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Adada quits Darfur peacekeeping mission


August 24, 2009 (KHARTOUM) — The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon has accepted the resignation of the African Union – UN joint representative in Darfur, Rodolphe Adada who will quit his functions on August 31, Sudan Tribune has learned.

Rodolphe Adada, African Union-United Nations Joint Special Representative for Darfur (AFP)

Mr. Adada, who had been the foreign minister of the Republic of Congo, on May 8, 2007 was named Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the African Union for Darfur, in which capacity he is in charge of the hybrid peacekeeping mission there.

In a letter sent to the UN Secretary General on July 30 Adada, informed Ki-Moon of his intention to conclude his service as Joint Special Representative on August 31.

The JSR observed that the security situation in Darfur has improved and that the deployment of troops is on track.

Ban Ki-Moon, in his acceptance letter, conveyed his appreciation for the dedication of the JSR to the hybrid AU-UN operations in Darfur.

"You have led UNAMID with distinction during its most challenging initial deployment phase and in an environment of unprecedented difficulty," said the UN chief.

UNAMID, which at full strength will have almost 20,000 troops, more than 6,000 police civilian personnel, is the first joint African Union – UN mission; it is also the largest UN peacekeeping operation. Its budget of $1.7 billion for the fiscal year 2008-2009 is the largest of UN peacekeeping operations.

During its first year the mission had to reassure the Sudanese authorities who were very suspicious towards this hybrid mission and to build confidence with Darfur displaced population who had been deceived by the predominant African character of the force after three years of a weak African Union Mission in Sudan.

The outgoing head of mission on Monday travelled to Nyala, south Darfur, to take leave of UNAMID personnel in Sector South, before returning to El-Fasher, later for a farewell meeting with North Darfur State Governor.

During two days from 25-26, the outgoing chief will tour the different towns in Darfur province to meet UNAMID personnel and take leave of them.

On Thursday 27 and Friday 28 August 2009, the out-going JSR will be in Khartoum to take leave of Sudanese officials, Heads of UN missions (UNMIS, UNCT, JMST, TDRA) and Heads of diplomatic missions accredited to Sudan.

On Saturday 29 August 2009, he will be hosted to a farewell dinner at the Egyptian Engineering Company, in El Fasher.

On Sunday 30 August 2009, Mr. Adada will inspect a guard of honour, before his departure for Addis Ababa.


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  • 25 August 2009 08:55, by oshay

    He did an excellent job and all Sudanese should commend his service.

    • 25 August 2009 09:53, by Christopher Loro

      Yeah Oshay Adada has done a good job as you mentioned but what about you what have you done to Southern Sudanese instead you continue receiving bread from El Bashir against betraying your people in the south.

      • 25 August 2009 10:07, by DASODIKO

        You must have made good money out of your fraud statements and now leaving? Go to hell for the blood money you fed your family. We expect bad news about you.
        The God of poors knows what you did for THE people of Darfur Adada the Nazist.How did they bring you Adolf Adada,the twenty centurys’ Adolf Hitler to protect the innocent civilians? A wolf given responsibility to guard goats. very funny!

        • 28 August 2009 22:05, by Angelo Nyang

          Thank you brother,I think you known well the game in sudan, but don,t forget why we always have fighting tribes in south? Because our enemy is still playing the game in south why we don,t do it,if we found the way to play together. So fighting in Darfur is good for us to let Bashir known how is the long play game look like.

      • 25 August 2009 15:16, by Hillary B.M.L,M

        Loro, i was just been told that Ashy is a hired man on this web by his Master ( Sudan National Intelligent Agency’s Director) to censure our Ideas for South Sudan destruction Planning.
        We should distance ourselves to answer his comments.

        • 26 August 2009 13:45, by Bol Mabith

          It is not easy to feed a baby with out any wealth.
          This Darfur crisis is still because Basir is still cooking something down and our Governement dosen,t know what is taking place.
          Also,why are guns not disarm from the civilians and they are reducing of number?.
          It is because Goss wanted us to remain behind in everything .

          When the cat is away, mice play.
          If that is what our govrnment wanted,we will all be in the sane boat with them.
          Please&please southerners,it is each and every one responsibility to say the truth wth out fear becuase the land is ours &we are its people.
          Bol Mabith Deng .
          Tonj north county Kirrik payam

          • 28 August 2009 23:12, by Angelo Nyang

            Thank you brother i,m really sure you known the story more than others,but the situation in south now everybody known where the come from.So in North most civilians are carrying guns to proact their own land.Because that mean southern civilians they don,t known their enemy to fight them selves.let talk about Bashir in Darfur we heard Bashir have a wedding in Darfur that why all the world like to come there to see how is Bashir wedding,So why you don,t let southerners go to see the partner his wedding.

    • 25 August 2009 12:57, by mayiik Albino.

      Hey Oshay do you think we Care? we don t care What we all know is that a He made a lot of money not excellent job He has done over,if You think that he have done a Excellent job enought why the innocent citizen are still dies, therefore what we care when do you think your dictatorship so_ call El Basher is going To ICC to depend himself

    • 26 August 2009 06:31, by Kur

      Adada has failed the people of Darfur for his support for the NIF killers and rapists of women and childreno of Darfur. Go to hell with your narrow mind. It is very stupid for any logical human being to suggest that the situation has improved in Darfur, while people are trapped in camps unable to venture out of their janjaweed-created prison.


  • 25 August 2009 14:12, by Angelo D.

    Why Mr. Rodolphe Adada Quit his operation as Joint special representative for UN Peacekeeping Mission in Darfur? He stated that the security situation in Darfur is normal, why still that there are IDP refugees still dying in the camps. If the work become too hot in your hand please, state?

    I can personally agree with you, if you stated that there is a threat toward your life and Peacekeeping mission troops in Darfur in Internal displaced persons (IDP) Camps. Therefore, you have your right to quit under no obligation what so ever. Because it’s was you who devoted your service to the suffering people of Darfur.

    When its comes to approaching Darfur rebels and Khartoum government to normalize hostility in darfur and resorts to peace, I know it is frustrating one because Khartoum government is the worse government to deal with you on the face of the earth.

    Thanks you Mr. Adada for protecting lives of Darfurain during your Mission in Darfur especially in IDP camps. May almighty God reward you for the vulnerable lives of Darfurain that you rescued from the hand of the devils, and may he protected you on all your paths. Amen !!!

    Wishing you good luck Mr.Adada.

    By, Angelo D.

    • 27 August 2009 13:07, by Bureaucracy

      Sorry that people are roaming on the world and would be absent too.

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