May 16, 2023
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Mr. Ervin Massinga
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
Mr. Ervin Massinga is the State Department’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs. Prior to his current role, he served as the Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, and between 2018 and 2020 he was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Pakistan. Massinga served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Sudan from 2016-2018, and in Guinea from 2013-2016. Other assignments include overseas tours in the Dominican Republic, Chile, Cote d’Ivoire and China, as well as domestic assignments in the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, the Bureau of African Affairs, the Bureau of Energy and Economic Affairs, and at USR.
Mr. Massinga is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and the University of Washington’s Graduate School of Public Affairs. He has studied Spanish, French, and Mandarin Chinese.