Blame UN for the failure to stop genocide in Rwanda, not Kofi Annan- Dr. Kwesi Aning


Director of the Faculty of Academic and Research at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Dr Emmanuel Kwesi Aning, has blamed the United Nations (UN) Security Council for the failure to stop genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.

According to him, even though Kofi Annan was UN Secretary-General at the time of the genocide, the decision to send troops to Rwanda was for the Security Council to make.

“The real decisions are taken by the Security Council. The genocide and the failure of the international community to act was not Mr Annan’s doing, it was the fault of the Security Council and the politics of the Security Council at that time,” he  told  Ghana based Class 91.3 radio

“Mr Annan expressed discomfort about what had happened but he never accepted responsibility because the responsibility was not his to accept” he added

Contrary to this, some critics have accused Mr Annan of failing to act to prevent genocide.

Meanwhile, Dr Aning has asked the state to ensure that the legacies of the late former UN Secretary-General are protected.
The Ghanaian diplomat died in Berne, Switzerland on Saturday 18 August 2018, at the age of 80.

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