Sunday, October 22, 2017

UN Agency Makes Mugabe ‘Goodwill Ambassador’ One Month After He Endorsed Killers of White Farmers

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/10/21/un-agency-makes-mugabe-goodwill-ambassador-one-month-after-endorsed-killers-white-farmers/

UN Agency Makes Mugabe ‘Goodwill Ambassador’ One Month After He Endorsed Killers of White Farmers

by JACK MONTGOMERY21 Oct 2017
The World Health Organization (WHO) has made Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe an official ‘Goodwill Ambassador’ just a month after he vowed that the killers of white farmers in his country would never be prosecuted.
The 93-year-old tyrant has been tasked by the United Nations agency — at least nominally — with helping to tackle non-communicable diseases, the BBC reports.
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus — an Ethiopian national and the agency’s first African leader — told a conference in Uruguay that he was “honoured to be joined by President Mugabe of Zimbabwe, a country that places universal health coverage and health promotion at the centre of its policies to provide healthcare to all.”
The global bureaucrat’s glowing praise drew scorn from Human Rights Watch, with chief executive Kenneth Roth pointing out that “Mugabe’s corruption [and] his utter mismanagement of the economy has devastated health services” in Zimbabwe.
“Indeed, you know, Mugabe himself travels abroad for his health care. He’s been to Singapore three times this year already.”
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Mugabe ascended to power in 1980 amid widespread accusations of voter intimidation in the country’s first elections under universal suffrage.
These elections followed a long terror campaign initiated in 1964 by guerrillas armed, trained, and financed by the Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China, against the governments of first Rhodesia and then Zimbabwe-Rhodesia, Zimbabwe’s predecessor states.
Unlike South Africa, Rhodesia was not an apartheid state, with the franchise being based on certain education, income, and property qualifications — as was the case in the country’s parent country, the United Kingdom, until 1918 for men and 1928 for women.
While most of the country’s wealth and property were concentrated in the hands of the white minority, who made up the vast bulk of the country’s electorate as a result, black Rhodesians were not entirely excluded from the life of the country.
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Mugabe did not immediately target the white minority, which was supposed to be protected by Britain under the Lancaster House Agreement, following the transition — preferring instead to concentrate on crushing the Ndebele people in Matabeleland.
The Ndebeles were seen as rivals to Mugabe’s own Shona tribe, and tens of thousands were killed or herded into re-education camps by his elite Fifth Brigade, which was trained and led by North Korean officers.
When Mugabe did finally move against Zimbabwe’s white farmers, the result was a near-total collapse in agricultural production in the country once regarded as the “Breadbasket of Africa” — followed by an economic depression which saw the country’s currency destroyed by hyperinflation, with a single U.S. dollar exchanging for 35 quadrillionZimbabwe dollars by 2015.
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