US nominates new ambassador to South Sudan

File photo: US Ambassador to South Sudan Mary Catherine Phee presents her
credentials to President Kiir

The United States has nominated Thomas J. Hushek to be its Ambassador to
South Sudan to replace Mary Molly Phee once confirmed.Hushek has been an
American diplomat since 1988.

The White House said in a statement on Friday that President Donald Trump
intends to nominate Hushek, a career member of the Senior Foreign
Service. He is currently the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the
Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations at the Department of
State.He earned a master’s degree in international affairs from Colombia
University and a bachelor from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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