CR Energy Concepts Renewable Energy Park Implementation Agreement

CR Energy Concepts Renewable Energy Park Implementation Agreement On Monday, August 10, 2020 U.S. Ambassdor 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 consturction of a Renewable Energy Park. The United States and Djibouti share a mutual …

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United States Transports Djibouti’s Food Aid to Somalia; Djiboutian Troops Deliver to Somali Authorities

Press Release For Immediate release Djibouti On Tuesday, July 14, 2020, the United States began transporting 90 tons of food aid provided by Djibouti to the people of Somalia.  Djiboutian AMISOM forces delivered the food aid to Somali authorities in Beledweyne and Afgooye for distribution to the population following floods and locust infestations. United States …

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2020 TIP COUNTRY REPORT

DJIBOUTI: TIER 2 The Government of Djibouti does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated overall increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period; therefore Djibouti remained on Tier 2. These efforts included increased investigations and prosecutions of potential trafficking …

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U.S. Renews its Commitment to Djibouti with $9 Million Development Objective Grant Agreement

Djibouti, July 6, 2020 – The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, signed a new Development Objective Grant Agreement of $9 million. The Agreement underscores the American people’s continued commitment to investing in improving education, economic growth, and good governance in Djibouti. …

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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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Op-Ed by Ambassador Larry André

The story of U.S. leadership in the global battle against Covid-19 is a story of days, months, and decades. Every day, new U.S. technical and material assistance arrives in hospitals and labs around the world. These efforts, in turn, build on a decades-long foundation of American expertise, generosity, and planning that is unmatched in history. …

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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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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Djibouti

Suspension of Routine Passport and Citizenship Services Because of public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the U.S. Department of State is limiting its domestic passport operations.  This has reduced our ability to offer routine passport and citizenship services overseas.  If you have previously applied for a passport or citizenship service, you should …

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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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Information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus

Information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus:  As of March 15, 2020 the United States Embassy in Djibouti has suspended routine visa appointments. We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time.  If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please email  ConsularDibouti@state.gov  to request …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Djibouti (25 March, 2020)

Event: The U.S. Embassy in Djibouti is coordinating with the Djiboutian Government and local commercial airlines to arrange a commercial flight for U.S. citizens to return to the United States.  We will update U.S. citizens in Djibouti on potential flights as more information becomes available. If you have not yet contacted us and are interested …

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Health Alert – U.S. EMBASSY DJIBOUTI (24 March, 2020)

To:              All U.S. Citizens in Djibouti From:         U.S. Embassy, Djibouti Subject:    Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Djibouti, Djibouti Date:         March 24, 2020 Event:  On March 23, 2020, the Government of Djibouti announced two confirmed cases of COVID-19. On March 23, 2020 the President of Djibouti ordered non-essential government staff to …

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U.S. provides Defender patrol boats to Djiboutian Navy

Four Defender patrol boats arrived in port at Djibouti City, Djibouti, in two shipments in late February as part of a train-and-equip partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the Djiboutian military. The 27-foot boats were delivered to the Armed Forces of Djibouti (FAD) on February 22 for use by the Djiboutian Navy. Defender …

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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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Julia Taft Fund for Refugees FY 2020

US Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (BPRM) Julia Taft Fund for Refugees FY 2020 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 2020 Julia Taft …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Djibouti (January 7, 2020)

Location: Djibouti Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert …

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U.S. Supports Construction of Local Soccer Field

Monsieur le Sous Prefet, Monsieur le Ministre Monsieur le chef du village, Brigadier General Kriesel, Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, Good morning and thank you all for attending the inauguration of this new soccer field.  It is a great example of the strong Djiboutian – American partnership that occurs at many levels.  This soccer field …

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Wanted by the FBI: Jehad Serwan Mostafa

Indictment Unsealed Charging Former San Diego Resident Jehad Serwan Mostafa with Providing Material Support to Militant Islamic Terrorist Organization Al-Shabaab Assistant U. S. Attorneys Shane Harrigan (619) 546-6981 and Caroline Han (619) 546-6968       NEWS RELEASE SUMMARY – December 2, 2019 SAN DIEGO – An indictment was unsealed in federal court today charging Jehad Serwan Mostafa, …

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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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Weather Alert: U. S. Embassy Djibouti (December 8, 2019)

Event: Heavy rain, possible flooding expected country-wide Over the next 48 – 72 hours Djibouti is expecting heavy rainfall throughout the country.  Expect heavy rains and strong winds with possible flooding, landslides, power outages and difficult travel conditions throughout the country. Actions to Take: Avoid travel until the storm has dissipated. Monitor the local news …

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New commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) General Stephen J. Townsend visits Djibouti

The new commander of the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) General Stephen J. Townsend visited Djibouti August 6-8, 2019 to meet with Republic of Djibouti senior defense officials and to attend meetings at Camp Lemonnier.  This was his first trip to the African continent since taking command on July 26, 2019. “The U.S. and the Republic …

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USAID/DJIBOUTI Workforce Development Project: Graduation Ceremonies for 475 Trained Djiboutian Youth

July 24th was an important day for 155 youth in Gabode who successfully completed 18 days of Work Ready Now! training under the USAID Workforce Development Program (WFD), implemented by Education Development Center (EDC) in collaboration with the National Agency for Employment, Training and Job Placement (ANEFIP).  A total of 475 youth completed WRN training …

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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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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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CUTLASS EXPRESS 2019

