News & Events

Celebration of the 241st anniversary of the Declaration of Independence

Ambassador Lucy Tamlyn and Embassy Cotonou invited members celebrated the 241st anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America, by inviting members of the government, heads of civil society, and institutions on Thursday, June 29, 2017. Representative of the government of Benin, Minister of Justice Joseph Djogbenou praised the long standing ... Read More»

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Agreement Enters Into Force

$403 Million USD Millennium Challenge Corporation Benin Agreement Enters into Force, Launching Projects focused on Power Sector  ********** COTONOU, BENIN: On June 22, 2017 the Minister in Charge of Planning and Development, Abdouaye Bio Tchané, the official representative of President Patrice Talon, and Ambassador of the United States of America to Benin Lucy Tamlyn presided ... Read More»

Women in Law: A Balance between Career and Private Life

COTONOU-06 March 2017:  The Mission to Benin hosted a panel discussion of female members of law enforcement as part of the International Women’s Day on March 8. Active and retired female police officers, gendarmes, and magistrates spoke about their careers and the constraints related to to sexual harassment and discrimination. The panel of personalities included: ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Travel to Parc W Permitted for Embassy Personnel

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that personal travel for U.S. government employees to Parc W is now permitted.  As a reminder, it is mandatory for visitors of Parc W to register at the official points of entry and retain a registered park guide for the duration of their stay.  This message supersedes the previous message ... Read More»