News & Events

Mission Cotonou Joins Little League Practice (May 30, 2015)

On May 30th, Embassy Cotonou’s Public Affairs Section organized for several Mission employees, including Post’s newly arrived Marines, to attend a little-league baseball practice and deliver an equipment donation to participants of the youth baseball club, Baseball in Benin. The club is sponsored by a U.S.-based NGO and seeks to introduce baseball, a largely unknown ...
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Mission Cotonou “Bikes for the Planet” (May 15, 2015)

Mission Benin partnered with the Beninese Biking Federation, a local telecom company, and several environmental NGOs to organize its first ever “Bike for the Planet” event on May 15. Sixty participants competed, racing along a sandy beach road 25 miles from Ouidah to Cotonou. The initiative rallied young Beninese around a new sport while promoting ...
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Flight Cancellations and Disruptions

Though Cotonou’s International Airport remains open, Benin’s aviation authority informed the U.S. Embassy that Air France and Air Brussels have cancelled all flights to and from Cotonou until needed repairs are made to the tarmac.  Regional airline and smaller aircraft flights may also be disrupted.  Please note that the flight cancellations and possible disruptions are not ...
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Land Border Closure

The Beninese government has announced that Beninese land borders will be closed from tonight, Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 12:00AM until Monday, April 27, 2015 at 06:00AM due to the legislative elections taking place on Sunday, April 26, 2015.  The U.S. Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens monitor local news stations for updates, plan travel accordingly, ...
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