On, November 22, the former head of Rwandan diplomacy terminated the functions of the last directors appointed by her predecessor Michaëlle Jean: Nita Deerpalsing (Programming and Strategic Development), Youma Fall (French language), and Nicodème Adzra (Administration Finance).
Alioune Koné, the human resources manager, and Narjess Saidane, the representative to the UN in New York, were also sent off and an interim management team was set up on November 25.
On December 9, Georges Nakseu Nguefang, Director of Political Affairs for Michaëlle Jean, was appointed permanent representative of the OIF to the United Nations in Geneva. He succeeds Henri Monceau, promoted to director of economic and digital Francophonie.
Finally, Éric Adja, director of the Regional Office for West Africa, headquartered in Lome, Togo, also appointed by Jean, was sacked on December 11 ‘following disciplinary proceedings’.
Louise Mushikiwabo took the reins of the International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF) in January 2019. After Michaëlle Jean, she is the second woman to hold this position.