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As Chief Killed in Abyei, UN Has Nothing To Say, Ladsous Effect?

By Matthew Russell Lee

UNITED NATIONS, May 4, updated 11 pm -- Even as South Sudan officials in Juba confirmed the killing of chief Kuol Deng Kuol in Abyei, the UN which runs a Peacekeeping mission there would not.

  Inner City Press heard of the murder on Saturday afternoon, New York time, and at 4:30 pm asked Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's three top spokespeople to confirm:

that chief Kwol Deng has been killed; that UNISFA has "closed" Abyei town; and any impacts on UNISFA peacekeepers.

Also, in South Sudan, is there any UN reaction to the detention of the acting editor of the Juba Monitor, Michael Koma?

And if the UN has any update on what DPA / Said Djinnit et al are doing regarding the deaths in protests in Guinea.

  But in more than three hours after, no confirmation, no response, nothing. This comes just two days after Department of Peacekeeping Operations spokesperson Kieran Dwyer, while trying to justify Herve Ladsous' refusal to answer any Inner City Press question, claimed that he answers questions.  Video here.

  Well, this is directly in the mandate of a DPKO mission -- and the mission has nothing to say. Something is wrong with DPKO, and now with the UN. Watch this site.

Update: six hours after Inner City Press inquired, the UN sent out this:

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the killing of the Ngok Dinka Paramount Chief DengKuol Deng and a UNISFA peacekeeper in an attack by a Misseriya assailant on a UNISFA convoy in the Abyei Area, today. Two peacekeepers were also seriously wounded in the incident.

The Secretary-General expresses his deepest condolences to the Ngok Dinka community, the Government of Ethiopia and the families of the deceased and injured.

The Secretary-General urges the Governments of Sudan and South Sudan and the Ngok Dinka and Misseriya communities to remain calm and avoid any escalation of this unfortunate event.

This proves again how crucially important it is for the two Governments to establish the temporary institutions as stipulated in the 20 June 2011 Agreement and continue discussions on the final status of the Abyei Area.

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