Vital Partners, Shared Priorities: The Biden Administration’s Sub-Saharan Africa Strategy

Vital Partners, Shared Priorities: The Biden Administration’s Sub-Saharan Africa Strategy SPEECH ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FUTURE AFRICA PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA AUGUST 8, 2022 SECRETARY BLINKEN: Thank you so much. Good afternoon, everyone. It’s wonderful to be here, wonderful to be at this extraordinary university. To Professor Maharaj, to the entire leadership of the University of Pretoria, thank you for hosting …

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Remarks by the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Inauguration of Cooperative FIAAN’s Solar Power Plant

Remarks by the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Inauguration of Cooperative FIAAN’s Solar Power Plant Cooperative FIAAN, Douda on July 28th, 2022 It is a pleasure to be here with you today to officially inaugurate this solar system. This is not just any solar system.  This one specifically supplies electricity to power pumps and …

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Ambassador’s Remarks at the Launching of the Acceleration Plan for 50 Small Businesses

Ambassador’s Remarks at the Launching of the Acceleration Plan for 50 Small Businesses Palais du Peuple on July 14th, 2022    Excellencies Mr. Ilyas Moussa Dawaleh, Minister of Economy and Finance and International Cooperation; Madame Mariam Hamadou , Minister Delegate in charge of the Digital Economy and Innovation, Distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen, It is …

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Ambassador Pratt’s Remarks at the Closing Ceremony of the Workforce Development Project, 07 JULY 2022.

Ambassador Pratt’s Remarks on the Closing Ceremony of the Workforce Development Project. 07 July, 2022 It is a great honor for me to be here with you to participate in the closing ceremony of the Djiboutian Workforce Development Project. This project, funded by the US Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) …

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Inauguration of IOM Center for Unaccompanied Children and Vulnerable Migrants

                                                                                             COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE Pour diffusion immédiate  Djibouti  Inauguration of …

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Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Nuland’s Travel to Djibouti, Mozambique, and Nigeria 

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON  JUNE 10, 2022 Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland will visit Djibouti, Mozambique, and Nigeria, June 11-17, 2022. In Djibouti, Under Secretary Nuland and an interagency team will meet with government counterparts to advance U.S.-Djibouti relations and our close security cooperation.  In Mozambique, the Under Secretary …

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U.S. Renews its Commitment to Djibouti by Increasing the Development Grant Agreement by $4.8 Million

COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE For Immediate Release Djibouti   Ref.: U.S. Renews its Commitment to Djibouti by Increasing the Development Grant Agreement by $4.8 Million Djibouti, June 2, 2022 – On behalf of the United States Government, USAID Ethiopia Mission Director signed with H.E. Mr. Mahmoud Ali Youssouf, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the …

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Political Officer’s Remarks for the Resolution Workshop: In Support of Women, Peace, and Security

Political Officer’s Remarks for the Resolution Workshop: In Support of Women, Peace, and Security Sunday, May 8, 09:00   Good morning to our honored guests: Minister Mouna Osman Aden, MG Zana, MG Shawley, distinguished guests and invitees, and all participants. And a special thank you to the Ministry of Women and Families and Combined Joint …

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Ambassador Pratt’s Welcoming Remarks at the Media Forum at the IGAD Center for Excellence

March 22, 2022 Distinguished guests, invitees, and participants, good to see you this morning.  I am delighted to be here for the opening of the IGAD Center of Excellence for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism’s Media Forum.  The United States values the important role of IGAD’s P/CVE Center and we have supported it in its …

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Ambassador Pratt at Handover Ceremony with MENFOP and WFP

The Balbala Logistics Transport Center and the Technical High Schools in Tadjourah and Dikhil will receive forklifts, computers and logistics training programs from USAID’s Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance.  At the handover ceremony U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti Jonathan Pratt said, “In partnership with MENFOP and the United Nations, we have established a technical training support program …

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U.S.-Djibouti Bi-National Forum

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 2, 2022 Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Molly Phee and Djiboutian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Ali Youssouf concluded the 6th annual U.S.-Djibouti Bi-National Forum today.  In these high-level discussions launched by Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on February 4, Assistant Secretary Phee and Foreign Minister Youssouf reviewed the longstanding …

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The 2022 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY DJIBOUTI, PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) The Embassy of the United States in Djibouti announces an open competition for past participants (“alumni”) of U.S. government-funded and U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs (such as IVLP, Humphrey, YALI’s MWF and RLC) to submit applications to the 2022 Alumni Engagement …

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The United States and Africa: Building a 21st Century Partnership

