Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC): Ambassador Mushingi Visits the Senegalese Delegation in Washington

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and representatives from the Government of Senegal met in Washington last week to continue progress on the proposed MCC compact. The proposed compact is a large-scale, five-year grant program designed to spur economic growth and investment by the private sector to reduce poverty and increase economic opportunities for the people ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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President Trump’s Ramadan message

President Donald J. Trump wished all Muslims “a joyful Ramadan” upon the start of the Muslim holy month. “During this month of fasting from dawn to dusk, many Muslims in America and around the world will find meaning and inspiration in acts of charity and meditation that strengthen our communities,” President Trump said in a May 26 statement . “At its core, the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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