Jessica Lapenn was sworn-in as the U.S. Ambassador to the African Union and the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa on August 27, 2019.
What is the U.S. mission in Africa?
The goal of the United States Mission to the African Union (USAU) is to partner with the African Union in ways that will strengthen democratic institutions, promote peace and stability, support sustainable economic development through increased trade and investment, and improve the lives and health of all Africans.
Is the U.S. in the African Union?
Before 2006, the U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia had responsibility for the AU. The United States has moved ahead in working with the African Union. In 2010, the United States and the African Union held their first high-level bilateral meeting in Washington.
How much do Ambassadors get paid?
Ambassadors are classified as senior foreign service employees. The 2017 minimum pay for ambassadors is $124,406 a year. The maximum is $187,000. The State Department is one of many governmental agencies that have adopted a certified performance appraisal system.
Who started the African Union?
Are we allowed to travel within South Africa?
Traveling to and from the Republic is allowed, subject to subregulation (3). (d) sanitisation and social distancing measures as per the relevant health protocols on safety and prevention of the spread of COVID-19.