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For FrancAfrique AU Fires Chihombori-Quao and UN Guterres Refuses To Answer Inner City Press

By Matthew Russell Lee, CJR PFT NYP

UN GATE, Oct 20 – The United Nations has long said it is deeply considered to Africa as a whole. But under current Secretary General Antonio Guterres, it is only about Francophone Africa, as shown by Guterres' cover up of Paul Biya's killing of Anglophones in Cameroon, and siding with Morocco on Western Sahara.

Inner City Press, roughed up and banned under Guterres for asking these questions, in writing asked Guterres, his spokesman Stephane "French Whine" Dujarric and Melissa Fleming, this: "October 17-3: On colonialism, the rule of law, FrancAfrique and transparency, what are the belated comments and actions if any of SG Guterres and separately USG LaCroix on the hiring of the African Union's ambassador in Africa after she publicly called into question the role of France in Africa - for example in Cameroon with Paul Biya?"

Four days later, no answer at all. Disgusting. Consider this, from former Ghanaian president Mr Jerry John Rawlings, on his twitter account, posted his displeasure over the termination of Dr Chihombori-Quao's contract.  "The dismissal of Arikana Chihombori-Quao, AU Ambassador to the United States raises serious questions about the independence of the AU," he tweeted.  "For someone who spoke her mind about the detrimental effects of the colonisation and the huge cost of French control in several parts of Africa, this is an act that can be best described as coming from French-controlled colonised minds.  "How can this shameful behaviour emanate from us? Woman with all that it takes to galvanise our continent is chopped down by French colonised power mongers good enough to be cleaners or pruning trees at the Elysée Palace. With leaders of this kind, how can this continent ever progress?"

Cameroon's decades-long dictator Paul Biya went a junket to Lyon in France earlier in October, like the wasteful junkets his UN sponsor Antonio Guterres takes to Lisbon. But this one in Lyon is for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

 President Emmanuel Macron, complicit in Biya's crimes contrary to the image he projects (like on press freedom while his Mission did nothing as Guterres banned Inner City Press, 465 days now), is being called on to say at least something to Biya about all his killing, and continued detention of opponents like Ayuk Tabe. We'll see if he does.

   On September 29 Inner City Press was sent another tweet about Biya's platform for national dialogue, an account featuring a photos of the grip and grin between Guterres and Biya's foreign minister. This is the result of Guterres' sold out diplomacy - a Potemkin Village of fake dialogue accompanied by violence and censorship. Guterres is no better than Biya. At least Biya is officially senile. What is Guterres' excuse?

  Guterres m.o. is spreading. Guterres and his spokespeople Stephane Dujarric and now Melissa Fleming have refused to answer Inner City Press' written questions about Cameroon. Dujarric amid Biya's killings tweeted this: "  UN Spokesperson  @UN_Spokesperson   Secretary-General  @antonioguterres  encouraged by   @PR_Paul_BIYA 's decision to release Maurice Kamto and hundreds of others, reiterates  @UN 's support for #Cameroon's National Dialogue." The irony? Biya on Twitter blocks many critics including Inner City Press, which is ALSO blocked by Dujarric. Birds of a corrupt feather.

Meanwhile this from MimiMefo: "There is commotion in Bali Town, Mezam Division North West Region.  Soldiers invaded the village in their number during and after October 1st commemoration, the day Southern Cameroons independent state of Ambazonia was declared, by separatist leaders and fighters.  In Sang, a Bali neighbourhood, several persons, notably civilians are feared dead. “The people had escaped to the bush to seek refuge but returned yesterday, not knowing soldiers were still there,” a source told Mimi Mefo Info.  “The population of Bali nyonga since yesterday are under gradual extermination. Sang Will soon finish. The military doing what they know best,” said another source.  “Many of those killed in Sang, are from the Mbalang compound,” the source added." And from corrupt Guterres? Nothing. Censorship and ban of Press.

Inner City Press as of September 25 is being banned by Guterres and Melissa Fleming from covering the UN General Assembly, presided over by Nigeria's ambassador Tijjani Muhammed-Bande. We'll have more on this.

Inner City Press live tweeted the shameful May UNSC session and uploaded Guterres' envoy Francois Fall's failing statement here.

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