NneNne Iwuji-Eme

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Nnenne Iwuji-Eme in 2018

NneNne Iwuji-Eme is a British diplomat. In March 2018, she was appointed to be the High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Mozambique, to take up the appointment in July 2018.[1] She is the first black woman to be appointed a high commissioner by the United Kingdom.[2][3][4]

Iwuji-Eme was born in Truro, Cornwall, England, to parents who worked for the United Nations.[2] She was educated at a boarding school in Suffolk.[2] She studied economics at the University of Manchester.[2] She joined the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in 1999 as an economic advisor.[1] In 2002, she moved to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) as Head of Africa, Middle East and Transition Economies in its Economic Policy Department.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Change of Her Majesty's High Commissioner to Mozambique - July 2018". GOV.UK. Foreign & Commonwealth Office. 22 March 2018. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d Lea, Laura (24 March 2018). "'I hope this won't be news in 10 years'". BBC News. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  3. ^ Slawson, Nicola (22 March 2018). "First black female UK career diplomat appointed high commissioner". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  4. ^ Philp, Catherine (23 March 2018). "Black woman to take top role in diplomatic first". The Times. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
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