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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Cotonou

Release Date October 6, 2021 Location:  Northern Benin Event:   U.S. citizens are reminded to exercise increased caution in Benin due to general  crime, including kidnapping, and maritime crime.  Some areas have increased risk. Do Not Travel to the northern regions of Benin, including Park Pendjari, Park W, adjacent hunting zones, and Benin’s northeastern border area with Nigeria, ...
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The United States Donates 332,280 Doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine to Benin

The U.S. Embassy in Cotonou, Benin announces the donation of 332,280 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine by the United States Government as part of the United States’ global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  The U.S. government coordinated closely with the African Union, Africa CDC, and COVAX on the country allocations.  COVAX supported delivery ...
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AFRICOM Commander visits Togo and Benin

U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, continued a multi-day visit to West Africa, with stops in Togo and Benin, September 22-23. Townsend expressed the command’s readiness to help both partner nations increase their ability to secure their northern border areas from the terrorist threat and improve security cooperation across the region. In ...
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Commemorating the International Day of Democracy 

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 14, 2021 On this International Day of Democracy, we underscore our support for democracy as we strive toward a more equitable, inclusive, and sustainable world. The United States places democracy and human rights at the center of our foreign policy; they are essential elements in achieving and ...
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20th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 Attacks

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 11, 2021 On the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, we honor the nearly 3,000 men, women, and children we lost in New York City, Arlington, and Shanksville on that horrific day. Every one of those individuals was someone’s child, someone’s friend. And the ...
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