Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Trump announces ambassador picks for Somalia, Nicaragua

Published on July 12, 2018 by   ·   No Comments

President Trump on Wednesday announced his ambassador picks for Somalia and Nicaragua, aiming to reduce the number of vacant ambassador positions.

Trump nominated Donald Yamamoto to be the ambassador to Somalia and Kevin Sullivan to be the ambassador to Nicaragua.

Yamamoto heads the Bureau of African Affairs within the State Department. He served as the U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia from 2006-2009 and Djibouti from 2000-2003.

Sullivan represents the U.S. in the Organization of American States (OAS), the body that promotes solidarity among the 35 independent states of the Americas.

Both countries have seen recent U.S. political action.

The Trump administration this year stepped up ongoing American military intervention in Somalia. The move follows violent clashes between the government and Al Shabaab, an Al Qaeda-aligned Islamist group.

Meanwhile, the State Department last week sanctioned three Nicaraguan individuals whom officials accused of human rights abuses. State Department officials threatened to take further action as long as government-sanctioned violence against protesters continues in the region.

Trump has left a notable number of ambassador positions open since taking office. More than half of foreign posts remain vacant.


Emily Birnbaum

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DHAGEYSO:VOASomalia oo Baaris ku Sameysay Lacag Qarsodi ah oo Ay Qaateen Xildhibaanada Dowladda Farmaajo?

July, 17, 2018
Kalfadhiga 3-aad ee Baarlamaanka 10-aad ee Soomaaliya ee lasoo xiray toddobaadkii hore waxa uu ahaa kii ugu kulamada ...

DHAGEYSO Al-Shabaab oo Shaacisay Magaca iyo Beesha uu Ka Soo Jeedo Ninkii Fuliyey Weerarkii Ugu Dambeyay ee ka Dhacay Muqdisho?

July, 17, 2018
Al-Shabaab ayaa soo bandhigay mid ka mid ah raggii fuliyay weerarkii lagu qaday xarunta Otto Otto oo fariisin ...




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