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  • Deputy Assistant Secretary for West Africa, Bisa Williams (Dpt. of State)

    Senior official visits Abidjan

    ABIDJAN – Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for West African Affairs, U.S. Department of State’s Bisa Williams, arrives in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on July 2nd 2015 for a seven-day visit. Bisa Williams’ visit is part of a tour of the West African region, including visits to Mali, Togo, Senegal and Guinea ...

  • Photo courtesy of Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet (Dpt. of State)

    U. S. Navy Ship ‘Grasp’ Drops Anchor in Abidjan

    ABIDJAN – The U.S. Navy’s USNS Grasp, a rescue and salvage vessel is here in Abidjan for a week of training with Ivoirian military diving counterparts. A mobile diving and salvage company made up of 16 divers is aboard the USNS Grasp. These type of units provide a mobile diving capability for the U.S. Navy when deployed and ...

  • Chargé d’Affaires Andrew Haviland giving IT equipment to President of the Independent Electoral Commission (Dpt. of State)

    Handover of equipment to CEI

    It is a pleasure to be here today to participate in a handover ceremony with the Independent Electoral Commission. As the presidential electoral process is currently underway with the voter registration phase, it is essential for the national electoral body to effectively manage and disseminate ...

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  • President Obama Plans Trip to Africa

    President Obama Plans Trip to Africa

    The Government of Kenya has agreed to co-host the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) this July. Organized annually since 2009, the GES has emerged as a global platform connecting emerging entrepreneurs with leaders from business, international organizations ...


News from the Embassy

  • Film Screening and Discussion for Pride Month (June 16, 2015)

    On June 16, 2015, the U.S. Embassy hosted a screening of the film "The Kids are All Right" with the Lesbian Life Association of Cote d'Ivoire (LLACI). The film, about a lesbian couple with children in the United States, permitted the group to talk about themes related to homosexuality and gay rights in the United States and Cote d'Ivoire, and was part of the Embassy’s Pride Month programming. On a related issue, the Embassy has nominated Mr. Claver Toure to participate in International Visitor Leadership Program on “Preventing and Responding to Bias-Motivated Violence against the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Intersexed (LGBTI) Community” from June 10 - 23, 2015.  

  • Embassy Hosts Roundtable with Youth Council in Lead Up to GES (June 11, 2015)

    On June 11, 2015, the Public Affairs Section hosted a roundtable discussion, with members of the Embassy’s Youth Council, focused on assisting young entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship offers a means to address youth unemployment in Côte d’Ivoire, and support for youth entrepreneurship in turn promotes broad-based economic growth. The program also highlighted the themes associated with the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi. It featured three panelists who presented about the tools required for success ... 

  • Abidjan: Islamic Teacher Training (June 10, 2015)

    English Language Fellow John Simpson led two training sessions at the Embassy on June 10, 2015 for teachers from Islamic schools. The sessions focused on teaching and ethics, and interactive teaching tools to motivate learners. Sixty teachers participated from schools in the Abidjan area. They teach in both primary and secondary schools. Some are also religious leaders in their communities. 

  • Ramadan Kareem from President Obama

    As the new crescent moon brings in the holy month of Ramadan, Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to all those observing the month of fasting in the United States and around the world... 

  • Côte d’Ivoire celebrates World Blood Donor Day (June 15, 2015)

    The U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in Côte d’Ivoire, Andrew Haviland, joined the Minister of Health and the Fight Against HIV/AIDS, Dr. Raymonde Goudou-Coffie, to celebrate this year’s World Blood Donor Day. 

  • PAS Facilitates Local Journalist Participation in African Union Summit Press Conference Call (June 15, 2015)

    In support of the Mission’s goal of political inclusion and in an opportunity to discuss U.S. policy in the region, eight journalists from two radio, one online and five print —daily and weekly —media properties participated in a regional press conference with Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. 

  • U.S. delegation speaks on World Economic Forum on Africa (June 4, 2015)

    Journalists from Le Journal de l’Economie, La Tribune de l’Economie and Côte d’Ivoire Economie, three major economic newspapers, participated in a telephonic press briefing concerning the World Economic Forum on Africa on June 4, 2015 at the U.S. Embassy. 

Handover of equipment to CEI

  • Handover of equipment to CEI

World Blood Donor Day

  • World Blood Donor Day


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