The South-West Regions Welcome U.S. Embassy Team

Ambassador Andrew Young hit the road visiting Diebougou, Bobo-Dioulasso and Banfora in the South-West regions of Burkina Faso from November 7 to 11, 2017. Joined by colleagues from the Consular, Political, Economic, and Public Affairs sections, the Ambassador looked to strengthen partnerships in the regions visited and support several Embassy projects. In Diebougou, two local ...
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Official Statement on Ouagadougou Attack – August 14, 2017

The United States condemns last night’s heinous attacks in Ouagadougou and shares our condolences with those who lost loved ones or suffered injuries.  We stand by the peaceful and resolute people of Burkina Faso and the other countries of the G-5 Sahel in our common resolve against terrorism. We are inspired by the resilience of ...
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The American Roadshow Brings Ambassador Andrew R. Young to the Center-South Region

On June 23-24, the Ambassador of the United States of America to Burkina Faso Andrew R. Young toured the South Center region. The American diplomat and his delegation visited the localities of Po, Kombissisiri and Pissi. In Po, the Ambassador first stopped at the High Commission of the province of Nahouri for a meeting with ...
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Ambassador Young visits the first burkinabe FabLab

On May 31, Ambassador Andrew R. Young and his delegation visited Ouagalab, a digital manufacturing laboratory created in 2011 by young enthusiasts in Burkina Faso. The aim of the laboratory is to promote innovative ideas that address problems in agriculture, health and education through the use of digital and local resources. The young people involved ...
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The US Embassy and APF celebrate Earth Day through a Concert

As part of the commemoration of International Earth Day, the U.S. Embassy through its Public Affairs Section sponsored public Earth Day celebration concert featuring the USAFE (US Air Force in Europe) band “Touch’n Go” and  local Burkinabe musician Nabalum as well as “Les Voix de Laafi” choir. The event was held on Tuesday, April 18th at ...
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American Road Show to Dori highlights the Importance of Cooperation in Countering Terrorism

Ambassador Andrew Young and a delegation from the  Mission traveled to Dori in the Sahel Region. During the visit the Ambassador spoke with participants of a Security Symposium organized by Union Fraternelle des Croyants encouraging collaboration between government, military and civil society.  The participants worked together to draw a list of recommendations of activities that ...
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Ambassador Young visits Bobo Dioulasso on the American Road Show

Ambassador Andrew Young led a large Embassy delegation to Burkina Faso’s second city for a whirlwind tour also known as the “American Road Show” that supported the Mission’s foreign assistance programs. The four-day trip to Bobo-Dioulasso consisted of meetings with the region’s Secretary General and with local religious leaders, a visit to an infectious diseases ...
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Ambassador Mushingi Welcomes Students of the International School of Ouagadougou to the American Library

Thirty 4th and 5th grade students from the International School of Ouagadougou (ISO) visited the American library on October 17. Staff from the Public Affairs Section welcomed them and gave them an overview of the resources available and how to access them. The staff then divided the classes into small groups and facilitated a scavenger ...
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Ambassador Mushingi leads a U.S. Embassy delegation to the North

Ambassador Mushingi led a U.S. Embassy delegation to Ouahigouya for an event-filled “American Road Show” on October 6. Accompanied for part of the day by the Minister of Higher Education, the Ambassador participated in a handover ceremony of a three-room school building and visited an agricultural intensification project, both of which are funded by USAID. ...
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FBF Honors Ambassador Mushingi with 2016 Award for Peace

Washington, D.C. – Friends of Burkina Faso (FBF) is honored to present its second annual Award for Peace to the Honorable Tulinabo S. Mushingi, Ambassador of the United States to Burkina Faso. Nominated by several sources, Ambassador Mushingi has played an important part in maintaining peace in Burkina Faso throughout the tumultuous events of the ...
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YALI Information Session in Koudougou

On September 22, 2016, the U. S. Embassy in Ouagadougou organized an information session at the American Corner in Koudougou about the Young African Leadership Initiative’s Mandela Washington Fellowship.  The period to apply for the 2017 Fellowship program is September 21 – October 26, 2016.  This program is an initiative of President Obama to offer ...
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Ambassador Mushingi Visited the Honey Bee Project in Koubri

Ambassador Mushingi visited the CEAS (Albert Schweitzer Ecological Center Association of Burkina Faso) honey treatment center in Koubri, a rural community near Ouagadougou on July 20th. He was met and greeted upon his arrival by the Mayor of Koubri, religious and traditional leaders, and the CEAS staff with the representatives and partners of the honey ...
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Ambassador’s Speech on Independence Day

Distinguished guests in your respective ranks, functions- gender, age, confessions, hometowns, political leaning and aspirations- My fellow Americans, Ramadan Kareem, On this Fourth of July marking the 240th anniversary of my country’s birth, please allow me for a moment to reflect on what we, the American people, believe in and the values that we share ...
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Ambassador Speech on Independence Day 2015

Madame Marie Kafando, Spouse of the President of Burkina Faso, President of the Transition, Excellency the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Cooperation , In Charge of Regional Cooperation, Head of the Governmental Delegation, Honorable Deputies of the National Transitional Council, Excellences Presidents of Institutions, Members of Government, Excellences Chief of Diplomatic and Consular ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks Inauguration Universite Aube Nouvelle/ American Language Center Bobo Dioulasso

It is a pleasure for me to be here today and see so many students!  First, I would like to thank Mr. Isidore Kini for the invitation to today’s inauguration.  The United States Embassy in Burkina Faso has a strong partnership with the University Aube Nouvelle who hosts the American Language Center.  A year-and-a half  ...
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Ambassador’s Speech on Independence Day

Good Evening Ladies and Gentlemen My fellow Americans Mrs. Chantal Compaoré, Spouse of His Excellency the President of Faso; His Excellency the Prime Minister, Head of Government and of the Government Delegation; Excellencies Heads of Institutions; Honorable Members of the Cabinet; Excellencies Heads of Diplomatic and Consular Missions; Honorable Representatives of International and Inter-African Organizations; ...
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Launching of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) Conference on Monitoring for Radionuclides

M. le Secrétaire Exécutif, M. le Directeur Scientifique, dignitaries and members of the scientific community, thank you for honoring me with this invitation to speak to you today. This year, Americans celebrated the memory of one of our great presidents, President John F. Kennedy, as we mark the 50th anniversary of his death. We honor ...
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United Nations Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF)

Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am honored to provide the opening remarks this morning. Let me thank the government of Burkina Faso for hosting this workshop and its critical role in promoting peace and dialogue within the sub-region as well as its strong partnership with the U.S. and the international community to counter terrorism. ...
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