Kevin Mullally was sworn in July 7 as the first mission director of the U.S. Agency for International Development in South Sudan, which is set to declare independence July 9.
Mullally will be stationed in the city of Juba to oversee USAID’s program in the country, which focuses on agricultural development, health, education, governance and conflict prevention. He brings to his new position a wealth of USAID mission experience in Africa, having served as director of the agency’s offices in Senegal and Rwanda for the past six years. He is also a former deputy mission director in Mali.
Meanwhile, Peter Natiello is set become deputy mission director for South Sudan this month.
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