That was after Mugabe told a panel discussion that Zimbabwe was second to South Africa in terms of development in Africa.
"Mugabe needs to travel to other countries and see why Zimbabwe is a fragile State".
"I would go so far as to say that his mere presence is a symbol of the fragility of our country, and we need to re-invent our brand".
"We are not a poor country, can't be a fragile state", Mugabe said, despite thousands of households already coping with food scarcity due to lack of rainfall for two consecutive seasons. About 90 percent of our people are living below $1 per day. Banks frequently put limits as low as $20 on the amount of cash depositors can withdraw and occasionally require customers to lug their withdrawals away as bags of heavy coin.
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Ironically, his admission that Zimbabwe has resources in abundance fits into the "resource curse" description which says that countries with an abundance of natural resources tend to have less economic growth, less democracy, and worse development outcomes than those with fewer natural resources.
"They don't talk of Zimbabwe as a fragile economic state".
"We have a bumper harvest, not only maize, but also tobacco and many other crops".
Laughing, Mugabe slowly said: "That isn't true". "Please help and die for this, ' what would we have said?" asked exasperated Zimbabwean filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga. The denial of the crisis at this level is astounding, to say the least.
Mugabe then bizarrely added that the southern parts of the continent were lucky to have little Islamic influence.
"In the Islamic world, the belief is that the more violence you exert on the population, the more they listen", he said.
Ghana was nowhere to be found on the list of first 10 countries in Africa with the highest literacy rates in the UNDP's human development index for Africa.
UFC creates 4th weight class for women, adding 125-pounders
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Their share is forecast to continue to rise and to see more consolidation from the smaller companies in the coming year. Apple's share of this super-premium segment remains at 80%, with five out of the top ten model SKUs belonging to Apple.
The most awaited day for Indian audience has come as finally Baahubali - The Conclusion released on big Screen on 28 April. Rajamouli's Baahubali 2: The Conclusion has set new benchmarks at the global box office.
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There is no confirmed information yet about Turkey's losses, though Kurdish reports have claimed some 17 Turkish soldiers killed . US State Department spokesman Mark Toner also said Washington had expressed " deep concern " over the Turkish airstrikes.
The commission has sought an inquiry into properties bought by Vadra, Priyanka Gandhi's husband, and his businesses, it claimed . It further said that Vadra's wife Priyanka Gandhi's agricultural land in Amirpur village was also under the panel's scanner.
The trade deficit had been expected to widen to $44.5 billion from the $43.6 billion originally reported for the previous month. Other reports suggest USA firms are benefiting from stronger economic growth around the globe, including in Europe and Asia.
The company suffered a devastating setback when a Falcon 9 rocket exploded on its other Cape Canaveral launch pad in September. SpaceX is usually hyped to tell us all about the payload it's sending to orbit, but this time it doesn't have as much to say.
United were held to their 10th home league draw of the season by the Welsh club, in what was their 57th match of the season. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly introduced strict regulations on his players' use of social media.
"The settlement with Google's Italian and Irish subsidiaries covers the 2002 to 2006 and 2009 to 2015 periods". The latest payment is in addition to taxes Google has already paid in Italy over the period.
I'll very much be treating it as a trial race, but I'm not complacent about it, we have a lot of good British girls running. Last year's victor , Jemima Sumgong of Kenya, did not defend her title after failing a drugs test earlier in the season.
Turkish military convoy moves closer to Syrian Kurds
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The Texans select Deshaun Watson at No. 12 in NFL Draft
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Bengal jetty collapse toll rises to 13
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