Annan names new envoys for West Africa and Great Lakes Region
According to an exchange of letters between Mr. Annan and the Security Council released today, Ibrahima Fall, a former UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, has been appointed as the Secretary-General's Special Representative for the Great Lakes Region.
Mr. Fall would replace Berhanu Dinka, who was reassigned last month as the Secretary-General's Special Representative for Burundi.
In another appointment, Mr. Annan has named Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, a senior diplomat from Mauritania and a former high-level UN official, as his Special Representative for West Africa. Mr. Ould-Abdallah is currently the Executive Director of Global Coalition for Africa.