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.
Robie Kakonge was appointed as Uganda’s Ambassador to the United States in December of 2021. She will replace Ambassador Mull Katende, who has held the position since 2017.
However, Kakonge’s relationship with the United States spans decades. As a child in 1977, she and her mother fled Uganda for the United States.
When Robie Kakonge first left Uganda for the United States, her home country was engulfed in violence and grotesque human rights abuses. She was one of countless civilians fearful of former Ugandan President and brutal dictator Idi Amin as human rights violations were rampant under the iron fist of his repressive regime.
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