Inner City Press

Inner City Press -- Investigative Reporting From the United Nations to Wall Street to the Inner City

These reports are usually available through Google News and on Lexis-Nexis

  Search Search WWW (censored?)

In Other Media-eg AJE, FP, Georgia, NYT Azerbaijan, CSM Click here to contact us     .


Follow us on TWITTER

Home -

These reports are usually available through Google News and on Lexis-Nexis


ICP on YouTube

UN: Sri Lanka


Google, Asked at UN About Censorship, Moved to Censor the Questioner, Sources Say, Blaming UN - Update - Editorial

Support this work by buying this book

Click on cover for secure site orders

also includes "Toxic Credit in the Global Inner City"




Bank Beat

Freedom of Information

How to Contact Us

As 7 More Ivorians Killed, UN Peacekeepers under Ladsous Did Nothing

By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive

UNITED NATIONS, August 7 -- After the killing of seven Ivorian soldiers in Abidjan in the run up to the national day of Cote d'Ivoire, Inner City Press' report triggered feedback that in the attacked base was a sub-base of UN peacekeepers from Benin, who did nothing as the invasion of the base took place.

  After noting that the UN as recently of July 17 claimed that it could without impact withdraw a full battalion from Abidjan, Inner City Press undertook to verify this even more troubling claim.

  Without any response or help from the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations under Herve Ladsous, Inner City Press was able to confirm the presence in the base of the UN peacekeepers.

  And it now appears clear that their Rwanda-like inaction was based on DPKO's reading of its mandate, to only protect civilians and not the Ivorian base that they were in.

  And so, just as Gbagbo supporters point at ONUCI inaction as the camp near Duekoue was burned to the ground and at least six killed, now supporters of the Ouattara government question the UN's inaction during the attack on the base in Abidjan.

   Often being criticized from both sides is used as a mark of being objective. But here, it is a mark of incompetence and inaction, under Koenders and Ladsous. For shame.

Share |

* * *

These reports are usually also available through Google News and on Lexis-Nexis.

Click here for Sept 26, 2011 New Yorker on Inner City Press at UN

Click for re Libya, Sri Lanka, UN Corruption

Feedback: Editorial [at]

UN Office: S-253, UN, NY 10017 USA Tel: 212-963-1439

Reporter's mobile (and weekends): 718-716-3540

  Search  Search WWW (censored?)

Other, earlier Inner City Press are listed here, and some are available in the ProQuest service, and now on Lexis-Nexis.

            Copyright 2006-2012 Inner City Press, Inc. To request reprint or other permission, e-contact Editorial [at]