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I’m proud of being black; if black community or Africa is insulted, I won’t tolerate

I’m proud of being black; Tedros to racial bigots

When interviewed on the recent campaigns against him as a person and his office, the Director-General of the World Health Organization disclosed the various degrees of abuses he has gone through but added that he does not ‘give a damn’.

Mr. Tedros who is the first African to head the W.H.O said, “I can tell you personal attacks that have been going on for more than two, three months. Abuses, or racist comments, giving me names, black or Negro”.

He, however, added that he is not perturbed by the name-calling and racial abuses because he love his race. He told reporters on a conference call from WHO’s Geneva headquarters, “I’m proud of being black, proud of being Negro, I don’t care, to be honest … even death threats. I don’t give a damn,”

Commenting on the general disrespect for black people, Tedros added that, “When the whole black community or Africa is insulted, I won’t tolerate. I say people are crossing the line. Even death threats I didn’t care, I didn’t even respond but when it is personal or as a community people start to insults us, that’s enough…we can’t tolerate that”.

The World Health Organization headed by the Ethiopian Boss has been suffering some criticisms since the outbreak started. Recent among the critics is Donald Trump who referred to WHO as a “China-Centric” agency, an accusation which the organization has condemned in strong terms.

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