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  • President Obama during his speech at African Union Headquarters

    President Obama Remarks to the People of Africa

    A half-century into this independence era, it is long past time to put aside old stereotypes of an Africa forever mired in poverty and conflict. The world must recognize Africa’s extraordinary progress. Today, Africa is one of the fastest-growing regions in the world ...

  • President Obama at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit

    President Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia

    Thank you so much, President Kenyatta, for your timely remarks, your warm welcome, and the great work that has gone into hosting this summit. It is wonderful to be back in Kenya. (Applause.) Niaje wasee! (Applause.) Hawayuni! (Applause and laughter.) I’m proud to be the first U.S. President to visit Kenya ...

  • Ambassador Terence P. McCulley  and the Governor of the Autonomous District of Abidjan during the signing ceremony (Dpt. of State)

    Signing of Memorandum of Understanding

    I would like to express my profound gratitude to the Governor, along with all his collaborators who engaged themselves fully in the development of the terms of this partnership, which resulted in this important project; a project that will serve without a doubt to strengthen the capacity of Ivoirian youth ...

  • Ambassador Bisa Williams during the conference (Dpt. of State)

    Ambassador Williams speaks about election

    Today I would like to discuss with you the importance of free, fair, and peaceful elections in democracy. I am delighted that we have an opportunity for Q&A as well, since what I want to encourage most of all in my remarks is participation! Democracy, when embraced, is an engine for stability ...

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News from the Embassy

  • Ivoirians experience positive impact from the Americans with Disabilities Act (July 22-29, 2015)

    U.S. Embassy Abidjan held three Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)- related activities to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this ground-breaking law, as well as several postings on social media. On July 22, the Information Resource Center held a panel discussion by disabled activists, including an educator, a CFO, a social entrepreneur and a PhD. student in human development. Sixty-five people attended, many of whom were also living with a disability and members of six different NGOs that advocate for the professional and social integration of disabled people ... 

  • Remarks of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report Ceremony (July 27, 2015)

    This report is the product of really an entire year-long effort…And this report is important because it really is one of the best means that we have as individuals to speak up for adults and children who lack any effective platform whatsoever through which they are able to speak for themselves. Because of its credibility, this report is also a source of validation and inspiration to activists on every single continent who are striving to end this scourge of modern slavery ... 

  • Press Release : Opening of Seminar for Private Non-Commercial Radios Stations on Proper Media Coverage for 2015 Elections (July 21, 2015)

    ABIDJAN – In Grand-Bassam on Tuesday, July 21, the Embassy of the United States, in collaboration with the High Authority for Audiovisual Communication (HACA), inaugurated a series of training workshops for private non-commercial radio stations. This program, managed by USAID/OTI through its partner CITI2, also initiates the distribution of posters and brochures with the rules that radio stations need to observe during this election season in accordance with their specifications ... 

  • Ambassador speech: Inaugural Workshop on Successful Election Coverage by Private Non-Commercial Radio Stations for the 2015 Election (July 21, 2015)

    Good morning. I am very happy to be with you today in Grand Bassam, such a historic city in Côte d’Ivoire. Thank you to so many of you for coming to this seminar, which is an important contribution to conducting a transparent, peaceful and inclusive election. I am here in order to demonstrate the strong engagement the United States has with the entire electoral process, especially the extremely important role of the media in this electoral period. Among all the media, radio plays a very important role, to inform, educate and increase awareness among local populations ... 

  • Closing of 4th round of the English Access Microscholarship Program (July 16, 2015)

    ABIDJAN – On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, the United States Ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire, Terence P. McCulley, presided over the closing ceremony for the fourth phase of the English Access Microscholarship program. This is a grant program for students aged 14 to 18, from underserved communities. The program, offered to students of English, takes place over the course of two academic years. During his closing remarks, Ambassador McCulley emphasized the importance of English in today’s society. “Whether it is at school, in the business world, in the field of science and technology or in everyday life, one cannot fully participate without mastering English,” he said ... 

  • Signing Ceremony for Memorandum of Understanding between the Embassy of the United States and the District of Abidjan on the Opening of an Information and Activities Center (July 16, 2015)

    ABIDJAN – On Tuesday, July 15, 2015, The Ambassador of the United States in Côte d’Ivoire, Terence P. McCulley and the Governor of the District of Abidjan, Robert Beugré Mambé, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) planning for the opening of a new Center for Information and Activities, named the “Young African Leaders Initiative Center.” “This collaboration demonstrated our common will to promote entrepreneurship and leadership among the youth,” stated Ambassador McCulley, who also noted that the center will work to strengthen the capacities of young Ivoirians ...  Ambassador Speech »

  • Investing in Entrepreneurs: A Focus on Africa (July 8, 2015)

    On July 8, 2015, Embassy Abidjan's Information Resource Center hosted 45 business women and young entrepreneurs for a webchat titled “Investing in Entrepreneurs: A Focus on Africa.” After the webchat, the audience spoke with Public Affairs Officer, Russell Brooks, about their concerns about how to translate the lessons from the program to their local environment. Overall, the business people found the program to be extremely informative and expressed interest in participating in additional programs on this topic. In Cote d'Ivoire, entrepreneurship is of great interest as a means to decrease employment and empower women and young people.  

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  • Ambassador Bisa Williams during the conference (Dpt. of State)

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