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  • Ambassador Raynor Tours Northern Benin

    Ambassador Raynor Tours Northern Benin

    U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor visited the northern part of Benin from April 7th – 13th, 2014. His trip included stops in the cities and villages of Papané, Tchaourou, Parakou, Bembèrèkè, Gogounou, Gando, Biro, Nikki, Kalalé, Gnel Boucatou , Dérassi, Peonga, Kourel and Bouca.

  • Mission Hosts Women’s Empowerment Debate

    Mission Hosts Women’s Empowerment Debate

    On April 10, the U.S. Embassy hosted a lively debate on women and power in the workplace, organized by the American Cultural Center and the Association for Professional Integration (AFIP). Over 50 people attended the discussion, including men and women working at NGOs, in the public administration, the private sector, teachers, and students.

  • Conference Inspires Dialogue on Women’s Empowerment

    Conference Inspires Dialogue on Women’s Empowerment

    On March 24, the American Cultural Center hosted a digital video conference with the African Regional Services Paris to discuss Sheryl Sandberg’s popular book "Lean in: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead."

  • Benin Exercises Disaster Preparedness

    Benin Exercises Disaster Preparedness

    On Monday March 17, 2014, the U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Todd Whatley participated in the opening ceremony of Benin’s Disaster Preparedness and Response Capacity exercise, a collaborative workshop hosted by the Republic of Benin, sponsored by USAFRICOM, and implemented by the Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM).

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  • 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). 

  • Message for U.S. Citizens: Temporary Closure of the Consular Section (Jan 23, 2013)

    Please be advised that the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Cotonou, Benin will be closed for all visa and other routine services the week of January 28 through February 1, 2013. The Consular Section will re-open for normal business on February 4, 2013. During this time, only emergency services will be available.