The night before Ban Ki-moon visited Kigali, I dreamed that we gabbed about the United Nations over a few bottles of South Korean Soju.
Well, that didn’t happen.
But I did get to follow him around all day as he was shuffled from place to place in black SUVs, bolstered by a team of aggressive security guards.
The Secretary General was on a short visit to the region with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim. With growing instability in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, there was no better time for a UN visit to tout peace as an international priority.
An added bonus — Mary Robinson tagged along. The former Irish President and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights was just appointed special envoy of the Great Lakes Region.
Thanks to my boss at Rwanda News Agency, I was put on the appropriate media lists and given a spot…
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