Natalie replaces Malac as US envoy to Uganda

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Natalie E. Brown

On July 30, 2019, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate an individual to a key position in his Administration.

White House reported that Natalie E. Brown of Nebraska would be appointed be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Uganda.

She replaces Amb Deborah Malac who took office as US ambassador to Uganda in 2016.

Ms. Brown, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, currently serves as the Chief of Mission of the United States Embassy in Eritrea. 

She previously served as Deputy Permanent Representative and Deputy Chief of Mission of the United States Mission to the United Nations Agencies in Rome, Italy, and as Deputy Chief of Mission of the United States Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia. 

Ms. Brown also served overseas at the United States embassies in Jordan, Kuwait, Ethiopia, and Guinea. 

In Washington, she served as Senior Watch Officer in the State Department Executive Secretariat’s Operations Center, International Affairs Officer in the Office of United Nations Political Affairs in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, and Desk Officer for the Office of West African Affairs in Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger. 

Ms. Brown earned her B.S. from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and M.S. from the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College. 

She speaks French and Arabic, and has studied Italian, German, Amharic, and Tigrinya.

Malac on Wednesday visited Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga to say her farewell and received a gift to help her remember Uganda’s beauty.

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