SUDAN WATCH: Gambari replaces Adada as head of UNAMID

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Gambari replaces Adada as head of UNAMID

Nigerian diplomat Ibrahim Gambari is to become the head of the UN-African Union peacekeeping force in the conflict-hit Darfur region, the UN has announced.

Mr Gambari is a former Nigerian foreign minister who is currently serving as UN special envoy to Burma.

He will take up his post on 1 January 2010, a spokeswoman for UN chief Ban Ki-moon said.

Mr Gambari replaces Congolese diplomat Rodolphe Adada, who stepped down earlier this year.

Full story: BBC News Gambari to head Darfur UN mission 01:37 GMT, Thursday, 3 December 2009.

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