“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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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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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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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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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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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)

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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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 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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