SPEECH ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF WEST AFRICAN STATES ABUJA, NIGERIA NOVEMBER 19, 2021 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Good morning, everyone.  Thank you very much, Vice President Koroma.  Thank you for the very kind introduction, but thank you especially for your leadership here at ECOWAS – not just today, but every single day.  And it’s very good to be here …

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Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation 2022

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY IN DJIBOUTI PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY   Funding Opportunity Title: Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation 2022 Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-DJ-22-PAS-0001 Announcement type: Grant CFDA Number: 19.025 Deadline for Applications: December 11, 2021, 23:59 local time Total Expected Funds: $10,000 to $500,000  PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy …

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United States Donates COVID-19 Vaccines for Djibouti

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U.S. Embassy Djibouti Office of Security Cooperation joins Graduation Ceremony for Djiboutian Navy sailors

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Remarks by Andrea Tomaszewicz, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy Djibouti Dammerjog April 27, 2021

Prefect of Damerjog, Damerjog School Director, community members, and distinguished guests, It is with great pleasure that I join you today in the inaguration of this new library in Damerjog.  It is an excellent an example of the United States and Djibouti working side by side, supporting education and employment, and investing in the next …

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DCM Tomaszewicz’s Remarks for the Cyber Security Interoperability Training

DCM Tomaszewicz’s Remarks for the Cyber Security Interoperability Training Closing Ceremony Sheraton Hotel Sagallou Ballroom Thursday, February 18, 2021, 09:00 a.m. Good morning, General Taher, General Dupont, Major General Flora, Distinguished guests, Today, thanks to cell phones, laptops, tablets, mobile devices, and other telecommunications technology, people across the globe are more connected than ever before.  …

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Julia Taft Fund for Refugees FY 2021

US Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (BPRM) Julia Taft Fund for Refugees FY 2021 The US Embassy in Djibouti, under the auspices of the Office of the Regional Refugee Coordinator and the Community Grants Program Office, is pleased to announce the availability of a funding opportunity through the 2021 Julia Taft …

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Humanitarian Assistance Delivery Remarks, DCM Andrea Tomaszewicz, Mayor’s Office, December 21, 2020

 Pour diffusion immédiate  Djibouti   Humanitarian Assistance Delivery Remarks, DCM Andrea Tomaszewicz, Mayor’s Office, December 21, 2020, 10:00 a.m. As a committed partner to the Djiboutian people, the United States is donating approximately $50,000 worth of health supplies to the six arrondissements in Boulaos, Balballa, and Ras Dika through the Office of the Mayor of …

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Launch of the Rising Djibouti Project Remarks, Ambassador André, Ali Sabieh, December 23, 2020

Pour diffusion immédiate  Djibouti   Remarks by Ambassador Larry E. André, U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti, Ali Sabieh, December 23, 2020   Mr. Minister of Economy and Finance, Mr. Secretary of State, in charge of decentralization, Mr. Prefect, Mr. President of the Regional Council, Madam Representative of UNDP, Mr. USAID Representative, Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, …

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Reopening of American Spaces

 COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE Pour diffusion immédiate  Djibouti   Réf. :  Reopening of American Spaces U.S. Embassy Djibouti’s American Center and American Corner are reopening to the public on Monday, December 14, 2020.  These spaces provide free access to American books, movies, and programs, as well as internet access and English language acquisition and practice materials. …

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Humanitarian Assistance Delivery Remarks, Ambassador André, Peltier Hospital

 Pour diffusion immédiate  Djibouti   Humanitarian Assistance Delivery Remarks, Ambassador André, Peltier Hospital, Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 10:00 a.m. Today, the American people are donating approximately $50,000 in protective gowns, protective suits, gloves, masks, visors, and medical monitoring equipment to the Ministry of Health.  This is the fifth delivery to the Ministry of Health made …

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United States makes Humanitarian Assistance Delivery to ONEAD

ONEAD Humanitarian Assistance Delivery Remarks, Deputy Chief of Mission Andrea Tomaszewicz, ONEAD Headquarters, Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 10:00 a.m. Today, the American people through the U.S. military are donating approximately $16,000 in gloves, masks, disinfectant solution, hand sanitizing solution, and hand sanitizing stations to the National Office of Water and Sanitation (ONEAD).  This is just …

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USAID Representative Meets Beneficiaries of Workforce Development Activity

 COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE Pour diffusion immédiate  Djibouti   Réf. :  USAID Representative Meets Beneficiaries of Workforce Development Activity On November 21, 2020, Mr. Lloyd Jackson, USAID Representative in Djibouti, met with beneficiaries of an employability program funded by the American people through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to help Djibouti’s youth find jobs.  …

