U.S. Loses Successful Envoy to Khartoum, Juba

In a long series of envoys, Princeton Lyman was the most successful American diplomat to Sudan and South Sudan since former Senator John Danforth, writes Aly Verjee for African Arguments.

  • South Sudan:  U.S. Envoy to Sudans Steps Down (analysis)

    African Arguments, 12 December 2012

    Princeton Lyman, US special envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, is stepping down. A White House source characterised Lyman's departure as "the kind of personnel change that is normal ... read more »

Photo: Pete Souza

President Barack Obama talks with Ambassador Princeton N. Lyman, the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan, during the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office, June 16, 2011.

  • Sudan:  Sudans' U.S. Special Envoy Quits

    Radio Dabanga, 11 December 2012

    The US special envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, Princeton Lyman, will quit his post less than two weeks after warning that distrust between the two states was undermining crucial ... read more »

  • Sudan:  Obama on Departure of U.S. Special Envoy Lyman (document)

    United States Department of State, 10 December 2012

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  • Sudan:  Conflict With Sudanese Rebels Hampers Security Arrangements - U.S. Envoy

    Sudan Tribune, 29 November 2012

    U.S. special envoy to Sudan and South Sudan said that the conflict between Khartoum and Sudanese rebels hampers the improvement of bilateral relations between the two countries and ... read more »

  • Sudan:  Sudan Urges U.S. Support to Convince Juba to Implement Security Deal

    Sudan Tribune, 27 November 2012

    Sudan reiterated its demand to implement the security arrangements included in the Cooperation Agreement signed with the South Sudan, and expressed hope that United States can help ... read more »