United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Raisedon Zenenga of Zimbabwe as his deputy special representative for the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia. Mr. Zenenga has over 30 years of experience in the UN, government and diplomatic service. He will succeed Fatiha Serour of Algeria.
Major-General Salihu Zaway Uba of Nigeria has been appointed the force commander for the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). Maj-Gen. Uba most recently served as the commander of Training and Doctrine Command of the Nigerian Army and the commandant of the Nigerian Army Peacekeeping Centre from 2013 to 2014. He will succeed Maj-Gen. Leonard Ngondi of Kenya.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed George Okoth-Obbo of Uganda as assistant high commissioner for operations in the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Mr. Okoth-Obbo has served as UNHCR director of the Regional Bureau for Africa since June 2009. He succeeds Janet Lim of Singapore.
David Gressly of the US has been appointed the deputy special representative of the secretarygeneral for operations and the rule of law in the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Most recently, Mr. Gressly served as deputy special representative of the secretary-general and resident representative of UNDP in Mali. He succeeds Abdallah Wafy of Niger.