Stalling the UN Report on Dag Hammarskjold’s Death Is Regrettable

by Maurin Picard. This article originally appeared on Passblue.

Fifty-eight years ago, Dag Hammarskjold, the United Nations secretary-general at the time, set off on a perilous journey across the African heartland.

Hours before the crash that killed UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold (with sunglasses) waiting to board the DC-6 Albertina, Ndjili airport, Léopoldville (now Kinshasa, Congo), Sept. 17, 1961. TARA BURGETT/LONDON DAILY EXPRESS

Taking off at 4:51 P.M. from Léopoldville, in the capital of the newly independent Congo, he was due to meet the…