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Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Cotonou, Benin (September 23, 2022)

Alert – U.S. Embassy Cotonou, Benin (September 23, 2022) Location: Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Cote D’Ivoire, Senegal, Togo Event: The West African and Madagascar Aviation Safety Agency (ASECNA) announced that air traffic controllers in the region have called for strikes in multiple countries in their 18 member region to begin on Friday, September ...
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Vital Partners, Shared Priorities: The Biden Administration’s Sub-Saharan Africa Strategy

ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FUTURE AFRICA PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA AUGUST 8, 2022   SECRETARY BLINKEN: Thank you so much. Good afternoon, everyone. It’s wonderful to be here, wonderful to be at this extraordinary university. To Professor Maharaj, to the entire leadership of the University of Pretoria, thank you for hosting us today on this ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on a Vision for Peace and Progress on Food Security in Africa

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. Representative to the United Nations Accra, Ghana August 5, 2022 AS DELIVERED Good afternoon. I want to start by thanking Pro Vice Chancellor Asante for that kind introduction and to say how delighted I am to be here at the University of Ghana. Professor, I actually came on this campus the first ...
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Worldwide Caution

On July 31, 2022, the United States conducted a precision counterterrorism strike in Afghanistan that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s deputy and successor as leader of al-Qa’ida.  Al- Zawahiri was one of the masterminds of the attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, and had continued to urge his followers to attack ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Cotonou, Benin

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Cotonou, Benin (July 25, 2022) Location: Countrywide: Event: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for  Monkeypox in Benin and several African countries .​ Actions to Take: Travelers should AVOID : Close contact with sick people, including those with skin lesions or genital lesions. Contact with dead or live wild animals such as small mammals ...
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