Arrival of the new Spokesperson for UNAMID, Ms. Aicha Elbasri

EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, August 22, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ ? Please be informed that the new Spokesperson for the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), Ms. Aicha Elbasri, a Moroccan national, has arrived. This is her second posting in the Sudan, where she served as the Communications Manager for the United Nations Development Programme between 2005 and 2009. Before joining UNAMID, Ms. Elbasri was the Head of Publications of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (2010-2012). UNAMID Spokesperson also served as a Press Officer at the News and Media Division of the Department of Public Information at the UN Headquarters in New York (2002-2005) and a Verbatim Reporter in 2000, the year she joined in the U.N.

Ms. Elbasri, Ph.D., is a published author and former contributor to several newspapers and magazines in the region. She is fluent in Arabic, English and French.

Media professionals reporting on UNAMID?s work are kindly requested to cross check with Ms. Elbasri any information that concerns the mission.

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United Nations ? African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)

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