Independence Day Remarks Chargé d’Affaires, Katherine Brucker

Independence Day Remarks Chargé d’Affaires, Katherine Brucker Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire July 3, 2018 It is a pleasure to welcome so many friends here today as we celebrate the 242nd anniversary of American independence.  Before I get started, I’d like to salute the presence here tonight of a large delegation from the President’s Advisory Council on ...
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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa will visit Côte d’Ivoire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tim Truman June 19, 2018 202-482-3809 U.S. SECRETARY OF COMMERCE WILBUR ROSS, PRESIDENT’S ADVISORY COUNCIL ON DOING BUSINESS IN AFRICA SET FOR FACT-FINDING MISSION TO ETHIOPIA, KENYA, CÔTE D’IVOIRE, AND GHANA WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced today that he will lead a delegation from the President’s Advisory ...
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U.S. Embassy Abidjan donates 1,500 books to the Ivoirian First Lady’s mobile library

May 2, 2018 Abidjan Chargé d’Affaires Katherine Brucker welcomed Ivoirian First Lady Dominique Ouattara to the U.S. Embassy on May 2. The First Lady read stories to children in the American Center and received a donation of 1,500 Nouveaux Horizons books for her mobile library program. Madame Ouattara read the Nouveaux Horizon translation of Margaret ...
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1,500 volunteers at Embassy Earth Day beach cleanup

April 21, 2018 Embassy Abidjan assembled more than 1,500 volunteers, including civil society groups, alumni of U.S. exchange programs, government officials, corporate sponsors, and U.S. Mission families, for the largest ever Earth Day celebration and cleanup in Cote d’Ivoire on April 21. The effort covered two kilometers of beach in Grand Bassam. Chargé d’Affaires Katherine ...
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Former Journalist Speaks about Press Freedom

May 3, 2018 Hello, America! Abidjan’s monthly radio program featuring U.S. diplomats hosted Public Affairs Officer Daniel Langenkamp on World Press Freedom Day. Langenkamp is a former journalist, having worked for the Boston Globe and Reuters prior to joining the State Department. During the one-hour radio show, Langenkamp interacted with the audience about his career ...
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USAID grants funding opportunities

USAID is offering the following grants funding opportunities supporting technology for development projects in disaster response/WASH/renewable energy/health, Internet connectivity, agriculture, digital services and technology innovation across Africa. 1.       Name: Humanitarian Grand Challenge for Development Link:   http://humanitariangrandchallenge.org/ Subject:  USAID, DFID, and Grand Challenges Canada grant funding for life-saving or life-improving innovations in WASH, renewable energy, life-saving ...
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UNAIDS Launches U.S.-funded Data Tool to Help Côte d’Ivoire Improve HIV Response

Press Release Côte d’Ivoire health officials will now have access to better maps and more comprehensive data on HIV because of a new tool announced Monday in Abidjan by UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé and Ministre de la Santé et de la l’Hygiène Publique Dr. Raymonde Goudou-Coffie. UNAIDS created this new tool—known as the Situation ...
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“Pédalons Pour la Paix”, marking 2nd anniversary of terrorist attack on Grand Bassam

“Pédalons Pour la Paix. “or “Ride for Peace” was organized to pay tribute to the victims of the March 13, 2016 terrorist attack. Over 100 bicyclists participated in the ride to Grand Bassam on March 11th, 2018 including American Embassy employees and family members, the Minister of Youth Employment Sidi Toure, the cycling club of ...
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USAID partners with private sector to promote entrepreneurship in Côte d’Ivoire

Press Release Abidjan- February 20, 2018                                                                                 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased ...
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Radio Synergie Etat-Unis-Cote d’Ivoire Site Visits throughout the Country

On her first trip to the west of Cote d’Ivoire, Chargé d’Affaires Katherine Brucker visited two community radios that are partners in the Radio Synergie project. Chargé Brucker visited with Radio Tchrato in Daloa and Radio Man FM in Man to discuss the objectives of her trip, including visits to USG-funded projects in the health and security sectors, ...
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2019-2020 Fulbright Foreign Programs Announcement

2019-2020 Fulbright Foreign Programs Announcement WHAT: Information Session on Fulbright Programs FULBRIGHT FOREIGN SCHOLARS (FF SCHOLARS) FULBRIGHT FOREIGN STUDENTS (FF STUDENTS) HUBERT HUMPHREY FELLOWSHIP (HHH) WHEN:  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2018 AT 9:00 AM WHERE: ENSEA— ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DE STATISTIQUE ET D’ECONOMIE APPLIQUEE HOW to apply: Find application form here:  APPLICANTS FORM  (PDF 144 Kb) Please send your completed application form to:  fulbrightcdi@state.gov  BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY ...
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MCC Principal Deputy Vice President Visits Côte d’Ivoire to Advance Compact

MCC Principal Deputy Vice President Visits Côte d’Ivoire to Advance Compact and Introduce Resident Country Mission WASHINGTON, D.C., December 4th, 2017 – Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Principal Deputy Vice President (PDVP) Kyeh Kim is in Abidjan this week to highlight important next steps in preparation for implementation of the MCC Côte d’Ivoire Compact. PDVP Kim ...
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World AIDS Day 2017

World AIDS Day 2017 Increasing Impact through Transparency, Accountability and Partnerships The U.S. government, through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has helped not only save and improve millions of lives, but also transformed the global HIV/AIDS response.  PEPFAR’s theme for  this year’s World AIDS Day is: Increasing Impact through Transparency, Accountability ...
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FY 2018 Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders on Women’s Leadership

FY 2018 Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders on Women’s Leadership Interested Candidates should submit their nominations by December 9, 2017, by completing the following application form and sending to fulbrightcdi@state.gov Application Form (PDF 208 KB) ACTION REQUEST AND SUMMARY: 1. The Study of the U.S. Branch (ECA/A/E/USS) is pleased to invite candidate nominations from Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Liberia, Sierra ...
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U.S. and Côte d’Ivoire Sign $525 Million Compact

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 7, 2017 – The U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the Government of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire today signed a five-year, $524.7 million compact to spur economic growth and reduce poverty in Côte d’Ivoire, supporting regional stability and new business opportunities. Côte d’Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara and MCC Acting CEO ...
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Cote d’Ivoire – Strengthening Public Health Emergency Management Capacity under GHSA

Global Health Security-GHS October 2017 Feature Cote d’Ivoire – Strengthening Public Health Emergency Management Capacity under GHSA Cote d’Ivoire continues to strengthen its public health capacities under the Global Health Security Agenda, including important aspects of public health emergency management. In August 2017, CDC Public Health Emergency Management (PHEM) Fellowship graduates from Cote d’Ivoire collaborated ...
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The Chargé d’Affaires of the US Embassy visits the Blood Bank Activities in Yamoussoukro

  Business Bilan 2017 for the Blood Transfusion Center (CTS) of Yamoussoukro The Chargé d’Affaires of the US Embassy visits the Blood Bank Activities in Yamoussoukro October 18, 2017 The Chargé d’Affaires of Embassy of the United States of America in Côte d’Ivoire embarked on a tour in Yamoussoukro on Wednesday, 18 October to review ...
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MCC Board of Directors Approves Côte d’Ivoire Compact

MCC Board of Directors Approves Côte d’Ivoire Compact For Immediate Release September 27, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C., September 27, 2017 – At its quarterly meeting today, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board of Directors approved a $524 million compact with the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire to spur economic growth and reduce poverty. The program will support ...
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“Back to school” youth book program in American Center

“Back to school” youth book program in American Center September 27, 2017 As part of our monthly outreach to youth, 75 primary school students participated in a book discussion in the newly-renovated American Center, based on the Africa Regional services (ARS) Paris Nouveaux Horizons book ‘Josias ira t-il a l’ecole’ (Josias Goes to School.) This ...
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EducationUSA Outreach to Students and Teachers in Yamoussoukro

EducationUSA Outreach to Students and Teachers in Yamoussoukro – September 27, 2017 In collaboration with the Public Affairs initiative to reinforce the capacities of teachers of English with the goal of strengthening high school students’ competitiveness for U.S. higher education, the EducationUSA Advisor gave presentations to a group of 80 students and faculty at Lycee ...
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American Center creates a Robotics Team with University students

American Center creates a Robotics Team with University students September 27, 2017 Female students from the University Felix Houphouet Boigny in Abidjan joined Public Affairs Section (PAS) Abidjan STEM Center to practice robotics. They created a Girl’s Robotics team at the University following the STEM Camp organized by U.S. Embassy in August 2017 to encourage ...
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Andrew Young Center elevator/wheelchair lift’s maintenance services for Abidjan U.S. Mission

Dear Prospective Vendor, The American Embassy Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire has a requirement for a contractor to provide a price quote for the Andrew Young Center elevator/wheelchair lift’s maintenance services as per attached solicitation SIV10017Q0017: Solicitation Number – SIV10017Q0017: Elevator/Wheelchair Lift Maintenance Services – AYC. (PDF 988 KB) F 1449 FORM for AYC ELEVATOR-WHEELCHAIR LIFT Maintenance (PDF 97 KB) The pre-quotation meeting will ...
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Radio Synergie: Capacity Building and Content Sharing Platform 

Radio Synergie: Capacity Building and Content Sharing Platform The Embassy Public Affairs Section (PAS) Abidjan launched the Radio Synergie project in partnership with the Union of Proximity Radios (URPCI) and technical partner Studio Mozaik to train fifty community radios throughout Cote d’Ivoire.. Radio broadcasters are being trained on how to produce and edit radio programs ...
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U.S.-African Partnerships: Advancing Common Interests

Remarks Thomas A. Shannon, Jr.  Under Secretary for Political Affairs  U.S. Institute of Peace Washington, DC September 13, 2017 (As prepared) Introduction Good morning. Thank you President Lindborg for your very kind and generous introduction. To you and to Ambassador Carson I am grateful for the invitation to participate in this important and timely symposium. It ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Hosts Journalist Dinner

Chargé d’Affaires Hosts Journalist Dinner September 13, 2017 Chargé d’Affaires Katherine Brucker hosted a dinner event with over fifty local journalists in attendance. This informal encounter with the media presented a first opportunity for Chargé Brucker to meet journalists and reinforce good relations with the Embassy. In her remarks, Chargé Brucker said, “we encourage you ...
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U.S. Congressional Delegation Assures Ivoirians of Strong Commitment

U.S. Congressional Delegation Assures Ivoirians of Strong Commitment September 2, 2017 (ABIDJAN) – An eight-member Congressional delegation led by Delaware Senator Christopher Coons expressed its strong, sustained commitment to Côte d’Ivoire in a two-day visit that ended on Saturday with a meeting with President Alassane Ouattara. “We have a simple message:  We are committed to ...
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Seedstars Bootcamp at Andrew Young Center for Entrepreneurship

Seedstars Bootcamp at Andrew Young Center for Entrepreneurship September 5, 2017 Public Affairs Section (PAS) Abidjan partnered with Seedstars, a Swiss-based organization that promotes entrepreneurship in emerging economies to hold a bootcamp at the Andrew Young Center for Entrepreneurship. Eight startup innovators participated in the bootcamp led by Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) Alumni to prepare ...
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“Bright Girls, Bright Futures” STEM Camp

