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Newsline: US ambassador to UN calls Congo government ‘corrupt’

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday said the U.N. is partnering with a “corrupt” government in Congo, and she supports a large cut in the world’s largest peacekeeping mission there. Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, Ambassador Nikki Haley said the U.N. mission in Congo “is aiding a government that is inflicting predatory behavior against its own people.” Her comments came a day after Congo said the bodies of an American and a Swedish investigator for the U.N. and a Congolese colleague were found Monday in a shallow grave in a region that has seen months of deadly violence between government troops and local militias. Congo says it will investigate.

http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/ap_news/international/us-ambassador-to-un-calls-congo-government-corrupt/article_51d65389-3330-5b78-9b2f-46e8e6aa62d6.html

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