Former Burkina Faso Finance Minister Zephirin Diabre was appointed today as the Associate Director of UNDP, the UN said in a statement in New York. UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Diabre “represents a new generation of African leaders with strong management skills as well as development and political experience.” Diabre, currently economic adviser to Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore, will replace Rafeeudin Ahmed, who is retiring, in mid-January.
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