Daily laugh: Robert Mugabe asked to be UN ‘leader for tourism’


The Zimbabwe president, accused of ethnic cleansing and bankrupting his country, asked to champion tourism

    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe at National Heroes Acre in Harare

    Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has been asked by the UN to champion tourism. Photograph: Aaron Ufumeli/EPA/Corbis

    With a line-up that includes Drew Barrymore, David Beckham, Orlando Bloom, and Ricky Martin, the UN’s choice of ambassadors has been known to cause raised eyebrows or the odd smirk.

    Seldom, however, has there been such anger, or questioning of the organisation’s credibility, as that greeting the appointment of a new international envoy for tourism: Robert Mugabe.

    Improbable as it seems, the Zimbabwean president, who is widely accused of ethnic cleansing, rigging elections, terrorising opposition, controlling media and presiding over a collapsed economy, has been endorsed as a champion of efforts to boost global holidaymaking.

    Despite that fact Mugabe, 88, is under a travel ban, he has been honoured as a “leader for tourism” by the UN’s World Tourism Organisation, along with his political ally, Zambian president Michael Sata, 75. The pair signed an agreement with UNWTO secretary general Taleb Rifai at their shared border at Victoria Falls on Tuesday.

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    3 Replies to “Daily laugh: Robert Mugabe asked to be UN ‘leader for tourism’”

    1. That’s it, the final nail in the coffin. It’s time for all countries of good conscience ( if there are any left) to get out of this islamic farce called the UN. No more money, support or buildings on Western soil. Write to your representative. This insanity cannot continue.

    2. If you need a sizeable ethnic group to take a permanent vacation, Robert Mugabe is the U.N. representative on the scene to serve your migratory genocide needs!

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