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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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  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Land Broder Closure (April 25, 2015)

    The Beninese government has announced that Beninese land borders will be closed from tonight, Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 12:00AM until Monday, April 27, 2015 at 06:00AM due to the legislative elections taking place on Sunday, April 26, 2015.  Read More »

  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Flight Cancellations and Disruptions (April 25, 2015)

    Though Cotonou’s International Airport remains open, Benin’s aviation authority informed the U.S. Embassy that Air France and Air Brussels have cancelled all flights to and from Cotonou until needed repairs are made to the tarmac.  Read More »

  • 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. 

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