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The New U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Speaks Chinese

U.S. Ambassador Virginia E. Palmer (r) presenting her credentials to Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo, image via the U.S. Embassy in Ghana.

Washington’s new envoy to Ghana, Virginia Palmer, comes to the job with an unusual background for a U.S. diplomat in Africa — she speaks Chinese! 

Palmer, according to the U.S. embassy in Accra’s official bio, was previously posted to both China and Hong Kong, no doubt good preparation to observe China’s robust presence in Ghana and West Africa.

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