Mission accomplished for UN envoy for SomaliaListen /
Dr. Augustine Mahiga has completed his assignment as the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and head of the UN Political Office in Somalia.
Nicholas Kay from the United Kingdom is taking over from the Tanzanian diplomat, who has served as the top UN envoy for Somalia for the last three years.
Dr. Mahiga tells UN Radio's Derrick Mbatha that the first phase of his mission in Somalia was to make peace in the midst of a very serious internal conflict.
A war was going on between insurgents led by the Al-Shabaab and the transitional federal government, assisted by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).