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Kofi Annan Under Fire for Oil-for-Food

Where does the buck stop in the United Nations Oil-for-Food ( search ) scandal?For some, the answer is that it stops with U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan ( search ). But for others, Annan is seen as a convenient scapegoat for lawmakers who take a dim view of the United Nations as an institution.In the first report from the investigative panel headed by Paul Volcker ( search ) released earlier this month, the committee confirmed the now-widespread reports that Oil-for-Food was grossly mismanaged and that the United Nations official running it had a serious conflict of interest.But Volcker also tabled more issues than he addressed and drew no conclusions about who was ultimately responsible for letting Saddam Hussein ( search ) turn the humanitarian aid program into his personal multi-billion dollar cash machine.“This is not the whole story by a long shot,” Volcker said. The full Volcker report on corruption within the United Nations will not be finished until June.According to a FOX N...

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  12. UN Special Envoy Kofi Annan resigns from Syria mission

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    Actor Michael Douglas presented U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan with an award for his dedication to ridding the world of land mines, marking the first internationa...

  2. Kofi Annan and U.N. Accept 2001 Nobel Peace Prize

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  5. Author of E-Mails Says He Never Discussed Contract Bid With Kofi Annan

    The executive who wrote an e-mail memo suggesting that U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan ( search ) may have known about a U.N. contract awarded to the company that ...

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