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Vol 39 No 10

Published 15th May 1998

Central African Republic

Asking A.T.T.

As elections approach, Nigerian diplomat Olu Adeneji is settling in as United Nations Special Representative and head of the 1,350-man Mission des Nations Unies en République Centrafricaine. African and UN hopes ride on his success. UN Secretary General Kofi Annan had offered the job to Mali’s ex-President Amadou Toumani Touré, who’d headed the previous African-backed peacekeeping force, the Mission Internationale de Surveillance des Accords de Bangui (MISAB), which ended the 1997 mutiny against President Ange-Félix Patassé (AC Vol 39 No 5).

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