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    U.S. Embassy Holds Conference for Alumni

    ABIDJAN – The United States Embassy today held its first conference in Côte d’Ivoire for alumni of cultural and educational exchange programs offered by the United States’ Department of State. More than 100 Ivoirian alumni representing leaders from business, government, media, science and education ...

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  • Information Officer Travis Murphy with Ivoirian reggae star Alpha Blondy (Dpt. Of State)

    U.S. Embassy Visits Alpha Blondy FM

    Information Officer Travis Murphy visited Alpha Blondy FM, a proximity radio station launched by Ivoirian reggae star, Alpha Blondy on March 11. During the meeting, Blondy told Murphy that the purpose of the radio station is to promote culture, peace, social cohesion and mutual understanding among the Ivoirian people ...

  • “Abidjan Embassy Community Voices” 
during the concert (Dpt. of State)

    Ambassador McCulley’s Remarks at Gospel Concert

    I would like to thank all of you for coming to tonight’s concert. And I would especially like to thank all of the choirs in advance for what I am sure will be a great night of inspirational music. Tonight we gather to celebrate an important part of African-American culture, the Gospel music tradition ...

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  • Inauguration of Man Tribunal (Dpt. of State)

    Inauguration of Man Tribunal

    It is a pleasure to be in Man to inaugurate two new annex buildings at the Man Court of First Instance. As a first-time visitor here, I am impressed with the region’s natural beauty and abundance of natural resources. “The City of 18 Mountains” is truly a remarkable place ...

  • Ambassador Terence McCulley with Professor Tompihé, Mr Samuel Koffi and PAO Russell Brooks during the conference (Dpt. of State)

    Speech on American Democracy

    Good Afternoon. I would like to thank Professor Tompihé for that kind introduction. Thank you President Touré, Professor Legrouri, and the other members of the faculty for inviting me back to IUGB to deliver these remarks. And of course, I must express my appreciation to the student body of IUGB for coming today. I look forward ...

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  • Winners of Black History Month social media contest receive awards (March 12, 2015)

    Three winners of a Black History Month social media competition held by the U.S. Embassy received recognition at a ceremony with Ambassador Terence McCulley on March 12. The winners, Gilles Dogbo, Patrice Kouakou Kouassi, and Yoane Koua, received prizes including a Kindle for Dogbo, the top winner, books related to African-American history and other items. The public event was a culmination of the month of activities sponsored by the Embassy for Black History Month. Ambassador McCulley, after congratulating the three winners, said, “February, which marks Black History Month, is celebrated throughout the United States as an opportunity to recognize the contributions and achievements of African-Americans.” ... 

  • Embassy Visits Ivoirian Reggae Star’s Radio Station to Promote Peace (March 11, 2015)

    Information Officer Travis Murphy visited Alpha Blondy FM, a proximity radio station launched by Ivoirian reggae star, Alpha Blondy on March 11. During the meeting, Blondy told Murphy that the purpose of the radio station is to promote culture, peace, social cohesion and mutual understanding among the Ivoirian people; objectives that conform to the Mission's goals in Cote d'Ivoire. For more than a year, the Public Affairs Section (PAS) has been collaborating with proximity and religious radio stations to promote Mission priorities through a variety of live and recorded programing. The visit to this radio station was an opportunity for PAS to create a new partnership that will help promote the goals of the United States’ Government in Côte d’Ivoire.  

  • U.S. Embassy finances project to promote cultural peace in schools (March 10, 2015)

    A ceremony marking the completion of the project “Citizen Participation, Community Integration and the Cultural Peace in Schools” was held at the U.S. Embassy on March 10. Speaking at the ceremony, Ambassador Terence McCulley said that the project was a success. The project was implemented by the Center for the Promotion of Human Rights and Development in Africa (CPHDA), an NGO with the financial support from the Democracy and Human Rights Fund through the U.S. Agency for International Development. During the program, CPHDA organized awareness campaign in secondary and high schools to explain to the students the importance of civic education in a society. 

  • World Wildlife celebrated at the Zoo with primary school children (March 3, 2015)

    On March 3, 2015, Post marked World Wildlife Day 2015 with a storytelling session led by PAO Russell Brooks at the National Zoo in Abidjan, followed by a guided tour of the zoo. The 36 primary school children from Ecole Internationale la Rosee learned about the importance of protecting animals including elephants, monkeys, and gorillas. The kids took the opportunity to adopt a monkey baby that they named “Mignon,” meaning “cute.”  

  • USAID-supported HIV Research Featured in International Journal (march 3, 2015)

    Accra, Ghana – The U.S. Government, acting through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Johns Hopkins University Center for AIDS Research, the Foundation for AIDS Research, and the National Institutes of Health, announces the release of a special issue of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS) titled “HIV Risks and Vulnerabilities among Key Populations in West and Central Africa—Evidence to Inform HIV Prevention, Treatment, and Care.” ... 

  • Inauguration of Two New Annex Buildings at the Man Court of First Instance (February 26, 2015)

    General Prosecutor of the Daloa Court of First Instance; President of the Man Court of First Instance; Prosecutor of the Republic of the Man Court of First Instance; Ladies and gentlemen; It is a pleasure to be in Man to inaugurate two new annex buildings at the Man Court of First Instance. As a first-time visitor here, I am impressed with the region’s natural beauty and abundance of natural resources. “The City of 18 Mountains” is truly a remarkable place. You have reason for great pride in your home. I know it has attracted businesses and tourists over the years. I am also pleased to see the dynamic entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm evident throughout this community ... 

  • Embassy Organizes Gospel Concert as Capstone of activities for Black History Month (February 25, 2015)

    The U.S. Embassy in Côte d’Ivoire, in partnership with the National Institute of Performing Arts and Culture (INSAAC), organized on February 25, 2015 a gospel concert to wrap up a month of activities in celebration of Black History Month. The two-hour show featured five different musical acts including, “Under the Sea” from the International Community School; “Ensemble Polyphonique de l’INSAAC”, a choir of the arts school; “Joshua and Caleb and the Golden Fingers” a church group; and the “Abidjan Embassy Community Voices” made up the staff of U.S. Embassy ...  Photos »

Gospel Concert Photos (February 25, 2015)

Concert Photos (February 14, 2015)

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