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Vol 51 No 18

Published 10th September 2010


The UN’s credibility on the line

Relations with the United Nations in general have taken a heavy hit. Kigali accuses the UN of leaking the report to distract attention from the inadequacies of its force in Congo-Kinshasa, renamed as the Mission de l’organisation des nations unies pour la stabilisation de la République démocratique du Congo. Monusco was recently blamed for failing to prevent mass rapes in eastern Congo. UN Human Rights Commissioner Navanethem Pillay said the report would not be published until 1 October, ‘to give concerned states a further month to comment on the draft’. If the word ‘genocide’ appears in the official version, the Kigali government will not readily forgive the UN.

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