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U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend Visits Djibouti

 COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE Pour diffusion immédiate  Djibouti   Réf. :  U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend Visits Djibouti U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, Commander, U.S. Africa Command, and U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti Larry E. André met with Djiboutian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Ali Youssouf on November 26, 2020.  During the visit, the leaders discussed security in Djibouti and …

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U.S. Ambassador Larry E. André Travels to Northern Region

         COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE Pour diffusion immédiate Djibouti   From October 26 to 29, U.S. Ambassador Larry E. André will travel to the northern region of Djibouti for meetings in Tadjourah and Obock.  “As the U.S. Ambassador to the entire Republic of Djibouti, it is very important for me to travel beyond …

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U.S. Renews its Commitment to Djibouti with $2.5 Million Grant Amendment for COVID Relief

COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE Pour diffusion immédiate Djibouti     Djibouti, September 7, 2020 – The United States increased its funding to the Government of Djibouti by $2.5 million to address the local impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.  On behalf of the U.S. government, Ms. Andrea J. Tomaszewicz, Chargé d’Affairs of the U.S. Embassy, signed with …

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CAMME Ceremony Remarks, Ambassador André, Djibouti Ministry of Health Warehouse

CAMME Ceremony Remarks, Ambassador André, Djibouti Ministry of Health Warehouse Monday, August 17, 2020, 11:00 a.m. Good morning Dr Ahmed and Ms. Neima.  These are difficult times, as the world responds to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Djibouti’s response is among the most effective of all the countries in the world.  I congratulate you for that remarkable …

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U.S. Offers COVID-19 Relief and Prevention Equipment to Djibouti

Press Release For Immediate release Djibouti Monday, August 17, 2020 – The United States presented a new RNA extraction testing machine to the Djiboutian Ministry of Health in a ceremony attended by U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti Larry E. André and Deputy Commanding General of the Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa Brigadier General Damian …

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CR Energy Concepts Renewable Energy Park Implementation Agreement

CR Energy Concepts Renewable Energy Park Implementation Agreement On Monday, August 10, 2020 U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti Larry E. André and the Minister of Energy celebrated an implementation agreement between CR Energy Concepts (CREC) and the Ministry of Energy for the construction of a Renewable Energy Park. The United States and Djibouti share a mutual …

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United States Supports COVID-19 Detection and Prevention in Djibouti

The United States provided hygiene kits, personal protective gear, laboratory supplies, and other equipment to the Government of Djibouti this week to assist in the detection and prevention of COVID-19.  On Tuesday, June 9, 2020 U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti Larry E. André visited Djibouti’s Central Purchasing Office for Essential Medicines and Equipment to hand over …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Djibouti

Update on Situation in Djibouti The Government of Djibouti has imposed a general, country-wide lockdown, except for essential services.  Traffic has been restricted to a minimum and is only allowed with government authorization.  On April 15, Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh issued a presidential decree extending the country-wide lock down for another 15 days, until …

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CJTF-HOA rolls-out Disinfectant Teams

In order to keep personnel safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ) and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) leadership created and trained a team of service members to disinfect high-usage areas around camp. “The team was taught how germs, such as viruses, can live on non-porous surfaces, such as metal, glass, …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Djibouti

Event: The U.S. Embassy in Djibouti is assessing the possibility of arranging additional flights for U.S. citizens who wish to depart Djibouti. While no additional flights are schedule at this time, U.S. citizens in possession of valid U.S. passports who are interested and prepared to travel should contact DjiboutiACS@state.gov   with the information below. o    Full name: o    U.S. …

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National Day Remarks

National Day Remarks, Ambassador André, TCMR Tuesday, February 11, 2019, 7:40 p.m. Thank you for joining us tonight to celebrate the independence of the United States of America.  We usually commemorate our Independence Day in July, when members of our legislature voted in favor of Independence from Great Britain in 1776.  Supporters of independence in …

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Ambassador André Discusses Flood Relief

U.S. Government Disaster Assistance Following a request from the government of Djibouti for humanitarian assistance in response to the severe flooding, on November 27, the government of the United States announced that it will provide through the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance $100,000 to meet the immediate needs of the people of Djibouti. These funds …

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DJIBOUTI 2018 HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT

DJIBOUTI 2018 HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Djibouti is a republic with a strong elected president and a weak legislature. In 2016 President Ismail Omar Guelleh was re-elected for a fourth term. International observers from the African Union (AU), Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and Arab League characterized the election as “peaceful,” “calm,” and …

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Djibouti City Strong Cities Network Induction Ceremony

