Somalia: Larry Edward André, Jr. to Replace Yamamoto as US Ambassador to Somalia

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Somalia: Larry Edward André, Jr. to Replace Yamamoto as US Ambassador to Somalia
From Left Larry Edward shall bring to end the reign of Donald Yamamoto as US envoy to Somalia

Somalilandsun: President Joe Biden has announced his intent to nominate nine career members of the Senior Foreign Service as ambassadors to represent the United States on the world stage: namely

  • Larry Edward André, Jr. – Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Somalia
  • Elizabeth Moore Aubin – Ambassador to the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
  • Steven C. Bondy – Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Maria E. Brewer – Ambassador to the Kingdom of Lesotho
  • Marc Evans Knapper – Ambassador to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
  • Christopher John Lamora – Ambassador to the Republic of Cameroon
  • Tulinabo S. Mushingi – Ambassador to the Republic of Angola and the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome & Principe
  • Michael Raynor – Ambassador to the Republic of Senegal and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea-Bissau
  • Eugene S. Young – Ambassador to the Republic of the Congo

The nomination of Ambassador Larry Edward shall bring to end the reign of Donald Yamamoto

Larry Edward André, Jr., Nominee for Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Somalia

Larry André, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, is the United States Chargé d’Affaires ad interim at U.S. Embassy Juba, South Sudan.  He is a former Ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.  He has served as Director of the Office of the Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, and as Deputy Executive Director  in the State Department’s Bureau of African Affairs, and was the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  André earned an MBA from Arizona State University/American Graduate School of International Management and a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College.  He is the recipient of numerous State Department Awards, including the Director General Award for Reporting, and was recently recognized by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff with the Joint Distinguished Civilian Award.  He speaks French fluently. Read more HERE

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