August 21 – August 24, 2017   The 2017 “Bright Girls, Bright Futures” STEM Camp brought together 40 high school and university young women from Cote d’Ivoire, selected through a national competition, to the International University of Grand Bassam (IUGB) for four days of workshops, activities, robotics, experiments and mentoring. In addition to congratulating the ...
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Electronic Recruitment Application – ERA: Change in the US Mission Abidjan Recruitment System

Electronic Recruitment Application – ERA Change in the US Mission Abidjan Recruitment System From paper to online application   I am looking for a job Please check these links for more information http://ci.usembassy.gov/era-flyer-to-be-posted-on-posts-internet-page_revised/ (PDF 180 KB) https://ci.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2017/08/ERA-Applicant-Presentation.pdf  (PDF 883 KB) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cp77GCrDvzk (Video) IMPORTANT NOTICE Effective August 8, 2017, the U.S Mission Abidjan, will no longer accept paper application. The new application method (HOW TO APPLY) will be posted ...
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Tech Camp promotes transparency in Côte d’Ivoire

ABIDJAN – “Our goal for this technology camp is, not only to foster innovation and increase public engagement in governance issues, but also to create an environment for young leaders who can use these technical skills to promote transparency and accountability,” said U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Andrew Haviland. The U.S. diplomat, speaking on July 13, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Francophone Games in Abidjan July 21-30

The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Côte d’Ivoire that Abidjan will be hosting the Francophone Games from July 21-30, 2017.  U.S. citizens should expect large crowds, traffic disruptions, and enhanced security throughout the city during this time. Information on the Francophone Games is available at the event website: www.abidjan2017.ci We recommend: exercising ...
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Statement of work to purchase a Sweeper for Gardeners (June 21st to July 13th 2017)

UNITED STATES EMBASSY ABIDJAN, COTE D’IVOIRE STATEMENT OF WORK TO PURCHASE A SWEEPER FOR GARDENERS To whom it may concern, The US Embassy Abidjan would like to have your proposals for a sweeper Machine. Kindly find enclosed a statement of work for the specifications: Statement of work (PDF 146 KB) Time frame for proposals : Wednesday June 21st  2017 to Thursday July 13th   2017 ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Unrest Among Army Elements-Be Aware

United States Embassy Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 12 May 2017 Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Unrest Among Army Elements-Be Aware The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the security situation, as elements of the Ivorian army participate in unrest, similar to that which occurred in January and February. The Embassy recommends U.S. citizens exercise caution and carefully ...
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The Embassy of the United States of America will conduct an auction (May 17 and 18, 2017)

The Embassy of the United States of America will conduct an auction Venue:          The General Services Office’s compound, Giscard d’Estaing Boulevard, Great crossroads of marcory, between Great Wall (ex Premoto) and Trigone Time:              Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th, May 2017 Items:            American household appliances and furniture, computers, office equipment, car parts, etc. Conditions of sale: ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Andrew Haviland Visits American Corner in Bouake

On a trip to northern Cote d’Ivoire with the Chargé d’Affaires Andrew Haviland, met with a group of exchange program Alumni who work at the university, followed by a discussion with university students and journalists at the American Corner. Haviland used the opportunity to talk about United States’ engagement in northern Cote d’Ivoire, especially related ...
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Launch of the 7th English Access Microscholarship program in Cote d’Ivoire

April 12, 2017 Chargé d’Affaires Andrew Haviland presided over the launch of the 7th phase, 2016-2018 edition of the English Access Microscholarship program on April 12 at the U.S. Embassy. The ceremony was attended by Ministry officials, students, teachers and parents and also marked the closure of the 5th phase of the 2014-2016 edition of ...
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Radio Program for Women’s Leadership Features YALI Fellow

Public Affairs Section (PAS) Abidjan partnered with Radio Yopougon to host a monthly radio show broadcast from the Andrew Young Center for Entrepreneurship. Invited guest Sefora Kodjo (YALI 2015 Alumna) spoke about women’s leadership and encouraged young women to believe that they are capable of achieving their goals despite cultural or financial barriers. The show ...
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Hello, America! radio program Features USAID Program Director

April 27, 2017 The Public Affairs Section (PAS) continues this monthly outreach program with partner Radio Al Bayane, recorded with a live studio audience and broadcast to an audience of 250,000. This month’s guest was Corey Hancock, USAID program director. Corey spoke about his roots in New York and Florida and how the Peace Corps ...
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Nationwide Muslim Radio Features PEPFAR Coordinator for Women’s Month

The sixth edition of the Public Affairs Section’s (PAS) Hello, America! radio program featured PEPFAR Coordinator Cathy Nguyen. The program was done in partnership with Radio Al Bayane, reaching thousands nationwide, as well as a live studio audience of 50 university students. Highlights from the program included Kathy sharing the professional path that led to ...
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Request for Quotations for dedicated internet services SIV10017Q0005

U.S. Embassy Abidjan Date: 03/30/2017 To:       Prospective Quoters Subject: Request for Quotations number SIV10017Q0005 Enclosed is a Request for Quotations (RFQ) for dedicated internet services.  If you would like to submit a quotation, follow the instructions in Section 3 of the solicitation, complete the required portions of the attached document, and submit it to the ...
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Cote d’Ivoire set to host the 2017 Obangame Express Maritime Security Exercise

ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire (March 17, 2017) – Maritime forces from Gulf of Guinea nations, Europe, South America, and the United States, and several regional and international organizations are set to begin the multinational maritime exercise, Obangame Express on March 23, 2017. Exercise Obangame Express 2017, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), is designed to improve ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Zika Virus Update

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its Zika travel guidance on March 10, 2017, recommending that pregnant women not travel to any area where there is a risk of Zika virus infection.  For a world map of the Zika affected areas, please visit CDC’s interactive map . For more information about travel guidance for pregnant women , visit ...
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Marking the One Year Anniversary of Grand Bassam

The U.S. Embassy commemorated the one year anniversary of the Grand-Bassam terrorist attacks by joining in the moment of silence organized by the Ivoirian government. Embassy personal gathered today at 12:45pm to observe a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of the attack.
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Mandela Washington Fellows Meet with Vice President Duncan and Ambassador Andrew Young

Embassy Abidjan hosted 20 Mandela Washington Fellows, Ivoirian Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan, and famed U.S. civil-rights activist Andrew Young on March 7 for a nationally televised Q+A session. Andrew Young, the first African-American U.S. Ambassador to the UN, was in Cote d’Ivoire to visit U.S. Embassy’ Abidjan’s new Priority American Space — the Andrew ...
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Dance Motion USA Program Connects with Ivoirian Youth through Dance

Through the support of DanceMotion USA and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Public Affairs Section hosted New York City-based dance group, Keigwin + Company, for 9 days in Cote d’Ivoire to broadly disseminate messages of peace, unity and social cohesion through dance programming and workshops. During their stay in Cote d’Ivoire, the group interacted ...
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Call for Proposals: Julia Taft Refugee Fund for FY 2017

The US Embassy Abidjan in collaboration with the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) is pleased to welcome proposals via the Julia Taft Refugee Fund from potential partners working in the area of refugees’ protection in Côte d’Ivoire. This support is meant to meet low-cost gaps in refugee protection and assistance. Similarly, the intent ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Haviland’s New Year Message

Chargé d’Affaires Andrew Haviland’s New Year Message Highlights Continuity of U.S. Engagement in Cote d’Ivoire Chargé d’Affaires Andrew Haviland stressed the continued engagement of the United States government (USG) in Cote d’Ivoire in a New Year media outreach. In the traditional New Years’ greetings offered by the diplomatic corps and broadcast on state-wide television, Charge ...
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U.S. Embassy and Partners Launch of National Champions of Unity Program

The U.S. Embassy in Abidjan held a media event with journalists, key government officials and private sector partners to officially launch the Embassy’s National Champions of Unity Program, a three-phase youth soccer program in partnership with Foot’attitude, a sports-based social change organization. The goal of the program is to foster tolerance, social cohesion and democratic ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Unrest Persists – Stay Aware

United States Embassy Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Unrest Persists – Stay Aware 20 January 2017 The U.S. Embassy continues to closely monitor the security situation in Côte d’Ivoire.  The potential for further unrest in Côte d’Ivoire persists.  The Embassy has lifted travel restrictions for official U.S. government employees and their families.  ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Armed Demonstrations in Northern Cote d’Ivoire

United States Embassy Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Armed Demonstrations in Northern Cote d’Ivoire – Update 11 January 2017 The past weekend’s events, caused by protesting soldiers, have subsided throughout Cote d’Ivoire.  Shops are open and traffic has returned to normal.  The United States Embassy continues to monitor and evaluate the situation ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update to Security Situation in Abidjan

The U.S. Embassy has received reports that the protests and unrest involving members of the Ivoirian military over pay and benefits is spreading around the country, including Abidjan. Areas affected include; Daloa, Bouake, Khorogo, Man, Guiglo, Touba, Odienne, San Pedro, and Camp Akouedo, a military base in Abidjan close to the Palmeraie neighborhood. There are ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Armed Demonstrations in Northern Cote d’Ivoire

The U.S. Embassy has received reports of armed protests and unrest involving members of the Ivoirian military in the north of Cote d’Ivoire in Daloa, Bouake, and Korhogo. The Embassy has advised official personnel not to travel to or through these cities until the situation is resolved, and recommends that U.S. citizens consider avoiding non-essential ...
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U.S. Embassy Visit to Western Cote d’Ivoire: Peace and Security ahead of Legislative Elections

Press Release December 13, 2016 U.S. Embassy Visit to Western Cote d’Ivoire: Focus on Peace and Security ahead of Legislative Elections Abidjan – U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Andrew Haviland led a delegation to western Cote d’Ivoire from December 8-10, 2016.  A region hard hit by the post electoral crisis in 2010-11, the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan ...
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Responsible Reporting through Online Media

December 8, 2016 The Public Affairs Section  held a video conference on responsible online media reporting. Over thirty participants from Abidjan’s digital community participated in the conference. Participants discussed the disturbing ‘fake news’ trend and shared ways to apply strict journalism standards outside of traditional journalism platforms. This event supports the Embassy’s  goal of promoting ...
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16 Days of Activism Panel Discussion

December 8, 2016 The Public Affairs section of U.S. Embassy Abidjan hosted more than 80 women and men for a discussion of the Nouveau Horizons translated novel “Half the Sky,” with a panel moderated by Cote d’Ivoire’s highest-ranking female police officer, Yvonne Oulai, a Principal Commissioner of Cote d’Ivoire’s National Police. The discussion was focused ...
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Launching of Community College Initiative Program (CCIP) Scholarship 2017-2018

The Community College Initiative Program (CCIP) – A unique opportunity for BAC+3 Students and BTS holders!!! It offers a 1-year non degree scholarship for community colleges in fields such as Agriculture, Applied Engineering, Management, Business Administration, Preschool Education, Computer Science and Media, Tourism and Hotel Management. For more information, please join us: November 16, 2016 ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Upcoming Referendum and Legislative Elections

