Department of State Inaugurates New Regional Antiterrorism Training Facility in Senegal

The Department of State and the Government of Senegal today inaugurated a new regional counterterrorism training facility in Thiès, Senegal, on September 6, 2018. U.S. and Senegalese officials formally dedicated the new Regional Tactical Training Center, which was funded, constructed, and equipped through the Department of State’s Antiterrorism Assistance (ATA) program. The new center is ATA’s ...
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DS/ATA Regional Training Center Inauguration – Remarks for DCM Martina T. Boustani, September 6, 2018

Remarks for DCM Martina T. Boustani DS/ATA Regional Training Center Inauguration September 6, 2018  (As prepared)   Mr. Chef d’État-major général des armées Mr. Representative of the National Gendarmerie Mr. Representative of the National Police Mr. Commander of Base CET-7 Members of the Diplomatic Corps Law enforcement and constabulary officers Distinguished Guests Mesdames, Messieurs I am ...
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NASA Mission in Senegal Promotes Scientific Discovery

NASA mission in Senegal promotes scientific discovery Sadie Goering –  August 24, 2018 When NASA scientists assembled telescopes in her home country of Senegal, Binita Yanni knew very little about astronomy and didn’t realize a career in planetary sciences was even a possibility. Determined to learn why 21 U.S. telescopes were stationed throughout the Senegalese ...
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Passing of Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan – Statement by Secretary Pompeo

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson ________________________________________ For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO August 18, 2018 Passing of Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan I am saddened to hear of the passing of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and express my condolences to the Annan family and to the people of his home ...
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National Security Strategy Roundtable – Ambassador Mushingi’s Remarks, August 6, 2018

Remarks by Ambassador Mushingi National Security Strategy Roundtable August 6, 2018 (As prepared)   M. Augustin Tine, Minister of Armed Forces MG Birame Diop, General Chief of Staff of the President of the Republic, BG Paul Ndiaye, Director of CHEDS (the Centre des Hautes Etudes de Défense et de Securité),   Good Morning, and welcome ...
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 The Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS) To Hold “National Security Strategy Development” workshop in Dakar Opening ceremony on August 6 at 08h

PRESS RELEASE  The Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS) To Hold “National Security Strategy Development” workshop in Dakar Opening ceremony on August 6 at 08h00 at the Radisson Blu HotelDakar   The Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS) at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. will host a five-day workshop on the principles and ...
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Senegalese and American military medical professionals hosted a  Medical Readiness Training MEDRETE

Press Releases Senegalese and American military medical professionals hosted a  Medical Readiness Training MEDRETE   DAKAR, Senegal — Senegalese and American military medical professionals hosted a closing ceremony on the last day of Medical Readiness Training Exercise 18-1 at the Hopital Militaire De Ouakam in Dakar, Senegal, Feb. 22, to highlight the strengthened partnerships. The 21-day ...
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Global experts release guide on Fall Armyworm management, a critical global security threat in Africa

FOR RELEASE ON FEBRUARY 6, 2018 Global experts release guide on Fall Armyworm management, a critical global security threat in Africa In 2016, an invasive crop pest called the fall armyworm (FAW) was first confirmed in Africa. Native to the Americas, FAW can feed on 80 different crop species including maize, a staple food consumed ...
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NASA Press Conference, Opening Statement – Ambassador Mushingi’s remarks, July 30, 2018

Remarks by Ambassador Mushingi NASA Press Conference Opening Statement July 30, 2018   (As prepared) Mr. Minister, thank you for organizing this press conference and for the invitation.  It is a pleasure to be here to help welcome the dedicated scientists of NASA’s New Horizons space mission to Senegal.  As you know, NASA—the National Aeronautics ...
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Animal Biotechnology Workshop – Ambassador Mushingi’s remarks, King Fahd Hotel Monday, July 23

Remarks by Ambassador Mushingi Animal Biotechnology Workshop King Fahd Hotel Dakar, Senegal 2018, 9:00 a.m.   (As prepared) Minister of Environment (Representative), National Biosafety Authorities from participating countries, ECOWAS and UEMOA representatives (TBD), Dear Participants Good morning. I am pleased to have the opportunity to join you here today. I would first like to thank ...
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Village Pilote Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Remarks, July 10, 2018

Remarks for Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Village Pilote Ribbon Cutting Ceremony July 10, 2018   (As prepared) Loic Treguy and staff of Village Pilote Community representatives Dear children here today Dear guests Assalam Aleikoum No Mbadah/ No Mbadahn Nafiyo Kassoumay Al baherto Nanga Def. It is my pleasure to visit Village Pilote and in particular to meet ...
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USAID Suxali Jigeen launch – Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Remarks, July 9th, 2018

Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Remarks USAID Suxali Jigeen launch July 9th, 2018 (As prepared)     Monsieur le Préfet du Département de Thiès, Messieurs les Sous-préfets, Monsieur le Représentant du Khalife Général de Thiénaba, Messieurs les Maires et Haut Conseillers départementaux, Messieurs les chefs de village, Chers invités, Mesdames, Messieurs,   It is a pleasure to ...
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Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Remarks – 242nd Anniversary of Independence – July 4, 2018

Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Remarks 242nd Anniversary of Independence U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal Wednesday, July 4, 2018 (As prepared) Monsieur le Ministre de l’Intérieur, représentant le Gouvernement du Sénégal, Mesdames et Messieurs les Membres du Gouvernement, Chers Collègues et Membres du Corps diplomatique, institutions internationales et interafricaines, Fellow Americans, Honorables Invités, Mesdames et Messieurs, Assalam Malekum ...
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Trade Information Portal Launch – DCM Martina Boustani’s Opening Remarks – Dakar, June 19, 2018

Opening Remarks for DCM Martina Boustani Trade Information Portal Launch Dakar, June 19, 2018 (As delivered)   Monsieur le Ministre du Commerce, du Secteur informel, de la Consommation, de la Promotion des produits locaux et des PME, Monsieur le Directeur Général des Douanes, Mesdames et Messieurs les représentants des ministères, agences et services techniques, Mesdames et ...
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Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Remarks – Closing Ceremony, Young Transparency Ambassadors Grant – May 17, 2018

Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Remarks  Closing Ceremony- Young Transparency Ambassadors Grant May 17, 2018 (As prepared) Monsieur le Ministre de la Jeunesse, de la construction citoyenne et de la promotion du volontariat Monsieur le Préfet de Guédiawaye, Monsieur le Maire, Monsieur le Chef de quartier, Monsieur le Président du Conseil des Jeunes de Guédiawaye, Monsieur le Coordinateur ...
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Opening Remarks for Ambassador Mushingi – CDC and World Health Organization (WHO) Radisson Hotel May 14th 2018

Ambassador Mushingi Opening Remarks for CDC and World Health Organization (WHO) Public Health Emergency Management Regional Training at the Radisson Hotel May 14th 2018 (As prepared) Minister of Health and Social Action, Representatives of World Health Organization, Representatives of United States Government Agencies, Participants Members of the Press, Honorable Guests, Since 2015, with the support ...
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Opening Remarks for Ambassador Mushingi – Launch of Feed the Future 2.0 Country Plan and Kawolor Project

Opening Remarks for Ambassador Mushingi Launch of Feed the Future 2.0 Country Plan and Kawolor Project  April 26, 2018 – Place du Souvenir, Dakar (As prepared)   Monsieur le Ministre de l’agriculture et de l’équipement rural, Mesdames et Messieurs les représentants des ministères, agences et services techniques, Mesdames et Messieurs les représentants de la Société civile, ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal (April 16, 2018)

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following neighborhoods in Dakar, Senegal: Place SOWETO, Plateau, Dakar Surrounding areas in downtown Dakar Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on April 19, 2018.  Certain political organizations have planned a protest of a law on parrainage.  The protest time is unknown but will ...
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SSASA 2018 Announcement ( Closing date: May 11, 2018)

  The U.S. Embassy is looking for candidates interested in participating in the Salzburg Global Seminar to be held in September 21-25, 2018 in Salzburg, Austria. This call for applications mainly targets professors of American Studies at the university level interested in the following theme: “Understanding America in the 21st Century: Culture and Politics” From ...
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Department of State Participation in Flintlock 2018 

April 6, 2018 Department of State Participation in Flintlock 2018  The Department of State is pleased to once again participate in Flintlock, U.S. Africa Command’s (AFRICOM) annual and largest Special Operations Forces exercise.  Flintlock exercises have taken place regularly since 2005 with partner nations from the Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership (TSCTP) and are planned by African ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal

Location: Ziguinchor and Cap Skiring Event: On March 29, 2018, local press reported that gunmen, while stopping and robbing vehicles traveling on the Route Régionale 20 (R20) in the Ziguinchor Region, opened fire on individuals that tried to drive past them. Reports indicate that one Senegalese citizen was killed and one Senegalese and one French ...
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Good Governance and Human Rights Can Help Defeat Terrorism in Africa, By Daniel J. Murphy on March 28, 2018

  Good Governance and Human Rights Can Help Defeat Terrorism in Africa By Daniel J. Murphy on March 28, 2018   Violent extremism is on the rise in Africa.  The number of violent events linked to African extremist groups increased by more than 16 percent in 2017.  Throughout the year, groups like Boko Haram, Al ...
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Remarks at the UN General Assembly Commemoration of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Ambassador Nikki Haley U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City March 26, 2018   (As Delivered) Thank you very much, Mr. President. We gather today to commemorate a shameful and brutal period in the world’s history. We remember the over 10 million men, women, and children ...
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Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson – Annual Observance of International Women’s Day, Washington, DC March 8, 2018

Press Statement Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson  Annual Observance of International Women’s Day Washington, DC March 8, 2018   As we commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8th, the United States renews our steadfast commitment to addressing inequalities between women and men at home and abroad and reaffirms the importance of advancing the status ...
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Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson Remarks – U.S.-Africa Relations: A New Framework, George Mason University March 6, 2018

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson Remarks George Mason University Fairfax, Virginia March 6, 2018   Thank you. Thank you so much, Dr. Cabrera, for the warm welcome. And it is a pleasure to be here at George Mason, and I’m pleased always to meet a Fulbright alum, as well as a fellow engineer. And we appreciate ...
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Secretary Tillerson To Travel to Addis Ababa, Djibouti, Nairobi, N’Djamena, and Abuja

