Why the anti-Rwandan agenda at the UN?

Editor,I would like to respond to the article “More flaws in UN dossier on DR Congo – new report” (The New Times, March 7).
Senator Jean Damascene Bizimana (C) chats with Speaker Rose Mukantabana (R) and MP Jeanne d’Arc Uwimanimpaye after releasing the report on Wednesday this week. The New Times/Courtesy.
Senator Jean Damascene Bizimana (C) chats with Speaker Rose Mukantabana (R) and MP Jeanne d’Arc Uwimanimpaye after releasing the report on Wednesday this week. The New Times/Courtesy.

Editor,

I would like to respond to the article “More flaws in UN dossier on DR Congo – new report” (The New Times, March 7).

The Rwanda Parliament should be commended for this comprehensive report that highlights the latest shabby treatment of a country and people who have known little else but betrayal from the UN since 1959.

I would have hoped, however, that the special parliamentary committee could have shed greater light on how the UN Secretariat seems to unerringly and consistently appoint the most unsuitable people to these quasi-judicial groups of experts. Who within the secretariat is pulling strings to make sure anti-Rwanda activists are consistently appointed to these panels tasked with gathering whatever spurious “evidence” that can be found, manufactured or spun to support a predetermined conclusion of guilt?

It is essential to get the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, to explain how the bureaucracy for which he has the ultimate responsibility to ensure it works for the global common good seems to have been captured by interests, including such non-state pressure groups like Human Rights Watch, which are now abusing it to push their own narrow anti-Rwandan agenda.

And the fact that the UN Secretary General can ignore Rwanda’s clear objection and appoint another rabid UN Group of Experts coordinator, Bernard Leloup (like Hege, also closely associated with the Godfather of all anti-Tutsi ideologues and the author of Habyarimana’s anti-Tutsi constitution, Professor Filip Reyntjens) suggests that Mr. Moon has learnt nothing from the Hege fiasco as well as the prior UN flops involving Rwanda, such as the Democratic Republic of Congo Mapping exercise, and the even more egregious betrayal that led to the Genocide against the Tutsi in 1994 as well as the continuing scandal that is the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda’s (ICTR) inability or disinterest in rendering real justice to the victims of that earlier UN betrayal.

Or does this kind of shameless behaviour go with senior positions in the UN including Boutros Boutros Ghali, Kofi Annan, and others like Kurt Waldheim and Nazi associations before him?

Mwene Kalinda, Kigali

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