The U.S. Embassy wishes to inform U.S. citizens that a national Referendum is scheduled for October 30 and Legislative Elections are expected to occur December 18. Although there have been no specific incidents of violence or threats targeting U.S. citizens, the Embassy urges U.S. citizens to exercise caution leading up to, during, and following the ...
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Promoting peace and reconciliation through American Music Abroad tour

Wordsmith, an American hip-hop group, arrived in Côte d’Ivoire on October 23, 2016 as part of the celebration of Daniel Pearl World Music Days. Created in response to the kidnapping and murder of Daniel Pearl, a journalist of “Wall Street Journal” by extremists in Karachi, Pakistan in 2002, Daniel Pearl World Music Days is an ...
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Hello America Radio program Features Muslim American Diplomat

October 20, 2016 Embassy Abidjan seeks to engage key Ivoirian audiences through radio programs that are broadcast nationwide. Hello America is a new program that offers a platform for Americans living in Cote d’Ivoire to introduce themselves, the U.S. and by extension, American values and ideals through an interview with a live studio audience. The ...
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Request for Quotations SIV10017R0001: Installation of a new Generator at CDC RETRO-CI

U.S. Embassy Abidjan Date: 10/28/2016 To:       Prospective Quoters Subject: Request for Quotations number SIV10017R0001 Enclosed is a Request for Quotations (RFQ) for installation of a new generator at CDC RETRO-CI, CHU Treichville.  If you would like to submit a quotation, follow the instructions in Section 6 of the solicitation, complete the required portions of the ...
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Fiscal Year 2017 Solicitation for Statements of Interest to Combat Trafficking in Persons

The Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office) announces an open competition for FY 2017 projects to combat trafficking in persons outside of the United States. The first stage of competition begins with this Request for Statements of Interest (SOI) that summarize concepts for projects addressing the country and ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

U.S. Embassy Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire Message for U.S. Citizens Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States.  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by ...
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U.S. Embassy Abidjan welcomes back 2016 Mandela Washington Fellows

U.S. Embassy Abidjan welcomed back the 2016 cohort of Ivoirian Washington Mandela Fellows (MWF) at a reception at the U.S. Embassy Chief of Mission Residence on September 27. The event for nearly 100 of Abidjan’s key cultural and governmental contacts, alumni, press, and U.S. Embassy Abidjan staff also served as a welcome event for newly ...
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Embassy Abidjan Teams Up with NBA for Junior League Basketball

Côte d’Ivoire’s leading business, sports, entertainment, and government figures gathered at the U.S. Embassy’s Chief of Mission Residence for a celebration of the National Basketball Association’s six-week Junior Summer League on September 23. The party included a hip-hop acrobatic performance by the Philadelphia 76ers “Flight Squad.” Basketball is growing as both a business and sport ...
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Remarks by President Obama at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum (extracts)

Plaza Hotel New York, New York   […] As President, I’ve worked to transform our relationship with Africa so that we’re working together, as equal partners.  I’m proud to be the first American President to visit sub-Saharan Africa four times; the first to visit Ethiopia and speak before the African Union; the first to visit ...
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U.S. – Africa Business Forum

Power Africa announces more than $1 billion in new commitments at the U.S. -Africa Business Forum For Immediate Release Office of Communications, Power Africa Telephone: +1.202.573.7839 | Email: powerafrica@usaid.gov New York, NY—At the U.S. Africa Business Forum, the U.S. Government and its Power Africa partners announced several new milestones across dozens of  energy projects and transactions. These ...
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2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship For Young African Leaders Application

The 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders application is now open!  Don’t miss your chance to have access to a six-week training course at a top U.S. university in one of three different tracks: Business and Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership or Public Management. Applications are due by October 26! To apply click here  : http://goo.gl/LbNZh7 Fellowship Application Process ...
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2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship For Young African Leaders Application

The 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders application is now open!  Don’t miss your chance to have access to a six-week training course at a top U.S. university in one of three different tracks: Business and Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership or Public Management. Learn more about the fellowship here: goo.gl/LbNZh7 Applications are due by October ...
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U.S. Embassy Abidjan Leads 1,000+ Volunteers for Beach Cleanup

September 17, 2016  U.S. Embassy Abidjan Public Affairs partnered with the International University of Grand Bassam, Coca-Cola, the City of Grand Bassam, and the Ministry of Urban Sanitation to lead over 1,100 volunteers in a beach cleanup entitled “Ma Plage, Mon Pays” (My Beach, My Country). The effort by U.S. Embassy staff, alumni, over 700 ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Absentee Voting Week is September 26-October 3

Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2016 elections is October 10.  For some voters, this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must reach their local ...
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President Obama Signs Executive Order Ending Côte d’Ivoire Sanctions

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by John kirby, SPOKESPERSON September 14, 2016 President Obama Signs Executive Order Ending Côte d’Ivoire Sanctions   Today President Obama terminated the national emergency declared with respect to Côte d’Ivoire in Executive Order 13396 of February 7, 2006, and lifted the economic sanctions ...
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Charge d’Affaires Andrew Haviland Launches USAID Cattle Expo

Regional Livestock Salon, Palais de la Culture, Abidjan August 31, 2016   I am delighted to be here to participate in the opening of the first Regional Livestock Salon.  Producers, traders, processors and others involved in West Africa’s livestock market are here, including members of the national livestock federations of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, ...
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Digital Community Outreach at OVillage Tech Hub

August 30, 2016 U.S Embassy staff visited local Ivoirian Tech Hub “OVillage” to meet members of the tech community, also known as ‘Villagers.’ The hub offers a space for youth who want to learn about technology or who have an idea and need help to develop it. During the visit we learned about different projects ...
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Empowering Africa’s Youth

During my visit to Nairobi this week with Secretary Kerry, we met with an outstanding group of young Africans who are part of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Every time I travel to Africa, I meet with YALI Fellows. They inspire me, and they are the reason I am so hopeful for Africa’s future. (For more details)  
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U.S. Coast Guard Conducts Maritime Law Enforcement Training with Ivoirian Navy

At the Navy Base in the Plateau District of Abidjan, three members of the U.S. Coast Guard are currently training members of the Ivoirian Navy as part of the U.S. government’s engagement with Cote d’Ivoire on maritime law enforcement and security.  Using three recently acquired Ivoirian navy patrol boats, the U.S. Coast Guard is using ...
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Ivoirian State Television Interviewed U.S. Ambassador McCulley

On August 2, 2016, Ivoirian television broadcaster RTI sat down with Ambassador Terence McCulley for more than 45 minutes in an interview to be broadcast nationally. The Ambassador provided a broad range of views on Cote d’Ivoire’s political and economic situation, described the Mission’s achievements, and recalled fond memories as he concludes his 31-year career. ...
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Panel on Women’s Role Preventing Violent Extremism

Over 90 civil society members and government officials attended a panel discussion of the role of women in preventing violent extremism in Mission Abidjan’s IRC on July 28. “We all know that violent extremists are among the greatest threats to global stability,” Ambassador Terrence McCulley said. “But they also pose a threat to the empowerment ...
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US Embassy celebrated the World Press Freedom Day

As part of the activities to mark the World Press Freedom Day, US Embassy held its monthly Book Discussion based on the Nouveaux Horizons title ”Guide du journalisme audiovisuel” by Michelle Betz. The Information Officer, Elizabeth Ategou, delivered the welcome address. The program featured two professional journalists – IVLP alumni – as panelists who outstandingly ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Shooting in Grand Bassam

The U.S. Embassy has received reports of gun shots in Grand Bassam.   The Embassy advises American citizens in Côte d’Ivoire to defer travel to Grand Bassam and if you are there to shelter in place. Please monitor local media and follow the instructions of local authorities to stay abreast of the current security environment. For ...
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MCC Delegation Visits Côte d’Ivoire to Discuss Compact Development

Officials from the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) visited Côte d’Ivoire this week to congratulate the government on its selection as eligible to develop an MCC compact program.  The delegation included MCC’s Vice President of Compact Operations Kamran Khan, Principal Deputy Vice President of Compact Operations Kyeh Kim, Counselor to the CEO Jonathan Bloom, ...
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Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Remarks “Boko Haram and its Regional Impact”

The Capitol Visitor Center, U.S. House of Representatives INTRO Good morning everyone. Thank you Representative Bass for that kind introduction. I’m not going to go through protocols. I see all of my Ambassadors here in the room. And they know that we are all working together on Africa policy, so I will just say all ...
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McGovern – Dole (2016-2020) School Feeding Program in Côte d’Ivoire

Good morning.  I am pleased to be here this morning to announce the launch of the McGovern – Dole School Feeding Program in Côte d’Ivoire, which will be implemented by the World Food Programme.  The $31 million (18.6 billion CFA) five-year program (2016- 2020) is expected to provide 18 million nutritious lunches to 150,000 students ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Citizen Security Awareness

The U.S. Embassy is aware of false stories circulating the week of January 18, 2016 alleging that the U.S. Government issued a warning to U.S. citizens of an impending attack in Côte d’Ivoire.  The U.S. Government issued no such warning and has no information about impending attacks in Côte d’Ivoire.  Nonetheless, given the security situation ...
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False Threat Warning

The United States Embassy in Abidjan categorically refutes the widely reported story that it issued a terrorism warning to its citizens in Côte d’Ivoire. No such warning has been distributed. Unfortunately, the story concerning the warning is based on unfounded reporting. This is regrettable and we want to avoid unnecessary alarm among both Americans and ...
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GIST Women’s Village Workshop: Networking for Science & Technology Entrepreneurs

Workshop in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire Up to 25 participants will be selected A three-day workshop from 24-26 February 2016 (full-day commitment each day) Applications due 24 January 2016 by e-mail to GISTVillage@gistnetwork.org Travel support available for selected participants from outside of Abidjan Successful entrepreneurship ecosystems require full participation from society: inventors and entrepreneurs, partners and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Security Reminder

The U.S. Embassy strongly encourages U.S. citizens maintain a high level of vigilance during the holiday season.  At this time of the year, you may expect to see increases in robberies and petty crimes as well as banditry on travels upcountry. Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local ...
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The U.S. Government and CILSS Renew Partnership to Bolster Economic Growth

Dakar, Senegal –The United States Government and the Permanent Inter-State Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS) are expanding their partnership to support broad-based economic growth and resilience in West Africa.  Through a new agreement, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) pledges to provide up to U.S. $241 million of support over the ...
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MCC Board Selects Five Countries for MCC Partnerships

New Compacts with Cote d’Ivoire, Kosovo and Senegal, and New Threshold Programs with Sri Lanka and Togo For Immediate Release December 17, 2015 Contact: Renee Kelly 202-521-3686 kellyrm@mcc.gov WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 17 — The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board of Directors held its quarterly meeting on Dec. 16, 2015. The Board approved three countries as eligible ...
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PEPFAR Celebrates the Inauguration of Social Centers in Tiassalé, Bouake, and Korhogo

DCM Julia Stanley with Minister of Children, Women, and Families Mme Raymonde Goudou COFFIE, at the launching of Social Centers in Tiassale   On April 12th, the DCM joined the Minister of Children, Women, and Families in Tiassale, to celebrate the inauguration of 3 social centers rehabilitated with PEPFAR support. An important objective of the ...
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RETROCI 25th Anniversary