Secretary Tillerson To Travel to Addis Ababa, Djibouti, Nairobi, N’Djamena, and Abuja Department Spokesperson Washington, DC March 1, 2018 On his first official trip to Africa, Secretary Rex Tillerson will travel to N’Djamena, Chad; Djibouti, Djibouti; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Nairobi, Kenya; and Abuja, Nigeria, March 6-13, 2018.Secretary Tillerson will meet with leadership in each country, ...
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Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi – Graduation Ceremony of Aviation Security Inspector/Quality Control Training & Mentoring Course

Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Graduation Ceremony of Aviation Security Inspector/Quality Control Training & Mentoring Course March 1, 2018 Aeroport International Blaise Diagne (AIBD)   On March 1, 2018, U.S. Ambassador Mushingi joined the Senegal’s Minister of Air Transport and Airport Infrastructure Development, MaÏmouna Ndoye Seck, along with U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) West Africa Attaché Gary ...
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Women’s Day contest

Règlement officiel du concours de vidéo « Se célébrer, célébrer les femmes »    Parrains du concours  Le concours de vidéo « Se célébrer, célébrer les femmes » est parrainé par le département d’État des États-Unis à travers l’Ambassade des Etats-Unis à Dakar. Présentation des objectifs du concours L’objectif du concours est de mettre en évidence les problèmes liés ...
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Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Remarks – Black History Month Reception CMR, Wednesday, February 21, 2018 

 Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Remarks Black History Month Reception CMR Wednesday, February 21, 2018  (As prepared)   Monsieur le Député et Grand Serigne de Dakar, Madame et Monsieur les Ministres-conseillers, Messieurs les Représentants du Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de l’Innovation, et du Ministère de la Culture, Chers Invités, Mesdames, Messieurs, Dear guests Good ...
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Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Remarks – DTRA Ribbon Cutting Event, HEOC Fann Hospital – Dakar

Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Remarks DTRA Ribbon Cutting Event HEOC Fann Hospital – Dakar Mercredi 21 février 2018 (As prepared)   President of the Republic of Senegal, Minister Sarr, Officials of the Government of Senegal, Valued partners and guests, Good morning. What an honor to be here with you today at the opening of this beautiful ...
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Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Remarks – Launch of USAID WASH-FIN project, King Fahd Hotel, Feb. 20, 2018

Remarks for US Ambassador to Senegal Tulinabo S. Mushingi Launch of USAID WASH-FIN project King Fahd Hotel, Feb. 20, 2018 (As prepared)   Monsieur le ministre de l’Hydraulique et de l’Assainissement, Monsieur le Secrétaire General du ministère de l’Hydraulique et de l’Assainissement, Monsieur le chef de projet USAID WASHFIN Mesdames, Messieurs Chers invités,   It ...
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Joint Statement of Guiding Principles From the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 13, 2018 Joint Statement of Guiding Principles From the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS   We, the Foreign Ministers and principals of the Global Coalition, have come together in Kuwait City united in our determination to defeat ISIS/Da’esh through a focused, sustained, multifaceted effort. We know ...
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Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Remarks – Handover Ceremony of Two Patrol Boats to the Senegalese Marine Nationale

  Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Remarks Handover Ceremony of Two Patrol Boats to the Senegalese Marine Nationale Dakar Naval Base Thursday, 8 February, 2018 (As prepared)   Monsieur le Chef d’État-major Général des Armées, Monsieur le Chef d’État-major de la Marine nationale, Monsieur le Haut-Commandant de la Gendarmerie nationale, Mesdames, Messieurs, Good afternoon General Gueye, Admiral Diagne, ...
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Global experts release guide on Fall Armyworm management, a critical global security threat in Africa

February 6, 2018 PRESS RELEASE   Global experts release guide on Fall Armyworm management, a critical global security threat in Africa In 2016, an invasive crop pest called the fall armyworm (FAW) was first confirmed in Africa. Native to the Americas, FAW can feed on 80 different crop species including maize, a staple food consumed by ...
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Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Remarks – Second Annual Field Epidemiology and Training Program Conference

Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Remarks Second Annual Field Epidemiology and Training Program Conference February 5, Hotel Ngor Diorama, Dakar (As prepared)   Acknowledgements Minister of Health WHO country rep, FAO rep,  Since 1975, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided worldwide technical assistance and funding for the Field Epidemiology Training Program ...
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Recognizing African American Contributions to U.S. Diplomatic History

Recognizing African American Contributions to U.S. Diplomatic History By DipNote Bloggers on February 1, 2018   February marks National African American History Month in the United States. In observance of African American History Month, we’re highlighting African-American individuals who dedicated their lives to public service and broke barriers to accomplish U.S. diplomatic history. Ebenezer Don Carlos Bassett: First African-American Diplomat President Ulysses ...
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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims February 2018 as National African American History Month

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims February 2018 as National African American History Month Issued on: January 31, 2018 This February, we celebrate National African American History Month to honor the significant contributions African Americans have made to our great Nation — contributions that stand as a testament to their resolve, resilience, and courage.  Over the ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Boustani Opening Remarks – Déplacement de populations, migration et traité de personnes: quelle couverture par mes média

Deputy Chief of Mission Boustani Opening Remarks Déplacement de populations, migration et traité de personnes: quelle couverture par mes médias? February 1, 2019; Hotel Ndiambour; 9:30AM (As prepared) Secrétaire Général du SYNPICS Trainers Trainees Welcome! I am delighted we were able to host this workshop and that so many of you from across Senegal were ...
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Security Alert- U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal

Location: Ziguinchor Administrative Region of the Casamance Event: Ongoing investigation and operations by Senegalese security forces.  U.S. government personnel are prohibited from traveling on RN4 between Ziguinchor and São Domingos.  Any other travel by U.S. government personnel in the Casamance is restricted to paved roads and only permitted during daylight hours. Actions to Take: Avoid ...
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Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi’s Remarks – DS/ATA Regional Training Center Groundbreaking – January 9, 2018

Remarks for Tulinabo Mushingi U.S. Ambassador to Senegal DS/ATA Regional Training Center Groundbreaking January 9, 2018 (As prepared) Mr. Chef d’État-major général des armées Mr. Commander of Base CET-7 Mr. Representative of the National Gendarmerie Mr. Representative of the National Police Law enforcement and constabulary officers Distinguished Guests Mesdames, Messieurs   Let me begin by ...
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Remarks by President Trump on the Administration’s National Security Strategy

  Remarks by President Trump on the Administration’s National Security Strategy National Security & Defense December 18, 2017 Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Washington, D.C. 2:03 P.M. EST     THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  Thank you.  Please.  I want to thank Vice President Pence, along with the many members of my ...
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Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi’s Remarks – National Police Academy Equipment Handover Talking Points December 20, 2017 at 1630

Remarks for Tulinabo Mushingi U.S. Ambassador to Senegal National Police Academy Equipment Handover Talking Points December 20, 2017 at 1630   Mr. Inspector General of the National Police Mr. Director of the Police Academy Police Officers and Agents Distinguished Guests Mesdames, Messieurs I am happy to be here today with the Inspector General of Police, ...
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U.S. Ambassador Visits the Regions of Casamance

U.S. Ambassador Visits the Regions of Casamance Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi visited Ziguinchor, Sédhiou and Kolda, the three region of Casamance on the southern part of Senegal, from December 12 to 14 and held several events. On December 12, Ambassador Mushingi visited Kagnobon in the morning where the Embassy donated funds through the Special Self-Help Fund ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports 20th Annual Convention of Senegal English Teachers’ Association

U.S. Embassy Supports 20th Annual Convention of Senegal English Teachers’ Association U.S. Embassy Dakar sponsored the 20th annual convention of the Association of Teachers of English in Senegal (A.T.E.S.) December 8-9 through its Regional English Language Office (RELO). The event gathered hundreds of teachers from all regions of Senegal and representatives of Teachers’ Associations from ...
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Allocution de l’Ambassadeur des Etats-Unis – Cérémonie de prestation de serment des Volontaires du Corps de la Paix Américain au Senegal

Allocution de l’Ambassadeur des Etats-Unis au Sénégal, Le Dr. Tulinabo Mushingi Cérémonie de prestation de serment des Volontaires du Corps de la Paix Américain au Senegal Le vendredi, 8 décembre 2017   (Telle que préparée)   [Insert salutations to senior government officials when list is confirmed.] Monsieur le Secrétaire Général de la Présidence, Mesdames, Messieurs ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests Planned in Guinea-Bissau

The U.S. Embassy in Dakar has received reports of scheduled political protests to occur in Bissau on Thursday, December 7, 2017 and Friday, December 8, 2017 from Chapa Bissau to Praça dos Herois (downtown). Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise ...
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Speech for Deputy Chief of Mission – Regional Stakeholder Meeting on Veterinary Epidemiology Capacity Development for Global Health Security Ag

Remarks for Regional Stakeholder Meeting on Veterinary Epidemiology Capacity Development for Global Health Security Agenda countries in Africa Ms. Martina Boustani, Deputy Chief of Mission, United States Embassy Dakar Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 9AM   (As prepared) Monsieur le ministre de la Santé et de l’Action sociale Madame le ministre de l’Elevage et des ...
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Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi’s Remarks – The National Police Drug Lab ribbon cutting ceremony December 5, Cité Police, Avenue Malick Sy

Remarks for Tulinabo Mushingi U.S. Ambassador to Senegal Opening Remarks at the National Police Drug Lab ribbon cutting ceremony December 5, Cité Police, Avenue Malick Sy   (As prepared) Dear Minister of Interior, it’s a pleasure for me to co-preside with you the National Police Drug Lab ribbon cutting ceremony. This event, which reflects the ...
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Speech for Deputy Chief of Mission – Regional Stakeholder Meeting on Veterinary Epidemiology Capacity Development for Global Health Security Ag

Remarks for Regional Stakeholder Meeting on Veterinary Epidemiology Capacity Development for Global Health Security Agenda countries in Africa Ms. Martina Boustani, Deputy Chief of Mission, United States Embassy Dakar Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 9AM (As prepared)   Monsieur le ministre de la Santé et de l’Action sociale Madame le ministre de l’Elevage et des ...
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Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi’s Remarks – Cloture of the Educating of Peace Grant December 2, Maison de la Presse