Doraleh Coast Guard Training Center 28 January 2019 Ladies and Gentlemen, It is my honor to address you today at the opening of CUTLASS EXPRESS 2019. Djibouti has been a leader in this event since 2012. I would like to first thank the Minister of Defense, the Minister of Equipment and Transportation, the Director of …

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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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Markazi IT Learning Center Inauguration

Ambassador André’s Remarks at Markazi IT Learning Center Inauguration September 13, 2018, 10:00, Markazi Village I am pleased to be here today in Markazi Village to help inaugurate the IT Learning Center.  Among the American Embassy’s top goals is to help protect and improve conditions for refugees and migrants in Djibouti.  To do this, we …

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Ambassador Larry André’s remarks on Multilateral Cooperation

Multilateral Cooperation Is Key to Peace & Development in Africa Good morning!  I thank the organizers of this gathering for inviting me to talk to you about a favorite subject:  How African countries and their partners can best work together to advance peace and development for the people of this continent. I will suggest some …

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2018 Trafficking in Persons Report

“This year’s report focuses on effective ways local communities can address human trafficking proactively and on how national governments can support and empower them. Local communities are the most affected by this abhorrent crime and are also the first line of defense against human trafficking. By engaging and training law enforcement, religious leaders, teachers, tribal …

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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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2017 HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT – DJIBOUTI

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

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Young Djiboutians attend the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship Program

The U.S. Mission Djibouti will send 7 young Djiboutians to participate in the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship program for six weeks from June 18 to August 2.  The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).  It is composed of academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. Through this initiative, …

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Ambassador Larry Andre Remarks, Women’s Month Panel Event

Minister Hassan, Captain Lacore, Representative Manzi, Dr. Abdoulatif, Madame Douksieh, dear colleagues and distinguished guests, Good morning, bonjour, salām ‘alaykum, subax wanaagsan, maacisse! My wife, Ouroukou, and I welcome you to our home to celebrate International Women’s History Month.  We have among us here today leaders whose achievements have made history in their fields; women …

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Ambassador Larry André Letter of Credentials Speech

Good morning, Assalaamu aleykum Your Excellency, Mr. President of the Republic of Djibouti, It is an immense honor to present to you a letter from President Donald J. Trump containing my credentials to serve as the Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Djibouti. I have spent nearly all my adult …

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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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2016 International Child Labor Report

Djibouti MINIMAL ADVANCEMENT 2016 FINDINGS ON THE WORST FORMS OF CHILD LABOR 1 In 2016, Djibouti made a minimal advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The Government passed the Law on the Fight Against Trafficking in Persons and Illicit Smuggling of Migrants, which criminally prohibits domestic and international trafficking and …

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2017 Fiscal Transparency Report on Djibouti

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE 2017 FISCAL TRANSPARENCY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 7031(b) OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE, FOREIGN OPERATIONS, AND RELATED PROGRAMS APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2017 (DIV. J, P.L. 115-31) 2017 Fiscal Transparency Report AGENCY: Department of State ACTION: Notice Djibouti: Djibouti made significant progress during the review period by finalizing and publishing a mining code that …

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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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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on Attacks in Kenya and Somalia

The United States strongly condemns the terrorist attack on a guest house in Mandera, Kenya, which killed approximately 12 people today as well as other recent attacks in Northeast Kenya and Somalia, including the attack on Djiboutian forces in the African Union Mission in Somalia. We express our deep sympathies to the victims and their …

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Message de condoléances

C’est avec la plus grande tristesse que j’ai appris avec consternation hier, la mort des soldats Djiboutiens au cours d’une attaque meurtrière qui a eu lieu à Beledweyn en Somalie. Cette perte illustre l’engagement total et courageux des soldats Djiboutiens qui lutte contre le terrorisme. Le sacrifice de ces soldats doit être salué avec le …

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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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Arta Launching of USAID-funded Women’s Empowerment and Livelihoods project

The U.S. Embassy, Djiboutian government, and UNDP celebrated the launch of the USAID-funded Women’s Empowerment and Livelihoods project at Arta’s Regional Council on September 4.  USAID funded this two-year, $1,000,000 U.S. dollars project that will be implemented by UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Women and Family.  The project will improve the livelihoods of rural …

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U.S. Embassy Hosts Community Outreach Event for 2016 World Day against Trafficking in Persons

On Thursday July 28, the U.S. Embassy hosted the public at the American Corner to commemorate the 2016 World Day against Trafficking in Persons (TIP). In her remarks, Charge d’Affaires a.i. Christina Higgins noted that, “trafficking is a crime that exists in all countries.  Some 600,000 to 800,000 victims are trafficked globally each year, with …

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U.S. Ambassador finances small-scale development projects

United States Ambassador Tom Kelly has signed agreements for three new projects worth a total of 4,425 000FDJ on Tuesday, July 26. The United States African Development Foundation (USADF) in partnership with the Embassy of the United States in Djibouti and in collaboration with the Annual Ambassador’s Self-Help Program support local associations to carry out …

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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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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 are: Visas – For all your Visa needs and questions. U.S. Citizen Services – …

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Ambassador Kelly Thanks Djibouti during Visit to Ali Addeh for World Refugee Day 2016

On June 20, Ambassador Tom Kelly, along with ONARS Director Houssein Hassan Darar and UNHCR Representative, Paul Ndaitouroum, visited Ali Addeh Refugee Camp to dedicate a new lighting project, and to deliver clothing items to refugees and the local community on behalf of U.S. Embassy employees and families and from Americans living and working at …

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