It is a great honor and pleasure for me to join you today to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Project Retrovirus (RETRO-CI).  Thank you all for coming together to recognize the important work done at RETRO-CI over these last 25 years. I would first like to recognize those responsible for giving life to RETRO-CI.  We ...
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Launch of the END in Africa project

Remarks for the Chargé WHO defines NTDs as diseases affecting almost exclusively poor and powerless people living in rural and disadvantaged urban areas in low-income countries. They are often called “diseases of poverty”. They are called neglected because of lack of interest they generate in international forums on the one hand and limited resources devoted ...
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New report shows Ivoirian students in the U.S. increases by 10 percent

The 2015 Open Doors Report produced by the International Educational Exchange (IIE) finds the number of students from Côte d’Ivoire enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities increased from 1,116 students in 2014 to 1,227 in 2015.  This increase of 10 percent is notably higher than the overall eight percent increase for sub-Saharan Africa, from 31, ...
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2017—2018 Fulbright Programs and Announcement

WHAT: Information Session on Fulbright Programs African Research Scholars (ARS) Hubert Humphrey Fellowship (HHH) Junior Staff Development Program (JSDP) WHEN:  Thursday, December 10, 2015, 14:00-16:00 WHERE: ENSEA— Ecole Nationale Superieure de Statisqueet d’Economie Appliquee Please send your completed application form to (by Friday, January 22, 2016): fulbrightCDI@state.gov
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U.S. Condemns Terrorist Attack in Mali

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Secretary November 20, 2015 The United States strongly condemns the terrorist attack today in Mali.  We extend our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased and injured during this senseless assault on innocent people at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako. We thank the first responders, especially ...
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New partnership Dedicates $10 Million to Support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People Affected by HIV/AIDS

London 4th November: The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) launched on November 4th a $10 million partnership that will provide grants to organisations working to meet the HIV-related needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people, with an initial focus on sub-Saharan Africa. The ...
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U.S. Delegation Meets President Ouattara, Head of CEI, and Holds Press Availability

A high-level American delegation attended the inauguration of President Alassane Ouattara following his re-election. The delegation was led by Thomas A. Shannon, Counselor of the Department of State, and included Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, and U.S. Ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire Terence P. McCulley. The delegation held talks with President Ouattara ...
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U.S. Delegation Meets President Ouattara, Head of CEI, & Holds Press Availability

A high-level American delegation attended the inauguration of President Alassane Ouattara following his re-election. The delegation was led by Thomas A. Shannon, Counselor of the Department of State, and included Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, and U.S. Ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire Terence P. McCulley. The delegation held talks with President Ouattara ...
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Tech Camp brings together YALI Alumni and Tech Stars to Innovate, Impact and Engage

PAS Abidjan partnered with local Tech Hub Akendewa to organize a TechCamp for thirty female students between the ages of 15-20. Akendewa’s director is a Mandela Washington Fellow and two additional camp mentors are alumni of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) program and the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.  These Alumni joined forces with powerful Ivoirian ...
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U.S. Congratulates Côte d’Ivoire on Peaceful Election

For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY JOHN KIRBY, SPOKESPERSON U.S. Congratulates Côte d’Ivoire on Peaceful Election The United States congratulates the Ivoirian people for a peaceful presidential election on October 25, which observers have judged to be credible, transparent and inclusive.  This election marks another important step toward overcoming conflicts of the past, with a majority ...
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Opening of 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship Program

U.S. Embassy Abidjan and American Corner CIRES hosted an information session for interested American Corner patrons on the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders (YALI) program. Benjamin N’Dri and Emile Ako who participated into 2015 YALI alumni joined the session to explain the application and selection process and shared their experiences in the ...
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Statement on Ivoirian Presidential Election

ABIDJAN – The United States Government congratulates the Ivoirian people on a successful presidential election on October 25, 2015. Based on the reporting that we have received, we believe the election was peaceful, transparent, credible, and inclusive.  We expect the results of the first round, when announced, will be accepted by all who contested the ...
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Open House at Le Soutien

The NGO Le Soutien provided an overview of its history and its new PEPFAR/NPI project and a tour of its new headquarters during an open house Oct. 20 for other NGOs, PEPFAR representatives, the news media, and other guests at Cocody II Plateaux 7e tranche. Bossou Stanislas Aurélien, executive director of Project Nunsseu, outlined Le Soutien’s ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Upcoming Presidential Elections

The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Cote D’Ivoire that the Presidential election is scheduled for October 25, 2015.  The U.S. Embassy recommends U.S. citizens in Côte d’Ivoire maintain a high level of security awareness at all times.  The period leading up to, during, and following the election is a good ...
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Soccer Ball Distribution INJS Marcory

In collaboration with the National Institute for Youth and Sports (INJS), the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan organized the official soccer ball distribution ceremony on Thursday, October 15, 2015.  The event was attended by the U.S. Ambassador Terence McCulley and by Mr. Moumouni Sylla, Cabinet Director and representative of the Ministry of Sports and Leisure. Over ...
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Project to Help Children Launched in War-Affected West

Hundreds of orphans and vulnerable children in villages around Danane, in Cote d’Ivoire’s crisis-battered western region, will receive care and support through a PEPFAR-funded project launched Oct. 13 by the Ivorian nongovernmental organization Le Soutien. Crowds filled Danane’s central esplanade for the launching ceremony, which included a parade of women’s groups from surrounding villages and ...
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Daniel Pearl World Music Days celebrated at Jesse Jackson Stadium in Abidjan

he U.S. Embassy in collaboration with the Center K’Art association organized the second edition of the “Daniel Pearl World Music Days’ on Saturday October 10, 2015 at Jesse Jackson Stadium in the Yopougon quarter of Abidjan. Local musicians including Nash, Selamty and Reggae Light, and Kajeem, participated in the 2015 concert which was free to ...
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Daniel Pearl World Music Days celebrated at Jesse Jackson Stadium in Abidjan

The U.S. Embassy in collaboration with the Center K’Art association organized the second edition of the “Daniel Pearl World Music Days’ on Saturday October 10, 2015 at Jesse Jackson Stadium in the Yopougon quarter of Abidjan. Local musicians including Nash, Selamty and Reggae Light, and Kajeem, participated in the 2015 concert which was free to ...
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U.S. commends signing of Code of Conduct

The United States applauds the signing of the Code of Conduct for candidates in the upcoming presidential election in Côte d’Ivoire. We congratulate the candidates who participated in this initiative. It is a clear demonstration of their commitment to a transparent, inclusive and peaceful election process in Cote d’Ivoire. We encourage all parties to exhibit ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Cocody/Deux Plateau Area

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of protests scheduled for Monday, September 28, 2015. The protestors from the opposition parties are expected to assemble around the Hotel Ivoire (in Cocody) between 06:00-10:00 and then march to Radio Television Ivoirienne (RTI) station in Cocody (on Boulevard Latrille) for speeches before continuing their march to Conseil Electoral ...
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Inauguration of Schools in Languibonou and Koto-Ganda

U.S. Embassy Abidjan inaugurated two middle schools in Languibonou and Koto-Ganda in central and eastern Côte d’Ivoire. Funded by USAID, the schools are fully equipped under the “Appui International pour le Développement de l’Education en Côte d’Ivoire (AIDE-CI),” an Ivoirian government project that started in 2012. The total cost of the project is estimated at ...
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Statement by the National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on the Situation in Burkina Faso

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2015 The United States condemns, in the strongest terms, the unconstitutional seizure of power by elements of the Presidential Security Regiment in Burkina Faso. We call on the responsible parties to release immediately those being detained, order aligned forces to stand down, ...
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Graine de Leaders: Youth Book program to commemorate

U.S. Embassy Abidjan commemorated the 9/11 terrorist attacks through its Book of the Month program designed for primary school children. Based on the Nouveaux Horizons youth collection title “14 vaches pour l’Amerique”, the program provided attendees with ideals including generosity, compassion, peace, and hope. This activity supported Mission goals of education and youth outreach. It ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Awareness for September 11 Anniversary

The U.S. Embassy encourages U.S. citizens to maintain a high level of vigilance and be aware of local events to bolster their personal security on and around September 11. Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings; and monitor local news stations for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate ...
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Capacity Building Workshop for Librarians and American

In partnership with the local Librarians Association and the Ministry of Education, U.S. Embassy Abidjan organized a workshop for American Corners and American Shelves coordinators as well as the partner schools and institutions that form the Nouveaux Horizons Network in Côte d’Ivoire. The workshop reinforced the participants’ capacity with regard to programming and project management. ...
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EducationUSA – If You Want to Study in the United States…

U.S. Embassy Abidjan held its monthly EducationUSA Information session for 44 high school and university students. The Educational Advisor gave a presentation explaining the five steps to study in the United States, and then answered questions relating to the admissions time line, standardized tests, financial aid, and transferring into an undergraduate program. Through EducationUSA, U.S. ...
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Handover of Musical Equipment at the University of Felix Houphouet-Boigny in Abidja

Mr. Representative of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research; Madame President of the University of Félix Houphouët-Boigny; Mr. Director of the Regional Center of University Works of Abidjan (CROU-A); Distinguished administrators and faculty members; Members of the national and local media; Dear students; Ladies and gentlemen; It is my pleasure to be here ...
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U.S. Embassy Announces 2015 Special Self-Help Grant Recipients

ABIDJAN – The United States Embassy is pleased to announce the 2015 recipients of the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help program. The seven projects chosen will receive funding worth $54,000. The projects funded by this program will support community development throughout Côte d’Ivoire. Communities receiving funds through the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program are required to contribute in-kind ...
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U.S. Embassy Announces 2015 Special Self-Help Grant Recipients

ABIDJAN – The United States Embassy is pleased to announce the 2015 recipients of the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help program.  The seven projects chosen will receive funding worth $54,000.  The projects funded by this program will support community development throughout Côte d’Ivoire. Communities receiving funds through the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program are required to contribute in-kind ...
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Viewing Party for President Obama’s Town Hall Speech with MWF Alumni

Four of Côte d’Ivoire’s 2014 Mandela Washington Fellowship alumni led an event in the Embassy for a diverse audience of youth leaders, students, and exchange program alumni surrounding the livestream of the President’s speech from Washington. Côte d’Ivoire has twelve Mandela Washington Fellows participating for 2015, three of whom will be continuing on to internships ...
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Ivoirians experience positive impact from the Americans with Disabilities Act

U.S. Embassy Abidjan held three Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)- related activities to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this ground-breaking law, as well as several postings on social media. On July 22, the Information Resource Center held a panel discussion by disabled activists, including an educator, a CFO, a social entrepreneur and a PhD. student ...
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Ivoirians Experience Positive Impact from the Americans with Disabilities Act

U.S. Embassy Abidjan held three Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)- related activities to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this ground-breaking law, as well as several postings on social media. On July 22, the Information Resource Center held a panel discussion by disabled activists, including  an educator, a CFO, a social entrepreneur and a PhD. student ...
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Inaugural Workshop on Successful Election Coverage by Private Non-Commercial Radio Stations for the 2015 Election

