Ambassador job opening soon! (In Somalia)

June 3, 2014 8:11 PM

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It’s been 23 years since the United States has had an embassy in perennially war-torn Somalia — best known for warring militias, chaos and pirates. (Remember the great Tom Hanks movie “Captain Phillips” last year?)

But in the hope that things might begin improving, we’re told, the administration is planning to name an ambassador to Mogadishu (scene of the 1993 “Black Hawk Down” tragedy), Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said Tuesday in a talk at the U.S. Institute of Peace.

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