A Canadian named Robert Fowler, who was a UN special envoy to Niger, has gonemissing in that country. Fowler was at as high a level in Canadian diplomacy/bureaucracy as it is possible to be (at various times deputy minister of national defence, ambassador to the United Nations, ambassador to Italy; here's his own personal website, which I can't reach, as everybody wants to see it). The conspiracy angle? The day he went missing, he apparently broke Niger government protocol for visiting diplomats by failing to report where he was going, and failing to take a Niger government minder. And where was he going so secretly? To as uranium mine which seems to have effectively been a joint operation between the UN itself and private Canadian entrepreneurs. This is the kind of deal that Maurice Strong is always being accused of profiting from.