August 12, 2007

In The Interest of Full Disclosure

Last Updated: Saturday, 11 August 2007, 00:02 GMT 01:02 UK

BBC News, Africa

'UN troops 'helped smuggle gold'

By Martin Plaut

BBC News

The BBC has obtained an internal UN report examining allegations of gold smuggling by Pakistani peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

It concluded that Pakistani officers provided armed escorts, hospitality and food to gold smugglers in east Congo.

The confidential report recommended the case be referred to Islamabad for appropriate action against the troops.An earlier UN report, published in July after an 18-month inquiry, found only one man involved in the illicit trade.

How does this effect the plight of the Gorilla? Read the full article. Can the U.N. be trusted to do the right thing?


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