UNIPSILUnited Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (est. 2008)
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This involves billions of dollars," Berhanemeskel Nega, head of the UN peace building office UNIPSIL, told AFP in Dakar this week.
Michael von der Schulenburg, a respected German diplomat, had been in the post since 2008, first as acting executive representative, and then, since January 2009, as head of the UN mission in Sierra Leone called UNIPSIL.
Political intolerance, expressed in a number of very violent clashes between supporters of Koroma's All Peoples Congress Party (APC) and those of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), last year triggered such anxieties that the UN's political office in the country, UNIPSIL, under the energetic Michael von Schulenburg, had to intervene.