Ambassador Andre’s Remarks at the Djibouti City Strong Cities Network Induction Ceremony IGAD Center of Excellence for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism  April 11, 2:00 p.m. Inspector General Kadra Moussa, Mayor Fatouma Awaleh, colleagues and friends, it is a pleasure to be back in the IGAD Center of Excellence for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism, …

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2019 TIP Office Notice of Funding Opportunity – SFOP0005674

The Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office) announces an open competition for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 projects to combat trafficking in persons outside of the United States. Applicants are invited to submit proposals describing how they will address at least one of the programming activities described in the …

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Security Alert Message

Embassy of the United States of America Djibouti City, Djibouti Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Djibouti City, Djibouti   UPDATED : The Security Alert has been lifted. (Camp Lemonnier  02:08 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2018)   Location:  Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti Event:  As of 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2019, Camp Lemonnier is responding to an …

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Call for Proposals: Julia Taft Refugee Fund for FY 2019

The US Embassy in Djibouti, under the auspices of the Office of the Regional Refugee Coordinator and the Community Grants Program Office, is pleased to announce the availability of a funding opportunity through the 2019 Julia Taft Fund for Refugees. What is the Julia Taft Fund for Refugees? The Julia Taft Fund for Refugees (also known …

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Apply for the 2019 GIST Initiative Technology Idea Competition

Young Science and Technology Innovators and Entrepreneurs invited to apply for the U.S. State Department’s 2019 Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) initiative Technology Idea (Tech-I) Competition The application process is currently open for the U.S. State Department’s 2019 Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) initiative Technology Idea (Tech-I) Competition.  The GIST Tech-I …

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Funding Opportunity – Fiscal Transparency Innovation Fund (FTIF) Grant Opportunity for U.S. Embassy Djibouti

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY DJIBOUTI Notice of Funding Opportunity               Funding Opportunity Title:                         Fiscal Transparency Innovation Fund (FTIF) Grant Opportunity for U.S. Embassy Djibouti Funding Opportunity Number:                  FTIF-DJI-FY17-01 CFDA Number:                                            19.700 General Department of State CFDA Title:                                                   General Department of State Assistance Announcement Date:                                    6/24/2018 Deadline for …

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Funding Opportunity Program “International Transboundary Water Cooperation”

Announcement Type: New Cooperative Agreement Funding Opportunity Title: A Program on International Transboundary Water Cooperation Funding Opportunity Number: SFOP0005064 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 19.017 Funding Amount: One award of up to $496,000 U.S. Dollars Key Dates: 1. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 P.M. EDT on June 29th, 2018 2. Notification of project …

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Call for Proposals: Julia Taft Refugee Fund for FY 2018

U.S. Embassy’s Julia Taft Fund The Julia Taft Fund supports community-based projects that provide sustainable assistance to refugees, internally displaced persons, vulnerable migrants and stateless persons. Each year, the Taft Fund awards grants up to $25,000 for projects that respond to issues that have not been addressed by larger multilateral refugee programs. Projects that duplicate …

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U.S. Embassy Djibouti Launches the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship Program

Media Advisory | September 12, 2017 The U.S. Embassy Djibouti will open the four-week application period for the 2018 YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship on September 13, 2017 and invites all interested candidates in Djibouti to apply for this professional development program. WHAT IS MANDELA WASHINGTON FELLOWSHIP? The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of …

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Let’s end Human Trafficking

Human traffickers around the world exploit more than 20 million victims in forced labor and sex trafficking. This multi-billion dollar industry destroys families and communities. It weakens the rule of law, strengthens criminal networks, and offends universal concepts of human decency.  The 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report  looks into what is being done and should be done about this issue. What can …

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Donations were given to four associations under the Program of Self Help Ambassador of the United States of America

Djibouti – His Excellency the Ambassador of the United States of America in Djibouti, Mr. Thomas P. Kelly, gave a total of over 35,000 American dollars (6,195.000 million Francs DJ) to four associations on Tuesday September 20 at 10:00 in the premises of the Embassy of the United States of America to Haramous. This year’s …

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American Corner

American Corners are a type of American Spaces that provide public programming spaces and supports the five core programs. They are partnerships with host-country institutions.  The partner provides a physical space and staff, and the Public Diplomacy section of the U.S. Embassy provides multi-media materials about the United States, training and technical support.  They provide accurate information …

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Certificate Award ceremony for 20 English teachers

On July 18th, the Information Resource Center hosted a Certificate Award ceremony for 20 English teachers who followed the American English Webinar Series from May through July 2016 at the U.S. Embassy Djibouti. The American English Webinar Course offered by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, gives a professional development …

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