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U.S. Embassy Cotonou Builds Capacities of 30 Journalists in Election Coverage

From February 25-March 1, U.S. Embassy Cotonou held a training on election coverage at INFOSEC in Cotonou.  About thirty participants from various types of media attended the training given by investigative journalist Daniel Glick. Glick exchanged with participants on various topics including the difference between public relations and journalism, the search for reliable sources, the ...
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MLK Slam Contest 2019 winners are known

The mass of oratory in English was said this Saturday, February 23, 2019 at ISMA Fidjrossè. The contest that has become a tradition in the month of February since 2017 has had its epilogue. The event aims to promote freedom of expression, activism, give voice to young people and encourage the use and promotion of ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Cotonou, Benin (February 22, 2019)

Location: Possible Nigerian land border closures February 22-25, 2019 Event: Due to Nigerian presidential elections taking place on Saturday, February 23, Nigerian land border crossings may be closed between Friday, February 22 and Monday, February 25.  Please plan your travel accordingly. Actions to Take: Avoid demonstrations and crowds. Monitor local media for breaking events and be ...
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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Cotonou, Benin

Location: Cotonou, Littoral Event: The Ministry of Health in Benin confirmed one new case of Lassa fever in Cotonou.  Lassa fever is a rare but potentially life-threatening viral hemorrhagic disease. Actions to Take: Consult a medical professional if you have been in direct contact with an infected person within the past three weeks and have ...
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The United States Supports Benin’s Peaceful Use of Nuclear Technology

The United States Supports Benin’s Peaceful Use of Nuclear Technology ********** U.S. Embassy Cotonou and the Government of Benin organized a workshop on nuclear safeguards last week.   The workshop mainly focused on the key-points of nuclear non-proliferation related to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which Benin signed in 1972.  The NPT, whose first goal ...
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