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Senegal and UN PR Seck Are Sued For $1M By Architect Diedhiou Saying He Was Ripped Off

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, July 24 – Senegal, through its Mission to the UN in New York with Permanent Representative Fode Seck, have been sued for $1 million by a Senegalese architect who says they ripped him off.

He says his claim is not blocked by sovereign or diplomatic immunity, so common around today's UN, since Senegal was developing commercial real estate.  

In the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, which Inner City Press covers daily including Cheikh Gadio along with the UN while being banned by UNSG Antonio Guterres from entering the UN due to its reporting on UN corruption, Pape M. Diedhiou filed a lawsuit on July 23, 2020, for more than $1 million.

  He recounts that after substantial work, in May 2016 he "sent an invoice to Fode Seck, who had replaced [Paul] Badji as Senegal's Permanent Representative to the UN."

Seck has led the UN's Committee on the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People - but he did not pay Diedhiou for his work. The lawsuit followed. Inner City Press will be following it. Watch this site.  


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