Foreign aid warning

Zimbabwe's leader Robert Mugabe, under fire at home over a crumbling economy, said at the weekend that Africa needed to get its act together.

Zimbabwe's leader Robert Mugabe, under fire at home over a crumbling economy, said at the weekend that Africa needed to get its act together.

Mugabe also warned that no amount of external aid would lift Africa out of its quagmire.

"To tell you the truth, until we put our act together, organise, and start pulling our resources together, we will never prosper from any aid outside Africa," he told a rally on the fringes of an African Union summit in Ghana.

About 1000 placard and flag-waving Ghanaians, sporting T-shirts with the portrait of the 83-year-old Mugabe, attended the rally at Kwameh Nkrumah Memorial Park in the capital Accra. - Sapa-AFP

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