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  • Embassy Hosts Training on Gender-Based Violence

    Embassy Hosts Training on Gender-Based Violence

    On November 25th, in recognition of the International Day Against Gender Based Violence (GBV), Mission Cotonou teamed with the “Girls & Women Empowerment Committee” of the Ambassador’s Youth Council to organize a roundtable event where USAID’ specialist on gender-based issues spoke to an audience about Benin's recent law on GBV, and IVLP alumna and former Minister of Justice, Mrs. Marie-Elise Gbedo, spoke about the importance for victims to have courage to speak out.

  • U.S. Embassy Donates 1,000 Soccer Balls to Minister of Youth and Sports

    U.S. Embassy Donates 1,000 Soccer Balls to Minister of Youth and Sports

    On November 24, Public Affairs Officer Paco Perez gave opening remarks at an official donation ceremony in which the U.S. Embassy donated 1,000 nearly indestructible One World Futbol soccer balls to the Ministry.

  • Mission Cotonou Organizes English Debate Contest for 114 Student Participants

    Mission Cotonou Organizes English Debate Contest for 114 Student Participants

    On November 19th, Mission Cotonou organized and hosted an English interschool debate contest for 114 students, and hundreds of spectators.

  • Ambassador Raynor Travels to Northern Benin

    Ambassador Raynor Travels to Northern Benin

    From November 3rd – 11th, Ambassador Michael Raynor traveled to northern Benin where he presided over several inauguration ceremonies for schools, libraries, ecotourism projects, and health centers funded through the Ambassador’s Special Self Help Fund and the Department of Defense’s Humanitarian Assistance Program.

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  • 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. 

  • Abduction of Nigerian Girls by Boko Haram

    Yesterday, May 11, was Mothers' Day in the United States and in many countries around the world. As the mother of two young daughters, First Lady Michelle Obama is taking this opportunity to express the outrage and heartbreak that the President and she share over the kidnapping of over 200 Nigerian girls from their school. The First Lady hopes that the courage of these young girls will serve as an inspiration for every girl -- and boy -- in our own country to recommit themselves to their own education and a call to action for people around the world to fight to ensure that every girl receives the education that is her birthright.   »

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