United Kingdom: First Female Black Ambassador Appointed
The United Kingdom’s first ever female black career diplomat has been appointed High Commissioner to Mozambique, the BBC reported on March 22, 2018. NneNne Iwuji-Eme, of Nigerian origin, will take up her post next July. She worked in the UK Foreign Office for 16 years. “I hope my appointment as the first British black female career diplomat to this position will inspire young talent regardless of race or background to pursue their ambitions in the Foreign Office. I look forward to forging even stronger connections between Britain and Mozambique - two close members of the Commonwealth family,” Iwuji-Eme said. Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, described Iwuji-Eme as having “vision, experience and energy” for the position.