U.S.-Côte d’Ivoire Open Skies Agreement Signed

Yesterday, U.S. Ambassador Terence P. McCulley and Foreign Minister Albert Toikeusse Mabri signed the United States-Côte d’Ivoire Open Skies Agreement in Abidjan.  The agreement, which is the result of negotiations by the Departments of State, Transportation and Commerce with their counterparts in the Government of Côte d’Ivoire, entered into force immediately. The agreement deepens the ...
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U.S.-Côte d’Ivoire Open Skies Agreement Signed

Press Release August 17, 2016 Yesterday, U.S. Ambassador Terence P. McCulley and Foreign Minister Albert Toikeusse Mabri signed the United States-Côte d’Ivoire Open Skies Agreement in Abidjan.  The agreement, which is the result of negotiations by the Departments of State, Transportation and Commerce with their counterparts in the Government of Côte d’Ivoire, entered into force ...
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Abidjan: GES16 Speaker Presents Opportunities for Entrepreneurship

As part of a series of presentations by GES participants, Mrs. Rachel Desquith Aka spoke to a group of youth at the Andrew Young Center for Entrepreneurship about the Ivoirian government’s support to entrepreneurs through the Ministry of Youth and Employment. Aka talked about her experience at GES 16 and explained that successful people do ...
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Abidjan Ambassador McCulley Interviewed by Leading Ivoirian Newspaper

Ambassador McCulley reflected on U.S. accomplishments and the positive trajectory of Cote d’Ivoire’s progress in his three years as Ambassador in a full-page interview with Fraternite Matin, Cote d’Ivoire’s leading newspaper on August 11. In the interview, McCulley noted that when he arrived, Cote d’Ivoire had just come through a post-electoral conflict and was confronting ...
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Abidjan Entrepreneur Details Import-Export at the Andrew Young Center

On August 4, 2016, U.S.-based businessman Brahima Koné outlined his up-from-the-bootstraps entrepreneurship story and described the fundamentals of starting and growing an import-export business to a rapt audience at the Andrew Young Center for Entrepreneurship. The target-of-opportunity speaker program, funded by IIP, was made possible because Koné, who immigrated to the United States after growing ...
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Dedication of YALI Andrew Young Center for Entrepreneurship

U.S. Ambassador Terrence McCulley and representatives of the Government of Côte d’Ivoire inaugurated the Andrew Young Center (AYC) for Entrepreneurship in the Plateau district of Abidjan on July 8, 2016.  The center, created with approximately $250,000 in funding from the Bureau of International Informational Programs (IIP) and Post funds, is a Tier I American Space ...
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Request for quotation for EQA Samples

Request for quotation for EQA Samples Background and need As part of the support of PEPFAR to the National Aids Program, RETRO-CI laboratory provide HIV, biochemistry and hematology testing for three departments of CHU Treichville (SMIT, USAC and Pediatric department) for the monitoring of HIV infected patients. RETRO-CI laboratory plays a role of a national reference lab for HIV for the ...
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Andrew Young Center kicks off activities with radio panel discussion

Two weeks after official dedication, activities at the Andrew Young Center for Entrepreneurship, our Tier 1 American Space, have begun with series of interviews of one of the returnees of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES).  The Interviews will be recorded every week for the next eight weeks to increase the impact of the Global Entrepreneurship ...
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Pre-Departure Orientation for Community College Initiative Program

U.S. Embassy Abidjan organized a pre-departure orientation session for nine Ivoirian winners of Community College Initiative scholarships, which allow students to study for one year at a community college in the United States.  The nine beneficiaries were eager to get the best of the U.S. education experience. The session included five CCIP alumni and supports ...
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Radio Interviews of Ivoirian participants to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES)

Two Ivoirian entrepreneurs who participated in June in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Palo Alto, California, appeared on the live talk show “Argument” on July 14. The two speakers shared their own experiences in entrepreneurship and the new business opportunities that they developed during the summit.  The show kicked off a four part series ...
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Cote d’Ivoire Radio Interviews PEPFAR Coordinator

