Regional Forum on the Engagement of Religious and Traditional Leaders of West Africa for Health and Development to trigger Demographic Dividend

Burkina Faso will see its population doubled by 2030 if the current trend of its growth is maintained. Indeed, the country has a very young population with 58.3% of his people being under 19 years old and 67% under 24 years old. The fertility rate is estimated at nearly 6 children per woman, and an ...
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World Population Day 2018: Demographic Dividend in Burkina Faso: Making Family Planning a Reality for Accelerating the Demographic Transition

With a very young population of which 58.3% are under 19 years old and 67% under 24 years old, and a fertility rate of 5.8, the Burkina Faso population doubled in 2030 with a continuation of the trend. It must be the best way to take advantage of this demographic dividend, to rise to the ...
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Ambassador Young Earns his Wings with Burkinabe paratroopers

The African sun rises over an airfield near Ouagadougou. Villagers look to the sky with anticipation as children point upwards and smile once they witness the opening of parachutes. Flintlock is an annual exercise that provides African, North American and European participants the opportunity to build trust and confidence, and bolster partnerships. Burkinabe, Malian, American, Austrian, ...
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USAFRICOM announces Flintlock 2018

From April 9-20, 2018, Niger, Burkina Faso and Senegal will host the Flintlock 2018. The Flintlock is the largest multilateral military exercise of special operations and law enforcement training between African and Caribbean nations, which, since 2005, has strengthened key partner country forces across North and West Africa, as well as Western Special Operations Forces. ...
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Strong Burkinabe delegation at the 62nd annual Commission of the Status of Women

YALI Mandela Washington 2017 Fellow Kadija Simboro traveled to New York City from March 22-25, 2018 to represent Burkina Faso at the 62nd annual Commission of the Status of Women (CSW 2018). Kadija is the President of the Association Femme Leader of Africa and Burkina Faso and General Director of Farafina Eco-engineering. She believes that “access ...
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U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou highlights women’s initiatives in their community.

Did you know that March is Women’s History Month? During this month, we will feature talented Burkinabe women with whom we have had the honor to work through our exchange programs, educational initiatives, and development projects. We are proud of their accomplishments in their communities and proud to call them partners in building a stronger ...
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Recruitment of our new group of interns

The Embassy of the United States in Ouagadougou is currently recruiting interns to serve four months, from August to November 2018. The internship Program was designed for students in Burkina Faso and aims at benefiting both the Embassy and students by providing students with valuable educational experience in foreign affairs and by assisting posts in ...
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USDA selects Burkina Faso as FY2018 priority country for McGovern–Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program

The United States Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service is pleased to announce that Burkina Faso is among the countries selected as a 2018 McGovern-Dole Priority Country. Please see USDA’s McGovern-Dole web page for more information. Applications are due to USDA Friday, March 30, 2018. Please see the FY 2018 McGovern Dole Notice of Funding Opportunity web page for ...
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USDA Foreign Agricultural Service FY2018 Cochrane Fellowship Program Seeking Applicants

The United States Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA FAS) is recruiting FY2018 Cochran Fellowship participants from Burkina Faso’s Hotel, Restaurant and Institution (HRI) sector. Ideally, we are looking for hotel/restaurant chefs or managers in charge of menu selection or ingredient purchasing. The hope is that after a two- to three-week training in the ...
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FOOD FOR PEACE DRAFT FISCAL YEAR 2018 REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS FOR DEVELOPMENT FOOD SECURITY ACTIVITIES IN BURKINA FASO

USAID released its draft Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 2018) Request for Applications (RFA) for development food and nutrition security activities in Burkina Faso, in addition to its country-specific information (CSI). Because these materials are in draft and subject to change, all potential applicants are strongly advised to wait for the final versions before starting to ...
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Embassy joins a global campaign for women’s condition

The U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou is coordinating activities and outreach throughout the 16 Days Campaign to raise awareness, change the conversation, and combat traditionally accepted gender roles that tolerate violence against women. The UN’s 16 Days of Activism campaign begins on November 25 with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and runs through December 10, International Human Rights Day . This campaign aims to elevate women’s role in ...
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A Capacity Building Training with ARS Speaker Eduardo Cué Strengthen GoBF Spokespersons Communication Strategies

