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  • Ambassador Lucy Tamlyn Presents Credentials

    Ambassador Lucy Tamlyn Presents Credentials

    U.S. Ambassador Lucy Tamlyn presented her diplomatic credentials to Beninese President Boni Yayi on November 8 at the Presidential Palace. President Boni Yayi and the Ambassador Tamlyn engaged in far reaching discussion concerning the relationship between the two countries.

  • US, Benin Forces keep Border Secure

    US, Benin Forces keep Border Secure

    On Friday, September 25, 2015, the Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Mission, Todd Whatley, and Benin’s Minister of Interior, Placide Azandé, presided over the closing ceremony of a four-week border security training in Benin. The Marines and sailors with the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa came to Benin for a month-long theater security cooperation mission to build the USSF’s capacity to counter illicit trafficking along the country’s borders.

  • Bringing Basketball to Benin

    Bringing Basketball to Benin

    From August 10-15, Mission Cotonou collaborated with Africa Regional Services (ARS) for the second annual Camp Davis youth basketball camp. Former NBA player, Coach Tommy Davis, conducted the week-long camp, teaching basketball fundamentals to 50 young players (23 boys and 27 girls) between the ages of 12-18, as well as training 10 local coaches.

  • Mission Empowers Women Entrepreneurs

    Mission Empowers Women Entrepreneurs

    Following a successful joint entrepreneurship camp last year, U.S. Embassies in Lome and Cotonou teamed up to bring together 40 Beninese and 60 Togolese female entrepreneurs in Lomé for a week-long training program known as the Binational Economic Independence Course for Women (BEICW).



  • Condolence Letter from Sec. Kerry Following Former President Mathieu Kerekou's Death

    On behalf of the United States, I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family of former President Mathieu Kerekou. The United States mourns with the people of Benin. 

  • Lottery Visa 2017 Video – Important Information

    The congressionally mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is administered annually by the Department of State. Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides for a class of immigrants known as “diversity immigrants” from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. For Fiscal Year 2017, 50,000 Diversity Visas (DVs) will be available. There is no cost to register for the DV program.   »

  • U.S. Elections: Frequently Asked Questions

    There are two basic types of elections — primary and general. In addition to the primaries and general elections held in even-numbered years, which include political races for the U.S. Congress, some states and local jurisdictions also hold “off-year” elections (both primary and general) in odd-numbered years for their elected officials. 


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