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Ambassador Shukan Visits U.S.-Funded Cooperation Projects in Alibori Department and Applauds Community Initiatives

From February 22-23, 2023, U.S. Ambassador to Benin Brian Shukan visited the city of Kandi in the department of Alibori to meet with the community and local authorities and see firsthand U.S. funded projects that improve security, education, and economic opportunity.    Meeting with members of Kandi’s City Council, Ambassador Shukan discussed ongoing U.S.-funded projects ... Read More»

North Dakota National Guard Conducts Exercises with Beninese Armed Forces on Improvised Explosive Device Management

From February 13-17, 2023, North Dakota National Guard instructors conducted joint military exercises with their Beninese Armed Forces (FAB) counterparts on tactics to counter improvised explosive devices (IEDs) at the 1st Battalion Parachute Commandos Camp in Ouassa, central Benin. Staff Sergeant Dale Burdette and Staff Sergeant Alex Radi (both from the 817th Engineer Company based ... Read More»

Statement by the Ambassadors of Canada, the USA, Japan, Switzerland, and the European Union on behalf of member states represented in Benin

We welcome the peaceful, secure, and inclusive conduct of legislative elections throughout the country on January 8. The addition of the opposition and a significant number of women parliamentarians in the National Assembly strengthens Beninese democracy. We also welcome the use of the legal process to resolve any remaining disputes in accordance with Beninese law. ... Read More»

U.S. Initiates Night Walk to Support Fight Against Gender-Based Violence

Members of the Diplomatic Corps, civil society organizations, and U.S. exchange program alumni, participated in a night walk on December 15, 2022 in Cotonou in support of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (GBV). The walk, organized by U.S. Embassy Cotonou, is part of a global effort to help women and girls reclaim ... Read More»