By Lana Marks
As the senior US diplomat in South Africa, and as a determined businesswoman myself, I will especially strive to help more women to achieve their professional goals, including reaching senior levels of management, writes Lana Marks.
As a young girl growing up in East London, and as a young woman starting a small business from my kitchen table in Miami, little did I imagine that the road ahead would one day lead me here – to drafting my first message as the Ambassador-designate to the country of my birth.
By Patrick Burgess
Controversial former Bermuda resident Lana Marks has been confirmed as the American ambassador to South Africa by the US Senate almost a year after President Donald Trump appointed her to the post.
US announces re-establishment of embassy in capital Mogadishu, after closure in 1991 as Somalia plunged into civil war.
The United States has reopened its embassy in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, nearly three decades after it was shut as the Horn of Africa nation plunged into civil war.
Washington closed its embassy during the 1991 overthrow of then-President Siad Barre’s military regime which ushered in decades of chaos. However, diplomatic relations have strengthened in recent years.
New United States of America (USA) Ambassador to Malawi, Robert Scott said private sector is the engine of growth for every country as such the US government would put emphasis in the promotion of the sector.
He said this at Sanjika palace in Blantyre after presenting his letters of credence to President Peter Mutharika. Read more
U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale will visit Khartoum on Wednesday for talks on the democratic transition in Sudan with the leaders of the Transitional Military Council and the Forces of Freedom and Change.
Hale’s visit to Sudan is part of a regional tour including Kenya, Somalia and Sudan from 5 to 7 August. Read more
46 New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn in at U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia.
Ambassador Michael Raynor administered the oath of service to 46 new Peace Corps Volunteers at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa yesterday.
These Volunteers will be working on community-based engagement in the areas of health, agriculture and education in the Amhara, Tigray, Oromia, and SNNP regions.
By Iddi Yire, GNA
Mrs Stephanie Sullivan, the United States Ambassador to Ghana on Thursday swore-in 35 Peace Corps Volunteers in Accra.
The new volunteers, who would be serving for two years, join nearly 5,000 Americans who have served as Peace Corps Volunteers in Ghana over the past 58 years.