Source: Commonwealth Secretariat |

Secretary-General looks to The Gambia as beacon of democratic progress as new President takes oath of office

Adama Barrow was sworn in as The Gambia’s 3rd and continuing President before a jubilant crowd of Gambians at the Independence Stadium

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland congratulated Adama Barrow and the people of The Gambia as she attended the president’s inauguration ceremony in Bakau. Adama Barrow was sworn in as The Gambia’s 3rd and continuing President before a jubilant crowd of Gambians at the Independence Stadium. The inauguration was also attended by…

Source: United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) |

Joint Inspection Unit of the United Nations System Elects its Chair and Vice-Chair for 2022 and Adopts its Programme of Work

The Inspectors elected Inspector Gopinathan Achamkulangare (India) as Chair and Inspector Tesfa Alem Seyoum (Eritrea) as Vice-Chair of the Unit for 2022

The Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) concluded the second part of its Winter Session on 11 January 2022. In the first part of the Winter Session, the Inspectors elected Inspector Gopinathan Achamkulangare (India) as Chair and Inspector Tesfa Alem Seyoum (Eritrea) as Vice-Chair of the Unit for 2022. The Unit also…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Singapore |

Appointment of Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Colombia, Non-Resident Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark, and Non-Resident High Commissioner to the Republic of Mauritius

Mr Lim Ming Yan appointed as Singapore’s next Non-Resident High Commissioner to the Republic of Mauritius

The Government has appointed Mr Anthony Lim Weng Kin as Singapore’s first Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Colombia, Ms Tan Poh Hong as Singapore’s next Non-Resident Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark, and Mr Lim Ming Yan as Singapore’s next Non-Resident High Commissioner to the Republic of Mauritius. Mr…

Source: United Nations Secretary-General |

Ms. Amina J. Mohammed of Nigeria - reappointed as Deputy Secretary-General

Prior to first assuming her role as Deputy Secretary-General in January 2017, Ms. Mohammed served as Minister of Environment of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Special Adviser to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today formalized his prior announcement that Ms. Amina J. Mohammed of Nigeria will continue in her role as Deputy Secretary-General during his second term. In delegating development coordination to the Deputy Secretary-General, the Secretary-General set in motion the most ambitious reform in the history of…

Source: The State House, Abuja |

President Buhari Appoints Board and Management of NNPC Limited

Chairman of the Board is Senator Margret Chuba Okadigbo (South East), Mele Kolo Kyari, Chief Executive Officer, and Umar I. Ajiya, Chief Financial Officer

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed the Board and Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, in accordance with the power vested in him under Section 59(2) of the Petroleum Industry Act 2021. Chairman of the Board is Senator Margret Chuba Okadigbo (South East), Mele Kolo Kyari, Chief Executive Officer,…

Source: UN News |

Secretary-General Appoints Amanda Khozi Mukwashi of Zambia United Nations Resident Coordinator in Lesotho

Ms. Mukwashi has devoted more than 25 years to public service, working on poverty alleviation, tackling injustice and inequalities at the intergovernmental and non-governmental level

On 1 January, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Amanda Khozi Mukwashi of Zambia as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Lesotho, with the host Government’s approval. Ms. Mukwashi has devoted more than 25 years to public service, working on poverty alleviation, tackling injustice and inequalities at the intergovernmental and…

Source: United Nations Secretary-General |

Secretary-General appoints Edward Kallon of Sierra Leone United Nations Resident Coordinator in Zimbabwe

Mr. Kallon has devoted more than 30 years of his career to public service, working — both at the United Nations and externally

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Edward Kallon of Sierra Leone as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Zimbabwe, with the host Government’s approval.  He will also serve as Humanitarian Coordinator and take up his post on 6 January. Mr. Kallon has devoted more than 30 years of his career to public…

Source: Department of Water and Sanitation, Republic of South Africa |

Minister Senzo Mchunu introduces new Director-General to senior management

Dr Phillips, an engineer by profession, has more than 20 years in senior management positions in government

The Minister of Water and Sanitation, Mr Senzo Mchunu, along with Deputy Ministers Ms Dikeledi Magadzi and Mr David Mahlobo, officially welcomed the newly appointed Director-General, Dr Sean Phillips and introduced him to senior managers within the department. Dr Phillips’ first official day in office was yesterday, 03 January 2022,…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

President appoints Judges Kollapen and Mathopo to Constitutional court

Judges Kollapen and Mathopo have illustrious careers in the legal profession and the Judiciary

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Judges Narandran “Jody” Kollapen and Rammaka Steven Mathopo as Judges of the Constitutional Court, with effect from 1 January 2022. In terms of Section 174(4) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, the President, as the head of the national executive, appoints…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

The African Development Bank appoints Ms Yacine Fal as Acting Vice President, Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery

Ms. Fal joined the African Development Bank as Principal Legal Counsel in the procurement unit (1998-2007) and subsequently served as Manager in charge of the reform implementation team in the office of the President

The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.com) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Yacine FAL, currently Director General, Cabinet Office of the President, as the Acting Vice President, Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery of the African Development Bank Group. Her appointment is effective from 17 December, 2021. In…