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Upcoming Elections in Africa

21 October, 2020 | News, Press Releases

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo October 8, 2020 The United States is committed…

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International Day of Democracy

15 September, 2020 | News, Press Releases

International Day of Democracy U.S. Department of State Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State September 14, 2020   In recognition of the International…

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Travel Advisory: U.S. Embassy Cotonou Travel Advisory Update

9 September, 2020 | Alert

Reconsider travel to Benin due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Benin…

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Cotonou, Benin

18 August, 2020 | Alert

Location:  Benin Event: The Government of Benin is conducting mandatory COVID-19 testing of all airline passengers arriving in and departing from Benin.  Tests are at the passenger’s…

Celebrating 10 Years of YALI

13 August, 2020 | News

Department of State Bureau of African Affairs Dipnote Elizabeth “Liz” Liu Foreign Service Officer Special Coordinator for the Young African Leaders Initiative August 7, 2020…