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  • Mission Launches Benin’s AWEP Chapter

    Mission Launches Benin’s AWEP Chapter

    On April 10, Ambassador Michael Raynor presided over the official launch of Benin’s African Women Entrepreneurship Program(AWEP) chapter.

  • Mission Promotes Girls’ Education in Northern Benin

    Mission Promotes Girls’ Education in Northern Benin

    In celebration of women's history month, Ambassador Raynor traveled to northern Benin to support several women's empowerment programs including the donation of Nouveaux Horizons books and One World Futbol soccer balls to a rare all-girls public high school in Parakou, located seven hours north of Cotonou.

  • Amb. Raynor Launches YALI Club in Bohicon

    Amb. Raynor Launches YALI Club in Bohicon

    On March 17th Ambassador Raynor attended the launch of 2014 YALI Washington Mandela Fellow Nicase Degvano’s YALI Club in Bohicon. Nicaise was one of six young Beninese leaders who traveled to the United States last summer through President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).

  • Amb. Raynor Inaugurates Special Self-Help Fund Projects

    Amb. Raynor Inaugurates Special Self-Help Fund Projects

    Ambassador Raynor traveled to northern Benin to inaugurate several projects funded through the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund. Through this grass-roots program, the U.S. Embassy is able to respond quickly to the needs and requests of local communities for development projects that will have an immediate impact.

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  • Public notice - Consular services (March 16, 2015)

    U.S. embassies and consulates are currently experiencing technical difficulties due to systems maintenance that may result in delays in U.S. passport and visa processing and receiving and sending email. U.S. citizens may also experience delays in response to their email inquiries. U.S. citizens requiring emergency assistance should contact their embassy or consulate by telephone. Additionally, applicants who have interviews for student and exchange visitor (F/M/J) visas scheduled for this week should bring proof of payment for SEVIS fee. 

  • Political Demonstrations in Cotonou On Thursday, December 11, 2014

    U.S. Embassy Cotonou would like to inform U.S. citizens of two political demonstrations planned to take place in Cotonou at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 11, 2014. The demonstrations have the potential to be quite large. 

  • Messages for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall Meeting (Sept 26, 2014)

    U.S. citizens, their spouses, children, and the parents of U.S. citizen minors are invited to a Town Hall Meeting for the U.S. citizen community in Benin on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 9am. The meeting will be held at the Ambassador’s residence at 1808 Boulevard Cen-Sad. 

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