U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou noticed a communication gap between government policies and Burkinabe citizens. The government may be doing good things of which the people are not aware or the government may be trying to communicate in crisis situations, but not doing so effectively causing rumors and misinformation. To promote the Embassy’s goal of rooting Burkina’s ...
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Annual Competition for the Fulbright and Humphrey Exchange Programs from December 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018

The Embassy of the United States of America, announces the Annual Competition for the Fulbright & Humphrey Exchange Programs  from December 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018. Public information sessions are held every Wednesday from 15:00 to 17:00, beginning Wednesday, December 6, 2017 and continuing through January 31, 2018 at the American Embassy Ouaga 2000. (Cell phones & computers not ...
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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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Fulbright and Humphrey Information Sessions in Bobo Dioulasso, A Resounding Success!

On Thursday, November 09, 2017 a team from the American Embassy held an information session at hotel Dioulassoba in Bobo Dioulasso, on the Fulbright and Humphrey programs as part of the Banfora-Diebougou-Bobo Road Show. More than 125 people attended the information session. The audience was mainly university students and teachers, researchers, professionals, members of Rotary, ...
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2017 YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship Debriefing Showcases Burkinabe Youth Transforming Communities

The U.S. Embassy‘s Public Affairs Section organized a debriefing session for the FY 2017 YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship participants in the Information Resource Center at the Embassy. The group was inspired by Ambassador Andrew Young’s call for action, encouraging Fellows to share their newly acquired skills and knowledge gained during their fellowship to positively impact ...
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Internship Program

The Embassy of the United States in Ouagadougou is currently recruiting interns to serve four months, from December 2017 to March 2018. The internship Program was designed for students in Burkina Faso and aims at benefiting both the Embassy and students by providing students with valuable educational experience in foreign affairs and by assisting posts in ...
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Embassy Connects Youth and Tech to Improve Burkina Communities

TechCamp workshops in countries around the world connect participants with technology experts to co-create innovative tech solutions to real-world challenges.  These camps harness the power of everyday tech to help find local solutions to local problems. In July, the U.S. Embassy sent ten Burkinabe youth to attend a U.S. State Department funded Tech Camp in ...
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The U.S. Embassy signs a three year memorandum of understanding for the American Corner in Koudougou

Public Affairs Officer Ken Reiman met with Professor Barro Nicolas, President of University Norbert Zongo, to sign a three year memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the American Corner in Koudougou. This year alone the space provided 138 programs on American culture, English language, and educational opportunities to more than 20,000 visitors. We are eager to ...
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U.S. Army Cadets Strengthen U.S-Burkinabe Bonds

The United States is a perennial friend to Burkina Faso.  That friendship is reflected in the numerous outreach programs we have with Burkina Faso, including the U.S. Army Cadet Understanding and Language Proficiency Program (CULP). The CULP sends cadets from different universities across the United States to travel in small groups to other nations across the ...
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Notice Of Funding Opportunity: Small PD Grants Program For Combatting Zika And Vector-Borne Diseases

The Public Diplomacy Section in collaboration with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) is seeking applications to implement a project entitled Empowering communities to protect and promote health through preventing Zika and other vector borne diseases. The goal of this project is to empower vulnerable communities living in “non-lotis” or slums of Ouagadougou through information ...
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Ambassador Young Inspired by Fulbright Health Clubs in the Center-East region

Ambassador Andrew Young met with the Mayor of Boussouma, Yoda Francois-De-Salles, to exchange ideas on development opportunities and challenges in Boussouma.  Accompanied by various community leaders, the Ambassador visited two women’s associations, including the Association of Female Weavers of Boussouma and the Female Association of Tomato Processing where he witnessed female entrepreneurs producing Burkinabe products. ...
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American Film Week, Cultural Crossroads

