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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World Day Against Trafficking (2017)

                                    Recognizing the «World Day Against Trafficking»   Djibouti, July 30 2017: The U.S. Embassy on July 30 participated in the Ministry of Justice-led World Day against Trafficking event at the Diplomatic Institute. In his World Day against Trafficking speech, Charge D’Affaires Alex Hamilton said, “every country is impacted by trafficking, including the United ...
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United States and Djibouti Open Third Annual Binational Forum of Cooperation

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 19, 2017 On May 18, U.S. and Djiboutian officials met in Washington, D.C. on the occasion of the third annual U.S.-Djibouti Binational Forum. Under Secretary for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon opened the strategic dialogue for the U.S. delegation. Bureau of African Affairs Acting Assistant Secretary Peter ...
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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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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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Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders (YALI 2016)

Apply Now for the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship  (Application opens October 1 – November 11, 2015)   What is the Mandela Washington Fellowship? The fellowship begins with six weeks of academic and leadership training at a U.S. university or college in one of three tracks: business and entrepreneurship, civic leadership, or public management.  Then, Fellows visit Washington, D.C., for a Presidential summit featuring ...
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Djibouti, State of Kentucky Forges Lasting Ties Through Partnership Program

Djibouti – On June 2nd, high-level representatives from the United States Kentucky National Guard and the Djiboutian Armed Forces signed the State Partnership Program agreement, solidifying their future cooperation on military and civilian engagement. This is the first State Partnership Program announced by U.S. Africa Command for East Africa, and only the eleventh in Africa. ...
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U.S. and Djibouti Launch Binational Forum of Cooperation

On February 25 and 26, in Washington, DC, senior officials of the United States and the Republic of Djibouti Governments met to launch the inaugural U.S.-Djibouti Binational Forum, a key outcome of the historic May 5, 2014, White House meeting between U.S. President Obama and Djiboutian President Guelleh. Deputy Secretary Blinken welcomed the Djiboutian delegation ...
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Updated Security Recommendations

The U.S. Embassy has cancelled the restriction on Embassy personnel night movements, but has asked Embassy personnel to avoid large gatherings at restaurants and other public places. The area around Menelik Square will remain off-limits for Embassy personnel until further notice. U.S. citizens should consider implementing these policies as well. Please report anything suspicious to ...
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Place Menelik Attack

The U.S. Embassy community is saddened to hear of an explosion in the evening of May 24 in Djibouti city, resulting in casualties.  We would like to extend our condolences to those affected and their families.  We have offered assistance to Djiboutian authorities. U.S. citizens requiring emergency assistance or with information on the event can ...
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U.S. National Security Advisor Visit to Djibouti

Readout of National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice’s Travel to Djibouti Ambassador Rice met with senior leaders and U.S. troops from the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) at Camp Lemonnier to discuss CJTF operations in the region. She thanked the troops for their extraordinary work to build counterpart capacity in the ...
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