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Henry Kwami Anyidoho (Rtd. Maj-Gen) PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 04 August 2009 04:35

Deputy Joint Special Representative for the United Nations- African Union Hybrid Operations in Darfur (UNAMID)

Born on 13 July 1940 at Tanyigbe in the Volta Region of Ghana, General Anyidoho was commissioned into the Ghana Army Signal Corps in 1964. He had extensive Military education in several institutions in the United States of America and served for several years in various capacities in the Ghana Armed Forces including: Commanding Officer of the Ghana Military Academy, Directing Staff at the Ghana Armed Forces Command & Staff College and Commander of the Northern Command of the Ghana Army. His Service with UN among others include: Chief Military Press & Information Officer for United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon; the Deputy Force Commander and Chief of Staff of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda 1994/95. After Forty-one years of military service, he represented ECOWAS in UN Disarmament Assessment Mission for Sierra Leone in 2002 and subsequently undertook research assignment in 2003 with King’s College, London on the Conflicts in Sierra Leone. Thereafter, he headed UN Observers for Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission and was the Coordinator of UN Support to AU Mission in Sudan. 

General Anyidoho is currently the Deputy Joint Special Representative for the United Nations- African Union Hybrid Operations in Darfur (UNAMID). His literary works include: Guns Over Kigali published in Accra 1997; contributions to the books Peacekeeping in Africa edited by Jakkie Cillers and Greg Mills first published by the Institute of  Defence Policy, South Africa 1995; Out of Conflict From war to Peace in Africa edited by Peter Vale and Gunnar Sørbø and sponsored by Chr. Michelsen Institute and Nordiska Africa Institute Norway 1997  and A Dialogue of the Deaf: Essays on Africa and the United Nations edited by Adekeye Adebajo and Helen Scanlon published in South Africa  in 2006. He is decorated with DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER FOR GALLANTRY. General Henry Anyidoho is married, has grand-children and is a patron of the Ghana Heart Foundation.