Mugabe Is Mediator In Ivory Coast Crisis

African Union Commission chairperson Jean Ping told a news conference Friday night that the over six hours of deliberations by various African heads of  state meeting in the peace and security council of the AU decided that the  Ivory Coast crisis could not be mediated by one person but by a battery of  leaders who will give various perspectives towards ending the Ivorian
Crisis.

Ping said the multiple issues arising from the crisis require an African
approach to deal with the problem in Cote d’Ivoire.The panel includes Presidents Jacob Zuma (South Africa), Jonathan Goodluck
(Nigeria), Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe) and the President of Mauritania among  others and Ping said the mediation already undertaken by Kenyan Prime  Minister Raila Odinga was part of the building stones towards achieving a  realizable goal of peace in Ivory Coast.