CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – SEPTEMBER 22: Head coach Bronco Mendenhall of the Virginia Cavaliers watches the clock in the second half during a game against the Louisville Cardinals at Scott Stadium on September 22, 2018 in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images)One of the top remaining Class of 2019 prospects, four-star defensive tackle Jeffrey M’Ba, has been putting off his commitment decision until the last minute. That decision appears to have now been reached.Taking to Twitter on Saturday morning, M’Ba announced that he is committing to the University of Virginia. Making the announcement in English and French, he expressed his delight at playing for the team next season.@UVAFootball I COMING THIS JUNE !!!Per 247Sports, M’Ba is the No. 341 prospect in the country. He is considered the No. 25 defensive tackle in the country, and the No. 4 prospect from the state of Connecticut.In picking the Cavaliers, M’Ba turned down a number of top programs from the SEC and Big Ten. He had outstanding offers from Michigan, Penn State, Ohio State, Florida, and Tennessee, among others.@UVAFootball I COMING THIS JUNE !!!🔸⚔️🔹⚔️ #GoHoos pic.twitter.com/2lEHmRIh9A— A.J ⚙️m’ba🇫🇷 (@71THANOS) March 23, 2019Last night, the Cavaliers basketball team was able to avoid another upset by a No. 16 seed in the NCAA Tournament to advance to the Round of 32. The addition of Jeffrey M’Ba caps off a terrific week in University of Virginia sports.For the Virginia football team, the addition gives them their second four-star commitment for the Class of 2019. The previous several classes have not even had one.Suffice it to say, things appear to be getting even better for head coach Bronco Mendenhall and the Cavaliers.
The aim of the consultations involving the UN’s Jan Eliasson and the AU’s Salim Ahmed Salim is to brief the parties on informal discussions held in Geneva last month with regional and international partners to the peace process and to seek their views on the way forward, UN spokesperson Marie Okabe told reporters today.The main focus of the consultations will be on the need to improve the security situation across Darfur, which is affecting not only humanitarian operations and the work of the hybrid UN-AU peacekeeping mission (known as UNAMID), but the political process as well, she said.The visit by Mr. Eliasson and Mr. Salim will take place a week after consultations were held in the capital, Khartoum, and the southern city of Juba with the Government, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) – the former rebels from the separate north-south civil war that ended in 2005 – and one of the Darfur movements, the United Resistance Front (URF).Mr. Eliasson and Mr. Salim have repeatedly reiterated their calls for the parties to the Darfur conflict, which have claimed more than 200,000 lives and displaced nearly 2.5 million others since 2003, to end all violence and prepare for substantive talks aimed at devising a durable peace.The parties cannot fight and prepare for peace talks at the same time, the envoys have said, stressing that a reduction is violence is vital if progress is to be made on the political front. 14 April 2008The United Nations and African Union envoys spearheading international efforts to resolve the five-year conflict wracking Darfur will tomorrow begin a four-day visit to Sudan to hold consultations with the movements that have not signed previous peace agreements in the region.