Director General of the High Authority for Audiovisual Communication (HACA) Ladies and Gentlemen Officials in the Administration Traditional and Religious Chiefs Ladies and Gentlemen journalists in private non-commercial radio: Good morning.  I am very happy to be with you today in Grand Bassam, such a historic city in Côte d’Ivoire.  Thank you to so many ...
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Opening of Seminar for Private Non-Commercial Radios Stations on Proper Media Coverage for 2015 Elections

ABIDJAN – In Grand-Bassam on Tuesday, July 21, the Embassy of the United States, in collaboration with the High Authority for Audiovisual Communication (HACA), inaugurated a series of training workshops for private non-commercial radio stations.  This program, managed by USAID/OTI through its partner CITI2, also initiates the distribution of posters and brochures with the rules ...
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Signing Ceremony for Memorandum of Understanding between the Embassy of the United States and the District of Abidjan on the Opening of an Information

ABIDJAN – On Tuesday, July 15, 2015, The Ambassador of the United States in Côte d’Ivoire, Terence P. McCulley and the Governor of the District of Abidjan, Robert Beugré Mambé, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) planning for the opening of a new Center for Information and Activities, named the “Young African Leaders Initiative Center.” ...
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Closing of 4th round of the English Access Microscholarship Program

ABIDJAN – On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, the United States Ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire, Terence P. McCulley, presided over the closing ceremony for the fourth phase of the English Access Microscholarship program. This is a grant program for students aged 14 to 18, from underserved communities.  The program, offered to students of English, takes place ...
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Investing in Entrepreneurs: A Focus on Africa

On July 8, 2015, Embassy Abidjan’s Information Resource Center hosted 45 business women and young entrepreneurs for a webchat titled “Investing in Entrepreneurs: A Focus on Africa.” After the webchat, the audience spoke with Public Affairs Officer, Russell Brooks, about their concerns about how to translate the lessons from the program to their local environment. ...
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Investing in Entrepreneurs: A Focus on Africa

On July 8, 2015, Embassy Abidjan’s Information Resource Center hosted 45 business women and young entrepreneurs for a webchat titled “Investing in Entrepreneurs: A Focus on Africa.” After the webchat, the audience spoke with Public Affairs Officer, Russell Brooks, about their concerns about how to translate the lessons from the program to their local environment. ...
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Deputy Assistant Secretary for West African Affairs Gives Remarks about the Importance of Ivoirian Elections to Groups from Civil Society, Women Leade

ABIDJAN – Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of African Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, responsible for West Africa and sub-Saharan African economic policy issues, Ambassador Bisa Williams, gave remarks about the importance of inclusive, transparent and peaceful elections on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Statistique et d’Economie Appliquée ...
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Celebration of the 239th anniversary of American Independence Chancellery Atrium, Embassy of the United States

Welcome to the celebration of the 239th anniversary of our Declaration of Independence This evening I have a special thought for our Muslim brothers and sisters who are at the midpoint of the great month of Ramadan.  Salam Aleikoum, Ramadan Kareeem.  I pray God Almighty blesses you and gives you a peaceful fast. Honorable guests, ...
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Deputy Assistant Secretary for West Africa, Bisa Williams arrives in Côte d’Ivoire

ABIDJAN – Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of African Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, responsible for West Africa and sub-Saharan African economic policy issues Bisa Williams, arrives in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on July 2nd 2015 for a seven-day visit. Bisa Williams’ visit is part of a tour of the West African region, including ...
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American Jazz Band Le Chat Lunatique Completes Tour

Le Chat Lunatique, an American  jazz band based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, completed a tour of Cote d’Ivoire that included performances in Abidjan, Yamoussoukro, Bouaké, and Grand Bassam. After performing at the Embassy’s July 4 celebration, the group played concerts and gave workshops to students. The band visited the American Corners around the country, conducted ...
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Deputy Assistant Secretary for West Africa, Bisa Williams arrives in Côte d’Ivoire

BIDJAN – Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of African Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, responsible for West Africa and sub-Saharan African economic policy issues Bisa Williams, arrives in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on July 2nd 2015 for a seven-day visit. Bisa Williams’ visit is part of a tour of the West African region, including ...
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American Jazz Band Le Chat Lunatique completes tour

Le Chat Lunatique, an American  jazz band based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, completed a tour of Cote d’Ivoire that included performances in Abidjan, Yamoussoukro, Bouaké, and Grand Bassam. After performing at the Embassy’s July 4 celebration, the group played concerts and gave workshops to students. The band visited the American Corners around the country, conducted ...
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American Jazz Band Le Chat Lunatique completes tour

Le Chat Lunatique, an American jazz band based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, completed a tour of Cote d’Ivoire that included performances in Abidjan, Yamoussoukro, Bouaké, and Grand Bassam. After performing at the Embassy’s July 4 celebration, the group played concerts and gave workshops to students. The band visited the American Corners around the country, conducted ...
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Handover of IT Equipment at the Independent Electoral Commission (CEI)

Mr. President of the Independent Electoral Commission; Honorable Commissioners; Members of the national and local media; Distinguished guests; Ladies and gentlemen; It is a pleasure to be here today to participate in a handover ceremony with the Independent Electoral Commission. As the presidential electoral process is currently underway with the voter registration phase, it is ...
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Handover of IT Equipment at the Independent Electoral Commission (CEI)

It is a pleasure to be here today to participate in a handover ceremony with the Independent Electoral Commission. As the presidential electoral process is currently underway with the voter registration phase, it is essential for the national electoral body to effectively manage and disseminate elections-related information to the Ivoirian people in an accurate, transparent, ...
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PAS Facilitates Local Journalist Participation in African Union Summit Press Conference Call

In support of the Mission’s goal of political inclusion and in an opportunity to discuss U.S. policy in the region, eight journalists from two radio, one online and five print —daily and weekly —media properties participated in a regional press conference with Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield was ...
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Important Notice on Systems Issues from the Bureau of Consular Affairs

The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with its visa systems.  This issue is not specific to any particular country or visa category.  We apologize for the inconvenience and are working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability. Currently, we are unable to print most immigrant and ...
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Côte d’Ivoire celebrates World Blood Donor Day

The U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in Côte d’Ivoire, Andrew Haviland, joined the Minister of Health and the Fight Against HIV/AIDS, Dr. Raymonde Goudou-Coffie, to celebrate this year’s World Blood Donor Day. The event was sponsored by the National Center for Blood Transfusion (CNTS) and brought together hundreds of people, including government officials, students and health sector ...
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Côte d’Ivoire Celebrates World Blood Donor Day

The U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in Côte d’Ivoire, Andrew Haviland, joined the Minister of Health and the Fight Against HIV/AIDS, Dr. Raymonde Goudou-Coffie, to celebrate this year’s World Blood Donor Day. The event was sponsored by the National Center for Blood Transfusion (CNTS) and brought together hundreds of people, including government officials, students and health sector ...
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Embassy Hosts Roundtable with Youth Council in Lead Up to GES

On June 11, 2015, the Public Affairs Section hosted a roundtable discussion, with members of the Embassy’s Youth Council, focused on assisting young entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship offers a means to address youth unemployment in Côte d’Ivoire, and support for youth entrepreneurship in turn promotes broad-based economic growth.  The program also highlighted the themes associated with the ...
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Abidjan: Islamic Teacher Training

English Language Fellow John Simpson led two training sessions at the Embassy on June 10, 2015 for teachers from Islamic schools. The sessions focused on teaching and ethics, and interactive teaching tools to motivate learners. Sixty teachers participated from schools in the Abidjan area. They teach in both primary and secondary schools. Some are also ...
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U.S. delegation speaks on World Economic Forum on Africa

Journalists from Le Journal de l’Economie, La Tribune de l’Economie and Côte d’Ivoire Economie, three major economic newspapers, participated in a telephonic press briefing concerning the World Economic Forum on Africa on June 4, 2015 at the U.S. Embassy. The speakers included Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield, U.S. Trade and ...
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USAID is Working to Mitigate Electoral Violence in Côte d’Ivoire through a National Early Warning System

Abidjan – Today the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP), launched a five-year project called Mitigating Electoral Violence through National Early Warning Systems (NEWS).  As part of the U.S. Government’s efforts to support the 2015 elections in Côte d’Ivoire, USAID and WANEP will collect ...
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Ivoirian reggae singer kicks off song about peaceful elections

On May 23, 2015, Ivoirian reggae singer Ismael Isaac kicked off his new single about peaceful elections in Côte d’Ivoire.  OTI is supporting the production and distribution of the song with an upcoming concert to promote peaceful elections.  Because of his robust support among young taxi and minivan drivers, Isaac’s music could have a positive ...
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Special Representative meets Ivoirian entrepreneurs

May 21, the State Department’s Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs Scott Nathan met Ivoirian entrepreneurs for a roundtable discussion at the U.S. Embassy. During a brief visit to Abidjan, Nathan met local officials in the public and private sectors to discuss entrepreneurship in Côte d’Ivoire and promote the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) ...
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Special Representative meets Ivoirian entrepreneurs

May 21, the State Department’s Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs Scott Nathan met Ivoirian entrepreneurs for a roundtable discussion at the U.S. Embassy. During a brief visit to Abidjan, Nathan met local officials in the public and private sectors to discuss entrepreneurship in Côte d’Ivoire and promote the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) ...
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News & Events Remarks and Speeches by Senior Officials Press Releases Major Media in Cote d’Ivoire Information Section U.S. Emba

May 20 and 21, the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan organized the pre-departure orientation and a reception for the twelve 2015 participants in the Mandela Washington Fellows Program (part of the Young African Leadership Initiative or YALI) from Côte d’Ivoire. This year’s Fellows represent a broad cross-section of the dynamic youth in the private and public ...
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The Official Launch of USAID / REVE: Cote d’Ivoire Resources Towards Elimination of Child Vulnerability

As part of the US government’s support to the Ivorian government, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is funding Save the Children through a “Cooperative Agreement” to implement a new project called “Resources towards the Elimination of Child Vulnerability”, which will run from 1 March 2015 to 29 February 2020. On May 19, ...
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Ivoirian religious leaders to promote peaceful elections

USAID/OTI organized a workshop for religious leaders in Grand Bassam on May 18-22, 2015 with the Forum National des Confessions Religieuses de Côte d’Ivoire (FNCR-CI).  The workshop aims to ensure that religious leaders exert their influence in a positive manner during the upcoming election period. Following the workshop, FNCR-CI members will organize an OTI-sponsored caravan ...
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U.S. Embassy Abidjan sponsors “Inherited Dreams”performance

The U.S. Embassy sponsored American-led dance company CCB Dance Project’s performance of the work “Inherited Dreams” at the National Ballet of Côte d’Ivoire (CNAC).  American dancer and choreographer Celia Weiss-Bambara performed with two local dancers, and local musician Abou Bassa. The Embassy’s sponsorship highlighted the role of cultural cooperation and exchange in fostering mutual understanding ...
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Security Message for US Citizens: Relocation of Ex-Combatants

