UNITED NATIONS (Aug. 18) XINHUA - U.N.
Secretary-General Kofi Annan has appointed General Abdulsalami Abubakar
of Nigeria as his special envoy dealing with the Democratic Republic of
the Congo (DRC), U.N. spokesman Manoel de Almeida e Silva announced Friday.
Annan intends to send Abubakar, former
head of state of Nigeria to the subregion within the next few days to "make
clear once more " the position of the Security Council and the role
of the U.N. Mission to the DRC, known as the MONUC, Almeida e Silva said.
Abubakar is mandated to discuss with