The government has lamented the absence of real African information in most research books leading to distorted facts about realities within the continent.
Lack of African writers who share the real facts on realities within the continent was under spotlight during the conference on Africa Fact Book in the capital this Monday.
Vice President Retired General Dr Constantino Chiwenga told delegates the absence of African writers on most books of the continent has created challenges in terms of research and on facts about social, cultural political and economic facts.
“What we need is the real facts not only misrepresentations of facts because of the limitations of African authors,” said Vice President Chiwenga.
As delegates also took time to focus on ensuring the success of the Africa Fact Book in providing real research and facts, Dr Chiwenga told the participants the government of Zimbabwe is committed to peaceful, fair, credible and transparent harmonised elections this year.
“Let me also tell you that as the government we are focusing on free, credible and fair elections this year,” he said.
Representatives from six regional blocks SADC, COMESA, ECOWAS, EAC and the Arab Magreb Union (AMU) attended the conference where several cabinet ministers, business executives, leading academics among them PhD students and research think tanks were also present. – ZBC