Obama Nominates 1st US Ambassador to Somalia Since 1991

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Obama Nominates 1st US Ambassador to Somalia Since 1991

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AP:The first U.S ambassador to Somalia for nearly 25 years Mrs Katherine Simonds Dhanani. 
Obama Nominates 1st US Ambassador to Somalia Since 1991

President Barack Obama has nominated a career diplomat to be the first U.S. ambassador to Somalia in nearly 25 years, filling a post that has been vacant since the Horn of Africa country collapsed into chaos in 1991, forcing the closure of the American embassy.

Obama on Tuesday tapped Foreign Service veteran Katherine Simonds Dhanani for the job, which will be based in neighboring Kenya until security conditions permit the embassy in the Somali capital of Mogadishu to reopen, the State Department said. Dhanani, currently director of regional and security affairs in the department’s Africa bureau, has previously served in India, Mexico, and Guyana and has significant African experience, having been posted in Zimbabwe, Gabon, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo.

The State Department said the nomination is a sign of the U.S. commitment to Somalia.READ MORE

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AP:The first U.S ambassador to Somalia for nearly 25 years Mrs Katherine Simonds Dhanani.  Obama Nominates 1st US Ambassador to Somalia Since 1991 President Barack Obama has nominated a career diplomat to be the first U.S. ambassador to Somalia in nearly 25 years, filling a post that has been vacant since the Horn of Africa country

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