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the Government of Côte d’Ivoire has initiated a program to demobilize and relocate ex-combatants out of Abidjan. Some of the ex-combatants have reportedly expressed a reluctance to comply with the resettlement orders, and it is unclear how they will react. The Embassy, therefore, urges U.S. citizens to avoid ...
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AGIR-PF WAAF Announcement

The US Embassy in Cote D’Ivoire through the AgirPF program, funded by the United States Agency for International Development/West Africa Regional Mission (USAID/WA), provides grants under the West Africa Ambassadors’ Fund (WAAF) to qualified organizations which will implement activities to improve   Family Planning (FP), Reproductive Health (RH) and Maternal and Child Health (MCH), in Côte d’Ivoire. ...
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World Press Freedom Day Op-Ed By United States Ambassador Terence McCulley

Since the beginning of 2015, I have visited numerous media organizations in Côte d’Iviore, talking about the United States Embassy’s number one priority for the country in 2015: a peaceful, inclusive and transparent presidential election in October of this year.  Throughout these visits, I was reminded of the positive role media can and should play ...
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Embassy Organizes Concert as Capstone of Activities for Jazz Appreciation Month

The U.S. Embassy in Côte d’Ivoire organized on April 28, 2015 a concert to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month. The two-hour show featured American Emmett McDonald and his Jazz Sextet. McDonald, a trombonist, has played with some of biggest names in jazz including Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, Sun Ra, and Ron Carter. Attending the concert were ...
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U.S. Ambassador Inaugurates New Municipal Library and American Shelf in Bingerville

BINGERVILLE – United States Ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire Terence McCulley joined the Minister of Culture and Francophonie Maurice Bandaman and Bingerville Mayor Beugré Djoman to cut the ribbon on a new municipal library and American Shelf named Bibliothèque Municipale Djodjo.  The United States Embassy supported this project in collaboration with the NGO Rising Sun and ...
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PEPFAR Event for Laboratory Equipment and Vehicles Handover to the Ministry of Health

INSP, Adjamé – Abidjan Madam Minister of Health and the Fight against AIDS, Director of Cabinet at Ministry of Health, Director of Cabinet Ministry in Charge of Budget, Director General for Health, Regional Health Directors, Departmental Health Directors, Representatives  from UN Agencies (WHO, UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNDP, ….), Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me first of ...
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PEPFAR Event for Laboratory Equipment and Vehicles Handover to the Ministry of Health

INSP, Adjamé – Abidjan Madam Minister of Health and the Fight against AIDS, Director of Cabinet at Ministry of Health, Director of Cabinet Ministry in Charge of Budget, Director General for Health, Regional Health Directors, Departmental Health Directors, Representatives  from UN Agencies (WHO, UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNDP, ….), Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me first of ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on the Global Entrepreneurship Summit and the President’s Travel to Africa

The White House Office of the Press Secretary The Government of Kenya has agreed to co-host the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) this July.  Organized annually since 2009, the GES has emerged as a global platform connecting emerging entrepreneurs with leaders from business, international organizations, and governments looking to support them.  This will be the ...
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Security Message: Security Awareness During Easter Holiday

The United States Embassy strongly encourages U.S. citizens in Cote d’Ivoire to exercise caution in places such as restaurants, bars, clubs, churches, theaters, shopping centers, museums, and public organized events and to practice heightened personal security during the Easter holiday. Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor ...
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United States Embassy Holds Conference for Ivoirian Alumni to American Exchange Programs

ABIDJAN – The United States Embassy today held its first conference in Côte d’Ivoire for alumni of cultural and educational exchange programs offered by the United States’ Department of State.  More than 100 Ivoirian alumni representing leaders from business, government, media, science and education attended the March 18 event at the Palm Club Hotel.  Ivoirian ...
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Winners of Black History Month Social Media Contest Receive Awards

Three winners of a Black History Month social media competition held by the U.S. Embassy received recognition at a ceremony with Ambassador Terence McCulley on March 12. The winners, Gilles Dogbo, Patrice Kouakou Kouassi, and Yoane Koua, received prizes including a Kindle for Dogbo, the top winner, books related to African-American history and other items. ...
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Embassy Visits Ivoirian Reggae Star’s Radio Station to Promote Peace

Information Officer Travis Murphy visited Alpha Blondy FM, a proximity radio station launched by Ivoirian reggae star, Alpha Blondy on March 11. During the meeting, Blondy told Murphy that the purpose of the radio station is to promote culture, peace, social cohesion and mutual understanding among the Ivoirian people; objectives that conform to the Mission’s ...
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U.S. Embassy Finances Project to Promote Cultural Peace in Schools

A ceremony marking the completion of the project “Citizen Participation, Community Integration and the Cultural Peace in Schools” was held at the U.S. Embassy on March 10.  Speaking at the ceremony, Ambassador Terence McCulley said that the project was a success. The project was implemented by the Center for the Promotion of Human Rights and ...
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USAID – Supported HIV Research Featured in International Journal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press office: +233 (030) 274-1599 Cell phone: +233 (024) 432-5978 Email: skellman@usaid.gov Accra, Ghana – The U.S. Government, acting through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Johns Hopkins University Center for AIDS Research, the Foundation for AIDS Research, and the National Institutes of Health, announces the release of a ...
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Embassy Organizes Gospel Concert as Capstone of activities for Black History Month

The U.S. Embassy in Côte d’Ivoire, in partnership with the National Institute of Performing Arts and Culture (INSAAC), organized on February 25, 2015 a gospel concert to wrap up a month of activities in celebration of Black History Month. The two-hour show featured five different musical acts including, “Under the Sea” from the International Community ...
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Embassy Kicks Series of DVC Trainings for Journalism Students

Approximately 45 journalism students and teachers from the national journalism institute, ISTC, gathered at the United States Embassy on February 25 to participate in the first of a series of digital videoconferences (DVC) organized through ARS Paris. The first program in the series was entitled “How to write a lead paragraph” led by international journalism ...
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Embassy Organizes Gospel Concert as Capstone of activities for Black History Month

The U.S. Embassy in Côte d’Ivoire, in partnership with the National Institute of Performing Arts and Culture (INSAAC), organized on February 25, 2015 a gospel concert to wrap up a month of activities in celebration of Black History Month. The two-hour show featured five different musical acts including, “Under the Sea” from the International Community ...
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IUGB Speech: Perspectives on American Democracy at International University of Grand Bassam

Good Afternoon. I would like to thank Professor Tompihé for that kind introduction. Thank you President Touré, Professor Legrouri, and the other members of the faculty for inviting me back to IUGB to deliver these remarks. And of course, I must express my appreciation to the student body of IUGB for coming today. I look ...
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Workshop for PEPFAR’s Sustainability Index and Dashboard

  Good morning and thank you for joining the US Government’s PEPFAR team in Côte d’Ivoire today for the Sustainability Index and Dashboard workshop. The Ivoirian government and PEPFAR have been partners in the fight against HIV and AIDS for over 10 years.  During the course of this partnership, our two governments have worked side ...
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Ambassador McCulley Speaks on Mission Goals in 2015 on Muslim Al Bayane Radio

Ambassador Terence McCulley was interviewed on Radio Al Bayane, on February 18 to discuss Mission priorities in 2015. The interview was part of a series of interviews to outline the Mission’s priorities for the year to Ivoirian audiences. The 25 minute interview was played by the station, during its special program, reaching audiences across the ...
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VOA and RTI organize concert to raise awareness on HIV/AIDS

Voice of America, national broadcaster RTI and the United States’ President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) organized on Saturday, Valentine’s Day, a concert and promotional event to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS. The event also promoted the program Spotlight SIDA, a co-production of the three organizations broadcast on RTI radio and television. Spotlight SIDA is ...
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United States’ Millennium Challenge Corporation to Begin Development of Côte d’Ivoire Threshold Program

ABIDJAN – Representatives of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) held a press conference today at the United States Embassy to discuss the development of Côte d’Ivoire’s Threshold Program.  Côte d’Ivoire was selected as eligible for the development of a Threshold Program by the MCC Board of Directors in December 2014.  This week, the MCC team ...
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White House Fact Sheet on 2015 National Security Strategy

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Washington, D.C. Fact Sheet:  The 2015 National Security Strategy (PDF 401KB ) Today, the United States is stronger and better positioned to seize the opportunities of a still new century and safeguard our interests against the risks of an insecure world. The President’s new National Security Strategy provides a vision and strategy for advancing the nation’s interests, ...
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Excerpts From The National Security Strategy (NSS) 2015

Invest in Africa’s Future Africa is rising. Many countries in Africa are making steady progress in growing their economies, improving democratic governance and rule of law, and supporting human rights and basic freedoms. Urbanization and a burgeoning youth population are changing the region’s demographics, and young people are increasingly making their voices heard. But there ...
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Black History Month Quiz

What do you know about Black History Month? Find out by taking the Black History Month Quiz Contest organized by the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. TERMS&CONDITIONS: The Black History Month Quiz Contest is organized by the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire The Black History Month Quiz Contest commences on February 9 and ...
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Security/Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Reports of Child Abductions

United States Embassy Abidjan, Cote-D’Ivoire Security/Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens:   Reports of Child Abductions January 31, 2015  To the American Citizen Community: With recent reports of child abductions in the greater Abidjan area, the US Embassy wants to stress the importance of being vigilant for the personal safety of your children.  The crime pattern does ...
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Remarks by Chargé at National Council for the Fight against AIDS (CNLS )

Over the past year, the Government of Côte d’Ivoire has increased its focus on HIV and on other challenges of public health.  Sound public health programming is an important element of good governance.  It is important for the Ivoirian government, for the American government and for our global partners.  UNAIDS has developed new goals that ...
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United States Congratulates Côte d’Ivoire for Qualifying for Millennium Challenge Cooperation (MCC) Threshold Program

ABIDJAN – The Embassy of the United States in Côte d’Ivoire congratulates the Government of Côte d’Ivoire for its selection to begin development of a Millennium Challenge Cooperation (MCC) Threshold Program.  The decision came during the quarterly meeting of the MCC Board on December 10 in Washington, D.C. The MCC Threshold Program is a smaller ...
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AFRICOM Commander General David M. Rodriguez Visits Côte d’Ivoire

ABIDJAN – The Embassy of the United States is pleased to announce that the Commander of the United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM), General David M. Rodriguez, has visited Côte d’Ivoire on Wednesday, December 10.  The purpose of General Rodriguez’s visit to Côte d’Ivoire is to meet with Ivoirian leaders to discuss military and security issues. ...
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World Aids Day 2014

Her Excellency Mrs.  the First Lady His Excellency Mr.  Prime  Minister, Her Excellency Mrs. Minister of Health and Fight against HIV/AIDS , The Mayor of Koumassi, The  Director of UNAIDS, The Director of RIP+, Dear implementation partners, Ladies and gentlemen , I am honored to join you here today to observe World AIDS Day 2014.  ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ivoirian Military Protests

The U.S. Embassy has received reports of protests involving members of the Ivoirian military in Abidjan and several areas throughout the country.  The Government of Côte d’Ivoire is making efforts to address the problems related to soldiers’ back pay and other issues. The Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid areas around military installations in the ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry: International Education Week

