KHARTOUM (Sudanow) - Lieutenant General Leonard Muriuki Ngondi of Kenya has been appointed as head of the military component of the United Nations -African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMD) in west Sudan.
UNAMID said in a press release that the appointment was made on Tuesday by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat.
Ngondi succeeds Rwandan Lt. Gen. Frank Mushyo Kamanzi who, according to UNAMID, the UN Secretary-General has praised for his dedication and effective leadership as head of UNAMID military component.
Lt. Gen. Ngondi has served as Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (2012), and Commanding Officer, Kenyan battalion (KENBATT) in the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (2000). He was also deployed as part of the Kenyan contingent of the United Nations Transition Assistance Group in Namibia (1990).
E N D
Post your comments
Photo of the Week
Sudanese renowned poet, critic and university professor, the late Mohamed Abdul Hai (1944-1989), has been selected by the Ministry of Culture to stand as the Person of Khartoum International...More
KHARTOUM (Sudanow) - The late prominent Lawyer, Former Foreign Minister of Sudan during 1959-1963 Ahmad Khair, was a man to be held in high esteem. He was known to be the first Sudanese to initiate the peaceful struggle against British rule...