Former Wisconsin Congressman Mark Green is now officially the US Ambassador to Tanzania.

Green was sworn-in Thursday evening outside of a farmhouse near De Pere, surrounded by a few hundred supporters.

Green and his family will be in the east African country for about a year-and-a-half.  The former Republican gubernatorial candidate was appointed to the position by President Bush.

Two decades ago, Green and his wife spent a year as volunteer teachers in Kenya.  Their children have African middle names.

Green says one of his challenges will be to win over the hearts and minds of young Tanzanians.
AUDIO: Mark Green talks about his time as a teacher in Kenya (MP3 :19)

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