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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.-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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, & 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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