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  • Conference on Studying in the U.S.

    Conference on Studying in the U.S.

    On July 16 the American Cultural Center hosted a public conference with university students on “How best to prepare for studying in the U.S.". Over 300 students, teachers and education professionals attended the event, in addition to those who participated via live video conference from the Embassy’s American Corner at the University of Parakou.

  • American Embassy in Benin Celebrates Independence Day

    American Embassy in Benin Celebrates Independence Day

    In celebration of the United States’ 238th anniversary of independence, Ambassador Michael Raynor hosted a reception at his residence on July 3, 2014.

  • The Metal Shark Boat

    U.S Mission Reinforces Benin’s Maritime Security

    On June 26, 2014, U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor presided over the handover ceremony of a new Metal Shark Boat at the Benin's Naval Base.

  • Mission Promotes Girls Education through Relay Run

    Mission Promotes Girls Education through Relay Run

    On June 19, 2014, the Chargé d'Affaires, Mr. Todd Whatley, and the Mayor of Porto-Novo, Mr. Moukaram Océni, presided over the closing ceremony of the Tour du Benin, a relay run across the country organized by Peace Corps and the organization Human Solidarity Benin (HSB).

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  • 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.   »

  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration (March 25, 2014)

    The U.S. Embassy in Cotonou would like to inform U.S. citizens of a possible demonstration in the vicinity of the embassy compound in downtown Cotonou on Tuesday, March 25. Various labor unions and student groups are calling for an organized demonstration in Cotonou, beginning at 9:00 am. The demonstrators will tentatively gather at the Bourse du Travail and march along Avenue Saint Michel, Avenue Steinmetz and end at the Prefecture of Cotonou. 

  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration and March (Dec. 27, 2013)

    The U.S. Embassy in Cotonou would like to inform U.S. citizens in Benin of a union demonstration and march being conducted in downtown Cotonou the December 27, 2013. Latest reports indicate the demonstrators (approximately 150 at this time) plan a peaceful march from the Bourse du Travail to the Ministry of Labor (behind the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) on Jean Paul II Road (north of the American Culture Center and the New Embassy Compound). 

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