U.S. Embassy Abidjan used the 2016 AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa, to raise awareness of the United States government’s commitment to stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS. During a 15-minutes interview with nationwide RTI-Radio Cote d’Ivoire, U.S. Mission PEPFAR Coordinator Cathy Nguyen Nguyen highlighted U.S. progress made in assisting the country, efforts to ensure respect ...
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Global Shea Alliance and USAID Partner For Industry Growth and Sustainability

Accra Ghana – The Global Shea Alliance (GSA) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have signed a U.S. $13 million, five-year agreement to promote shea markets worldwide and improve sustainable production in Africa. “The shea industry is changing and companies, governments, and donors are investing more in sustainable production and improving the benefit ...
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USAID, Aga Khan Foundation, and IPS(WA) Team Up to Use Technology to Improve HIV/AIDS

      Press Release For Immediate Release June 27, 2016 Press office: +233 (030) 274-1599 Cell phone: +233 (024) 432-5978 Email: dbuyse@usaid.gov USAID, Aga Khan Foundation, and IPS(WA) Team Up to Use Technology to Improve HIV/AIDS Care in Côte d’Ivoire Abidjan – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), ...
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Sport equipment donation to Ivoirian Basketball Federation (FIBB)

On June 20, 2016 U.S. Embassy presented equipment donated by the NBA to the Ivoirian Basketball Federation (FIBB).  The equipment was made up of shirts, caps, bags and jerseys for players and referees.  PAO Russell Brooks, who presented the items said, “Through this donation, we want to encourage youth to practice sports and we want ...
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Remarks at the Opening of the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

John Kerry Secretary of State Stanford University Memorial Auditorium Stanford, California June 23, 2016   SECRETARY KERRY:  Thank you so much.  You’re the best.  I love you.  You are terrific. Thank you so much.  Thank you.  (Cheers.)  Patricia, thank you.  Thank you so much.  Good morning, everybody.  Are you all energized?  (Cheers.)  I saw that ...
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Ivoirian government honors Orlando victims

On June 16, 2016, Ivoirian Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan signed the condolence book at U.S. Embassy Abidjan in honor of the victims of the Orlando terrorist attack.  In a message delivered by Foreign Minister Abdullah Albert Toikeusse Mabri, the Prime Minister expressed his sincere condolences to the bereaved families and a speedy recovery to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Awareness During Ramadan

United States Embassy Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Awareness During Ramadan June 13, 2016 The U.S. Embassy encourages U.S. citizens to remain vigilant during Ramadan, generally observed from June 5 to July 5.  Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations ...
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Basketball camp is slam dunk in Abidjan

On May 24 – 28, 2016, former University of Minnesota star Tommy Davis conducted a basketball camp at the University of Cocody, sponsored by US Embassy Abidjan in collaboration with the Ivoirian Basketball Federation. Ninety five athletes and coaches took part in the instructional camp, including forty boys and girls, fifteen wheelchair athletes, twenty Special ...
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U.S. Embassy Abidjan hosts pre-departure orientation for Mandela Washington Fellows

On May 25, 2016, the U.S. Embassy Abidjan organized a full day pre-departure orientation for sixteen participants in the Mandela Washington Fellows Program this year.  The 15 Ivoirian Fellows were joined by a Fellow from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ambassador McCulley addressed this year’s cohort and stressed the importance that the U.S. places on ...
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U.S. Embassy organizes discussion on access to public information

As part of its activities to mark World Press Freedom Day, the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan partnered with the Ivoirian Female Journalists Network (REFJPCI) to organize a discussion on access to public information. The discussion featured American journalist Elizabeth Bryant and the head of the Legal Affairs Department at the Ivoirian National Commission for Access ...
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USAID Supports Center to Boost Côte d’Ivoire-U.S. Trade

