Media calls white men’s sexual violence against Black African women and girls “transactional sex”

By reporting allegations of sexual assault committed by predatory white UN peacekeepers against Black African women and girls as “consensual sex”, the media presents Black bodies as “sites for white expressions of sadism and sexual perversion”, and reproduces stereotypes informed by white supremacy. 

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UN offered Haitians “half apology” for peacekeepers’ role in 2010 cholera outbreak

UN peacekeepers were directly responsible for the 2010 cholera outbreak that claimed the lives of more than 9,000 people in Haiti. Before leaving office in December, former UN Sec-General Ban Ki-moon finally admitted “moral” responsibility.

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