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U.S. envoy says U.N. aiding 'corrupt' Congo government
March 29, 2017 / 12:59 PM / in 8 months

U.S. envoy says U.N. aiding 'corrupt' Congo government

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said on Wednesday that U.N. peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo are aiding a government that is “corrupt and preys on its citizens.”

FILE PHOTO - Newly appointed U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley presents her credentials to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at U.N. headquarters in New York City, U.S., January 27, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith/File Photo

“The U.N. peacekeeping mission is mandated to partner with the government,” Haley told the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. “In other words the U.N. is aiding a government that is inflicting predatory behaviour against its own people. We should have the decency and common sense to end this.”

Reporting by Michelle Nichols, Editing by Walker Simon

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