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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco exports top $665 million

Zimbabwe has earned $666,8 million from 123,7 million kilogrammes of tobacco exported mainly to South Africa and China since the beginning of 2017. Statistics from the Tobacco Industry Marketing Board’s latest weekly bulletin show that China accounted fo
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Nov 1, 2017 10:27
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[Africa] Opinion / Interviews / Zimbabwe won't shut down struggling embassies, says Mzembi

A: Zimbabwe is a signatory to the (FCTC) and its economy is transitioning to alternatives. However, in the interim, we will continue to strictly observe the set guidelines in the production and trading of tobacco. FCTC does not abruptly stop production a
Bulawayo24 (zw)
added Oct 29, 2017 18:31
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Mzembi speaks on WHO furore

Foreign Affairs minister Walter Mzembi says he has no regrets about his decision to lobby for the role of (WHO) goodwill envoy for President Robert Mugabe and shall not be deterred from marketing the veteran leader by angry hecklers. In an exclusive inte
The Daily News (zw)
added Oct 29, 2017 15:50
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[Africa, UK, Zimbabwe] FT Health: The WHO’s screeching U-turn on Mugabe

Mr Tedros won widespread support to run the WHO thanks to his record as health minister of Ethiopia, but also because he had greater political experience than most of his rivals or predecessors. Yet his decision on Mr Mugabe was made without consulting s
Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 29, 2017 15:42
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[Zimbabwe] BRANSWELL: How a blunder over Robert Mugabe has cost the WHO goodwill it needs

The global health community is struggling to make sense of a blunder that has shaken confidence in the new director-general of the World Health Organization and given rise to concerns — both outside and within the WHO — about the impact the episode will
statnews.com
added Oct 26, 2017 21:22
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[Zimbabwe] Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage

But Tedros said in a statement that he had listened to those expressing concerns and heard the “different issues” raised. “Over the last few days, I have reflected on my appointment of H.E. President Robert Mugabe as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for NCDs (no
Reuters
added Oct 26, 2017 17:47
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[Zimbabwe] W.H.O. Removes Robert Mugabe as ‘Good-Will Ambassador’

After days of scathing criticism around the globe for naming Zimbabwe’s leader, Robert Mugabe, a “good-will ambassador” for health, the leader of the World Health Organization said on Sunday that he had rescinded the title.
New York Times
added Oct 26, 2017 17:46
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[Zimbabwe] Mugabe would have rejected WHO role, says spokesman after its U-turn

But the appointment was rescinded on Sunday following a backlash from Western donors, rights groups and opposition parties. Last Friday, the state-owned Herald celebrated the largely ceremonial appointment as a “New feather in President’s cap”, adding t
Reuters
added Oct 25, 2017 13:42
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[Zimbabwe] WHO ‘rethinking’ naming Robert Mugabe as goodwill ambassador

Decision will be re-evaluated after appointment of Zimbabwean despot provokes global anger
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 22, 2017 23:53
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] WHO poised to row-back on Mugabe appointment after outrage

Tedros, who has returned to Geneva, said in a tweet on Saturday evening that he was “rethinking the approach in light of WHO values” and that a statement was forthcoming. Several former and current WHO staff said privately they were appalled at the “poor
Reuters
added Oct 22, 2017 23:43
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