Somalia: New Violence Highlights Need for Independent Inquiry | Human Rights Watch

The top UN official in Somalia, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, reacted angrily to allegations that the AU troops had fired on civilians during the February 2 incident. In a February 3 interview with the Voice of America radio service, Ould-Abdallah said: “What happened is to divert attention from what is going on here, and as usual to use the media to repeat Radio Mille Colline, to repeat the genocide in Rwanda.” The remark essentially compared Somali journalists who reported on the incident to the infamous Radio Mille Collines, which was used to incite participation in the Rwandan genocide in 1994. He also suggested a one-month moratorium on any kind of reporting on the conflict in Somalia.

Somalia: New Violence Highlights Need for Independent Inquiry | Human Rights Watch

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