Corruption at the UN office in Burundi: Secretary General must demand an explanation from Carolyn Mcaskie
UN Burundi head Carolyn McAskie
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Carolyn McAskie, the head of the UN Office in Burundi, has been visiting New York this week to discuss her operation with the United Nations Security Council. They must demand an explanation from her over reports of corrupt links between UN personnel and the Hutu-extremist group Palipehutu-FNL.
Twenty-three days ago, a senior FNL figure was arrested in Burundi with illegally-procured UN uniforms in his possession. He subsequently stated that he had obtained them from an employee of the South African UN peacekeeping force.
No explanation, or apology, has yet been offered by Carolyn McAskie or her staff for this gross compromise of UN neutrality. Many Burundians are very angry about this, and the reputation of the United Nations is suffering as a result.
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