Noah Pitcher is a global politics correspondent for Today News Africa covering the U.S. government, United Nations, African Union, and other actors involved in international developments, political controversies, and humanitarian issues.
Christopher J. Lamora assumed office as the United States Ambassador to Cameroon on March 21, 2022. However, his experience in Cameroon and Africa began nearly three decades earlier.
While Christpher Lamora is the United States’ first openly gay ambassador to Cameroon, homosexuality is illegal in the nation of Cameroon. The law is still enforced and same-sex relations can be punished with a prison term ranging from 6 months to 5 years. Today, homesexuality is illegal in over half of African nations.
Ambassador Lamora is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service and has held many high-level diplomatic positions, many relating directly to Africa. When Lamora’s diplomatic career was just getting started nearly 30 years ago, he worked at the U.S. consulate in Douala, Cameroon.
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