Russ Feingold Appointed as Africa Envoy
Former U.S. senator named a special representative to Great Lakes Region
Secretary of State John Kerry has named Russ Feingold, the former U.S. senator from Wisconsin, special envoy to the the Great Lakes region of Africa, JTA reports:
“Russ will be coordinating with me and with the Bureau of African Affairs to shape our strategy on the many challenges in the region,” Kerry said Tuesday at a State Department media briefing. “Cross-border security; political, economic, and social assistance issues; and many other issues.”
Kerry noted that Feingold chaired the Africa subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee when Kerry chaired the committee.
Feingold, a Democrat, was a U.S. senator from 1993 to 2011. He was a Wisconson state senator before that, from 1983-1993.
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