The Departments of State and Education celebrate the 15th annual International Education Week November 17-21, 2014.  During this week, literally thousands of events will be held around the world to highlight the benefits of global learning and student exchanges. To understand why this is important, we have only to consider the consequences when people lack ...
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OpEd: International Day for Tolerance

On November 16th the world community will observe the 19th International Day for Tolerance.  While we are reminded of the security and human rights implications of intolerance (which often takes the form of stigma and discrimination), this day also provides an opportunity to highlight the vital contribution of tolerance and acceptance to achieving important public ...
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Speech by Terence P. McCulley, Ambassador of the U.S. in Cote d’Ivoire on the occasion of the launch ceremony

Ladies and gentlemen, The launch of the electoral assistance program offers me the opportunity once again to encourage the ongoing efforts of the Ivoirian Government to hold transparent, inclusive and peaceful elections in Côte d’Ivoire. Electoral reforms initiated by the government to ensure that the elections are carried out responsibly are encouraging signs. To this ...
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Elections and Beyond: the hard work of democracy

Côte d’Ivoire has made a remarkable recovery since the post-electoral crisis of 2010-2011.  Its economic performance continues to be particularly impressive, accompanied by sound and disciplined fiscal management.  Such economic results are the envy of many countries, not just in sub-Saharan Africa, but around the globe.  Yet hard work remains to be done to reach ...
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Ambassador Terence P. McCulley remarks at the Inauguration of Akouédo Military Medical Clinic

  Mr.  Minister to the President of the Republic, in Charge of Defense, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to first thank the Minister to the President of the Republic, in Charge of Defense for the opportunity to participate in this event marking another example of the partnership between our two governments. HIV/AIDS is a ...
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United States Embassy Launches “Start Your Own Business” Month of Entrepreneurship to Expand Business Opportunities in Côte d’Ivoire

ABIDJAN – The United States Embassy in Côte d’Ivoire has launched a month of programming to encourage debate and discussion surrounding entrepreneurship and its contribution to expanding economic opportunity in Côte d’Ivoire.  “Start Your Own Business” month features book discussions, conferences with Ivoirian entrepreneurs, and a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the theme, “Researching ...
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Speech of His Excellency Terence McCulley, Ambassador of the United States of America in Côte d’Ivoire during the Inaugural Tour of New Pharmacy

  I am very happy with your choice to involve the Government of the United States of America at this ceremony. The positive changes we see in the New Public Health Pharmacy (NPSP) in recent months are very important for the success of health programs in Côte d’Ivoire.  I commend the Government of Côte d’Ivoire ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)

The U.S. Embassy is issuing this message to provide updated information to U.S. citizens about the recent Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa. To date there are no confirmed cases of EVD in Côte d’Ivoire. On August 28, the U.S. Department of State issued a Travel Alert regarding potential implications for travel because ...
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Ambassador Terence P. McCulley Remarks at YALI Reception

Welcome, and thank you for coming.  We are coming together this evening to recognize the twelve remarkable individuals who were selected to represent Côte d’Ivoire as 2014 Mandela Washington Fellows, the program formally known as the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).  They were chosen for this program for their initiative, leadership, and desire to give ...
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Speech by Ambassador Terence McCulley, Ambassador of the United States of America to Côte d’Iviore. Launch of the pilot project SHOPS

  Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.  It is a pleasure to be here. During the past decade, the government of Côte d’Ivoire, with the support of development partners including the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), has made significant progress in responding to HIV.  This progress is marked by the extension of ...
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U.S. Embassy Announces 2014 Special Self-Help Grant Recipients

ABIDJAN – The United States Embassy is pleased to announce the 2014 recipients of the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help program.  The five projects chosen will receive funding worth $47,000 (more than CFA 23 million).  The projects funded by this program will support community development throughout Côte d’Ivoire. Communities receiving funds through the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program ...
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United States Government Sponsors Regional Ebola Preparedness and Response Planning Workshop

ABIDJAN – The United States Embassy in Côte d’Ivoire is sponsoring a two-day Ebola preparation and response planning workshop in Abidjan for representatives from ten African countries September 22-23, 2014.  Government and health representatives are expected to attend from Côte d’Ivoire, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Togo to focus on ...
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Two American Experts Arrive in Côte d’Ivoire this Week for Ebola Prevention

ABIDJAN – The United States Embassy today announced that two health experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), based in the United States, arrived in Côte d’Ivoire this week to assist the government with efforts to prevent the spread of Ebola into the country. While there have been no confirmed cases of ...
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Two American Experts Arrive in Côte d’Ivoire this Week for Ebola Prevention

ABIDJAN – The United States Embassy today announced that two health experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), based in the United States, arrived in Côte d’Ivoire this week to assist the government with efforts to prevent the spread of Ebola into the country. While there have been no confirmed cases of ...
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Sandrine N’Doly Kraidy to Participate in International Visitor Leadership Program

ABIDJAN – The Embassy of the United States in Abidjan is pleased to announce that Mrs. Sandrine N’Doly Kraid has been invited to the United States to attend an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) entitled “Women Leaders: Promoting peace and security”.  Through this program, participants will examine the current and historical roles of women in ...
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John Kerry: The Threat of ISIS Demands a Global Coalition

IN a polarized region and a complicated world, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria presents a unifying threat to a broad array of countries, including the United States. What’s needed to confront its nihilistic vision and genocidal agenda is a global coalition using political, humanitarian, economic, law enforcement and intelligence tools to support military ...
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Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever

Questions and Answers on Ebola The current Ebola outbreak is centered on three countries in West Africa: Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, although there is the potential for further spread to neighboring African countries. Ebola does not pose a significant risk to the U.S. public. The CDC is surging resources by sending 50 more workers to ...
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Information on the Ebola Virus

Obama’s Address to 69th U.N. General Assembly (September 24, 2014) Two American Experts Arrive in Côte d’Ivoire for Ebola Prevention  (September 18, 2014) Facts on U.S. Response to Ebola Virus  (August 12, 2014) Questions and Answers on Ebola (PDF 149 KB) Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (PDF 139 KB) Infection Control in Screening Ebola Suspected Cases and Contacts in Health Facility Entry Clinics (PDF 619 KB) Ebola Fever (PDF 3.88 KB) Ebola Virus Ecology (PDF 207 KB)
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M. Non Karna Coulibaly Invité à Participer au Programme des Visiteurs Internationaux

ABIDJAN – L’Ambassade des Etats-Unis est heureuse d’annoncer la participation de M. Non Karna COULIBALY au programme des visiteurs internationaux portant sur « Transparence et Bonne Gouvernance aux Etats-Unis ». Ce voyage, d’une durée de trois semaines, aura lieu du 15 août au 6 septembre 2014. Au cours de ce programme, les participants exploreront le rôle des ...
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U.S.-AFRICA Leaders Summit

President Obama will welcome leaders from across the African continent to our nation’s capital for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit August 4-6, 2014, as a demonstration of our deep partnership with and commitment to the region. Building on the progress made since the President’s trip to Africa last summer, this Summit will strengthen ties between the ...
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Ambassador McCulley’s Remarks at the Launching Event for the Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development PRADD II Project

  Golf Hotel, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire Minister Brou, Representatives of International Organizations, Distinguished Guests; I am very happy to be here today to mark the official launch of the Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development (PRADD) II project in Côte d’Ivoire.  I would particularly like to note the hard work of Minister Brou in leading ...
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Ambassador McCulley’s Remarks at the Access English Microscholarship Program Ceremony10:00am Friday July 18th, 2014 in the Embassy Atrium

  Representative from the Minister of National Education and Vocational Training Officials from the Ministry of National Education School administrators and teachers The Director and staff of Connect-USA (CUSA) Dear children Dear parents Dear guests It is a pleasure for me to participate in this double ceremony this morning.  I would like to thank all ...
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Remarks of Ambassador Terence P. McCulley at the Celebration of the 238th Anniversary of American Independence

  U.S. Embassy Chancery Atrium, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire Remarks by Ambassador Terence P. McCulley Protocols Thank you for joining us on the occasion of the celebration of the 238th anniversary of our Declaration of Independence.    In a letter to his wife on the eve of its adoption, John Adams, one of our Founding Fathers (and ...
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Stephane Wrembel Band in Côte d’Ivoire to showcase American Jazz

ABIDJAN – The United States celebrated the 238th Anniversary of the American Independence Day on July 4th 2014.  To mark the event in Côte d’Ivoire, U.S. Ambassador Terence McCulley invited an American jazz group, Stephane Wrembel Band, to Abidjan. Stephane Wrembel Band performed  at several events during their week-long visit to Abidjan July 4 to July 8.  ...
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U.S. Africa Command Delegation Visits Côte d’Ivoire to Discuss Regional Cooperation

ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire – A delegation from the U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM), including Ambassador Phillip Carter III, is visiting Côte d’Ivoire this week as part of a visit to the West African region to discuss regional military and security cooperation. Earlier in the week, the group joined with scholars and security experts from across Africa ...
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Mr. Beman Diarassouba, Mr. Mathieu Gnezie Boga and Mr. Alex Boya Cresson Kouigon to Attend Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholar and English Access

The Embassy of the United States is pleased to announce that Mr. Beman Diarassouba, Mr.  Mathieu Gnezie Boga, and Mr. Alex Boya Cresson Kouigon have been invited to attend respectively the U.S. Department of State’s Study of the United States Institute for Secondary School Educators, and the English Access Microscholarship Program. The Institute, which offers ...
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Jean Constant Adou Atta to Participate in International Visitors Leadership Program

ABIDJAN – The Embassy of the United States in Abidjan is pleased to announce that Mr. Jean Constant Adou Atta has been invited to the United States to attend the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) “American Libraries.”  Through this program, participants will examine the role and function of libraries and information specialists in U.S. society; ...
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Thomas Gnamessou to Participate in The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

ABIDJAN – The Embassy of the United States in Abidjan is pleased to announce that Mr. Thomas Gnamessou has been invited to the United States to participate in The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.  The Humphrey Program brings professionals from developing and transitioning countries to the United States for one-year, non-degree programs on U.S. university ...
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USAID Promotes Best Practices for Services to Vulnerable Populations at Highest Risk of HIV in West and Central Africa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press office: +233 (030) 274-1599 Cell phone: +233 (024) 432-5978 Email: skellman@usaid.gov Accra, GHANA – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with Johns Hopkins University, Family Health International and the Futures Group, is hosting a regional workshop on vulnerable populations in West and Central Africa that are disproportionately affected ...
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West Africa Mangroves – Key to Addressing Climate Change Challenges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press office: +233 (030) 274-1599 Cell phone: +233 (024) 432-5978 Email: skellman@usaid.gov Elimina, Ghana – More than 40 policymakers, researchers and practitioners participated in a four-day workshop in Ghana on West Africa Mangroves – A Key to Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). “In spite ...
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USAID Leads Health Dialogue between the Private Sector and Governments in West Africa

Accra, Ghana – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is holding a two-day workshop in Accra, Ghana, to develop a roadmap on how the public and private sectors can collaborate to improve and expand health services in West Africa. Discussions will highlight the findings of two reports on the private health sector and mobile ...
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Ambassador McCulley’s Remarks Signing Ceremony for the Third Amendment of the Limited Scope Grant Agreement between the United States Government