Launched by U. S. Ambassador Andrew Young the day after July 4th Independence Day celebrations, the Fifth Annual American Film Week, a collaborative project between the U. S. Embassy and the Institut Français in Ouagadougou, reached its climax with three back-to-back film shows on July 8, 2017. Over the course of four days, seven recent ...
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The U.S. Embassy Celebrates the 4th of July on Civism Topic

On July 4, the United States Embassy in Burkina Faso celebrated the 241st anniversary of independence of the United States of America with its new ambassador, Andrew R. Young, who presided over the ceremony. National and international partners, government actors from Burkina Faso, members of the press, and prominent guests were invited to celebrate the ...
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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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U.S. Embassy Strengthen Journalists capacities in Investigation and Fact Checking

The Public Affairs section at the U.S. Embassy in Burkina Faso organized workshops on “Investigative Journalism and Fact Checking” in Bobo-Dioulasso and Ouagadougou led by France-based media expert George Kazolias. The first two-day workshop was held in Bobo-Dioulasso from May 15-16. Upon his return to Ouagadougou, Mr. Kazolias exchanged with communications students at Aube Nouvelle ...
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American Corner-Koudougou Supports Womens’ Entrepreneurship Training

On May 16, 2017, a team from the United States Embassy in Ouagadougou visited the Women’s Entrepreneurship Seminar led by American citizen volunteer Rachel Almeida at the American Corner-Koudougou located on the campus of the University of Koudougou. This group of young, ambitious women, comprised of mostly University of Koudougou students, has been meeting weekly ...
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Coming soon: A new way to apply for a visa!

As of June 1, 2017 we will be moving toward a new and easier way to schedule and pay for visa interviews. From June 1, 2017 Global Support Strategy (GSS) will replace the current visa support services. With GSS, applicants will be provided with services to support non-immigrant processing of visa applications, mainly fee collection, appointment ...
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Concession agreement for Operation of Cafeteria Services

COVER LETTER 19 May 2017 To All Prospective Offerors: Enclosed is an Invitation to Tender for a concession agreement for Operation of Cafeteria Services at American Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Enclosure 1 consists of the proposed Licensing Agreement, which would be executed between the Embassy and the selected operator. That Agreement consists of the main ...
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The American Library discusses Climate Change with Students

The U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou organized a public event on climate change. The discussion featured TED talks and other videos on environment. Each video projection was followed by a discussion in which participants expressed their opinions. Participants discussed the causes and consequences of climate change. They debated the controversial “Holistic Planned Grazing” method developed by Allan ...
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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, Burkinabe English Educators Reinforce Teaching Methods

In Koudougou on March 25, 2017, English Language Fellows Ms. Alexis Cherewka from the Université Aube Nouvelle-Ouagadougou and Mr. Kyle Kaminski, from the Université de Koudougou, trained a group of 19 Burkinabe English educators.  The group was composed of American Language Center-Koudougou instructors, regional English inspectors and teacher-trainers from the Ministry of Education, and secondary ...
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Peace Corps USA: Let Girls Learn Training in Koupéla

April 4-6, 2017, a team from the United States Peace Corps office in Ouagadougou organized a 3-day training in Koupéla on girls’ education and gender issues for nineteen (19) participants, including ten Peace Corps volunteers and nine of their community counterparts coming from 10 different villages.  Since 2015, the Peace Corps USA has taken its ...
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U. S. Embassy provides professional journal to English educators

During this month of March 2017, the U. S. Embassy in Ouagadougou has distributed over 3,000 copies of recent editions of a U. S. government published English teaching professional journal to four regional offices of the Ministry of National Education. English teachers, inspectors, and advisors in the Central, North Central, Sahel, and Hauts Bassins regions ...
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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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U.S. Embassy Gives English Day Prizes at Lycée Municipal of Koudougou

On February 25, 2017, English reigned supreme at the Municipal Secondary School of Koudougou.  U. S. Peace Corps volunteers, working with local English teachers and administrators, organized an English Day filled with contests and activities for all junior and senior high students at the school.  Neighborhood elementary school children squeezed in the front on the ...
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U. S. English Teacher gets Burkinabe Students, Professionals Speaking English

