Daniel Lewis Foote, a career member of the Foreign Service who has spent much of the last several years in drug enforcement has been nominated to be the United States’ ambassador to Zambia.

If he’s confirmed, it will be his first such posting.Mr. Foote was born in Syracuse, New York, and grew up in the Buffalo area.He graduated from East High School in Williamsville, New York, in 1982 and went to Columbia University, where he was a defensive end on the football team and participated in track and field for the Lions.
Mr. Foote graduated with a B.A. in economics in 1986.After college, Mr. Foote worked in New York City for six years as a trader and broker of natural gas.

He left the business world behind in 1992 to become a Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia, where he oversaw the construction of water systems, improvement of schools and residences, and alternative agriculture and marketing programs.

After his two-year stint was up, Mfr. Foote moved to Northern California to teach high school Spanish and coach football and track.He joined the State Department in 1998.

Mr. Foote was appointed as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) in September 2015.He oversees INL program activities in Afghanistan and Pakistan, in addition to INL’s Office of Anticrime Programs.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Foote was the Coordinating Director at Embassy Kabul, managing all U.S. civilian foreign assistance and law enforcement activities in Afghanistan.

He served twice as Deputy Chief of Mission; in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Previously, he headed INL’s Colombia operations as INL Director at Embassy Bogotá, and led the U.S. Provincial Reconstruction Team in Maysan province, Iraq.
Mr. Foote also served as Management Counselor in Buenos Aires, and as a member of the Regional Reconstruction Team in Erbil, Iraq.

His other overseas postings include Luxembourg, London, and Guadalajara, Mexico.
In Washington, he has worked in the State Department’s Operations Center and in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs.

Mr. Foote holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Columbia University, where he lettered in football and track and field.A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Mr. Foote is a native of Syracuse, New York, and attended high school in the Buffalo area.

Foote met his wife, Claudia, when he was with the Peace Corps in Bolivia.
They have two children: Cecilia and Danny.

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  1. The Issue of Fire engines can be reported to donors as well.

    Please go to PACRA and find out who the directors are, and here is the address;

    GrandView International Limited
    Reliance House
    Plot No 35374
    Thabo Mbeki Road
    P.O. Box 30846
    Lusaka, Zambia
    Tel: 211 -254914

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  2. Mr US ambassador from Syracuse NY will come see his new posting and Lusaka’s dirty disorganized settings will make him depressed .

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    • Prominent people from Syracuse New York:
      – Collin Powel, Sean Combs, Sammy Davies Jr, Teddy Railey, Mase, Q-tip, Authur Miller, Charles Rangel, jackie Robinson, Edd Sullivan, Harry Belafonte, Keith sweat, Bill Robinson, Azealia Banks, Billy Holiday, Duke Ellington, But just a few to mention.

      @Nostradamus?

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    • @ Nostra-dumbass!
      While you are at it, Go ahead and compare Syracuse University to UNZA, CBU or both combined.

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    • IMF guy @2.3 is definitely 100% right.No way Lusaka will compare with Syracuse even in ghettos areas.

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  3. ONLY people with SUCH cheap and UN inspiring CV can be sent to ZAMBIA, his CV is no better tha MUMBI PHIRI’s I Hope he is not coming to ORGANIZE the opposition UNIP

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  4. I don’t understand everyone in Zambia, people always are always complaining of having a hard life no cash in the circulation, meaning while everyone is just sitting quietly about the 42 million$ scandal….I am just wondering is it lack of education or laziness….how can the whole country just be quiet…this is serious.

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    • But that is why the inspector general gets a fat salary and jeeps, what the heck is he doing sitting quiet? C’men IG, arrest the thieves without fail!!

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  5. He is a Senior Career Diplomat in the State Department. Has been here done this, there, done that. He is the pulse of the US in all the trouble spots. Remember Zambia was once the sub regional capital of the C.I.A

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  6. So if under5 and his U.PNDonkeys were correct about Donald Trump, then Ambassador Foote will present his credentials to under5 and not President Lungu, correct?

    Spaka like lilo please guide us.

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  7. Try to compare the CV of the people we appointment and personnel America appoints.
    These guys look for business to take advantage of.Zambians when in Newyork shop and until no money is left.We behave life tourists.We can not take an advantage of what America has to offer.We do not have proper instructions and what we are suppose to achieve in the post.

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    • Kenzu! what do you expect! he’s African – American. Education to them is oil & Water. Can’t mix. They are good at music, rough sport and women! welcome home.

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  8. Kenzu! what do you expect! he’s African – American. Education to them is oil & Water. Can’t mix. They are good at music, rough sport and women! welcome home.

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