Remarks for Tulinabo Mushingi U.S. Ambassador to Senegal Opening Remarks at the Cloture of the Educating of Peace Grant December 2, Maison de la Presse   (As Prepared) As-Salaam-Alaikum. I am very pleased to be with you today participating in the closure of the Timbuktu Institute’s Educating for Peace initiative, which targeted students across Senegal ...
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Remark on the Latest D.P.R.K. Missile Launch

Remark on the Latest D.P.R.K. Missile Launch Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC November 28, 2017 The United States strongly condemns North Korea’s launch of what is likely an intercontinental ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, indiscriminately threatening its neighbors, the region and global stability. The D.P.R.K.’s relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons ...
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Remark at the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC November 22, 2017 Remark at the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women   In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) on November 25 and the accompanying 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the United ...
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Secretary Tillerson Meets With African Foreign Ministers

Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 22, 2017 Secretary Tillerson Meets With African Foreign Ministers Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with delegations from 37 countries and the African Union Commission, in addition to representatives from the U.S. and African private sectors and civil society on November 17 to address our cooperation in increasing ...
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Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi’s Remarks – Closing Ceremony of the Rencontres Pénitentiaires à Sébikotane

Remarks Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Closing Ceremony of the Rencontres Pénitentiaires à Sébikotane Hôtel Palm Beach November 20, 2017 (as prepared) On behalf of the United States of America, I would like to congratulate the Republic of Senegal for the successful completion of the first-ever Rencontres Pénitentiaires à Sébikotane (RPS). The Minister of Justice H.E. Ismaila ...
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USTDA Launches U.S. Gas Infrastructure Exports Initiative

November 17, 2017 Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency and U.S. industry launched the U.S. Gas Infrastructure Exports Initiative to facilitate partnerships that can connect U.S. expertise to countries seeking to build, enhance, or improve their natural gas infrastructure. As part of the Initiative, USTDA is announcing a reverse trade mission for Senegalese public  ...
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Speech for Deputy Chief of Mission – Entrepreneurship Expo, West African Research Center November 13, 2017

Remarks DCM Martina Boustani Entrepreneurship Expo  West African Research Center  Monday, November 13, 2017, 1730 (As prepared)  Thank you for coming to this event in recognition of Global Entrepreneurship Week.  I would first like to thank Ousmane Sene and the staff of WARC—the West African Research Center—for hosting this event.  We value WARC’s partnership on ...
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Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi’s Remarks – Signing Ceremony of the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation Grant – November 2, 2017

Remarks Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Signing Ceremony of the  Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation Grant Daniel Sorano Theater – November 2, 2017 (As prepared) Minister of Culture Grand Serigne of the Lebou Community Representative of the Mayor of Dakar Imam Ratib of Dakar President of EMAD Dear guests, Asalamu Alekum! I am delighted to be here ...
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U.S. Government Supports The Lebou Community in the Preservation of its Culture

U.S. Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi and Minister of Culture Abdou Latif Coulibaly presided over the signing ceremony of a $108,800 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation grant for the Lebou community on November 2.  The project, led by the organization Entente des Mouvements et Associations pour le Développement (EMAD) will help to preserve the traditional music of ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests Planned in Guinea-Bissau

The U.S. Embassy in Dakar has received reports of three planned protests in the capital of Guinea-Bissau this weekend.  The protests are planned to take place in Missira, Bissau Capital, Bairro Ajuda Espaco Verde, Bissau Capital, and Bairro Cumtum, Bissau Capital.  However, the locations of the protests may change at any time. Even demonstrations intended ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Increased Security Awareness October 18, 2017

United States Embassy Dakar, Senegal Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Increased Security Awareness October 18, 2017 The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to be vigilant when visiting establishments and staying at hotels frequented by Westerners due to a credible threat related to potential terrorist activity in Dakar. U.S. Embassy personnel are not permitted to stay ...
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Strengthening Collaborative Security Through Community-Police Involvement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DAKAR, October 8, 2017 – The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and Partners West Africa Senegal will host representatives from six countries at a conference on October 12th and 13th at the Pullman Dakar Hotel. The conference will share lessons learned on the relationship between civilian security services and local communities, ...
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Ambassador Tulinabo S. Mushingi – Opening Remarks on Training Course on Vulnerable Targets, octobre 02, 2017

Monsieur le Ministre de l’Intérieur Monsieur le Haut Commandant de la Gendarmerie Nationale Monsieur le Directeur Général de la Police Nationale Monsieur le Commandant de la Brigade Nationale des Sapeurs-Pompiers Mesdames Messieurs les Représentants du Gouvernement du Sénégal Chers invités Mesdames et messieurs Allow me to begin by wishing you “dewenatti” and a happy new ...
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Ambassador Tulinabo S. Mushingi Press Conference and Opening Remarks in Bissau September 26, 2017

Ambassador Tulinabo S. Mushingi Press Conference and Opening Remarks in Bissau September 26, 2017; BLO   Good morning and thank you for coming.  I am very pleased to have the opportunity to speak to you following my second visit to Guinea-Bissau since I was accredited as the Ambassador last month. First and foremost, I came ...
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Northern Senegal Welcomes Ambassador’s First Visit Inside The Country

September 20, 2017 PRESS RELEASE   Ambassador Mushingi visited North Senegal from September 11 to 15.  He went to Linguère, Ourossogui, Matam, Ndioum, Podor, Richard Toll, Ross Bethio, and Saint-Louis.  This field visit allowed him to meet with local authorities and people, to talk to Peace Corps volunteers, and to see the projects financed by ...
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Speech for Deputy Chief of Mission – Feed the Future “Yaajeende” Close-out Ceremony

  Speech for Deputy Chief of Mission, Martina Boustani Feed the Future “Yaajeende” close-out ceremony Aug. 22, 2017 – Ngor Diarama Hotel (As prepared) Monsieur le Directeur de l’Agriculture, Madame la Directrice de l’Alimentation et de la Nutrition, Monsieur le Directeur de l’Elevage, Madame la Conseillere Technique de la Délégation Générale à la Protection Sociale ...
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DCM Boustani Remarks – HIV/AIDS medical supplies handover ceremony

Deputy Chief of Mission Martina Boustani HIV/AIDS medical supplies handover ceremony Friday, August 11, 2017 Hôpital Militaire de Ouakam (As prepared) Monsieur le Chef d’Etat-major Général des Armées, Monsieur le Commandant en Chef de la Gendarmerie, Monsieur le Chef du Laboratoire VIH/SIDA de l’Hôpital de Ouakam, Mesdames, Messieurs les Représentants des Autorités, Chers Invités et Participants, ...
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Ambassador Mushingi Presents His Credential Letters to President Macky Sall

The Honorable Tulinabo S. Mushingi, Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Senegal and the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, presented his credential letters to His Excellency President Macky Sall on August 4, 2017.  Ambassador Mushingi arrived in Dakar on July 30. Tulinabo S. Mushingi, PhD., was nominated by President Trump on February ...
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PRESS RELEASE – Improvements to Former U.S. Embassy Site in Penha, Bissau – July 31, 2017

July 31, 2017 PRESS RELEASE Improvements to Former U.S. Embassy Site in Penha, Bissau  The U.S. Embassy in Dakar will begin work on July 31 to remove three remaining structures located on the compound of the former U.S. Embassy in the Penha neighborhood of Bissau.  The objective is to prevent further deterioration of the buildings ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstration – Election Security Reminder

United States Embassy Dakar, Senegal Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstration – Election Security Reminder July 25, 2017 The U.S. Embassy has received reports that a political party has announced a protest march on July 25 at 1400 from the Place de L’Independence to the Ministry of Interior.  This march is associated with upcoming ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Boustani Remarks – Foreign Affairs Ministry Debate 

Chargé d’Affaires Martina Boustani Remarks MFA Debate « Quel partenariat international pour le développement du Sénégal ?» July 8, 2017 (As prepared) Monsieur le Ministre Vos Excellences, Chefs des Missions Diplomatiques Membres de corps diplomatique Chers invites It is my pleasure to take part in tonight’s event and I thank the Minister for the kind invitation.  It is ...
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Opening Remarks of Election Coverage Workshop

Opening Remarks of Election Coverage Workshop “Just the Facts; Covering the 2017 Elections” Regional English Language Officer Eran Williams July 3, 2017; Thies Good morning! It is great to be with you.  My name is Eran Williams and I am the Regional English Language Officer for the State Department and based in Dakar. I want ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates Independence Day

U.S. Independence Day marks the anniversary of when the country’s founders signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.  This year, the U.S. Embassy in Dakar celebrated the United States’ 241st Independence Day with 600 guests on June 28.  Chargé d’Affaires Martina Boustani and the Senegalese Armed Forces Minister Augustin Tine presided over the ...
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U.S National Day Event Remarks by CDA Martina Boustani – June 28, 2017

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Martina Boustani U.S National Day Event U.S. Embassy Atrium, June 28, 2017 (As prepared) Minister of Armed Forces, Honorable Representative of the Government of Senegal, Honorable Members of the Government of Senegal Members of the Diplomatic Corps Dear Guests, Friends and Fellow Citizens Ladies and Gentleman Assalam Aleikoum! (In Wolof)  Welcome ...
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U.S. Trafficking in Persons Report Urges Greater Prevention, Prosecution and Protection

U.S. Trafficking in Persons Report Urges Greater Prevention, Prosecution and Protection in the Fight against Trafficking in Persons   On June 27, 2017, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the seventeenth annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. The U.S. Congress mandates the report to measure annual progress made by countries around the world on combatting trafficking ...
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2017 Joint Cooperation Portfolio Remarks – June 20, 2017

2017 Joint Cooperation Portfolio Remarks Chargé d’Affaires Martina Boustani Boustani June 20, 2017 (As prepared) It is a pleasure to be here co-presiding over the review of the cooperation portfolio between the United States Agency for International Development and the Government of Senegal. Since 1961, USAID has collaborated with the Government of Senegal, bringing technical ...
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Inauguration Ceremony of the Institut de Recherche en Santé de Surveillance Epidémiologie et de Formation (ISESSEF) – June 19, 2017

