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U.S. Embassy Statement on Benin’s Presidential Election

Wednesday, APRIL 14, 2021 —————– The U.S. Embassy recognizes all those who exercised their democratic rights peacefully by casting ballots in Benin’s presidential elections on April 11. We call on all parties to address any grievances through processes laid out in Benin’s Constitution and laws. Violence has no place in democratic societies. We are disappointed ...
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Celebration of Ramadan

ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE RECORDED ON APRIL 9, 2021 APRIL 12, 2021   Today, I wish all Muslims in the United States and around the world a blessed Ramadan. Ramadan is a season of reflection, prayer, charity, fasting, and community. Many Muslims at home and abroad will again celebrate this Ramadan differently through ...
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Statement from the Embassies of Germany, the United States, France, the Netherlands and the European Union delegation

The Embassies of Germany, the United States, France, the Netherlands and the European Union delegation regret acts of violence observed on the margins of the electoral process. We express our solidarity with the victims. We call for an end to violence and for a return to calm, and express our desire that the election take ...
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U.S. Army Project Increases Benin’s Healthcare Capacity and Ability to Document Births

Villagers in two communities in northeast Benin will no longer need to cross the border to give birth or receive other basic medical care with the delivery of two new medical facilities in the remote villages of Money and Godjekoara, both of which sit in the larger border region of the Commune of Malanville. The ...
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Telephonic Press Briefing on the First West Africa Joint Operations Regional Exercise

SPECIAL BRIEFING VIA TELEPHONE JULIE CABUS DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY, BUREAU OF DIPLOMATIC SECURITY AND MICHAEL C. GONZALES DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY, BUREAU OF AFRICAN AFFAIRS APRIL 7, 2021   SUMMARY Telephonic press briefing on the first ever West Africa Joint Operations (WAJO) regional exercise that took place March 29-31, 2021. The briefing featured Julie Cabus, Deputy ...
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