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire His Excellency, the Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs Director of Cabinet, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr. Representative of the Ministry of Finance and Economy Ladies and Gentlemen, First of all, I would like to thank the Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs, as well as ...
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World Press Freedom Day Op-Ed By United States Ambassador Terence McCulley

Since arriving in Côte d’Ivoire, I have been impressed by the diversity of media that exists in this country.  There are newspapers from all sides of the political spectrum; specialty publications focused on issues ranging from fine dining to sports; a wide variety of online news sources; and a profusion of proximity, commercial, government and ...
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Kini Bernard COMOE to Participate in International Visitors Leadership Program

ABIDJAN – The Embassy of the United States in Abidjan is pleased to announce that Mr. Kini Bernard COMOE has been invited to the United States to attend the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) “Sustainable Agriculture in the U.S.”  Through this program, participants will explore the factors that influence American economic, agricultural and trade policy, ...
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Introduction to Earth Day Conference on Climate Change by Ambassador Terence P. McCulley

  Thank you for being here today to join me in celebrating Earth Day and talking about the important issue of climate change.  Each year, Earth Day gives us the opportunity to highlight the importance of preserving and protecting the world around us, not just for the present, but for future generations.  Each year, more ...
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Earth Day 2014 By Ambassador Terence McCulley U.S. Ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire

Earth Day is April 22.  Each year, this observation allows us to highlight the importance of preserving and protecting the world around us, not just for the present, but for future generations.  Each year, more than one billion people participate in Earth Day-related activities in more than 190 countries, making it the largest civic observance ...
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Martial Yao to Participate in International Visitors Leadership Program

ABIDJAN – The Embassy of the United States in Abidjan is pleased to announce that Mr. Martial Yao has been invited to the United States to attend the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) “International Crime Issues.”  Through this program, participants will examine the structure of the U.S. criminal justice system and review how its principles ...
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Opening Remarks by Ambassador Terence P. McCulley at the Seminar on Good Governance, Ethics, and the Struggle against Corruption

  The Director General and employees of the Directorate General of Taxes: I am delighted to welcome you to the Embassy for today’s seminar. The United States has clear priorities for its engagement with the Government of Côte d’Ivoire that are meant to restore the Ivoirian people’s confidence in government institutions and expand economic opportunities.  ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Guinea

The U.S. Embassy in Côte d’Ivoire is issuing this message in response to the confirmed cases of Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (VHF) caused by the Ebola virus in Guinea, and suspected cases in Sierra Leone and Liberia. There have been no reported cases of VHF in Côte d’Ivoire to date. The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor ...
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Ambassador McCulley Launches New Initiatives to Support Bouaké

BOUAKÉ– United States Ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire Terence McCulley made his first trip to Bouaké this week in order to launch several new initiatives in the country’s second largest city. On Thursday, the Ambassador cut the ribbon at the American Corner Bouaké, located on Campus 2 of the University Alassane Ouattara.  American Corners serve as ...
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Remarks of Ambassador Terence P. McCulley at the Inauguration of Two New Annex Buildings at The Bouaké Court of First Instance

It is a pleasure to be here today to inaugurate two new annex buildings at the Bouaké Court of First Instance. As a first-time visitor in Bouaké, I am impressed with the progress that government officials, business leaders, and community members have made in a short period of time to return Bouaké to its standing ...
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Remarks of Ambassador Terence P. McCulley at the Inauguration of American Corner Bouaké (March 27, 2014)

Good afternoon. It is a pleasure for me to be here to inaugurate the American Corner at the University Alassane Ouattara on my first trip to Bouaké.  This Corner – the fourth and the newest in Côte d’Ivoire – is the result of strong cooperation between the university and the United States Embassy in Abidjan.  ...
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Ambassador Terence P. McCulley Opening Remarks at “Spotlight SIDA” Launch Event

  Good morning ladies and gentlemen and welcome.  Thank you for joining us today.  We at the United States Embassy are very happy to  launch a new and exciting initiative supported by PEPFAR, the President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief.  This initiative, entitled “Spotlight SIDA,” was developed in partnership with Voice of America and RTI ...
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Edmond Doua to Participate in International Visitors Leadership Program

ABIDJAN – The Embassy of the United States in Abidjan is pleased to announce that Mr. Edmond Doua has been invited to the United States to attend the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) “Media Literacy: Promoting Civil Society through New Media.”  Through this program, participants will examine a variety of new media and social networking ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks: National Assembly Inauguration of Rehabilitated Speaker’s Office

  Excellency the President of the National Assembly, Distinguished First Vice President of the National Assembly, Distinguished Vice Presidents of the National Assembly, Distinguished Parliamentarians of Côte d’Ivoire, It is a pleasure to be here today to celebrate the official inauguration of the rehabilitated National Assembly Speaker’s Office. Since my arrival late last year, I ...
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The United States Supports Rehabilitation of the Office of the Speaker of the National Assembly

ABIDJAN – United States Ambassador Terence McCulley joined National Assembly Speaker Guillaume Soro today for the reopening of the Speaker’s Office at the National Assembly following its rehabilitation.  The United States Government provided over $300,000 to repair and furnish the office that had been severely damaged by fire in 2009 and looted during the 2010-2011 ...
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U.S. Embassy/Abidjan, Cote-d’Ivoire: Security Message for U.S. Citizens: President Arrival

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens to the announcement that President Alassane Ouattara is expected to return to Abidjan tomorrow Sunday, March 2, between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  U.S. citizens should be prepared for lengthy traffic jams and large crowds throughout the city of Abidjan.  While no violence is expected, American Citizens are advised ...
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Welcoming Remarks by Ambassador Terence P. McCulley: Human Rights Coffee at the CMR (February 13, 2014)

Good evening.  Thank you very much for joining us here today for an opportunity to come together and discuss what has always been and remains an extremely pressing issue around the world – the issue of human rights.  Most of you here today represent some part of civil society and many of you are from ...
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Security Sector Reform Workshop

The U.S. Government Transition Assistance Priorities for Cote d’Ivoire are the framework that guides U.S. policy and programmatic efforts over a multi-year period.  Assisting the Government of Cote d’Ivoire as it regains command and control of its security forces, works to provide security for all its people, and pursues a modernization of the security sector – ...
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USAID-Cote d’Ivoire visited deputies

Beginning September 24, 2012, a USAID-Cote d’Ivoire team comprised of Program Officer Shawntel Hines, Democracy and Governance Specialist Benjamin Olagboye, ,  and Senior  Rule of Law advisor (USAID/ West Africa) Julie Childs visited Bongouanou, Dimbokro Yamoussoukroin Cote d’Ivoire. The primary objective of this trip was to observe how National Assembly deputies interacted with their constituents ...
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New lab strengthens TB/HIV care, research

TB diagnosis and care are taking a giant step forward in Côte d’Ivoire with the opening of the country’s first biosecurity Level 3 laboratory at the Pasteur Institute in Abidjan. Constructed and equipped with CDC/PEPFAR funding, the laboratory was inaugurated Sept. 11 in conjunction with the celebration of Pasteur Institute’s 40th anniversary, in a ceremony ...
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Bridging Social Division in Western Côte d’Ivoire Communities

Toulepleu is a small city located just 30 miles from the border with Liberia. During the height of the post-electoral crisis, this small farming town was the launching point of several armed conflicts.  The conflict aggravated existing tensions between ethnic groups and eventually led to overt violence between community residents. In April 2012, USAID’s Office ...
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National Assembly Orientation Program

The U.S. Government Transition Assistance Priorities for Cote d’Ivoire are the framework that guides U.S. policy and programmatic efforts over a multi-year period.  Democracy, Governance, and Reconciliation form just one pillar of the Transition Assistance Priorities.   The U.S. supports Ivoirian efforts to develop a government that is more transparent, inclusive, equitable, and accountable in delivering services ...
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Ambassador Carter Launches Reconciliation Programs

 Promoting a process of inquiry and reconciliation that supports societal healing without aggravating social and political cleavages is a major objective under the U.S. Government Transition Assistance Priorities for Cote d’Ivoire, which is the framework that guides U.S. policy and programmatic efforts over a multi-year period.   Reconciliation will obviously be an Ivoirian led process.  However, ...
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Microfinance and HIV mitigation among people living with HIV in the era of anti-retroviral therapy: Emerging lessons from Côte d’Ivoire

This article was downloaded by: [CDC] On: 30 March 2011 Access details: Access Details: [subscription number 934951862] Publisher Routledge Informa Ltd Registered in England and Wales Registered Number: 1072954 Registered office: Mortimer House, 37- 41 Mortimer Street, London W1T 3JH, UK Global Health: Microfinance and HIV mitigation among people living with HIV in the era ...
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Creating the Language of HIV/AIDS

Is the message about HIV/AIDS getting through?  In many places in Cote d’Ivoire, as in much of Africa, it can be lost in translation.  In Cote d’Ivoire, there is a rich diversity of local languages that in many cases are the main or the only language spoken by much of the population.  However, when it ...
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A Network of Caring: Multisectoral Programming in Cote d’Ivoire

Maguy Theodore, a carpenter in West Africa’s largest slum, lost his health and his livelihood to HIV. A father of five facing disaster, he found the hope and help offered by HIV testing, antiretroviral therapy, and IRIS, a model network of linked social and health services that is defining an effective district-level response to HIV/AIDS ...
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Sustainable Extension: Going Local, Going Native

With a generalized HIV/AIDS epidemic in a country torn in two by war, Cote d’Ivoire’s need for a decentralized response reaching to the community level was evident and urgent. Ramping up in record time, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance combined Emergency Plan funding, expertise from sister affiliates in Senegal and Burkina Faso, and transparent good-governance procedures ...
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Fighting AIDS on Rural Plantations

By: Patrick Brown, Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation Four hundred kilometers to the west of Abidjan, and one hundred kilometres east of Liberia, at the Societe des Caoutchoucs de Grand-Bereby rubber plantation (SOGB), Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Four hundred kilometers to the west of Abidjan, and one hundred kilometres east of Liberia, at the Societe ...
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PEPFAR Funds a Step Forward

PEPFAR Funds a Step Forward   A Step Forward: Promoting Evidence-Based Policy Dialogue About Human Resources for Health Emerging Challenges. The issue of human resources for health is receiving increasing national and international attention. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), many limited-resource countries cannot scale up health interventions without a sufficiently large workforce that ...
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From Promise to Performance: Scaling Up the National Response

In 2002, 25 health professionals in Cote d’Ivoire set out to turn the promise of HIV research into a lifesaving reality. They called themselves ACONDA-VS and opened a clinic in one of Abidjan’s poorest districts. Four years later, ACONDA is helping lead the nationwide fight against HIV/AIDS with a comprehensive, family-centered approach that extends from ...
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Data Diplomacy: Conducting an AIDS Indicator Survey in a Country in Crisis

Côte d’Ivoire’s HIV prevalence rate continues to be reported as the highest in the West African region, at an estimated 7% among adults. Since September 2002, Cote d’Ivoire has experienced a profound political-military and economic crisis with an uncertain but anticipated deleterious impact on HIV transmission.  To date, information on the epidemic has been largely ...
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