PC Director Olsen to represent US at Sierra Leone inauguration on May 12 in Freetown

President Donald J. Trump announced on May 3 the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Sierra Leone to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Julius Maada Bio on May 12, 2018, in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Jody will lead the delegation. 

Members of the Presidential Delegation:

Maria E. Brewer, United States Ambassador to the Republic of Sierra Leone

Cyril E. Sartor, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs, National Security Council

Stephanie S. Sullivan, Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State



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  • John! Quick. Move yet another mountain. Sierra Leone was one of the first countries to ask for Peace Corps volunteers. A former Sierra Leone volunteer really should be going to the inauguration, preferably from Sierra Leone 1. (Actually, the entire Sierra Leone 1 group should be going, no?)

    Mary-Ann Tirone Smith (Cameroon IV)

  • Yes, Mary-Ann. It would be so symbolic, emphasizing perhaps a subtle move to the foreign policy approach of JFK, based on appreciation and friendship, which coming from a powerful somebody, has meaning for everyone in the world, I think. Let’s hope that the selection of these officials, with PC sensibiities, signals a “New Day, Dawning”. With only a week to go, Sierra Leone-1, or however many are left, better get their tickets ! John Turnbull Ghana-3 Geology and Nyasaland/Malawi-2 Geology Assignment

  • The icing on the cake would be to send RPCV Patrice Failor (Sierra Leone 83-85) also known as Mrs. James Comey!!!!

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