The time for absentee voting in the U.S. Congressional Elections is now!

U.S. Embassy Abidjan is here to help. Drop you absentee ballots at the American Citizen Services window of the Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy between 8:30 am and 4pm Monday-Thursday. Please leave sufficient time to meet your own State’s electoral deadlines, available at your State’s electoral website.
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U.S. Embassy Opens New American Space at University

Public Affairs Section (PAS) Abidjan officially opened a new American Space at Côte d’Ivoire’s largest university on Sept. 25 after a year’s worth of planning. The new facility increases the space from the previous smaller university-owned research institute and will provide more modern facilities and better support to staff.  The space will focus on addressing ...
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IIP Interactive Training on Elections draws Journalists from Four Countries 

More than 100 journalists from Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, Benin, and Mauritania participated in a two-day IIP Interactive training dedicated to reporting on African elections on September 18-19.  With PAS Abidjan serving as anchor post, the event took a practical approach to the ethnical, security, legal and planning and other reporting challenges posed by African elections, ...
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Ivoirian Civil Society Members Create “Mentor Me Now” Movement

July 26, 2018 Ivoirian Civil Society Members Create “Mentor Me Now” Movement Following Book Discussion at U.S. Embassy The U.S. Embassy Abidjan’s American Center brought 265 small business owners, academics and women together for a French and English mentoring discussion based on the Nouveaux Horizons translation of ‘Le Mentoring Minute : reussir avec le mentoring, ...
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30 senior editors practice journalism skills at U.S.-Embassy sponsored workshop

July 23-27, 2018 A bloody vehicle crash. A poorly maintained a rural road. A minister’s son. Corruption. How would you put these pieces together into a story? More than 60 senior editors and journalists in Abidjan and Bouake worked to address just that question during a journalism simulation July 23-24, 2018, organized by the Public ...
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U.S. Embassy hosts Ivoirian business leaders and entrepreneurs on AGOA

U.S. Embassy hosts Ivoirian business leaders and entrepreneurs at virtual conference on African Growth and Opportunity Act Following the announcement that Côte d’Ivoire will host the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) forum in 2019, the U.S. Embassy convened over 100 Ivoirian business leaders and entrepreneurs from small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to learn about ...
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Students discuss recent political hot topics with Ivoirian journalists

Students discuss recent political hot topics with Ivoirian journalists in Abidjan’s newest American Space Public Affairs Section (PAS) Abidjan welcomed 50 students for a radio-recorded panel discussion on “the implications of the unified party in a democracy” at the Embassy’s new American Space, located at Felix Houphouet Boigny University on August 8, 2018. The discussion ...
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CDC Deputy Director explores his personal history on U.S. Embassy Abidjan’s Hello, America!

Public Affairs Section (PAS) Abidjan’s Hello, America! monthly outreach program held in partnership with Radio Al Bayane, continued on August 9th, with guest Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Deputy Country Director James T. Ham as the guest speaker. Ham is a career Senior Administrator with over 30 years of federal government experience, who is currently ...
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Publishers & senior editors discuss practical strategies for sustainable media management

July 19, 2018 The U.S. Embassy hosted nearly 100 publishers, senior editors, broadcasters, and heads of public and private media outlets at Embassy Abidjan’s American Center on July 19, 2018 to discuss the nuts and bolts of sustainable media management. Africa Regional Services (ARS) Paris’s American speaker and veteran journalist David Applefield led the discussion ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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U.S. Embassy to hold “Bright Girls, Bright Future” competition ahead of STEM Camp

ABIDJAN – The U.S. Embassy Abidjan held the “Bright Girls, Bright Future” essay competition on August 2 to recruit 40 female students for a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) camp to be held the International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB) on August 15-18.  The students will be chosen for the Bright Future camp on the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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