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Fraud Warning

If you believe you are the victim of an Internet scam:   1.  Do not send money. Unfortunately, any money that you might already have sent will probably not be recoverable. 2.  End all communication with the scammer immediately, rather than attempt resolution directly. If you feel threatened, contact your local police at once. Do ... Read More»

Mission Hosts TechCamp on Elections

From Feb. 1-4, with Mission Driven Alumni Funding from ECA’s Alumni Affairs Office, U.S. Embassy Cotonou hosted 35youth from Benin and 15 from Niger for a TechCamp to create a movement using the power of technology to galvanize youth involvement during the upcoming elections in each country. Mission utilized YALI Alumni from five different countries ... Read More»

Actor Djimon Hounsou Speaks Out For GBV, AIDS, and Entrepreneurship (Dec. 3, 2015)

On december 3, 2015, before a crowd of nearly 1,000 students, Mission’s Public Affairs Officer, Paco Perez, award-winning actor, Djimon Hounsou, USAID/BENIN HIV-AIDS specialist Tom Van Boven, and Vice Prime Minister of Benin, Professor Francois Abiola all provided passionate remarks commemorating world AIDS day. Students from seven private universities who participated in a “campus without ... Read More»