Veteran Diplomat Named 'Acting' State Department Africa Chief
Donald Yamamoto, who has extensive diplomatic experience in Africa including two tours as a U.S. ambassador, will take office as Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Africa on 5 September. He is the second career official tapped for a senior policy position on Africa in the Trump administration. Senior CIA analyst Cyril Sartor was hired as senior director for Africa at the National Security Council earier this month Key Africa jobs at the Defense Department (DOD) and the U.S. Agency for International Development remain vacant.
allAfrica, 30 August 2017
Donald Yamamoto, who has extensive diplomatic experience in Africa including two tours as a U.S. ambassador, will take office as Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Africa on 5… Read more »
Ambassador Donald Yamamoto; Angolan Defense Minister João Lourenço and U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis; President Trump with African leaders at the G20 Summit; U.S. troops training Niger soldiers.
AfricaFocus, 23 August 2017
"Africa is terra incognita for the Trump Administration: a continent it cares little - and understands even less - about. With no dyed-in-the-wool Trumpian Africa hands available,… Read more »
USAID, 29 August 2017
ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Thank you. Let me say it has been an honor to meet here today with the Prime Minister. And I also enjoyed meeting earlier today with Foreign Minister… Read more »
Tackling misperceptions about Africa was a hot topic at the U.S.-Africa Business Summit this month in Washington, DC. More than 800 private sector and government leaders heard the ... Read more »
Africa policy in the Trump White House has become more difficult to predict following reports that the senior director for Africa on the National Security Council is out. Most ... Read more »