Published: Sat, May 06, 2017
Sci-tech | By Javier West

President Robert Mugabe rejects claims Zimbabwe is a fragile state despite crisis

President Robert Mugabe rejects claims Zimbabwe is a fragile state despite crisis

Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe has insisted that his country is not a failed state, further accusing the USA of being "fragile". The world's most fragile state was Somalia followed by South Sudan (2nd) and the Central African Republic (third), based on 12 social, economic and political indicators.

But this report, which saw Ghana's name vanish from the top 10 does not remain a bother to the Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe.

A small group of Zimbabweans gathered near the venue of the WEF on Thursday, protesting against Mugabe's presence at the conference.

Mugabe went on to boast about his nation's fourteen universities and its high literacy rate, as well as its abundant natural resources. "I can call America fragile - they went on their knees to China". "We are not a poor country", Mr Mugabe added, while acknowledging that Zimbabwe had problems. Incredibly, the 93-year-old authoritarian ruler, considered a dictator by many, is running for another term in office.

"We have resources, perhaps more resources than the average country in the world, gold, diamonds, chrome, coal, et cetera".

"Mugabe needs to travel to other countries and see why Zimbabwe is a fragile State". However, to materialise it into a conducive economy there is a stumbling block, hence making Zimbabwe the poorest country.

After years of strained relations with the United States and most Western countries, Mugabe could not pass the chance to take potshots at his arch-enemies. I think that is completely wrong because there are elements of fragility everywhere."When we talking about fragility we think about countries, in fact, the spinover effects of fragility in one area can outgrow consequences".

Zimbabwe has faced a severe cash shortage since a year ago and has introduced so-called bond notes as a substitute for the U.S. dollar, the main currency people use.

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