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Statement by the Ambassadors of Canada, the USA, Japan, Switzerland, and the European Union on behalf of member states represented in Benin

We welcome the peaceful, secure, and inclusive conduct of legislative elections throughout the country on January 8. The addition of the opposition and a significant number of women parliamentarians in the National Assembly strengthens Beninese democracy. We also welcome the use of the legal process to resolve any remaining disputes in accordance with Beninese law. ...
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U.S. Initiates Night Walk to Support Fight Against Gender-Based Violence

Members of the Diplomatic Corps, civil society organizations, and U.S. exchange program alumni, participated in a night walk on December 15, 2022 in Cotonou in support of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (GBV). The walk, organized by U.S. Embassy Cotonou, is part of a global effort to help women and girls reclaim ...
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The Adjutant General of the North Dakota State National Guard, Major General Alan S. Dohrmann,  visited Benin from December 13 to 15, 2022

The purpose of the visit was to assess the progress of the State Partnership Program (SPP), through which the North Dakota National Guard and Beninese security forces train on military-police operations and disaster management.  The North Dakota National Guard also works closely with the Beninese National Civil Defense Agency and the National Fire Department to help prevent humanitarian crises and promote democratic governance and ...
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Africa Business Forum: U.S., Benin, Niger sign $504 million Regional Investment

WASHINGTON (Dec. 14, 2022) — A day after announcing four new African country partnerships, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) took center stage at today’s U.S.-Africa Business Forum as the United States, Benin, and Niger governments signed the first-ever MCC regional program — the  $504 million Benin-Niger Regional Transport Compact .   Benin’s President Patrice Talon, Niger’s President Mohamed Bazoum, and MCC’s Chief ...
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USAID Engagement and Partners Mobilization for the Fight against HIV/AIDS in Benin 

December, 2022 Cotonou, Benin – This year’s theme for the World AIDS Day is “Putting Ourselves to the Test: Achieving Equity to End HIV.” It encourages people to unite globally to eliminate the disparities and inequities that create barriers to HIV testing, prevention, and access to HIV care. This theme highlights the efforts the US ...
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