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In UNSC In November UK Has No Cameroon Meeting Nor Somaliland As Censors Press

By Matthew Russell Lee, Photos, Periscope

UN GATE, Nov 1 – With the UN Security Council presidency for November being taken over by the UK Mission and its Karen Pierce, she bragged in his 1 November 2019 press conference that the UK would have a lot of meetings about Africa.

  But none, it quickly became clear, about Cameroon, despite Paul Biya's killings there. In fact, the UK has denied Inner City Press' FOIA request on its role in Cameroon, and its Mission and Pierce did nothing when UNSG Antonio Guterres had Inner City Press roughed up and banned now 485 days amid its questions about Guterres' Budget Committee deal with Biya's Tommo Monthe, procedural favors for silence.

  By Africa Pierce apparently meant only those countries where neo-colonial UK still wants to have a role, if only by getting its national appointed to UN roles, like Somalia and Libya.

  While there were mostly softball questions about rugby and, from Chinese state media, on the UK's supposed love of mediation and/or reconciliation, Pierce pointedly and repeatedly demanded to know who one questioning journalist was, and his media.

 Apparently Inner City Press which would have her, as it did Jonathan Allen, about Cameroon was not enough - she wanted only friendly questions. She said UK diplomacy is alive and well. That's not the story that FOIA, and the Mission's continued support of Guterres' ban on Inner City Press, tells.

 The UK has have a debate on Africa on November 4, and reconciliation on the 19th. There's Libya on the 18th, and Somalia no less than twice (but no Somaliland, Pierce made clear). November 22 is Yemen, on which Pierce took a question from a Saudi media she often pals around with, Jamal Khashoggi notwithstanding.

  Cyprus, of course, on November 25 - and Big Tony's Big Lunch on November 20. Inner City Press will cover as many of these as it can, including from the Delegates Entrance Gate where the UK Mission watched and did nothing, or worse, as censorship of Press took place right in front of them. Watch this site.


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