Johnnie Carson retires as top US envoy for Africa

Tuesday April 2 2013

Ambassador Johnnie Carson, the head of the State Department's Africa Bureau, formally retired on March 29, 2013 ending a 44-year career that included service as Washington's envoy to Nairobi from 1999 to 2003. Photo/FILE

Ambassador Johnnie Carson, the head of the State Department's Africa Bureau, formally retired on March 29, 2013 ending a 44-year career that included service as Washington's envoy to Nairobi from 1999 to 2003. Photo/FILE Nation Media Group

By Kevin J Kelley in New York