Addis Ababa, 16 January 2018 - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, the Deputy Chaiperson Kwesi Quartey, together with the entire African Union family extend our warmest congratulations to Ms Bience Gawanas of Namibia, on her nomination to serve as the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Africa.

“I wish to warmly congratulate our sister Bience Gawanas for being appointed to this important position to which she brings her formidable continental experience as a former Commissioner of Social Affairs and as a legal scholar and an advocate for social justice and equity in her native Namibia, said Chairperson Faki.

“Africa will be well served and we look forward to working with Ms Gawanas and the rest of the United Nations family to further our common agenda for Africa,” Chairperson Faki added.


For media enquiries:

Ebba Kalondo, Spokesperson to the Chairperson

Mobile: +251911510512



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