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On Mali After Demonstrators Gassed and Journos Arrested Belated UNSC Elements

By Matthew Russell Lee, CJR PFT NY Post

UN GATE, July 27 – The UN Security Council in the second half of March 2020 under China's presidency did not hold a single publicly-viewable briefing or issuance of Press Elements, on Mali or any other site of a UN Peacekeeping mission.

  Then as demonstrators calling for President Keita to resign were teargassed and at least two killed, there was not a word from the Security Council or even for usually robo-tweeting UNSG Antonio Guterres. Maybe Guterres' silence is because he is cheering on the arrest of journalists, including  Liberté TV journalist Hawa Kamissoko, after he and Stephane Dujarric has Inner City Press roughed up and banned since, video here. Guterres' UN is corrupt.

 Now on July 27 from the Security Council under joint Franco-Germanic presidency, in full censorship of Press mode (no answers to written Press questions), this; "The members of the Security Council expressed their deep concern at the latest political tensions in Mali.     The members of the Security Council expressed their strong support for ECOWAS’ mediation efforts, including the missions led by former and current Heads of State of the region and spearheaded by H.E. Issoufou Mahamadou, Chairman of ECOWAS Authority, and took note of the recommendations that were endorsed today during the extraordinary summit of ECOWAS’ Heads of State.     The members of the Security Council urged the Malian parties to act on these recommendations without delay in order to resolve the tensions, to prioritize dialogue, and to refrain from any action likely to fuel further tensions and threaten the rule of law.     The members of the Security Council recalled the importance of the implementation of the peace agreement and of the stabilization of the Centre of the country as set out in resolution 2531 (2020) and reiterated their support to the Special Representative and to MINUSMA in their efforts to bring lasting peace and stability in Mali and their attachment to the safety and security of peacekeepers." No credibility.

  This as Inner City Press, which reports on Mali and South Sudan for example is excluded by the UN Secretariat from getting promised answers - for example to this question it posed: "what is the UN's response to the massacre of over 35 on Feb 14, 2020 an hour after a UN convoy had passed through?" -- a censorship it passes on to UNSC Presidents including Estonia and now France and Germany.

  Now on June 20 from UNSG Antonio Guterres, who has taken his censorship so far as to order "his" Peacekeeping missions to not answer Press questions and for Melissa Fleming to tell UN staff to withhold / steal public money by withholding video of UN meetings from the Press, this: "Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary General on Mali     The Secretary-General is following with concern recent political developments in Mali. He expresses his full support for the ongoing efforts of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and in particular for its declaration of 19 June calling for an inclusive dialogue.     The Secretary-General calls on all political leaders to send clear messages to their supporters to exercise utmost restraint and to refrain from any action likely to fuel tensions. He also stresses the importance of dialogue and encourages all Malian actors to work inclusively and constructively to preserve the rule of law and respect fundamental rights.     The Secretary-General reaffirms that the United Nations, through his Special Representative in Mali, will continue to accompany Malians in their efforts to consolidate peace, democracy." Absolutely bland and vague - and unsigned, unlike the June 14 vacuous statement by  Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General  New York, 14 June 2020." Is Dujarric gone for good? He should be - once you cover up 100 child rapes, withholding information, it's time to go. To jail.  Guterres and Dujarric are criminals. Watch this site.

  On December 2 the IMF which Inner City Press is accredited to cover, which the UN denies it, on Mali said this: "A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Boriana Yontcheva, visited Bamako during November 19-29, 2019, to hold discussions on the first review of the economic and financial program supported by the IMF under the Extended Credit Facility... The team met with the Prime Minister, Head of Government, Minister of Economy and Finance, Dr. Boubou Cissé, the Deputy Minister in Charge of Budget, Mrs. Aoua Sylla Barry; the National Director of the Central Bank of West African States, Mr. Konzo Traoré, senior officials, and development partners. We'll have more on this.

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