The ambassador admin June 15, 2023

Head of Mission

Excellency Philip Jada Natana has served as the Ambassador of the Republic of South Sudan to the United States since September 2018. A career diplomat with over a decade in public service, Ambassador Natana served as Ambassador to South Africa from 2014-2018 and as Ambassador to Eritrea from 2012- 2014. Prior to this, he held several diplomatic and public service positions in Eritrea, Juba, and Khartoum. Ambassador Natana holds a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications, and 2 minor in Political Science. from the University of Asmara. He has taken intensive diplomatic courses at the Clingendael Institute and the University of South Africa.