News & Events

Ambassador Lucy Tamlyn Presents Credentials (Nov. 08, 2015)

U.S. Ambassador Lucy Tamlyn presented her diplomatic credentials to Beninese President Boni Yayi on November 8 at the Presidential Palace. President Boni Yayi and the Ambassador Tamlyn engaged in far reaching discussion concerning the relationship between the two countries.  During her remarks Ambassador Tamlyn focused on the need for the two countries to work together ... Read More»

Benin Forces Secure Borders With Training From U.S. Marines and Sailors (Sept 25, 2015)

On Friday, September 25, 2015, the Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Mission, Todd Whatley, and Benin’s Minister of Interior, Placide Azandé, presided over the closing ceremony of a four-week border security training in Benin. The Marines and sailors with the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa came to Benin for a month-long theater security ... Read More»

Bringing Basketball to Benin (Aug 15, 2015)

From August 10-15, Mission Cotonou collaborated with Africa Regional Services (ARS) for the second annual Camp Davis youth basketball camp. Former NBA player, Coach Tommy Davis, conducted the week-long camp, teaching basketball fundamentals to 50 young players (23 boys and 27 girls) between the ages of 12-18, as well as training 10 local coaches. The ... Read More»

Mission Empowers Women Entrepreneurs (Aug 7, 2015)

Following a successful joint entrepreneurship camp last year, U.S. Embassies in Lome and Cotonou teamed up to bring together 40 Beninese and 60 Togolese female entrepreneurs in Lomé for a week-long training program known as the Binational Economic Independence Course for Women (BEICW). Embassy Lome hosted the program which consisted of presentations from successful entrepreneurs ... Read More»