Chargée d’Affaires Martina Boustani Inauguration Ceremony of the Institut de Recherche en Santé de Surveillance Epidémiologie et de Formation (ISESSEF) June 19, 2017 ; Diamniado  (As prepared) Good afternoon.  It gives me great pleasure to be here at the inauguration ceremony for the Institut de Recherche en Santé de Surveillance Epidémiologie et de Formation (ISESSEF). In ...
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United States Condemns Attack Outside of London Mosque

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC June 19, 2017 The United States strongly condemns last night’s attack that appears to have targeted Muslim worshippers in London. We extend our sympathies to the families and community of the victims and our hopes for the quick recovery of those wounded. We commend the work of ...
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Security Message – Recurring Protests at Dakar Cheikh Anta Diop University June 2017

The U.S. Embassy wishes to inform U.S. citizens that over the past few months there have been a high number of protests originating at and taking place around Dakar Cheikh Anta Diop University.  Senegalese authorities have been responding to the protests quickly and fortunately there has been little to no impact on Embassy Operations. Protests, ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Martina Boustani Remarks for Youth Leaders Ndogou – June 13, 2017

Remarks for Chargé d’Affaires Martina Boustani Youth Leaders Ndogou CMR June 13, 2017 (As prepared) Assalamou Aleikoum! It is my pleasure to welcome you to the U.S. Embassy’s ndogou for young leaders.  Every year the U.S. Embassy hosts an ndogou, but I arrived in Senegal last year after Ramadan, so I am delighted to be ...
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2017 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC June 7, 2017 2017 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month In recognition of LGBTI Month, the Department of State affirms its solidarity with the human rights defenders and civil society organizations working around the world to uphold the fundamental freedoms of LGBTI ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Guinea-Bissau

United States Embassy Dakar, Senegal Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Guinea-Bissau May 31, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Dakar has received reports of demonstrations in Guinea-Bissau. In addition, the ECOWAS Mission in Guinea-Bissau, known as ECOMIB, has begun a planned withdrawal of its peacekeeping forces from the country. The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens ...
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Remarks for Pan-African Robotics Competition – May 20, 2017

(As prepared – Delivered by Political Chief Officer John T. Ice) Good Morning and thank you to SenEcole and the Pan-African Robotics Competition planning committee for inviting me and for putting together such a wonderful event. We are honored to support this initiative that promotes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – what we call STEM ...
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Check out Our New Site!

Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The Seven Sections in the Website are: Visas – For all ...
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U.S. Government Donates HIV and AIDS Medical Equipment

On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, USAID donated HIV and AIDS laboratory equipment worth four million francs CFA (approximately 6,600 USD).  “This donation will significantly support laboratories which test patients’ HIV viral loads in Sédhiou, Kolda, et Ziguinchor [where some of country’s highest HIV transmission rates are recorded].  They will ensure that vulnerable populations in these ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Martina Boustani Opening Remarks – Global Counterterrorism Forum Soft Targets Initiative – May 9-10, 2017

(As prepared) Good morning. I would like to thank the Government of Senegal for hosting us today and for the role Turkish Ambassador Mrs. Nilgün Erdem Ari has played in support of this unique and valuable initiative.  I’m very pleased that we could partner with Turkey under the auspices of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) ...
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U.S. Military Gives “HAZMAT” Vehicle to Senegal

The Vermont National Guard gave the Senegalese Sapeurs-Pompiers Brigade a Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Vehicle on May 5, 2017.  The event was presided by the Commander General of the Vermont National Guard, Major General Steven Cray, in the presence of Senegalese General Victor Tine.  MG Cray said “the teamwork displayed in this partnership has truly ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Zika Virus

United States Embassy Dakar, Senegal Security Message for U.S. Citizens Zika Virus March 13, 2017   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued Travel Guidance for Guinea Bissau regarding the risk of Zika virus infection . Women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant should discuss their travel plans with their medical provider and ...
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U.S. Army Africa Completes First 2017 MEDRETE

Senegalese and American military medical professionals hosted a closing ceremony on the last day of Medical Readiness Training Exercise 17-1 at the Hospital Militaire De Ouakam in Dakar, Senegal, Jan. 25, to highlight the strengthened partnerships. The 21-day collaborative learning experience was a mutually beneficial exercise that brought together African and U.S. military organizations to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Embassy Personnel Travel Restrictions

United States Embassy Dakar, Senegal Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Embassy Personnel Travel Restrictions January 18, 2017   Due to the current political instability in the region, U.S. Embassy personnel have been restricted from travelling within 50 miles of the Senegal- The Gambia border and have been advised to avoid military bases and troop transports. ...
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The U.S. Embassy Supports Journalists Through New Media Workshop

The U.S. Embassy, in conjunction with the Journalism union SYNPICS, collaborated to organize a workshop of three days on the theme “How Traditional Press can Evolve in a New Media Age.”  A U.S. expert, Marie Doezema accompanied by veteran journalist and professor Hamadou Tidiane Sy, ran the workshop which included forty journalists, editors and media ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Continued Risk of Landmines in the Ziguinchor and Sedhiou Administrative Regions

United States Embassy Dakar, Senegal Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Continued Risk of Landmines in the Ziguinchor and Sédhiou Administrative Regions November 29, 2016   The U.S. Embassy wishes to inform U.S. citizens about the continued risk of landmines in the administrative regions of Ziguinchor and Sédhiou. Though ongoing demining efforts continue to reduce this ...
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Ambassador Zumwalt Follows Chemin De La Paix in His Visit to Casamance

Ambassador James Zumwalt travelled to the Casamance from November 16 to 21, visiting Ziguinchor, Samine, Kedioube, Kafountine, Oussouye and Kabrousse. The purpose of the visit was to review progress on a range of U.S. Government-funded projects, such as addressing risks from landmines, building roads, educating children, providing health care and creating new economic opportunities.  Through ...
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Podcast: International One Health Day

Listen/Download: Format MP3 – French (5.9MB) Length: 6’22” — Wolof (7.2 MB) Length: 7’37” — November 3, 2016 marks the first ever International One Health Day, which promotes a collaborative approach between physicians, veterinarians, public health experts, and environmental scientists to combat devastating emerging infectious diseases, such as Ebola. The U.S. government is proud to stand with ...
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Visiting Speaker Discusses U.S. Electoral System

From October 24 to October 27, 2016, the U.S. Embassy in Dakar hosted Steven Ekovich, Associate Professor at the American University of Paris, to give several lectures on the U.S. Electoral process. During his visit, Mr. Ekovich held workshops in Dakar, Thiès and Rufisque. Ekovich met with University students, diplomats, foreign policy practitioners, students from ...
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U.S. Ambassador’s Self Help Program Supports Communities

U.S. Ambassador James Zumwalt awarded six grants on September 27, to six community groups across Senegal through the Ambassador’s Special Self Help Program. The grants will help with the construction of a social center for handicapped people in Dakar; income generating activities in Kaffrine, Louga, and Ziguinchor; a school classroom in St. Louis; and malaria ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

Worldwide Caution September 13, 2016   As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about relevant events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Current information suggests that terrorist ...
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Opening Ceremony for FLINTLOCK 16

Senegalese Army Chief of Staff General Kane Governor of Thies Amadou Sy Mayor of Thies Talla Sylla Ambassadors and representatives of participating nations Senior military leaders Officers Soldiers and distinguished guests Good morning.  Let me begin by thanking the Governments of Senegal and Mauritania for hosting Flintlock 2016.  This is Senegal’s third time in the ...
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GIE Waki Lari – Bandafassi, Kedougou

Asalamu Alekum! Mr. Prefect of Bandafassi, Mr. Mayor of Bandafassi, Mme. President of GIE Waki Lari, Members of the Bandaffasi community, Thank you for the warm welcome.  I am delighted to be here today to visit the community of Bandafassi and join the GIE Waki Lari to inaugurate this baobab processing project. This is my ...
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U.S. Funds Construction of Health Emergency Operations Center

On August 16, 2016, U.S. Ambassador James Zumwalt and Health Minister Awa Marie Coll-Seck participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for a new Health Emergency Operations Center. Minister Coll-Seck said: ” We need a structure to enable us to collect all health data and prepare population and health personnel to possible health risks. ” Ambassador Zumwalt ...
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The U.S. Gives 23 Humvee to the Senegalese Armed Forces

Remarks by Colonel Scott Morgan, SDO/DATT Colonel Si Fall, Directeur du Matériel des Armées Distinguished Guests, Officers, NCOs, and Soldiers of the Senegalese Armed Forces, Thank you for your warm welcome to the logistics center here on Camp Lemonier.  This is my first visit to Lemonier, and it is a happy occasion for the official ...
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Remarks U.S. Ambassador James Zumwalt Joint Annual Review of the USAID Portfolio with the Government of Senegal

Mr. Minister, Mr. Director of the Direction de la Coopération Économique et Financière (DCEF), Directors and technical staff of partner ministries, Distinguished partners and implementing agencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is truly a pleasure to be here today to participate in the annual review of the development cooperation portfolio between USAID and the Government of ...
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Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections!   In order to vote in the November 2016 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2016. Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots ...
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Graduation Ceremony of the First Cohort of YALI Regional Leadership

Minister of Youth, Representatives of the diplomatic corps, Madame the director of USAID, Managing Director of CESAG, Director of the YALI RLC West Africa Dakar, Private sector partners, Representative of young African leaders, Private sector partners, Other young African leaders, Dear guests, Congratulations to all of the 98 men and women from 11 different countries ...
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Ambassador’s Opening Remarks, JPR Press Conference

Good morning everyone.  As you have just heard, the partnership between the Government of Senegal and the American government through USAID has again achieved impressive results for the year. Later today, technical specialists from both sides of the partnership will work together to map out a plan for the next year based on priorities set ...
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IRS Webinar “Foreign Earned Income for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will host a webinar “Foreign Earned Income for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers” on June 29, 2016, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT.   To register and attend this webinar, use the Foreign Earned Income for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers or https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/445/15416 webinar link. Attendees should log in 10 minutes prior to the start time. The session will be recorded and made available at ...
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Senegalese Armed Forces Recognized as a Leader in West Africa

