News & Events

The Adjutant General of the North Dakota State National Guard, Major General Alan S. Dohrmann,  visited Benin from December 13 to 15, 2022

The purpose of the visit was to assess the progress of the State Partnership Program (SPP), through which the North Dakota National Guard and Beninese security forces train on military-police operations and disaster management.  The North Dakota National Guard also works closely with the Beninese National Civil Defense Agency and the National Fire Department to help prevent humanitarian crises and promote democratic governance and ... Read More»

Africa Business Forum: U.S., Benin, Niger sign $504 million Regional Investment

WASHINGTON (Dec. 14, 2022) — A day after announcing four new African country partnerships, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) took center stage at today’s U.S.-Africa Business Forum as the United States, Benin, and Niger governments signed the first-ever MCC regional program — the  $504 million Benin-Niger Regional Transport Compact .   Benin’s President Patrice Talon, Niger’s President Mohamed Bazoum, and MCC’s Chief ... Read More»

USAID Engagement and Partners Mobilization for the Fight against HIV/AIDS in Benin 

December, 2022 Cotonou, Benin – This year’s theme for the World AIDS Day is “Putting Ourselves to the Test: Achieving Equity to End HIV.” It encourages people to unite globally to eliminate the disparities and inequities that create barriers to HIV testing, prevention, and access to HIV care. This theme highlights the efforts the US ... Read More»

Travel Advisory – Benin- Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

Benin- Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution     C K T O Reissued with updates to security information and an expansion of locations to avoid travel. Exercise increased caution in Benin due to crime, kidnapping, terrorism, and maritime crime.  Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel to: The northern regions of Benin, including: The ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Cotonou, Benin

Location: Benin, countrywide Event: The U.S. Embassy in Cotonou has modified its restricted travel areas to include Kandi and Tanguieta. U.S. government personnel are prohibited from conducting personal travel in these areas and must obtain special authorization for official travel because of the high risk of terrorism and criminal activity. The complete list of restricted travel ... Read More»