I thought Mugabe’s WHO appointment was a bad April Fool’s joke – Canada PM

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has added his voice to those condemning the appointment of President Robert Mugabe as the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) goodwill ambassador for non-communicable diseases. The Canadian PM said that he initially thought the news was a bad joke and described the move as “unacceptable.”

Speaking at a press briefing, Trudeau said:

When I heard of Robert Mugabe’s appointment… quite frankly, I thought it was a bad April Fool’s joke


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It is absolutely unacceptable and inconceivable this individual would have a role as a goodwill ambassador for any organization, much less the World Health Organization.

Under mounting pressure over the appointment, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the UN health agency, said he was “rethinking” his decision.

More: France24

 

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Robert Mugabe was a politician and the former President of Zimbabwe. He was the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe from 1987 to November 2017. Prior to this, he was the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe since the attainment of independence in 1980. Mugabe resigned from... Read More About Robert Mugabe

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I thought Mugabe’s WHO appointment was a bad April Fool’s joke – Canada PM