News & Events

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Cotonou, Benin

Location:  Benin Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take:  Keep a low profile; Be aware of your surroundings; Stay alert ...
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Holiday Security Alert for U.S. Citizens

December 17, 2019 Event:  Holidays in Benin provide increased risk for criminal activity. There is a heightened risk of armed robbery, assault, and kidnapping. Travelers to Benin are perceived to have gifts or large amounts of cash. Actions to Take:  Exercise additional vigilance throughout the holiday season and at holiday events. Review your personal security ...
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Auction of used property

  U.S. Embassy Cotonou General Services Office (GSO) will dispose of U.S. Government property at an auction open to the general public on Saturday, November 23, 2019, from 08:00-17:00 at the Embassy service entrance near INFOSEC.  Items to be auctioned include: office and household furniture, office equipment, computer parts, appliances, used vehicles, and other assorted ...
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Closing Ceremony of USSF Training by U.S. Marines

On September 11, members of the U.S.S.F received their certificates after six weeks of intensive training provided by the US Marines. Ambassador Patricia Mahoney and the Director General of the Republican Police Soumaïla Yaya both attended the ceremony. The program, made possible through the collaboration between the Government of Benin and the U.S. Embassy, strengthens border ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Cotonou, Benin

Location: Northwestern Benin Event: There are reports of possible threats to local government facilities in the department of Atakora, in northwestern Benin, over the next few days. Actions to Take: Avoid large crowds Monitor local media for updates Review your personal security plans Carry a fully charged cellphone and emergency numbers Assistance: S. Embassy Cotonou, Benin +(229) 21-30-75-00 ConsularCotonou@state.gov State ...
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