Posted by: africanpressorganization | 22 December 2008

Darfur / UNAMID Daily Media Brief



Darfur / UNAMID Daily Media Brief


EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, December 22, 2008/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UNAMID Daily Media Brief


UNAMID Force Commander visits North Darfur

UNAMID Force Commander, General Martin Luther Agwai paid a working visit to Melit, Malha and Um-Kadada, in Sector North today.

The visit is part of the Force Commander’s routine duties to visit the troops serving with UNAMID and also to discuss the security and operational situation in the region.

Arrival of the Ethiopian Multi-Role Logistics Company
98 members of the Ethiopian Multi-Role-Logistics Company arrived in El Geneina, West Darfur on 21 December 2008.The first group comprising of 180 personnel, arrived on 20 December 2008 giving UNAMID a much needed boost in logistical support. The strength of this company when fully deployed will be 300 personnel.

In addition, a team composed of 70 personnel from the Ethiopian Reconnaissance Company arrived in UNAMID Sector West on 21 December 2008. The reconnaissance company when fully deployed will have 120 personnel.

Visit of Sudanese President to North Darfur

President Omar al-Bashir is expected to visit El Fasher on Tuesday 23 December 2008, to inaugurate the newly constructed government buildings. He will also attend the closing ceremony of the National Quran festival. The Sudanese President will address the people of Swalinga, 7km south east of Al El Fasher.



SOURCE : United Nations – African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)


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