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On Somalia UN Guterres Refuses Questions But Empty Statement As Bans Press 900th Day

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon YouTube
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UN GATE, Dec 19– UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres first threw the investigative Press out of the UN, then even to the pliant state media he left in, canceled his scheduled press conference on January 28. Instead he held a closed door meeting - which banned Inner City Press live-streamed (I, II, III) and now posts portions of on YouTube, here.  

 Now in December 2020, banned Inner City Press has repeatedly asked Guterres and his spokespeople Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming about Somalia (and Kenya, and Somalialand) - "On Kenya and Somaliland (and Somalia) what are the comment and actions if any of SG Guterres on that Kenya will open a consulate in the breakaway state of Somaliland by the end of March while Somaliland will upgrade the status of its liaison office in Kenya to that of a consulate.  The announcement was made in a joint communique issued by Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and Somaliland's President Muse Bihi Abdi at the end of the latter's visit to Kenya.  The two leaders also agreed that Kenya Airways would fly directly from Kenya's capital Nairobi to Somaliland's capital Hargeisa before the end of March.  The deal appears to have angered Somalia, which has announced the severance of diplomatic ties with Kenya." Then, "On Kenya and Somalia, on which you have refused to answer or acknowledge Inner City Press' written questions, now what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres on that the Somali government has suspended operations of its embassy in neighbouring Kenya.  It has also ordered its diplomats and immigration officials in Kenya to return to Mogadishu in five days.  This comes two days after it cut diplomatic relations with Kenya, accusing it of meddling in its internal affairs. It also ordered Kenyan diplomats in Mogadishu to leave."

No answer at all. Totally corrupt. Now on December 19, with Guterres on his super spreader vacation to German, Lisbon for weeks then the UK, this: "The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attack that took place in Galkayo yesterday, which resulted in many casualties.    He extends his deepest sympathies and condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. He hopes that the perpetrators of this attack will be brought to justice.     The Secretary-General reiterates the full commitment of the United Nations to support the people and Government of Somalia." Guterres is a liar, and  censor.

Back on January 31, UN system staff who have gotten no response from Guterres and his spokespeople have written to Inner City Press: "Dear Mr. Lee,  Below is a brief email to senior leadership team on the subject matter in Mogadisgu. We have written and written kindly you are surely our saviour.  Many thanks:
To UN officials and spokespeople including kaneko [at] Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020,  Subject: Witch craft in office 
Dear Senior Leadership Team,  It would be nice to protect our lives in Mogadishu.Whereas we are under tense operation in the field our field leadership team in particular program Director - Ms. Qurat - Ul-Ain Sadozai is busy practicing witch craft in office.  We are a mixed community here and its very unfortunate that this issue has been brought to senior leadership team but with no solution. Please we kindly request quick attention over this woman we can no longer stand this in a public office.  Witch craft is an out dated method of keeping jobs we need help please!  UNMAS Staffs from Somalia Field Office."  We'll have more on this


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