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Kofi Annan Bring Back to UN Alan Doss, Stole Staffer's Job For His Daughter, Biter

By Matthew Russell Lee, Photos

UNITED NATIONS, October 13 – When former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan came to the UN Security Council stakeout on October 13 about Myanmar, most there were focused on trying to catch the eye or favor of Stephane Dujarric, the holdover spokesman for Annan, Ban Ki-moon and now Antonio Guterres, to get a question. But next to Annan was a person who left the UN amid a nepotism scandal complete with a UN Office of Internal Oversight Services investigative report Doss was given two chances to report. As Inner City Press exposed, Doss arranged to have a UN Development Program staff member fired so that Doss' daughter to take the job. When the staff member became aware - the email was sent to him - he rebelled, was tear gassed, and bit a UN Security officer. He was prosecuted. Doss never apologized, but left the UN well known for nepotism, in Cote d'Ivoire and the Congo too. Flash forward to 2011 when Annan tried to put Doss back on the UN payroll for the Syria envoy team Annan briefly led. Inner City Press inquired into it, and suddenly Doss was no longer on that team. But he is still with the Kofi Annan Foundation, and was in the UN with a badge on Friday. Inner City Press took a photograph, and sought to find and interview him in the UN lobby. But he had left. From the Inner City Press archives: "Doss asking the UN Development Program in writing to show him 'leeway' and give a job to his daughter in contravention of UN rules. Doss, before simply refusing to answer questions from the Press, said that his e-mail was taken out of context, despite Inner City Press' publication of the entire e-mail.
Since then, whistleblowers from each of Doss' stops in Africa have come forward saying that Doss was always a rule breaker, a "King of the Congo" as he has been dubbed, even in Cote d'Ivoire and Liberia. Some Inner City Press has already published -- Doss dubbing his Liberian cook an "engineer" to bring him to the Congo at a higher UN pay rate, Doss' guard shooting his gun inside a MONUC plane filled with Security Council members and getting further promoted by Doss. But from Kinshasa comes news of Doss' use of UN money to repair his housing, in addition to space in the Grand Hotel Kinshasa. Well informed Kinshasa sources say Doss commandeered UN air assets to fly his wife around, including out of the DR Congo and otherwise abused his DSA travel allowance from the UN. In a telling example of substantive contempt for the rule of law and truth, reporters tell of approaching Doss with documentary proof that indicted war criminal Bosco Ntaganda was involved in the leadership structure of FARDC army units Doss' MONUC was working with." As we found with Ban Ki-moon, the corrupt ones never really leave though. And the press which inquires and tried to subject the UN to scrutiny and accountability gets evicted without hearing or appeal, then held out still in restriction another elitist Brit. We'll have more on this.


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