Senegalese Armed Forces, Gendarmerie Mobility Commander, General Tine, recently received an award on behalf of Armée du Sénégal, General Kane, for his actions and participation of the Senegalese Armed Forces during FLINTLOCK 16.  The award was the “USSOCOM Medal for Foreign Military Personnel.” SOCAFRICA nominated the general for the award, which is issued to non-US ...
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On June 8, World Oceans Day, A Reminder to Respect Our Environment

In September 2015 more than eight million kilograms (18 million pounds) of trash—equivalent to the weight of more than 100 Boeing 737s—was collected from across the globe by nearly 800,000 volunteers during Ocean Conservancy’s 2015 International Coastal Cleanup according to a new report  (PDF 8.6 MB) released at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2). Senegal participated in ...
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Opening of “Mango Week”

You Excellency Mr. Prime Minister, Ministers of ECOWAS, representatives of the Republics of Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, and Ghana, Guinea, Mali, and Guinea Bissau, Distinguished Ministers, Distinguished representatives of the National Assembly and the Social Economic Council and Environmental, Distinguished director General of Bureau Operationnel de Suivi (BOS), Distinguished Director General of APIX, Distinguished Representatives ...
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U.S. Embassy Launches Mango Week

Deputy Chief of Mission Sandra Clark and Trade Minister Alioune Sarr attended the opening of ‘Mango Week,’ an important event organized by the Ministry of Commerce in partnership with USAID under the auspices of the U.S. Trade Africa initiative on May 31. The key goal of Trade Africa, implemented by USAID in collaboration with other ...
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July 4th National Day Reception

Honorable Minister of Armed Forces, Representative of the Government of Senegal, Honorable Members of the Government of Senegal, Members of the Diplomatic Corps’ Dear Guests, Friends and Fellow Citizens’ Ladies and Gentleman’ Assalam Aleikoum! (In Wolof):  Welcome and thank you for attending our Independence Day celebration! (In French):  Greetings. I sincerely thank you for celebrating ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations (Dakar Ouakam)

The U.S. Embassy in Dakar, Senegal informs U.S. citizens that more demonstrations are currently taking place at Cheikh Diop Universite affecting traffic on the Corniche and Avenue Cheikh Anta Diop. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the ...
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64 New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn In

The American Peace Corps organized an official ceremony to swear-in 64 new volunteers on May 6, 2016, at the Ambassador’s residence in Senegal. The new volunteers, who just finished language, cultural and technical training, heard from Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of the United States in Senegal Sandra Clark, and in the presence of ...
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Reception for Visiting Sports Envoys Ebbets Field

Asalamu Alekum! Mr. Minister of Sports, Mr. Director of Senegalese Football Federation, Madame President of Women’s Soccer Commission, Visiting Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear guests, I am delighted to welcome Staci Wilson and Zola Solamente, our Soccer Envoys from the United States.  Both Staci and Zola had long careers as both  coaches and players, and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Awareness

The U.S. Embassy has learned of reports that unspecified locations in Senegal, including those associated with westerners, may be the target of an attack by extremists.  The Embassy has also learned of recent attack planning by terrorist groups against unspecified targets in Senegal.  The veracity and credibility of these reports is unknown and it is ...
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CESTI – Remarks – Cheikh Anta Diop University

Monsieur Ibrahima Sarr, Directeur de CESTI. Students and Faculty. Thank you all for coming today.  I am delighted to speak with you today and to answer your questions.  First, I want to offer sincere congratulations on the 50th anniversary of the Centre d’Etudes des Science et Technique de l’Information (CESTI).  CESTI has an excellent reputation in ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations (Dakar Ouakam)

The U.S. Embassy in Dakar, Senegal informs U.S. citizens that demonstrators are blocking traffic in the Ouakam area and the Corniche from Rond Pont Mamelles to the Mosquée de la Divinité. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations (Dakar Ouakam)

The U.S. Embassy in Dakar, Senegal informs U.S. citizens that demonstrators are blocking traffic in the Ouakam area in vicinity of the Total Station with spillover impacting traffic along the Corniche in both directions.   Reportedly about 300 people are protesting. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens Possible Demonstrations in Banjul

The U.S. Embassy in Dakar has received reports that protesters have called for demonstrations on Monday, April 18 in Banjul, The Gambia. The Embassy advises that you avoid demonstrations, large crowds, and areas where demonstrations are likely to occur (including West Field, Kairaba Ave, and Serekunda in Banjul). Exercise caution when moving around the city, ...
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United States Condemns The Gambia’s Response to Peaceful Protests

The United States condemns the Government of The Gambia’s severe response to recent peaceful protests.  We call for an immediate end to violence and urge all Gambians to exercise restraint and remain calm. The United States calls on the Government of The Gambia to uphold its international obligations under the United Nations International Covenant on ...
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FBI/ATA/RSO Active Shooter Training

Participants and Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, Good Afternoon, Congratulations on the successful completion of the Active Shooter Training held for the first time in West Africa. We are partner nations who share a common interest in professional law enforcement.  We all appreciate the value of our collaborative partnership to fight a common enemy:  those ...
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Senegal Offers Two Former Guantanamo Detainees Humanitarian Resettlement

The United States is very grateful to our partner, the Republic of Senegal, for offering humanitarian resettlement to two individuals formerly in Department of Defense custody at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba detention facility. On April 4, the Department of Defense announced the transfer of two Libyan nationals to the Republic of Senegal.  These two individuals, ...
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Podcast: USAID’s Health Program

Listen/Download Format MP3   English  (7 MB) – Length:7’39”   Transcript:  French  (6.31MB) Lengh: 6’53”  Wolof  (10.5 MB) – Length:11’34”  Document (PDF 124KB) — Working with the Government of Senegal, USAID’s health program is working to provide long-lasting insecticide treated bed nets to every household in Senegal. A new initiative just launched Senegal’s first nationwide distribution campaign to achieve universal coverage. ...
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USAID’s Health Program

Working with the Government of Senegal, USAID’s health program is working to provide long-lasting insecticide treated bed nets to every household in Senegal. A new initiative just launched Senegal’s first nationwide distribution campaign to achieve universal coverage.  The United States is contributing 1.9 million nets to this campaign. Rear Admiral Timothy Ziemer is the U.S. ...
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OPIC Reception

Monsieur le Ministre des Infrastructures, Monsieur le Ministre de l’Energie et du Développement des Energies renouvelables, Madame le Ministre de la Promotion des Investissements, Ms. Elizabeth Littlefield, President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Members of her delegation, Distinguished guests, It is a pleasure for me to welcome the President of OPIC and a ...
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Investing In A Brighter Future for Senegal

Elizabeth Littlefield This week, a group of high-level American and African investors will be travelling with me to Abidjan and Dakar. It is the first of several investor trips now planned for the region. Collectively, we will be bringing financial resources, networks that cross industry sectors and regional boundaries, and a strong track record of ...
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Cashew Farmers and Processors Capacity Building Forum

Good Morning Every One. It is a great pleasure for me to be here this morning. Before I offer my remarks, I would like to acknowledge and recognize key officials here with us this morning. His Excellency, Mr. Alioune Sarr, Minister of Commerce Representative of the Minister of Agriculture Mr. Amadou Abdoul Sy, General Director Market ...
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Opening Ceremony for OBANGAME/SAHARAN EXPRESS 16

CEMARINE CEMAIR C6F Commandant, CV Coast Guard Officers and guests Let me begin by thanking the Government of Senegal for agreeing to host the Opening Ceremony for OBANGAME and SAHARAN EXPRESS 2016. Senegal has a long history of participating in and hosting SAHARAN EXPRESS – this will be the first year that these two prominent ...
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Dakar Launches “Obangame / Saharan Express 2016”, a Multinational Maritime Exercise

The first combined exercise “Obangame / Saharan Express 2016” was officially launched on March 17, 2016, at Senegalese National Marine Naval Base, by authorities of the participating and observers countries. The ceremony was presided over by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires ai Sandra Clark, Rear Admiral Cheikh Bara Sissoko, Chief of Staff of the Navy, Commander ...
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Ambassador Zumwalt Opens the Serere None Exhibit

U.S. Ambassador James Zumwalt presided over the ceremony for the Opening of the Serere None Exhibit in early March.  The result of a project launched two years ago as part of the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation, the funds allocated to the Musée de Thiès ensured the safeguarding and documentation of traditional music of the ...
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Reception in Honor of Dr. Vaughan Turekian, Science and Technology Advisor to the Secretary of State

Distinguished representatives of the Government of Senegal, Distinguished members of the Academia, Distinguished representatives of the Science and Technology Community, Dear guests, Good evening! I am delighted to welcome you to the Residence on the occasion of the visit of a very special guest: Dr. Vaughan Turekian, Science and Technology Advisor to the Secretary of ...
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Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation, Ceremony for the Opening of the Serere None Exhibit

Asalamu Alekum! Mr. Minister of Culture and Communication, Mr. Governor of Thiès Region, Mr. President of the Regional Council, Mr. Prefect of Thiès Department, Mr. Mayor of Thiès, Mr. Military Zone Commander (or Ladies and Gentlemen representing the Security Authorities and Defense), Representatives of the Serere None [s-é-r-è-r-n-ô-n] community, Ladies and Gentlemen representing the customary ...
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Closing Ceremony for FLINTLOCK 16

Senegalese Army Chief of Staff General Kane, Commander of the United States Africa Command General David M. Rodriquez Commander of Special Operations Command-Africa Brig. Gen. Donald C. Bolduc, U.S. Ambassador to Mauritania Larry Andre, Ambassadors and representatives of participating nations, Chief of Staff of Defense Forces for Mauritania, Senior military leaders, Officers, Soldiers and distinguished ...
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At the National Launch of Bayer Family Planning Contraceptive: Microgynon Fe

Remarks from U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission to Senegal Sandra Clark Monsieur le Directeur Général du Ministère de la  Santé et de l’Action Sociale; Monsieur le Directeur de Bayer Pharma AG; Monsieur le Directeur de Bayer HealthCare de l’Afrique de l’Est et de l’Ouest; Monsieur le Secrétaire General de l’Association Sénégalaise de Gynécologie-Obstétrique – ASGO; ...
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Partnership for Illicit Finance Opening Meeting

