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US President, Donald Trump names new U.S Ambassador to Cameroon

4 August 2017 No Comment

By Theodore M. Ndze
United States President, Donald Trump, has nominated a new Ambassador, Peter Henry Barlerin of Colorado to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Cameroon.
According to the White House, Peter Henry Barlerin was designated on July 18, 2017 by the distressed US leader to replace Michael Stephen Hoza who has been at the helm of the US diplomatic mission in Cameroon since 2014 and whose mandate is coming to end.
Peter Henry Barlerin is a career Foreign Service Officer and a member of the Senior Foreign Service. He has served as an American diplomat since 1989. He currently serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of African Affairs at the Department of State, a post he has held since 2016. Barlerin also served as Deputy Chief of Mission with senior level appointments at the State Department. An economist,

New U.S. Ambassador to Cameroon H.E. Peter Henry Barlerin

he has served at seven U.S. Missions overseas.
Prior to this assignment, he was Director of the Office of Economic & Regional Affairs, with oversight for sub-Saharan Africa on economics, energy, and environment; democracy and governance, multilateral affairs; and budget and strategic planning. Before that he served as a Special Advisor to the Chair of the Kimberley Process, an international body that seeks to prevent rebel groups from profiting from the illicit sale of rough diamonds, and from 2009 to 2012 was Deputy Chief of Mission in Bamako, Mali. His previous tours include Paris and Tokyo, as well as three previous Africa-related tours.
Before joining the State Department, he worked at the Council of Economic Advisors, under the Presidency of Ronald Reagan, and was a research associate at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies. Barlerin holds an M.A. in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park and a B.A. from Middlebury College.
He speaks French, Japanese, Spanish, and Norwegian.

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