English teacher Alexis Cherewka noticed students at her host institution, Université Aube Nouvelle (U-AUBEN), and professionals training at the American Language Center (ALC) were exceling in reading and writing English and most were grammar gurus.  However, they felt having a conversation was much more challenging.  In spite of mastering many aspects of the English language, ...
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American Dancers at the In-Out Dance Festival

Through the Arts Envoy Program of the United States government, director/choreographer Chris Rudd and his 7-member dance company, RudduR Dance, came to Burkina Faso to participate in the In-Out Dance Festival in Bobo-Dioulasso, February 5-11, 2017.  The United States Embassy has been a supporting partner of the In-Out Dance Festival since it began four years ...
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Ouagadougou: American Dancers meet Access Program Students

Through the Arts Envoy Program of the United States government, director/choreographer Chris Rudd and his 7-member dance company, RudduR Dance, came to Burkina Faso to participate in FIDO (Festival International de Danse de Ouagadoudgou) and the In-Out Dance Festival in Bobo-Dioulasso.  During their visit, these dancers met with about 150 students in the U. S. ...
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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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Internship Program

The Embassy of the United States in Ouagadougou is currently recruiting interns to serve four months, from August to November 2017. The internship Program was designed for students in Burkina Faso and aims at benefiting both the Embassy and students by providing students with valuable educational experience in foreign affairs and by assisting posts in accomplishing ...
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Public Diplomacy Team met with Diebougou’s high Schools Students

From January 9 to 10, 2017, a team from the U.S. Embassy’s Public Diplomacy Section traveled to Diebougou (south west) to meet with high school students about the Embassy’s Youth Leadership Program. The team met with 30 students at two different high schools who are engaged in their community to discuss youth leadership. The team ...
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Embassy Ouagadougou hosted an Education Fair

On the occasion of the International Education Week (IEW), Embassy Ouagadougou hosted an education fair on November 18, 2016,with many activities to inform parents and students about their educational choices and support our economic and social development goal. We hosted the Virtual College fair where participants visited tables lined with university advertisement and catalogs. American ...
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Election Night at the U.S Embassy in Ouagadougou

The U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou hosted a live election night watch party on November 8 for nearly 300 people. Guests consisted primarily of alumni, former local interns, and library patrons, as well as high-level Embassy contacts, including social media luminaries, political party representatives, and third-country diplomats. They gathered to watch the results come in as ...
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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 Pô

On October 5, 2016, the U. S. Embassy in Ouagadougou organized an information session at the City Hall in Pô 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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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 Mushingi giving remarks during GHSA launching ceremony

Ambassador Mushingi led a ten-person delegation from the U.S. Embassy to the launching ceremony of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) at Blaise Compaore Hospital on August 4, 2016. The ceremony, presided over by Prime Minister Paul Kaba Thieba, marked Burkina Faso’s formal commitment to the GHSA as it joins in the effort to accelerate ...
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ARS Speaker George Kazolias Engages with journalists in Ouaga and Bobo-Dioulasso

ARS speaker and media consultant George Kazolias encouraged 20 Bobo-Dioulasso-based media workshop participants on one hand and over 20 participants in Ouagadougou on another hand to continue to hold the government accountable even though national and municipal elections have ended. Mr. Kazolias led a two-day workshop in both cities for journalists representing print, online, radio, ...
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U.S. Congratulates Burkina Faso on Organizing and Implementing Municipal Elections

The United States congratulates Burkina Faso for its organization and implementation of municipal elections.   We regret that populations in Zogore, Béguédo and Bouroum-Bouroum were not able to vote and hope that a solution is found that will allow them to vote. We encourage everyone to accept the election results and to avoid violence. We ...
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American Road Show Visited the East Region

Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi, Peace Corps Country Director Keith Hackett, and several members of the U.S. Mission traveled to the East Region for the “American Road Show” from May 18 to 19, 2016. The purpose of this Road Show was to highlight the work of some of the Peace Corps Volunteers in the region while connecting ...
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Public Diplomacy Held a DVC on Crisis Reporting and Press Freedom