Accra, Ghana – On April 12 and 13, the USAID West Africa Trade and Investment Hub (Trade Hub) will train coordinators from seven West African countries to assist businesses with the processes and documentation required for exporting to the United States under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). Coordinators from AGOA Trade Resource Centers ...
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Excerpts of Remarks by Secretary Kerry at the Global Connect Initiative, April 14, 2016

April 14, 2016 The internet is essential to economy prosperity in the 21st century. As President Obama said last year, the internet is not a luxury; it’s a necessity. So when we talk about infrastructure today, we have to include the internet, right alongside roads and ports and bridges and dams and airports and power ...
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USAID and FHI 360 collaboration provides HIV services to key populations

Press Release March 29, 2016 ABIDJAN — This week the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Family Health International (FHI360) launched a partnership to link HIV services for key populations affected by HIV in Côte d’Ivoire through a projected called LINKAGES in Côte d’Ivoire. The five year, $8,000,000 USD (4,000,000,000 FCFA) project is ...
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Africa: U.S. to Africa’s Leaders – ‘Embrace Life After the Presidency!’

GUEST COLUMN 25 MARCH 2016 By Linda Thomas-Greenfield This is a crucial year for democracy in Africa. Six countries have already held presidential elections in 2016, and 11 more are preparing for elections. African leaders have the opportunity to advance democracy and cement their legacies by establishing the conditions for peaceful transitions of power. Their ...
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Closing OTI and its Côte d’Ivoire Transition Initiatives (CITI) Program

Press Release Abidjan, March 29, 2016   Closing of the Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) and its Côte d’Ivoire Transition Initiatives (CITI) Program ABIDJAN – The United States Embassy Abidjan announces the closure of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of Transition Initiatives (USAID/OTI) and its Côte d’Ivoire Transition Initiative (CITI) program, effective 31 March ...
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U.S. Ambassador, Terence P. McCulley, expresses condolences over Grand-Bassam Attack

I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the victims of the terrorist attack in Grand-Bassam and to all of the people of Côte d’Ivoire.  It appears that Grand-Bassam has become the latest scene of heartless and indiscriminate terrorism. Recent events in Africa, and elsewhere, demonstrate that no place is safe from this worldwide ...
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Statement by National Security Council Spokesperson on the Terrorist Attack in Côte d’Ivoire

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 13, 2016 Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on the Terrorist Attack in Côte d’Ivoire The United States condemns in the strongest terms today’s terrorist attack in Grand-Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire. We extend our deep condolences to the families and loved ones of those ...
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The United States Condemns Attack in Grand-Bassam, Cote d’Ivoire

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY JOHN KIRBY, SPOKESPERSON March 13, 2016 The United States Condemns Attack in Grand-Bassam, Cote d’Ivoire The United States strongly condemns the terrorist attack in Cote d’Ivoire in the Grand-Bassam. We send our thoughts and prayers to all affected by this senseless violence. The ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: International Women’s Day

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC March 8, 2016 On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the world’s women—past, present, and future—and recognize their many contributions and reflect on what more needs to be done to empower over half of the world’s population. We remember the extraordinary achievements of women throughout history, and ...
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U.S. EDUCATION MISSION TO AFRICA BRINGS 19 U.S. COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO CÔTE D’IVOIRE

25 Higher Education Institutions to Create Partnerships, Promote U.S. Higher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Industry & Analysis Marcus Jadotte today announced he will lead 25 U.S. colleges and universities on an education trade mission to Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, and South Africa, March 7-13.   The delegation will recruit students to ...
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Black History Month Gospel Concert at Le Palais de la Culture

February 29, 2016 Embassy Abidjan hosted an evening of gospel music at Le Palais de la Culture on February 29 to conclude its celebration of Black History Month. Ambassador Terence McCulley and Deputy Chief of Mission Andrew Haviland joined 400 guests for a performance by the Heaven Singers, Gospel Passion, Jean Pierre Konan and les ...
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