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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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Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT)

U.S. Embassy Cotonou will host the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) on the following date and time: Testing window dates: October 1 – October 2, 2022 Test Location: The American Center (Library), U.S. Embassy Cotonou, Benin.  You will be escorted to the testing site from the main entrance if you do not have compound access. Registration opens: August 22, ...
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The U.S. Marks 246th Anniversary of Independence and Decades of Cooperation with Benin

COTONOU, July 6, 2022 – U.S. Embassy Cotonou marked the 246th anniversary of the Independence of the United States at a ceremony attended by members of the Government of Benin, the Diplomatic Corps, and embassy partners.  Organized after a two-year suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Independence Day celebration focused on the 60 years ...
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 U.S. Embassy Builds Journalists’ Skills in Writing and Reporting  

COTONOU- June 17, 2022 – Ambassador Brian Shukan closed a five-day training on journalism writing skills at U.S. Embassy Cotonou. Working with American journalist Linda Hervieux, fifteen Beninese journalists representing print, radio, TV and online outlets participated in a training on article structure, the art of interviewing, building trust with sources, and avoiding disinformation. The ...
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U.S., Benin, Niger Make Progress on Strengthening Cross-Border Transportation

COTONOU, Benin (May 13, 2022) – The U.S. government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and representatives from the Governments of Benin and Niger met May 12-13 to advance a proposed regional development grant designed to reduce the cost of transportation along the road corridor between the port of Cotonou and the capital city of Niamey.  MCC’s ...
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