Ethiopian UNISFA Commander dies at 62

Addis Ababa (HAN) August 14.2016. Public Diplomacy & Regional Security News. Brigadier-General Haile Tilahun, who has been Head of Mission of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), has died at the age of 62 due to natural causes.

He was appointed as the Head of UNISFA by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in January, 2015.

Brig Gen Haile, who served in various government posts, was among the founders of the Ethiopian Peoples’ Democratic Movement (EPDM).

He has served in various positions at the Ethiopian Ministry of Defense including State Minister of Defense (2003 to 2006), Ethiopian Air Force Deputy Commander (1998 to 2001), Chief of Administration (1997 to 1998) and Chief of Logistics (1996 to 1997).

The late Brig Gen Haile, has earned a master’s degree from the Open University in the United Kingdom.

Survived by three children, the funeral ceremony of Brig Gen Haile Tilahun will be held today at the Saint Trinity Cathedral.



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