Zimbabwean senator and president of the Zimbabwe Council of Chiefs, Fortune Charumbira, has been elected as President of the Pan-African Parliament. News24 reports that in his acceptance speech Charumbira said the time had come to “fight and destroy the divisions caused by … foreign languages in Africa imposed … by outside continents [that has] resulted in us identifying one another as Anglophones, Francophones and Lusophones”. “I am a president for everyone despite how you voted, it is high time we put our African people forward and do away with unnecessary conflicts,” Charmubira said, insisting that “we will only develop our continent when united”.