Officially In: Donald E. Booth to Addis Ababa

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On December 9, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Donald E. Booth to be Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. The WH released the following brief bio below:

Donald E. Booth is currently the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Zambia. Prior to that, Ambassador Booth served three years as Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia. Ambassador Booth previously served as Director of the Office of Technical and Specialized Agencies at the State Department’s Bureau of International Organization Affairs. Prior to this position, he served as Director of the Office of West African Affairs. He has also served in other positions at the State Department including Deputy Director of the Office of Southern African Affairs, the Economic Counselor in Athens, and the Division Chief for Bilateral Trade Affairs; desk officer in the Office of Egyptian Affairs and the Office of East African Affairs; and various roles while stationed at embassies in Bucharest, Brussels and Libreville.

Ambassador Booth earned a B.A. from Georgetown University, an M.A. from Boston University and an M.A. in National Security Studies from the National War College.

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His US Embassy Zambia bio indicates that Ambassador Booth is married to Anita Booth and they have three children.

If confirmed, Ambassador Booth would succeed career diplomat, Donald Y. Yamamoto who was appointed to the US Embassy in Addis Ababa on Oct 4, 2006.

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