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Ambassador Johnnie Carson
Ambassador Johnnie Carson

United States

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Africa


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Created: 26th Feb 2009
Modified: 8th May 2009
Professional Information
Professional Areas:
Government, Government
Employer:
U.S. State Department
Position:
Assistant Secretary of State for Africa (Nominee)

Description of Work:

When nominated as Assistant Secretary, Ambassador Johnnie Carson was serving on the National Intelligence Council (NIC), which he had joined in September 2006 after a 37-year career in Foreign Service. Prior to this appointment, Carson served as the Senior Vice President of the National Defense University in Washington D.C. (2003-2006).

Carson's Foreign Service career includes ambassadorships to Kenya (1999-2003), Zimbabwe (1995-1997), and Uganda (1991-1994); and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs (1997-1999). Earlier in his career he had assignments in Portugal (1982-1986), Botswana (1986-1990), Mozambique (1975-1878), and Nigeria (1969-1971).

He has also served as desk officer in the Africa section at State's Bureau of Intelligence and Research (1971-1974); Staff Officer for the Secretary of State (1978-1979), and Staff Director for the Africa Subcommittee of the US House of Representatives (1979-1982).


Biographical Information
Ambassador Johnnie Carson
(At a Glance)
Gender: male
Place of Origin: United States

Johnnie Carson was sworn in as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, the administration's senior Africa policymaking position, on May 7, 2009. His nomination by President Obama was announced on March 21, 2009. and was approved by the U.S. Senate by unanimous consent on May 6.

Carson's Foreign Service career includes ambassadorships to Kenya (1999-2003), Zimbabwe (1995-1997), and Uganda (1991-1994); and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs (1997-1999). Earlier in his career he had assignments in Portugal, Botswana, Mozambique, and Nigeria. He has also served as desk officer in the Africa section at State's Bureau of Intelligence and Research; Staff Officer for the Secretary of State (1978-1979), and Staff Director for the Africa Subcommittee of the US House of Representatives (1979-1982).

Before joining the Foreign Service, Ambassador Carson was a Peace Corps volunteer in Tanzania from 1965-1968. He has a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from Drake University and a Master of Arts in International Relations from the School of Oriental and Africa Studies at the University of London.

Ambassador Carson is the recipient of several Superior Honor Awards from the Department of State and a Meritorious Service Award from Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. The Centers for Disease Control presented Ambassador Carson its highest award, "Champion of Prevention Award," for his leadership in directing the US Government's HIV/AIDS prevention efforts in Kenya.



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Author: red77egg7
Fri Sep 18 03:59:42 2009

Yes, where is the foreign aid money? Where is it? They sure want to know where is the foreign aid money, knowing dam well it isn’t going to accomplish a dam thing. Foreign aid isn’t nothing but another way of enslaving Africans. Giving them false hope that each and every African Countries can survive and property as separate individual Countries. To say the lease that Foreign Aid isn’t going to accomplish a dam thing.

U.S. Foreign Aid, as well as other Countries Foreign Aid policy toward Africa is nothing but a joke. Get real… [Read Full Text]

Author: red77egg7
Fri Sep 18 04:10:08 2009

Yes, where is the foreign aid money? Where is it? They sure want to know where is the foreign aid money, knowing dam well it isn’t going to accomplish a dam thing. Foreign aid isn’t nothing but another way of enslaving Africans. Giving them false hope that each and every African Countries can survive and property as separate individual Countries. To say the lease that Foreign Aid isn’t going to accomplish a dam thing.

U.S. Foreign Aid, as well as other Countries Foreign Aid policy toward Africa is nothing but a joke. Get real… [Read Full Text]

Author: red77egg7
Fri Sep 18 11:15:44 2009

How can President Obama try and shine the light on Democracy when all his Administration is - is only a chance for white Americans to shit on him. All during the campaign - McCain used every chance to shit all over Obama.

Africa was robbed when Dr Kwane Nkrumah government was overthrown in 1966. No Africa Countries, except for maybe South Africa and Libya, have achieve what Nkrumah had done for Ghana in those short nine years.

Yes that’s Democracy alright. It just like the rest all the others..

Thank you

Author: Agent X44
Fri Sep 18 11:05:05 2009

The race has just started for the Continent of Africa.If Africans rely on the rhetorics of those capitalists gurus,we Africans will remain as failures in this 21st century.Will Obama's partnership with Africa allow African countries to sell their Uranium deposits to countries they(Africa)prefers? We wouldn't want Obama to request for a permanent monopoly on his partnership with Africa.

To Johnnie Carson,how does Obama's America intends to partner with Africa? Will this partnership be on a Free Trade Policy or your Capitalist system of Trade?

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