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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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