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On Guinea Bissau, Portugal Says Mutaboba Out As UN Feared for Safety

By Matthew Russell Lee

UNITED NATIONS, December 11 -- To hear Joseph Mutaboba, erstwhile UN envoy to Guinea Bissau, brief the UN Security Council Tuesday morning, Portuguese Permanent Representative Cabral rushed in at 10 am. Inner City Press asked him if Portugal thinks was he "persona non grata-ed" or told to leave the country.

  Cabral replied, "I think there are two things. He will be replaced. And secondly I think the Secretariat was very concerned with his safety after what they said about him. I think they were prudent."

  But what does it say about the UN that post-coup governments can force the replacement of an envoy with threats? And that the UN then essentially denies the threats, and say the leaving is normal rotation?

  Inner City Press has asked that Mutaboba told a stakeout or other question and answer session. But does he want to, if he wants another UN job? Does the UN want him to speak? Apparently not.

Soon there will be names to report on who might replace him. But under what terms?

Meanwhile, Mali's second coup was the buzz in the Council Tuesday morning. An ECOWAS representative told Inner City Press, we are lost, we don't know what to do. They take the Mali coup seriously, while pushing to recognize the threatening post coup government. There is no single standard. Watch this site.

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