Mugabe honoured as UN 'leader for tourism'
Despite the fact that he is under a travel ban, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has been honoured as a "leader for tourism" by the UN's World Tourism Organisation, Britain's The Guardian reported on its website.
"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," the Guardian report said.
Also honoured was Zambian president Michael Sata.
The two leaders signed an agreement with the UN tourism body at Victoria Falls yesterday.