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On Kenya In Corrupt UN of Guterres Roselyn Akombe Can Take Sides Like DSG on Cameroon

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
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UN GATE / SDNY COURT, Jan 5 – UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who tries to make up for his financial waste, diplomatic failure and hypocrisy after taking the UNSG position from the women running by handing other jobs to women, has tapped Zainab Bangura to head the UNON office in Kenya.

 Now headed to Kenya is Miguna Miguna. Inner City Press has positively covered his drive for democracy before. But can UN official Roselyn Acombe do it, as she tweeted on Dec 30, "Dr. Roselyn Akombe @DrRoselynAkombe Safe travels  @MigunaMiguna"?  Her profile: "Chief of Policy and Guidance, PMD/DPPA. Former IEBC-Kenya Commissioner."

  So in Guterres' UN a UN official *can* say this. But on Cameroon, for example, Guterres' deputy SG Amina J. Mohammad joins him in supporting the illegal refoulement of Ayuk Tabe and others from Nigeria to Cameroon. Today's UN is disgusting and UNacceptable.

 From Miguna Miguna: "Fellow Kenyans: You don't need permission to organize and mobilize yourselves. You don't need permission to come to the JKIA on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 9 p.m. to welcome me. You don't need permission to speak or express yourself. You have the RIGHT to speak, move and gather." Inner City Press will have more on this.

   It's a country, beyond the Cambridge Analytica files, of UN holdovers: Ban Ki-moon's son in law Sid Chatterjee as Resident Coordinator, and now a former UN official as head of UNON. With all due respect, here's from the Inner City Press archives name checking Zainab Bangura:

"April 11: at the day's noon briefing, Inner City Press asked why Ladsous waived his supposed April 1 deadline to act on the rapes. Transcript here

  So Inner City Press contact the office of Zainab Bangura, Ban's expert on sexual violence and conflict. Mattias Sundholm of that Office, copying Jerome Bernard, responded that “I understand that DPKO has promised to come back to you regarding Minova, so I will refer you to them.”

  Inner City Press replied that Ladsous and his DPKO refuse to answer Press question, preferring to dole the answers out to friendlier media.

  Sundholm answered, “I am fairly certain that you will hear back from DPKO by tomorrow.”

  Inner City Press wrote a story, predicting half in jest it thought that Ladsous might hand the answer to Tim Witcher of Agence France Presse, who on March 8 filed a UN Security complaint leading with the mis-statement that on that day outside the Security Council Inner City Press started shouting and “abusing” Ladsous, and that Ladsous did not respond.

That was a lie. Inner City Press asked which battalions Ladsous had given his ultimatum to, and Ladsous responded that he was going to the Council to talk about Syria.

  In any event, it is disgusting that AFP has sunk so low as to file a complaint with UN Security leading off with how another more investigative media asked a question about these rapes of Herve Ladsous, the fourth Frenchman in a row to head UN Peacekeeping.

  But first out of the box -- but surely not the only once -- is Alpha Lapdog Louis Charbonneau, who as noted went so far as to threaten that if the UN did not throw Inner City Press out, for articles particularly media critique that it published, he would have no choice but to ask about transferring out of the UN to another beat at Reuters.

Lou "He's Still Here" Charbonneau, courtesy UNTV

  This threat obviously implicates Reuters and the role it has come to play for the UN, like UN Peacekeeping, and some Permanent Missions like those of the UK and France.

   But did Charbonneau tell his boss about the threat and do they stand behind it? They have been urged to inquire into their UN bureau's anti-Press moves, in their own names and as anonymous trolls. (This has continued.)

Those asked include, so far, Stephen J. Adler, Editor in Chief, Paul Ingrassia, Deputy Editor in Chief, Walden Siew, Top News Editor, Greg McCune, “Ethics,” and one other. But despite the issues raised, twice now, this mega corporation will not respond or more importantly reform.

   The problem, we say and have every right to say, with “articles” like Charbonneau's is they let the UN off the hook -- for doing nothing during the rapes, for stonewalling for months afterward. They ensure that this will happen again and again. They are... part of the problem. Watch this site.

  And still now, from the UN Gate, in 2020. Guterres must go - the most corrupt UNSG ever. Watch this site.


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