Pakistani UN peacekeepers traded arms for gold

According to Reuters and the AP

LONDON – Pakistani U.N. peacekeepers charged with disarming Congolese militia instead engaged in gold and weapons trafficking with militia members, the BBC reported Wednesday.

The BBC said U.N. investigators looking into the allegations of trading in gold and weapons were obstructed and threatened, adding that their report was buried to avoid embarrassing Pakistan, a large contributor to U.N. missions around the world.

The UN and Pakistan are denying it. But this is only the most recent in a long list of outrages in the Congo.

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