Ethiopia: UN, AU appoint new Deputy Special Representative for UNAMID

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, on Wednesday announced the appointment of Jeremiah Nyamane Kingsley Mamabolo of South Africa as their Deputy Joint Special Representative for the AU-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur, Sudan, commonly known as UNAMID.

Mr. Mamabolo, a former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of his country to the United Nations since 2013, has replaced Abiodun Oluremi Bashua of Nigeria, to whom Ban and Dlamini Zuma were grateful for his dedicated service during his tenure with the UNAMID.

According to a statement issued here by the AUC, Mr. Mamabolo “brings to the position a wealth of experience from his distinguished career in the diplomatic service.”

Previously, he was ambassador to Nigeria  from 2009-2013, he facilitated peace processes in DR Congo and Burundi as special envoy of South Africa to the Great Lakes Region from 2006 – 2009.

In his diplomatic career, Mr. Mamabolo has also held senior positions as Permanent Representative of South Africa to the AU and Ambassador to Ethiopia, Sudan and Djibouti (1999-2002). During that period he led efforts to promote dialogue in post-war Sierra Leone in his capacity as Special Envoy of the AU and as South Africa’s High Commissioner to Zimbabwe.
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02 march 2016 15:37:23

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