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For available biographical information on U.S. Ambassadors who are currently accredited to foreign governments and who serve as heads of U.S. missions for countries within the Bureau of African Affairs, click on the appropriate country, or select the appropriate name from the listing.



Angola
Benin*
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon*
Cape Verde
Central African Rep
Chad
Comoros
Congo
Congo, Dem Rep of   
Cote d'Ivoire
Djibouti
Equatorial Guinea*  
Eritrea*
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia, The
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau+
Kenya
Lesotho*
Liberia
Madagascar*
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mozambique*
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda*
Sao Tome and Principe   
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia**
South Africa
Sudan+
Swaziland
Tanzania*
Togo
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe*

*No biography available    **No recognized government    +Vacant


Bader, Jeffrey A., Namibia
Barnes,* Shirley E., Madagascar
Brennan, Martin G., Uganda
Carson, Johnnie, Kenya
Clarke,* William D., Eritrea
Dunn, David B., Zambia
Elam-Thomas, Harriet, L., Senegal
Erwin, Mark W., The Comoros, Mauritius, and Seychelles
Felder,* Robert C., Benin
Foster, Timberlake, Mauritania
Goldthwait, Christopher E., Chad
Haley, George W., The Gambia
Johnson, Gregory L., Swaziland
Kaeuper, David H., Congo
Kolker, Jimmy J., Burkina Faso
Lange, John E., Botswana
Leader, Joyce E., Guinea
Ledesma, James V., Gabon, and Sao Tome and Principe
Lewis, Sr., Delano Eugene, South Africa
McDonald,* Thomas, Zimbabwe
Melrose Jr., Joseph H., Sierra Leone
Metelits, Michael D., Cape Verde
Mu, George, Cote d'Ivoire
Myrick, Bismarck, Liberia
Nagy, Jr., Tibor P., Ethiopia
Owens-Kirkpatrick, Barbro A., Niger
Perry,* Robert C., Central African Republic
Peterson,* Katherine H., Lesotho
Ranneberger, Michael E., Mali
Robinson, Kathryn Dee, Ghana
Schermerhorn, Lange, Djibouti
Schoonover, Brenda Brown, Togo
Shippy, A. Ellen, Malawi
Staples,* George M., Rwanda
Stith,* Charles R., Tanzania
Sullivan, Joseph G., Angola
Swing, William L., Democratic Republic of the Congo
Twaddell, William H., Nigeria
Vacant, Republic of Guinea-Bissau
Vacant, Mozambique
Vacant, Republic of the Sudan
Yates,* John M., Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea
Yates, Mary C., Burundi

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