The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat announced the appointment of H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as his High Representative for the Horn of Africa region.
As part of the AU’s drive to promote peace and stability in the Horn of Africa region, the High Representative will intensify engagements with all relevant political actors and stakeholders in the region towards entrenching durable peace and stability.
The Horn of Africa region covers Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan, and Uganda and other countries in the Eastern Africa region.
“The former Nigerian leader brings with him very rich political experience, and impeccable credentials of keen commitment to the lofty ideals of Pan-Africanism and regional integration and cooperation, as well as a deep knowledge of the current situation in the Horn of Africa.” said Moussa Mahamat