Foreign

UN appoints Chad’s Saleh Special Envoy for W/Africa, Sahel

Published

on

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Mr Annadif Saleh of Chad as his new Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel.

Saleh, 64, who once served as Chad’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, will double as Head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS).

He succeeds Mohamed Chambas of Ghana, who held the position for six years and six months.
Guterres’ office said in a statement on Friday that he was grateful to Chambas for his “dedicated service and effective leadership at the helm of UNOWAS”.

Saleh brings to the position “extensive national and international experience”, having participated in several peace processes in Africa, including in Niger, the Central African Republic and Sudan.

He has served as Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Mali and Head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) since 2015.

According to the statement, he was the African Union Special Representative and Head of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) between 2012 and 2014.

The new UN envoy also served as Chief of Staff to the President of Chad (2004-2006) and Secretary-General to the Presidency (2010-2012).

Saleh also served as Permanent Representative of the African Union Commission to the European Union (2006-2010).
“He holds an engineering degree in telecommunications from the Polytechnic School of Madagascar and is fluent in English, French and Arabic,” the statement said.

(NAN)

Short Link: https://wp.me/pcj2iU-3ysJ

NNN

NNN: :is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor @ nnn.ng

At 100, the Chinese Communist Party transformed China, the world – Ambassador Irrigation: Kano Govt releases water from Watari dam Jigawa government to demarcate 95 km of grazing reserves and roads for livestock Nigeria reports 100 new COVID-19 infections, 0 deaths in 10 days Trafficking in human beings: NAPTIP seeks a partnership with the army to strengthen its capacities NIMASA and Shippers Council Collaborate to Reduce Delays and Corruption in Ports Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd (MCB) provides funding of USD 60 million to fuel national ambitions for electrification and use of LNG in Senegal Saraki instructs stakeholders on sustainable solutions in the maritime sector FG to strengthen security in Pandam game reserve The head of the council instructs young people on sports activities Merkel to face grilling in German wired card probe Ghana denies Akufo-Addo’s alleged conviction against Nigeria Tragic death of Bello Africa’s best para-badminton player – Kwara gov. Presidency condemns smear campaign against Minister of Communication Pantami Ramadan: Governor Lalong and Onaiyekan call for peace and religious tolerance Zamfara’s killing of innocent people by bandits is unacceptable – Buhari FG reaffirms its commitment to finance the schools of the unit ACCI entrusts the private sector with piloting the agro-industrial zones COVID-19: 16.6 million African children miss doses of measles vaccine – WHO FG reiterates its commitment to the industrial property legislature Police debunk 18 passenger kidnapping in Oyo state Minister calls for private sector participation in nuclear technology Community projects funded by the World Bank, best FG- Kebbi Govt initiative IOM reaffirms its commitment to combat human trafficking The Institute of Sales and Marketing welcomes 30 members Lagos to generate $ 10 billion in agricultural investments by 2025 – Sanwo-Olu Houseboy machete madam to death in Ondo Measles outbreak looms in Africa as vaccination stalls – WHO FG travels to verify bragging, extortion by passport officers Banditry: Buhari meets 7 Governments of N / West, N / Central Restlessness: NEC affirms Nigeria’s unity The FG declares its readiness to support women farmers in MSMEs NEC provides update on railway infrastructure development 50 first-class graduates get TESCOM jobs in Kwara Group to plant 10,000 trees in FCT Death of Deby: AU must find a solution to Chad’s problems – FG FCTA identifies SMEs as panacea for economic growth Senate pledges to fight rot in education sector Coronavirus – Malawi: COVID-19 update (April 21, 2021) Forex Restriction: Nigeria Spends $ 6.1 Billion Per Year On Importing Wheat – WFAN Coronavirus – Eritrea: Ministry of Health announcement (April 21, 2021) ICT: the Minister seeks the participation of women to promote gender equality Coronavirus – Nigeria: COVID-19 update (April 21, 2021) OML 143: NNPC and SEEPCO sign a gas development agreement UNFPA donates PPE to 33 health facilities in Ogun to fight COVID-19 Kano / Jigawa Customs Command generates N 7.6 billion in Q1 2021 Coronavirus – Ethiopia: COVID-19 update (April 21, 2021) Coronavirus – Zambia: COVID-19 update (April 21, 2021) Mango growers plan 6 juice processing plants in 2021 Coronavirus – Gambia: COVID-19 update (April 21, 2021)