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In the face of international condemnation, the new head of the World Health Organization signaled Saturday that he is rethinking the appointment of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador for the global health agency.

“I’m listening. I hear your concerns. Rethinking the approach in light of WHO values. I will issue a statement as soon as possible,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Twitter. When asked to confirm he was speaking about the Mugabe appointment, he affirmed it.

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