The President of the United States of America Donald Trump has appointed Her Excellency Ms. Natalie Brown as the new USA Ambassador to Uganda and Chief of Mission to replace Ms. Deborah Malac.
Ms. Deborah Malac served as the US Ambassador to Uganda since 2015 and now her tenure, which ended last month has come to end. She recently on Wednesday visited the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga to say her farewell and according to unconfirmed sources, she is expected to leave Uganda by February 2020.
Based on reports by The Observer, Malac’s departure hasn’t been publicized because she is waiting for her replacement. Sources also say that she would be leaving as US ambassador but may return in a different capacity.
She has also been a strong advocate for freedom of speech, democracy, human rights and better health for Ugandans and has been at the center of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which is a US government response to the global HIV/Aids epidemic.
A brief history about Ms. H.E Natalie Brown, the new US Ambassador To Uganda
Ambassador Brown graduated from George Town University in Washington DC. She has been a foreign service officer and Diplomat throughout her life. A longtime distinguished military officer, Ms. Brown is a decorated United States Marine.
She has served in Jordan, Kuwait, Mali,Tunisia, Ethiopia, Eritrea among others.She operated as a Counter Insurgence Reconnaissance Officer at the USA Foreign Service department in Washington DC, working closely with the Head of counter Insurgencies at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and working closely with the Director of Global Reconnaissance at the Pentagon.
She previously served as Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Mission to the UN agencies in Rome, and Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia.
Other overseas assignments include service as Economic Counselor in Amman, Jordan; Political Chief in Kuwait City, Kuwait; language student at the Foreign Service Institute’s Arabic Field School in Tunis, Tunisia; Political/Economic/Consular Officer in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and General Services Officer in Conakry, Guinea.
Domestically, Ms. Natalie Brown has twice served in the Operations Center and was one of the Senior Watch Officers on duty on September 11, 2001; was the Desk Officer for Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger; and worked on international justice and non-proliferation issues in the Office of UN Political Affairs. She is also recipient of several U.S. Department of State awards.
Ms. Brown was a member of 2007-2008 fellows class of the International Women’s Forum Leadership Foundation and an alumna of the International Career Advancement Program of the Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver.
She is from Omaha, Nebraska, and resides in Arlington, Virginia. Her two dogs, Cashmere, from the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, Virginia, and Riko, adopted in Kuwait, travel with her.
No pun intended, but I think Uganda just got an experienced CIA agent as their new US Ambassador to Uganda. She could be a big influence and a strong advocate for change based on her previous experience.
Source: Spy Uganda
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