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Mr. Djinnit condemns the renewal of heinous attacks in Nigeria
Dakar, 24 July 2014 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for West Africa and High Representative of the UN Secretary-General to Nigeria, Mr. Said Djinnit, strongly condemns the killing of civilians perpetrated over the week-end and yesterday reportedly by the Boko Haram group in the town of Damboa, in Borno State, and in Kaduna, in Kaduna State.
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Ban appoints Algerian diplomat Said Djinnit as envoy for Great Lakes region
17 July 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced that he has appointed Said Djinnit of Algeria as his special envoy for the Great Lakes region of Africa tasked with bringing international awareness to the area’s challenges.
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In Nigeria, UN envoy reviews efforts to release schoolgirls, meets with Malala Yousafzai
15 July – More than 90 days after hundreds of schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram rebels in north-eastern Nigeria, a United Nations envoy for the region got a first-hand account of the efforts underway to rescue the students and to fight terrorism in the region, and met with education activist Malala Yousafzai, who was spending her birthday in Nigeria to show solidarity with the girls and their families.
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SRSG Djinnit encourages Nigerians to keep the momentum towards addressing the scourge of Terrorism
Dakar, 15 July 2014 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa and High-Level Representative of the Secretary-General to Nigeria, Mr. Said Djinnit, has ended today his third visit to the country, from 11 to 15 July.
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