Richard H. Riley, IV is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor. He currently serves as Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, Canada. Previously, Riley was the Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Peshawar, Pakistan.
He has also served in senior leadership assignments such as Charge d’Affaires, ad interim, and Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Oslo, Norway, Assistant Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Sana’a, Yemen, and Senior Civilian Representative (Team Leader) at the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Nangahar Province, Afghanistan.
Earlier, he was Deputy Director of the Office of Egypt and Levant Affairs at the Department of State, Senior Coordinator for Democracy and Human Rights at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, and Deputy Team Leader of the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Dhi Qar (Nassiriyah), Iraq. Riley has also served in London, England, Moscow, Russia, Beijing and Chengdu, China, as well as Kingston, Jamaica.
He replaces Ambassador Larry André, Jr of Texas who was confirmed by US Senate back in December of 2021 and he presented his credentials on February 7, 2022.
André is a career diplomat with extensive experience on the African continent, including two previous ambassadorship in Djibouti and Mauritania. Ambassador Andrè leaves a legacy of improving the relations between the two countries! He was a great ally in the fight against the terrorist group, Alshabaab.
DP World History DP World is an Emirati multinational logistics company based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It specialises in cargo logistics, port terminal operations, maritime services and free trade zones. DP World handles 70 million containers that are brought in by around 70,000 vessels annually. This equates to roughly 10% of global container traffic accounted for by their 82 marine and inland terminals present in over 40 countries. One part of the company was initially founded in 1972 by Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the first President of the United Arab Emirates. The company was named Dubai Port Authority and was responsible for the operation of the port of Dubai. Then, a subsequent small company, named DP World was founded in 1989 by Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, the current CEO. The company started out as a small port operator in Dubai and has since grown to become one of the largest logistics companies in the world. Formed in 2005 by the merger of
"The Missing Report" This is what the minister of Health and Human Services of the FGS meant to say, however, I could not get the report to him in a timely matter! My apologies! So, this is my humble attempt to reproduce the missing report at his desk. Take it with a grain of salt. FGS's Commitment The Somali government is focused on building resilience at the community level on health care. This includes improving access to quality health care services, strengthening community health systems, and promoting healthy lifestyles. This is a long-term goal that will require the cooperation of all stakeholders, including the government, the private sector, and civil society. The government is working, along with its international partners, to improve access to quality health care services by building new hospitals and clinics, training more health workers, and providing financial assistance to people who cannot afford to pay for health car
Confessions to Make Prejudice is frowned upon, but have you ever guessed someone's tribe solely based on their view of the world and the basis of their thoughts towards a subject? I have done it so many times, betting against myself, and I have not lost majority of the time! Are people's opinions shaped by their surroundings? What about the people who grew up outside of their tribe or group? Is there an exception to the rule? Different School of Thought The term is used for any group of people who have common thinking towards a specific subject or issue. For example, there is a group of people who think the earth is flat, the Flat-Earthers. These groups share an opinion or an outlook discipline, belief, economics, cultural movement and so on. In academic sense, it is used to refer to a group of thinkers who share a more common approach to a field of study. Is it hereditary to come from the same school of thought as your fellow tribal men and women? Common I
Crab Mentality Crab mentality is a metaphor for the way people react negatively to the success of others. It is named after the behavior of crabs in a bucket, who will try to pull down any crab that tries to escape. The metaphor is often used to describe people who are jealous of others' success and who try to sabotage their progress. This type of mentality can be a destructive force in relationships and in the workplace. It can lead to envy, jealousy, and resentment. It can also lead to people trying to undermine each other's success. People who exhibit crab mentality often feel threatened by the success of others. They may feel like they need to put others down in order to make themselves look better. There are a number of things that can contribute to crab mentality. One factor is the feeling of competition. When people feel like they are competing with others, they may be more likely to try to pull others down in order to improve their own ch
What is a blue economy? The blue economy is, the economic activity that takes place within and around the oceans, the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods, and jobs. Somalia has a long coastline and a rich marine environment, which makes it well-positioned to benefit from the blue economy. It includes activities such as fishing, shipping, tourism, offshore energy development and marine research. Somalia has a long coastline, rich marine environment and a large exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The country's waters are home to a variety of fish species, as well as coral reefs and other marine life. This means that Somalia has a lot of potential to benefit from the blue economy. These resources could be used to develop a sustainable blue economy that benefits all Somalis. Some of the ways Somalia can benefit from the blue economy include: Fishing and aquaculture: Somalia has a large and untapped fishing industry. The country could
The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is a United States trade act that was passed in 2000. The act provides eligible sub-Saharan African countries with duty-free access to the US market for over 1,800 products, in addition to the more than 5,000 products that are eligible for duty-free access under the Generalized System of Preferences program. AGOA was designed to promote economic growth and development in sub-Saharan Africa by increasing trade between the United States and the region. The program has been successful in increasing trade between the United States and sub-Saharan Africa. In 2019, the United States exported over $29 billion worth of goods to sub-Saharan Africa under AGOA, and the region exported over $32 billion worth of goods to the United States. The AGOA has also had a positive impact on economic development in sub-Saharan Africa. A study by the World Bank found that the AGOA has helped to create over 2 million jobs in the regio
The First Settlers Sofala is a coastal region in Mozambique that was once an important trading center. The region was first settled by Somali merchants in the 10th century, and it later became a major center for the trade of gold and other commodities. The name Sofala is thought to come from the Somali word "Sofal", which means "go and cultivate". Sofala was also a major center for the spread of Islam in the region. Sofala was also home to a number of important Islamic scholars and theologians, including the 11th-century jurist al-Shatibi. The Mogadishu Sultanate was the main power in the region of Sofala during the 12th and 13th centuries. The sultanate controlled the trade routes between Sofala and the interior of Africa, and it also had a strong military presence in the region. The sultanate's influence on Sofala can be seen in the city's architecture, which is heavily influenced by Islamic styles. The Kilwa Takeover The Kilw
The current ruling party of the Federal Government of Somalia, led by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has done a remarkable job for the past 10 months it has been in power. The war against the terror group Al-Shabaab has become the focal point of this administration. However, to stay in power for the years to come and to win the hearts and minds of the people, the administration need to achieve these 10 points: Build a strong military and security forces. The government must be able to protect its citizens and territory from threats, both internal and external. This includes defeating al-Shabaab and other terrorist groups, as well as preventing clan violence. Improve the economy. The government must create jobs and opportunities for its citizens, and improve the standard of living. This will help to reduce poverty and instability, and make people more supportive of the government. Provide basic services. The government must provide its citizens with essential servic
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has signed several bill into law at the end of last month. Among the bills the has signed was the Somali Fisheries Development and Management law. Today, the Fisheries minister, Ahmed Adan Hassan, has posted a tweet on his account announcing the signing of a robust and comprehensive regulation inline with IOTC requirements. Following the parliament endorsement of Somali Fisheries Law, I signed today robust & comprehensive regulations inline with IOTC requirements, will be used licensing of vessels operating beyond 24nm, both foreign & nationally owned including joint ventures. — Ahmed Hassan Aden (@Mr_ahmedaden) April 6, 2023 What is IOTC? The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) requires all vessels that fish for tuna in the Indian Ocean to be licensed. The IOTC is an international organization that manages tuna fisheries in the Indian Ocean. The IOTC's licensing requirements are designed to ensure that tuna fisheries