Grace

    SW Radio Africa, 25 March 2014

    The upcoming summit between African and European Union (EU) leaders could be in doubt, with Robert Mugabe mulling a boycott if his wife is not granted a travel visa to join him. read more »

  • Africa:  EU's Duplicity Further Exposed

    The Herald, 26 March 2014

    THE European Union's contempt of the African Union was further exposed yesterday after it emerged the bloc barred Eritrea from attending the forthcoming EU-Africa Summit, while ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Mugabe Seethes As Wife Refused EU Visa

    New Zimbabwe, 25 March 2014

    THE EU has not invited Grace Mugabe to the fourth EU-Africa Summit in Belgium next week, in a development that appears to have angered President Robert Mugabe's top aides. read more »

  • Africa:  EU-Africa Summit Hangs in Balance - Sudan, SADR Not Invited - First Lady Denied Visa

    The Herald, 25 March 2014

    THE fourth EU-Africa Summit in Belgium next week hangs in the balance following attempts by Europe to define the political make-up of the African Union and composition of country ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  'E.U, It's Time to Drop This Stupidity'

    The Herald, 25 February 2014

    President Mugabe  last week held a wide ranging interview with the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation's Tazzen Mandizvidza  in which he spoke at length about various ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  EU Sanctions Move Nonsensical - Mugabe

    New Zimbabwe, 22 February 2014

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has rubbished the maintenance of a travel ban and asset freeze against him and his wife by the European Union (EU) insisting this was a failed foreign ploy ... read more »