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BRAZZAVILLE FORUM ON CAR CRISIS

Special Representative
Abdoulaye Bathily arrives in the CAR
 

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Central Africa and Head of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), Abdoulaye Bathily, arrived in Bangui on 15 July to participate in preparations for the Brazzaville Forum, as member of the International Mediation for the crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR).

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PEACE AND SECURITY IN THE SUB-REGION


The UN deeply concerned by the activities of Boko Haram

The UN Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki –moon, has once again expressed his deep concern about “the impact of fighting between the Nigerian army and Boko Haram, which has now resulted in the displacement of tens of thousands of Nigerian refugees and returning immigrants to northern Cameroon and Chad”. This concern is contained in the Sixth Report on the activities of the UN Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) and the areas affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) presented on 12 May at the Security Council by his outgoing Special Representative, Mr. Abou Moussa.

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NEW SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR UNOCA


Mr. Abou Moussa welcomes the appointment of Professor Bathily


Professor Abdoulaye Bathily, a Senegalese national, is the new Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA). He succeeds Mr. Abou Moussa of Chad, who is retiring after three years at the head of this institution and 34 years of career in the UN. In a statement issued on 30 April, Mr. Ban Ki -moon expressed his gratitude "for his leadership and important accomplishments of the Regional Office during his tenure at UNOCA."

 

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CRISIS IN THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC


UN delegation arrived in Cameroun to assess the situation of victims

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Central Africa, Mr. Abou Moussa, arrived in Yaoundé on Friday 7 Friday, as planned, for a one-week working visit. He was welcomed at the Nsimalen international airport by Mr. Innocent Meutcheye, Director A.i of Protocol and Consular Affairs of the Ministry of External relations. During his stay, Mr. Abou Moussa will meet with the authorities with whom he will exchange information on the crisis that is destabilizing the Central African Republic (CAR) since December 2012 and that was accentuated with the overthrow of Francois Bozizé by “Seleka" on 24 March 2013. On Monday 10 March, his agenda foresees a meeting with the Prime minister, Mr. Philemon Yang.

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