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  • Hip Hop Celebrity Akon Partners with Mission Cotonou

    Hip Hop Celebrity Akon Partners with Mission Cotonou

    On October 29 Mission Cotonou welcomed internationally acclaimed hip hop artist Akon to discuss partnerships on gender equality, entrepreneurship, and clean energy in Benin.

  • 2014 International Coastal Cleanup Day

    2014 International Coastal Cleanup Day

    On September 20, the Ambassador’s Youth Council organized a Beach Cleanup as part of International Coastal Cleanup Day at Fidjrossè beach in Cotonou.

  • Mission Cotonou Organizes Youth Basketball Camp

    Mission Cotonou Organizes Youth Basketball Camp

    On September 1st, the U.S. Mission organized “Camp Davis”, a five day youth basketball camp led by former NBA player Tommy Davis . Through the camp, 84 rising youth basketball players between the ages of 14-17, a third of whom were girls, were trained in basketball fundamentals, leadership, teamwork, and health.

  • Benin’s YALI Fellows Share their Experiences

    Benin’s YALI Fellows Share their Experiences

    On August 21, 2014, four of Benin’s recently returned YALI Mandela Washington Fellows participated in a public Q&A event at the American Cultural Center (ACC) to share their experiences in the U.S. and answer the public’s questions about the YALI fellowship.



  • 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.   »

  • 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.