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CLEMENTINE NKWETA-SALAMI – Newly Appointed UN Deputy Special Representative, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan - African Leaders Magazine

CLEMENTINE NKWETA-SALAMI – Newly Appointed UN Deputy Special Representative, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Clementine Nkweta-Salami of Cameroon as his Deputy Special Representative for Sudan with the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS).  She will also serve as the United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan.  Ms. Nkweta-Salami succeeds Khardiata Lo N’Diaye of Senegal, …

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JOE CHIALO – Newly appointed Cultural Minister, Berlin - Germany - African Leaders Magazine

JOE CHIALO – Newly appointed Cultural Minister, Berlin – Germany

Mr Joe Chialo has been appointed Berlin’s first cultural minister with Tanzanian roots, marking a first in German and European politics. Joe (Right) with 2 co-workers on a panel Mr Chialo was born in Bonn in 1970 as the son of the late Tanzanian Ambassador Mr Isaya Chialo, who served many years in Germany, China …

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WAIHIGA MWAURA – New Presenter for BBC Africa’s “Focus on Africa” - African Leaders Magazine

WAIHIGA MWAURA – From Kenya’s Citizen Tv to BBC Africa’s “Focus on Africa”

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has officially welcomed the talented Waihiga Mwaura to their team as he hosted his last bulletin on Citizen TV. Mwaura presenting for Citizen Tv  In a statement shared on their socials, the BBC Africa team said that they are delighted to welcome Mwaura to their team stating that he will be …

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FOLLY BAH THIBAULT – Newly Appointed Global Champion for Education Cannot Wait - African Leaders Magazine

FOLLY BAH THIBAULT – Newly Appointed Global Champion for Education Cannot Wait

The acclaimed international journalist from Guinea has been appointed as a Global Champion for Education Cannot Wait. Al Jazeera’s Folly Bah Thibault, an acclaimed international journalist, has been appointed as a Global Champion for Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises. “Folly Bah Thibault is a …

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DR OULIE KEITA – Newly Appointed Executive Director of Greenpeace Africa - African Leaders Magazine

DR OULIE KEITA – Newly Appointed Executive Director of Greenpeace Africa

Mali-born development expert Dr. Oulie Keita has been appointed as Greenpeace Africa’s Substantive Executive Director after an intensive and competitive recruitment process to usher the organisation into a new wave of environmental justice, said Greepeace Africa, in a press realease, issued on March 1, 2023. Dr. Keita succeeds Paul Ngugi, who served as Acting Executive …

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DR. ROSE MWEBAZA - Appointed Director of the UN Environment Program's Regional Office for Africa - Africans Leaders Magazine

DR. ROSE MWEBAZA – Appointed Director of the UN Environment Program’s Regional Office for Africa

Dr Rose Mwebaza has been appointed director of the United Nations Environment Program’s regional office for Africa after an intense and competitive selection process. The Ugandan is currently the director of the United Nations Climate Technology Centre and Network. For two decades, she has provided policy advice on a wide range of climate change, environment …

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GENEVIEVE PARTINGTON – Newly Appointed Country Director of Amnesty International Ghana - African Leaders Magazine

GENEVIEVE PARTINGTON – Newly Appointed Country Director of Amnesty International Ghana

The Board of Amnesty International Ghana Section (AIG) has appointed Genevieve Partington as the new Country Director. Genevieve Partington is a staunch human rights advocate and an international development expert. She has studied and worked in Ghana, France, and The Netherlands hence has a wealth of experience in project management, gender, and human rights advocacy. …

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MS. CHRISTINE N. UMUTONI - Newly Appointed United Nations Resident Coordinator in Liberia - African Leaders Magazine

MS. CHRISTINE N. UMUTONI – Newly Appointed United Nations Resident Coordinator in Liberia

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Christine N. Umutoni of Rwanda as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Liberia, with the host Government’s approval. She takes up her post on 1 February. Ms. Christine N. Umutoni recently served as the United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator in Mauritius and Seychelles. She was already in this position …

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MS. AMINATA MAIGA - Newly Appointed United Nations Resident Coordinator in Senegal - African Leaders Magazine

MS. AMINATA MAIGA – Newly Appointed United Nations Resident Coordinator in Senegal

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Aminata Maiga of Cote d’Ivoire as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Senegal, with the host Government’s approval. She takes up her post on 1 February. Ms. Aminata Maiga brings more than 25 years of experience in economic policy and international development with the United Nations and externally. Prior …

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ROSE CHRISTIAN OSSOUKA RAPONDA - Newly Named First-Ever Female Vice President of Gabon - African Leaders Magazine

ROSE CHRISTIAN OSSOUKA RAPONDA – Newly Named First-Ever Female Vice President of Gabon

Gabon’s President Ali Bongo Ondimba appointed Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda as the oil-rich central African nation’s first female vice president months before elections. Ossouka Raponda, who became the country’s first woman prime minister in 2020, was named to the position that had been vacant since 2019. Former Defence Minister, Ossouka Raponda, 59, who had been …

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