Pyle - the diplomatic everyman

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Having taken over the post just over three months ago, British High Commissioner Nick Pyle has already travelled the 2,000 kilometres to and from Kasane by road, bought ice cream from street vendors and found a local football team to support.

The new ambassador tells Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI, that he will use his "everyman" approach to understand the country and facilitation cooperation with the United Kingdom

The Monitor: Your first impressions upon your appointment?
Pyle:
I have been here just over 12 weeks but it feels a bit longer because I have been very busy and everyone has been very welcoming. This is actually my ninth year here in Africa and I am passionate about the continent and its future, which also fits into the Group of Eight's vision for the upcoming summit.

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