U.N. Chief Set to Nominate New Special Envoy to Yemen

April 16, 2015 9:55 PM

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(UNITED NATIONS) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday is expected to nominate the head of the U.N. Ebola mission as the new special envoy to Yemen, the country’s U.N. ambassador said Thursday.

Ambassador Khaled Alyemany told The Associated Press that Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmed, of Mauritania, is the only candidate for the post after Jamal Benomar on Thursday announced his intention to step down.

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