Minister of Budget Birima Mangara (TBC) Representative of the UN Development Program Bintou Djibo Representatives of Senegal, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Mauritius, Lesotho, and Niger. Ambassadors, distinguished guests, I am delighted to join you this morning to open the second working group meeting of the Partnership for Illicit Finance.  Following the inaugural working group ...
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FLINTLOCK 2016 – Press DV Day

Press is invited to Thiès for the Distinguished Visitor day on Wednesday, February 24. A bus will depart from the King Fahd Palace at 7:30 am for an all-day even which will include observation of some of the exercise (building assault) and a press conference with the Senegalese military. The annual military exercise Flintlock debuted ...
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Closing and Certificates to Conclude the FBI and DOJ OPDAT Post Blast Investigations and Crime Scene Management Training

Participants and Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, Good Afternoon Thank you for inviting me today to the successful completion of the FBI Post Blast Investigation and Evidence Collection Training held here at the National Police Training Academy as a part of FLINTLOCK 2016. Senegal is one of our strongest regional security partners and we greatly ...
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MCC Officials Visit Senegal to Discuss Second Compact

MCC to Partner Again with Senegal Following Successful Conclusion of First Compact A delegation of high-level Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) officials, led by Vice President of the Department of Compact Operations, Kamran Khan, visited Dakar this week to congratulate the Government of Senegal on its selection by the MCC Board of Directors in December 2015 ...
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Ambassador James Zumwalt Visits Kedougou, Tambacounda, and Kaffrine

U.S. Ambassador to Senegal James Zumwalt travelled to the regions of Kédougou, Tambacounda and Kaffrine, in late January. During his visit, the ambassador visited several development projects financed by the U.S. government, paid courtesy calls to administrative and cultural leaders, and met with members of civil society. After visiting the gold mines of Sabodala and ...
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MCC Officials Visit Senegal to Discuss Second Compact

MCC to Partner Again with Senegal Following Successful Conclusion of First Compact A delegation of high-level Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) officials, led by Vice President of the Department of Compact Operations, Kamran Khan, visited Dakar this week to congratulate the Government of Senegal on its selection by the MCC Board of Directors in December 2015 ...
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Flintlock 2016 Exercise Begins in Senegal

The annual military exercise Flintlock debuted in Thiès on January 8, 70 km from Dakar. Senegalese military units welcomed Special Operations Forces from more than 19 European and North American countries to train alongside soldiers from 14 African nations.  The U.S. military participation in the exercise is led by USAFRICOM, the U.S. military command engaged ...
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USAID Launches Project to Improve Public Access to Budget Information

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the second phase of its successful Parliamentary assistance project devoted to public access to budget information. The event was at a ceremony co-chaired by Senegal’s Budget Minister Birima Mangara and USAID/Senegal Mission Director Lisa Franchett on January 28 in Dakar. Sunu Budget, which means “our budget” in ...
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Ambassador’s Self-Help Program, Diokoul Mbelbouck Secondary School – Project Visit – Dioukoul Mbelbouck, Kaffrine

Asalamu Alekum, Mbooloomi !  (AS-ah-lah-moo ah-LAY-koom, mboh-loh-MI!) Sara Samuel Dione, Director of the Diokoul, Mbelbouck Secondary School, Mbokki Dioukoul Mbelbouck!  (mboh-KEY Jokul Mbelbuk!) (English translation: Jokul Mbelbuk community) Mangi leen di nuyu, ku ci nekk ci sa tuur ak sa sante !  (mahn-GEE lenn DEE noo-you, koo si neck see sah tour ak sa sant ...
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Kafory Community Meeting Closing

Mr. le Chef du Village de Kafory, Mr. le Maire de la Commune de Dimboli, Mr. le Président du Groupe de Travail Citoyen, Mme. la Présidente du Groupement Kawral, Mesdames les Membres des Groupes Debbo Galle et Kawral, Chers citoyens de Kafory et Yaajeende partners, Thank you for receiving me today. The U.S. Government is ...
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Yaajeende Community Meeting Closing

Mr. le Président du Réseau des Agents Prestataires des Services de Kedougou, Mr. le Chef d’Equipe de Yaajeende, Mr. les Agents Prestataires des Services, Chers Membres du personnel et Partenaires de Yaajeende, Thank you for taking me on a wonderful tour of your work in Kedougou. Today I had the pleasure of visiting the Village ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Awareness

In light of recent attacks on international travelers in Burkina Faso and Mali and the State Department’s Travel Warning for Burkina Faso , U.S. Embassy Dakar reiterates the importance of practicing good security habits. The U.S. Embassy continues to encourage U.S. citizens to: Be aware of your surroundings, exercise caution, and be vigilant when frequenting popular tourist destinations, crowded public areas, and ...
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Navy Celebrate Renovated Training Facility

The U.S. and Senegalese military recently attended the ribbon cutting of the newly renovated Naval Training Center at the Navy Base in Dakar.  The renovation was done by the United States Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One and included upgrading and rehabilitating a 920 square meter training facility.  The group renovated 21 rooms, 65 windows, and ...
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Access Graduation Ceremony – FASTEF Teacher Training Faculty

Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Education Dean of FASTEF (Faculté des Sciences et Technologies de l’Education et de la Formation – not necessary to read in full) Principals of participating schools Parents and teachers And especially, Access students and Access alumni Assalam aleikoum.  Good afternoon. Those were great performances.  Congratulations!  Your hard work ...
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U.S. Embassy Announces Interview Waiver Program for Qualifying Visa Renewals

As part of the Consular Section’s continuing efforts to improve customer service and to streamline the visa process, the U.S. Mission is pleased to announce the implementation of the Interview Waiver Program in Senegal for certain qualified applicants wishing to renew their U.S. visas. Beginning January 1, 2016, Senegalese citizens who meet all qualifications and ...
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Senegal to Host International Flintlock 2016 Military Exercise

From December 13 to 18, dozens of military planners from Africa, North America and Europe met to prepare for Flintlock 2016, the largest Special Operations Forces exercise in Africa. Beginning in early February 2016, Senegalese military units will welcome Special Operations Forces from more than 19 European and North American countries to train alongside soldiers ...
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Regional Consultation on Risk Management interventions for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)

Mr. Minister of Livestock and Animal Production, Representatives of FAO, OIE, African Union IBAR , Distinguished guests. I am pleased to participate in this important regional meeting on risk management interventions for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza prevention and control. Although I am not an expert on avian influenza, I do recognize the importance of this ...
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54 New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn-in

54 new Peace Corps Volunteers were sworn-in on Friday, December 4, 2015 by the U.S. Ambassador to Senegal James Zumwalt.  Also present was the Deputy Secretary General of the Republic Oumar Samba Bâ and Peace Corps Senegal Director Cheryl Gregory Faye. The ceremony marks the beginning of the transition from intern to Peace Corps volunteer ...
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Swearing-In Ceremony for Peace Corps Volunteers

Representatives of national and international volunteer organizations, Heads of Service and Ministry Representatives, Peace Corps Country Director, Former Peace Corps Volunteers, Invited guests, Dear Volunteers and Trainees, Assalamu alaikum It is an honor for me to address today’s swearing-in ceremony of new U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers.  The work of Volunteers in the communities of Senegal ...
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Statement on the Situation in Mali

Our deepest condolences to the victims of yesterday’s Brutal attack in Mali. Among the 27 victims were Assane Sall from Senegal and Anita Ashok Datar, an American and former Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal, who was in Mali working with a program to help women in poverty. ‎ Our prayers are with their friends and ...
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Turnover Ceremony of Patrol Crafts to the Senegalese Navy

General Sow, Admiral Cissoko, Officers and guests Thank you for coming here to mark another example of our of security cooperation.  Today, the United States, through U.S. Africa Command’s Counter-Narcotics division, is delivering two 38-foot Metal Shark patrol craft that will provide maritime security along Senegal’s northern border. One apt Wolof proverb for this ocassion ...
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U.S. Government Donates Two Patrol Ships to Senegalese Navy

On November 20, the U.S. Government donated two patrol ships to the Senegalese navy ‎as part of our ongoing partnership with Senegal to combat drug trafficking and promote border security. ‎ The ‎38-foot Metal Shark patrol crafts will be used to help secure Senegal’s borders.‎ Donated through the United States Africa Command’s (AFRICOM) Counter-Narcotics Division, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Awareness

In light of reports about an attack at a hotel in Bamako, Mali, the U.S. Embassy reiterates the importance of practicing good security habits wherever you are.  The U.S. Embassy encourages staff and U.S. citizens to: Be aware of your surroundings and be vigilant when frequenting popular tourist destinations and large public areas. Report to local ...
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Clôture et Résultats du Compact du Sénégal

Thank you all coming to celebrate with us the results of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact with Senegal.  The successful completion of this five-year Compact is an incredible achievement. I know that it was not always easy.  The investment of nearly two hundred and seventy (270) billion CFA francs by the Government of the ...
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Inauguration of the USAID-refurbished library at the National Assembly, Dakar

Honorable President of the National Assembly, Honorable Minister of Labor, Social Dialogue, Professional Organizations and the Relationships with the Institutions, Honorable Members of Parliament (MPs), The President of the Steering Committee, Executive Director of ONG 3D, Members of the Consortium of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Dear Participants, Good evening. It is a privilege to represent ...
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ECOWAP + 10 and Joint Sector Review

Excellency, the President of the Republic of Senegal Excellences, Heads of State of ECOWAS Member States President of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States President of the West African Economic and Monetary Union Commission Representatives of the African Union and of the New Partnership for Agricultural Development Ministers of ECOWAS countries ...
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FY 2016 Notice of Funding Opportunity for Projects Benefiting Senegalese Youth

The Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy to Senegal released a Notice of Funding Opportunity open to local Senegalese organizations and associations, to fund projects that build practical skills among Senegalese youth. The deadline for applications is December 15, 2015.  Projects selected for funding should start between January 15 and May 31, 2016.  ...
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MCC Opens RN6: a Gift from the American People

U.S. Ambassador to Senegal James Zumwalt on Thursday, November 12, inaugurated “Lots 3” of the National Route 6.   Accompanied by the Minister of Infrastructure Mansour Elimane Kane, the ceremony brought together local administrators, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) representatives, development partners, and the citizens of Diaobe (not far from Kolda).  The 64-km Kolda-Dabo and Diaobé-Kabendou ...
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RN6 Tanaff-Kounkané Inauguration Speech – Diaobé

