News & Events

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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