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»

World Malaria Day: The United States has invested $223 million to fight malaria in Benin

April 25, 2021 – The United States Government celebrates the progress made in the fight against malaria in Benin alongside the Ministry of Health and local and international partners at a ceremony to observe World Malaria Day in Avrankou, Ouémé. This past year, COVID-19 created an unprecedented global crisis. Yet malaria has long been a ... Read More»

U.S. Army Project Increases Benin’s Healthcare Capacity and Ability to Document Births

Villagers in two communities in northeast Benin will no longer need to cross the border to give birth or receive other basic medical care with the delivery of two new medical facilities in the remote villages of Money and Godjekoara, both of which sit in the larger border region of the Commune of Malanville. The ... Read More»

The United States Promotes Youth Engagement with Human Rights in Benin

COTONOU, 7 December 2020 – In anticipation of Human Rights Day, the United States Government is supporting the Benin Human Rights Commission (BHRC) to engage and educate youth in Benin on human rights and their responsibilities as Beninese citizens.  Through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the United States is assisting the BHRC in ... Read More»

United States Air Force Repatriates Beninese Troops Deployed to Chad as part of MNJTF Peacekeeping Operations

On November 6, 2020, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Karen Gustafson de Andrade attended a small ceremony at Cotonou International Airport to help welcome home members of the Beninese Armed Forces who had been deployed to the Lake Chad Basin as part of the Multinational Joint Task Force’s (MNJTF) peacekeeping operations.  The troops were transported by ... Read More»

Beninese Entrepreneurs Prevent COVID-19 with United States Support

COTONOU, October 16, 2020 – The United States Government is supporting 40 entrepreneurs in Benin to promote handwashing and affordable sanitation and hygiene products as part of its support to COVID-19 response. Through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the United States is working with the entrepreneurs to promote and sell their products to ... Read More»

Closing Ceremony of USSF Training by U.S. Marines

On September 11, members of the U.S.S.F received their certificates after six weeks of intensive training provided by the US Marines. Ambassador Patricia Mahoney and the Director General of the Republican Police Soumaïla Yaya both attended the ceremony. The program, made possible through the collaboration between the Government of Benin and the U.S. Embassy, strengthens border ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Inaugurates New Classrooms and Latrines in Kpakpa-Agbagoulé

The U.S. Ambassador to Benin Patricia Mahoney inaugurated new facilities at the General High School of Kpakpa-Agbagoulè, in the city of Dassa-Zoumé, on June 20, 2019.  This building, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, is composed of two classrooms, one office, eight latrines, and a rainwater collection system for hand washing. The building’s construction ... Read More»

Rhyme Like a Beninese Girl

Toni Blackman and Polaryss, two U.S. rappers, toured in Benin for two weeks as part of a program known as « Rhyme like a Beninese Girl ». During this tour organized by U.S. Embassy Cotonou, the two artists hosted masterclasses with local rap musicians, music students, as well as professional musicians.      These masterclasses took place at ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Cotonou Builds Capacities of Magistrates and Investigators from the Sub-region on Border and Transnational Crime

From June 4-June 6, U.S. Embassy Cotonou held a symposium on the theme “Combating border and transnational crime between Benin, Togo, Burkina Faso and Nigeria: Lessons learned from the American-Mexican border.”  About 30 investigators and prosecutors from Benin, Togo, Burkina-Faso and Nigeria attended the training given by experts from the Drug Enforcement Agency, the U.S. ... Read More»

MCC Board Selects Benin as Eligible to Develop a Concurrent Regional Compact

MCC Board Selects Benin as Eligible to Develop a Concurrent Regional Compact ********** Cotonou, Benin. Dec. 13—The Millennium Challenge Corporation Board of Directors held its quarterly meeting on December 11, 2018 and approved Benin as eligible to develop a concurrent regional compact. Earlier this year, the United States Congress granted MCC the authority to select ... Read More»

First Ever English Clubs Summit in Benin

PAS Cotonou organized Benin’s first ever English Clubs Summit, which gathered 132 English club leaders from all over the country for a three-day training and networking program. The program, funded by a grant from Embassy Cotonou, was implemented by the Benin National Teachers of English Association (BNTEA) in partnership with “Titigweti English Club,” the largest ... Read More»
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