Assalamu alaikum Mr. Prime Minister (TBC) Mr. Minister of the Interior Representative of MCC Washington (TBC) Mr. Director General of the Millennium Challenge Account – Sénégal Distinguished guests and citizens of Diaobé It is an honor to join you for this inauguration of the National Route 6.  We celebrate today this physical embodiment of the ...
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Thirty Budding Journalists from The Nioro Community Get Schooled on Social Media and Community Activism

The United States Embassy of Senegal and the Center for the Study of Science, Technology and Information (CESTI) organized a training from October 29-31, 2015, on the use of social media to propel local activism and involvement.   Thirty students from the villages of Kaymor, Dabaly and Kabacoto took part in the three-day training which ...
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U.S. Department of Defense Provides Military Training to Senegal’s Armée De l’Air

The United States Department of Defense recently worked with Senegal’s Armée de l’Air (Air Force) to provide military training on air cargo preparation and load planning to members of the Senegalese military.  The training will help future Senegalese peace keeping and humanitarian efforts.  The top five graduates were selected for advanced training to become instructors.
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Discovering American Beef

On September 28, the U.S. Ambassador to Senegal, James Zumwalt, participated in a promotional event for American beef.   Hosted by the Department of Agriculture of the United States, attendees included representatives from Senegal’s food industry and distributors. Ambassador Zumwalt noted that the United States annually exports $7 billion of beed a year, and produces approximately ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens Chikungunya Virus in Senegal

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens living and traveling in Senegal of a public health concern regarding the chikungunya virus, a mosquito-transmitted illness.  According to a Travel Health Notice issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on September 18, the Ministry of Health and Social Action of Senegal has reported 10 ...
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USAID Extends Agreements with Senegal for Five Years

On September 15, the United States through the U.S. Agency for Development (USAID) and the Government of Senegal signed extensions of their current assistance agreements on various areas of intervention supported by USAID, estimated at $466 million (233 billion francs CFA), through the year 2020. USAID Mission Director Susan Fine and Senegal’s Minister of Economy ...
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Marine Corps to Train in Senegal

Several hundred Marines will be training in Senegal through October on multiple missions including disaster relief and humanitarian aid training. While in Senegal, the U.S. Marines, who are usually based in Spain, are scheduled to conduct training with Senegalese forces, continuing our long-standing military cooperation. “The connections we’ve made with the Senegalese military – an ...
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Ambassador Opens Kaolack Seed Treatment Center

U.S. Ambassador to Senegal James P. Zumwalt joined local authorities and representatives of the agricultural sector to inaugurate a new Seed Treatment Center in Kaolack, Senegal’s breadbasket for cultivation of cereals like millet, maize and sorghum on September 2. “Good seed makes for more resistant crops in areas with irregular rainfall,” Ambassador Zumwalt said.  Despite ...
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Self-Help Grant Signing Ceremony

Dear 2015 Self-Help Grant Recipients, It is a great pleasure for me to welcome you here today to the Ambassador’s Special Self Help Program annual award signing ceremony.  I understand that most of you have traveled far to attend this ceremony.  So I want to first thank you for being here today. The Ambassador’s Special ...
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Porokhane Health Center – Porokhane, Kaolack

Asalamu Alekum! Mr. Mayor of Porokhane, Mr. Chief Nurse of the Porokhane Health Center Mr. President of the Health Committee of Porokhane, Greetings to the Community of Porokhane  Thank you very much for the warm welcome.  I am delighted to be here today to visit the community of Porokhane and inaugurate this Community Health Center ...
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Inauguration of KASEC Seed Treatment Center Kaolack

Monsieur le Gouverneur de la Région de Kaolack, Monsieur le Maire de Kaolack Monsieur le Directeur Régional du Développement Rural, Monsieur le Représentant de la Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie Monsieur le Directeur Général du KASEC Mesdames et messieurs les représentants des producteurs de céréales du Saloum Chers invités Mesdames messieurs Selam Alekum! I am ...
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Guinea-Bissau President Vaz’s Dismissal of the Prime Minister

The United States is carefully watching the political situation in Guinea-Bissau involving the dismissal of the Prime Minister by the President. We call on Guinea-Bissau’s political leaders to seek dialogue and consensus in resolving differences in a manner that serves the best interests of the Bissau-Guinean people. We commend the calm reaction of all parties ...
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Developing a Risk Assessment for Maritime Ports Training Event

Opening Remarks – Deputy Chief of Mission Sandra Clark Dear Course Coordinators, Facilitators and Participants, I would like to welcome all of you to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security International Counterproliferation Program training event on “Developing a Risk Assessment for Maritime Ports.”  The International Counterproliferation Program is intended to build partnerships and assist international law ...
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Opening for the International Legal Training in Fisheries for Sub Regional Fisheries Conference Member States

Dear Minister of Fisheries and Maritime Economy (TBC), Participants, Dear guests. I am delighted to join you to open the International Legal Fisheries Training.  It is wonderful to have participants here from other West Africa countries.  This training program represents a wonderful collaboration between the United States and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s ...
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U.S. Signs Trade Protocol with Senegal

At a July 16 Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony, the United States Government officially welcomed Senegal into Trade Africa, an initiative launched by President Barack Obama during his visit to Africa in 2013, to build trade capacity and boost the opportunities under the African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA).  U.S Ambassador to Senegal James Zumwalt ...
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Statement on the U.S.-Africa Partnership on Illicit Finance

Members of the Partnership on Illicit Finance – Burkina Faso, Kenya, Liberia, Mauritius, Niger, Senegal, and the United States – reaffirm their pledges to fight illicit finance and corruption and deepen the dialogue on best practices, opportunities and challenges to reaching that goal. Corruption and illicit finance in Africa continue to undermine democracy hamper foreign ...
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Trial of Former Chadian President Hissène Habré

The United States commends the government of Senegal and the African Union for bringing former Chadian President Hissène Habré before the Extraordinary African Chambers of Senegal. Following a 19-month investigation, Habré has been charged with torture, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, including murder and enforced disappearances. As a signal of our support for these ...
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U.S. Government – Government of Senegal Trade Africa Memorandum of Understanding Signature Ceremony

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Trade, Informal Sector, Local Products and the Promotion of SMEs, Dear guests, In recognition of Senegal’s vision and leadership role in promoting regional trade and investment liberalization the United States government invited Senegal to participate in the Trade Africa initiative.  President Obama launched the initiative during his 2013 visit ...
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Ambassador Hails ‘Dynamic Collaboration’ between USAID and the Government of Senegal

Senegalese Minister of Economy and Finance Amadou Ba and U.S. Ambassador James P. Zumwalt presided over the annual Joint Portfolio Review between the Government of Senegal and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) held June 23, 2015. This yearly exercise closely examines implementation of USAID’s $119 million portfolio of projects in the areas of ...
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Remarks for Partnership for Illicit Finance Iftar

Assalamou Aleikoum Ramadan is a time for, prayer and reflection that is often focused on self-improvement.  In a similar spirit of self-improvement, the United States and Senegal are working with other African countries under the Partnership for Illicit Finance to reflect on ways to improve our common efforts to combat illicit financing.  I am pleased ...
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Partnership for Illicit Finance Opening Meeting

Minister of Finance Amadou Ba (TBC), Representatives of Senegal, Burkina Faso, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Ethiopia (TBC), Ambassadors, Distinguished Guests, I am delighted to join you in opening this working group meeting of the Partnership for Illicit Finance.  This initiative was announced by President Obama and President Sall at the U.S.-Africa Leadership Summit last ...
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Annual Ambassador’s Iftar

Assalamou Aleikoum Ann and I are thrilled to welcome you in our home tonight. The “Ambassador’s Iftar” – or as you say in Senegal Ndogou (in-DOE-goo) has become a cherished tradition at our Embassy to Dakar. It is also a tradition at many of our embassies around the world, at the State Department, and at ...
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Meeting with Senegalese Special Olympic Athletes

Professeur Assane Fall, President of the Senegal Special Olympics Committee Madame Rajah Sy, National Director of the Special Olympics Committee Général Mouhamadou Lamine Keïta, Vice-President of the Special Olympics Committee Raphaël Agopomé, Member of the Board of the Special Olympics Committee Makha Racine Sy, Member of the Board of the Special Olympics Committee Members of ...
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Joint Annual Review of the USAID Portfolio with the Government of Senegal

Minister, Director of the Directions de la Coopération Économique et Financière (DCEF), Distinguished partners and employees of ministries and implementing agencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a real pleasure to review with the Government of Senegal the portfolio of U.S. development assistance provided  through USAID. On behalf of the U.S. government, I commend the strong ...
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Le Wallace Roney Quintet au Saint-Louis Jazz Festival

A l’honneur de la 23ème Edition du Festival International de Saint-Louis Jazz, l’Ambassade des Etats Unis a sponsorisé la participation du Wallace Roney Quintet. Tête d’affiche du Festival, le quintet a séjourné au Sénégal du 22 au 28 mai 2015.  La Section des Affaires Publiques de l’Ambassade a organisé des échanges professionnels avec les musiciens ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates Independence Day

U.S. Ambassador to Senegal James P. Zumwalt and Senegalese Armed Forces Minister Augustin Tine presided over the United States Embassy’s observation of its national holiday, officially marked on July 4 — the date that the Republic’s Founding Fathers adopted the Declaration of Independence in 1776 — on Thursday, June 11.  Numerous diplomats and military officials ...
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Launching of Official Facebook Page of the United States Bissau Liaison Office (BLO)

The U.S. Embassy in Dakar is pleased to announce the launching of the official Facebook page of the Bissau Liaison Office (BLO) http://www.facebook.com/usvppguinea-bissau on June 1, 2015.  In addition to the BLO’s website, this Facebook provides support to the Ambassador and to U.S. Embassy Dakar staff to engage with the Bissau-Guinean government and its people on ...
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Ambassador James Zumwalt Opens USA Week Dakar

U.S. Ambassador to Senegal James Zumwalt, Mr. Augustin Yakhar FAYE, Chief of Staff of the Minister of Trade, and President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Senegal, Makha Racine Sy, presided over the opening ceremony of the 5th edition of the “American Week in Dakar” on May 27.  The theme of this fifth edition ...
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Inauguration of Seed Treatment Center, Richard Toll

Mr. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Equipment, Mr. Governor of the St. Louis Region, Mr. President of the Departmental Council of Dagana Mr. Mayor of the Municipality of Richard Toll, Distinguished Directors and regional department heads Mr. Director of the COO-SEN, Ladies and gentlemen private seed operators Distinguished representatives of professional organizations Distinguished representatives of ...
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USAID Launches New Agriculture Project

Naatal Mbay supports cereal value chains to create business opportunities for inclusive growth and development in the agricultural sector The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for development (USAID), has launched a new project to be implemented under the global Feed the Future initiative. The four year, $24 million project, called Feed the Future ...
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New Peace Corps Volunteers Take the Oath

In the presence of the U.S. Ambassador to Senegal, James Zumwalt, and of the Deputy Secretary General of the Senegalese Presidency, Oumar Samba Bâ, 60 new Peace Corps Volunteers took their oaths on May 8 and officially began their service in Senegal as Community Health and Community Economic Development Volunteers. This ceremony, organized at the ...
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Swearing-In Ceremony for Peace Corps Volunteers

Messieurs les Représentants des corps de volontaires nationaux et internationaux, Messieurs les Chefs de Services et Représentants des Ministères, Madame la Directrice nationale du Corps de la Paix, Mesdames, Mesdemoiselles, Messieurs les Invités, Chers Volontaires et Stagiaires, I am delighted to welcome you to today’s ceremony.  It is a privilege for me to swear into ...
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U.S. and Senegal Sign Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement

U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Senegal Customs signed a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement on April 27 in Senegal marking a significant milestone in collaboration on security and trade facilitation between the two countries.  The agreement was signed by CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske and Director General Papa Ousmane Gueye.  With this new agreement, the ...
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Reception in Honor of Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske, Customs and Border Protection Commissioner

Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, Good Evening. It is my pleasure to welcome you to a reception in honor of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske.  During his visit to Senegal, Commissioner Kerlikowske met with the National Police; the Gendarmerie; and Customs.  He took advantage of this opportunity to discuss with them Customs ...
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Ambassador Closing Remarks: Saharan Express 2015

Admiral Cissoko, General Diop, Commodore Aiken, and the entire Saharan Express 2015 team, Good morning and congratulations on the success of this year’s Saharan Express!  Thank you for the part you played in.  I’d like to say a special thank you to the Commanding Officers of the ships present here today.  This year, partners from ...
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On World Malaria Day, U.S. Reaffirms Commitment to Help Senegal Eliminate Malaria

On April 25, governments and public health organizations around the world will celebrate World Malaria Day.  Here in Senegal, the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) partners with governments, NGOs, private sector organizations, universities and community groups to prevent and treat malaria.  The U.S. government is a proud partner in this effort. On April 16, the ...
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World Malaria Day

On World Malaria Day, U.S. reaffirms commitment to help Senegal eliminate malaria On April 25, governments and public health organizations around the world will celebrate World Malaria Day.  Here in Senegal, the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) partners with governments, NGOs, private sector organizations, universities and community groups to prevent and treat malaria.  The U.S. ...
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Community Radio Project Visit: Fogny FM

Asalamu Alekum  (AS-ah-lah-moo ah-LAY-koom)! Mr. Sub-prefect of Sindian, Mr. the Sindian Village Chief, Mr. Director of Fogny FM, Mr. Director of World Education: Greetings to the community of Sindian.  Thank you very much for the warm welcome.  I am delighted to be here today with the community of Sindian to visit Fogny FM community radio ...
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Road Opening Ceremony

Dear Governor Ibrahima Sakho, Prefect Said Dia, Special Advisor to the President Benoît Sambou, Mayor of Boutoupa, Camaracoundais, Malang Gassama, Shelter for Life Country Director Jim Dean. Good morning.  I am pleased to join you to dedicate this reconstructed road.   I would like to thank you for coming to this ceremony. I would first like ...
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Cross Border Financial Investigations Training Course Opening Ceremony

Participants and distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, Good Morning. It is my pleasure to welcome you to the first annual Cross Border Financial Investigations Training Course that the U.S. Government has organized in Dakar.  This course is but one of the ways that the United States and Senegal closely work together on security issues. I ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates Women’s History Month

On the occasion of Women’s History Month — which is celebrated every March — U.S. Ambassador James Zumwalt invited guests to his residence for the premiere of the film “Senegalese Women:  A Challenge to Strife,” directed by former U.S. Political Attaché in Senegal, Ed Nef.  This 35-minute documentary film discusses the contributions of Senegalese women ...
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Ambassador James P. Zumwalt Presents Letter of Credence to H.E. José Mario Vaz, President of Guinea-Bissau

The Honorable James P. Zumwalt, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau, presented his letter of credence to H.E. José Mário Vaz, President of Guinea-Bissau, at Guinea-Bissau’s Presidential Palace on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.  Ambassador Zumwalt and President Vaz expressed the desire of both countries to increase bilateral ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations UCAD and Fann Neighborhood

The U.S. Embassy in Dakar, Senegal informs U.S. citizens that in response to today’s verdict and sentencing of Karim Wade, some protestors have been seen burning tires and throwing rocks at police in the Fann neighborhood near the University of Cheikh Anta Diop and the Corniche. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Demonstrations PDS Headquarters on the VDN

The U.S. Embassy in Dakar, Senegal informs U.S. citizens that the verdict in the Karim Wade case before the CREI (court for the repression of illicit enrichment) is expected to be announced on March 23. There may be demonstrations in Dakar in response. Possible locations are the Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS) Headquarters on the VDN, ...
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“Senegalese Women: A Challenge to Strife” Film Screening In Honor of Women’s History Month

Good evening. Thank you for joining us this evening for a screening of “Senegalese Women: A Challenge to Strife.” This screening is part of our Women’s History Month programming. This wonderful film documents the contributions of Senegalese women to the social stability and economic development of their country. Each has overcome adversity to make a ...
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VOA Launches New Frequency in Dakar – 102 FM

Voice of America (VOA) is officially now on Dakar’s airwaves.  U.S. Ambassador to Senegal James Zumwalt presided over a press conference and announced the happy news on March 3. This launch is the fruit of several months of hard work on the part of various people who tirelessly labored to bring VOA to Dakar airwaves, ...
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Civic Engagement and Volunteerism for Alumni of U.S. Exchange Programs

Cher Monsieur le Directeur du Centre Culturel, Cher Monsieur le Coordinateur de l’American Corner, Chers étudiants, Good afternoon.  I thank the Cultural Center Director and the American Corner Coordinator for hosting this meeting.  I would also like to thank the alumni of U.S. Government exchange programs in Thiès for coming to meet me today.  Exchange ...
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African American History Month: Guest Speaker Sheldon Austin Discusses Organization of Civic Movements

The U.S. Embassy in Dakar organized an event on “Grass-Roots Organizing and Participation in the Political Process” on Friday, February 27 at the West African Research Center (WARC) in the Fann Résidence neighborhood of Dakar, as part of its observations of African-American History Month (celebrated during the entire month of February). Visiting U.S. speaker Sheldon ...
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Opening Remarks, African American Month West Africa Research Center, Dakar

Monsieur le Directeur du WARC, Chers invités, Chers étudiants, It is a real pleasure to be with you today here at the West Africa Research Center.  We appreciate the major role that WARC has played in advancing the U.S.-Senegalese relationship through research and scholarly conferences.  The Center — and Director Ousmane Sène — are our ...
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The United States Hands Over the Kolda Bridge to President Sall

Senegalese President Macky Sall and U.S. Ambassador to Senegal James Zumwalt inaugurated the Abdoul Diallo Bridge in Kolda on Saturday, February 21, 2015.  President Sall stated that this bridge “plays a central role within the plan to modernize infrastructure in the southern regions,” and that it is part of a program that includes “reconstruction of ...
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Kolda Bridge Inauguration

Your Excellency, the President of the Republic, Macky Sall, Messieurs les Ministres, Monsieur le Maire de Kolda, Distingués Invités, Chers habitants de la ville de Kolda et des environs, I am thrilled to join His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Senegal, to dedicate this bridge.  It is much more than just a way ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Recent Crime Incidents on the Corniche, in Ouakam, and in Les Almadies

U.S. Embassy Dakar has received reports of three recent criminal attacks against U.S. citizens, on the Corniche, in the Ouakam neighborhood, and in the Les Almadies neighborhood. The incidents were: A motorcycle rider attempted to snatch the bag of a pedestrian in Les Almadies. This tactic is frequently used in Dakar but this is the ...
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Dakar Hosts African Land Forces Summit

African Land Forces Summit 2015 kicked off on February 9 with Army chiefs-of-staff from 36 African nations in attendance.  The event, otherwise known as ALFS, will take place February 9-12 in Dakar, Senegal.  Attendees — all general officers from countries spanning the African continent — will conduct meetings to address mutual interests and concerns, as ...
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Opening of the African Land Forces Summit

His Excellency Minister of Defense Tine, Chief of Defense General Sow, Chiefs of Armies across Africa, General Perkins, General Williams, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for allowing me the honor to address such a distinguished audience. As soldiers and diplomats, we stand on common ground to carry out the instructions of our leaders to build ...
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Ambassador Zumwalt Presents His Credential Letters to President Macky Sall

The Honorable Jim Zumwalt, Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Senegal and the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, presented his credential letters to His Excellency President Macky Sall on February 3, 2015.  Ambassador Zumwalt arrived in Dakar on January 15. Ambassador Zumwalt previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Japan ...
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Hip-Hop Group Next Level Enchants the Senegalese Public

The American hip-hop group Next Level just concluded a two-week dance, rap, beatmaking, and DJing training session at GHipHop in Guédiawaye.  Composed of choreographer Junius Brickhouse, rapper Toni Blackman, DJ Lauren Harkrader, and beatmaker Elliote P. Gann, the group organized workshops and professional exchanges with hip-hop artists in Dakar, Guédiawaye, Pikine, et Rufisque.  After three ...
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