On Thursday, May 12, 2016, the U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou offered a training session for journalists on reporting during crises and press freedom. Elisabeth Bryant, an American journalist participating via DVC from Paris, shared her knowledge and experience with moderation from superstar intern Andrew. The debates focused on the realities faced by journalists confronted with ...
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Training of Trainers (TOT) Workshop for Malaria

From May 10 to 12, 2016, a malaria Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop was held at the training center UNITAS in Koudougou. The workshop was organized by Peace Corps Burkina Faso with the support from the Ministry of Health through the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) represented by Soumaila KY and Moussa KABORE. The workshop ...
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American Band Lionel Loueke Jazz Trio Engage with Local Musicians and Perform at Jazz à Ouaga

As a partner of the music festival “Jazz à Ouaga,” an international cultural event founded in 1992, the U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou invited the American band Lionel Loueke Jazz Trio to perform in Burkina Faso. As its name suggests, the band is composed of renowned guitarist Lionel Loueke, as well as bassist Massimo Biolcati and ...
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Ambassador Mushingi Visits Radio Burkina

As part of his periodic visits to media outlets, Ambassador Mushingi paid a courtesy visit to the Director of Radio Burkina, M. Evariste Combary, on April 28, 2016. After a brief introduction, the Ambassador was led into a guided tour of the facilities. From the production office to the studios, and from the maintenance room ...
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Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Visits Burkina Faso

On Friday, April 23, 2016, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Steven Feldstein visited the Centre Norbert Zongo in Ouagadougou, established in 1998. He met there with various stakeholders, including the press and human rights defense associations. Key concerns were raised by the latter, especially in terms of justice, ...
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Tuli in Tuili

On Thursday, April 14, 2016, Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingui and his staff traveled to the village of Tuili located 40 km of Ouagadougou. This road show referred to by the embassy as the ”Tuli in Tuili” was undertaken to view firsthand the progress of activities under way by Association Namanegbzanga in the area. Namanegbzanga is one of ...
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Junior Students of La Capucine School Visited the American Library

On Monday, April 11th, 2016, junior students from the Capucine School visited the American Library in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso with their teachers to celebrate Jazz and Environment Month. After a brief welcoming note by Public Affairs Officer Brenda Soya, the children were introduced to the Library services and materials. They learned about jazz music as ...
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Signing Ceremony for USAID CILSS Support to ECOWAS

Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi presided over the signing ceremony of the USAID Inter State Committee to Fight Drought in the Sahel (ISCFDS) support to ECOWAS on April 7 In Ouagadougou.  The funding amounts to $3.6 million (approx. 2.08 billion CFA Francs) and is designed to allow the ISCFDS to support ECOWAS projects and strengthen governance capacity in ...
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Ambassador Leads Dedougou Visit Focusing on Education, Agriculture, and CVE

Ambassador Mushingi went to the city of Dédougou (Boucle du Mouhoun Region) on March 29th to attend the program launch of “Second Chance.” This program was implemented by the association IQRA, a Romanization of the Arabic verb ‘read’, and financed by the United States.  The program’s goal is to bring basic education into the region’s ...
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Apples of the Earth: Potato Production in Ramsa By Volunteer Michael Beals

The Northern Village of Ramsa is filled with motivated individuals who are eager to work. Unfortunately, many are missing the financial means necessary to start income generating activities. In addition, the region is known for its potato production capabilities. Some gardeners were able to produce them in the past, but with mounting seed costs many ...
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Ambassador Mushingi Meets with POTUS During COM in D.C.

Last week, his Excellency Tulinabo S. Mushingi, the Ambassador of the United States to Burkina Faso, was in Washington D.C. for the annual conference of ambassadors.  This conference is a gathering place for American diplomatic representatives from around the world and serves as an occasion to improve embassy collaboration and strengthen leadership. During the conference, ...
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American Library English Club Studies Black Women Who Changed History

On March 17, 2016, the American Library at the Embassy of the United States of American in Ouagadougou hosted its monthly English Club meeting.  The focus was on Women’s History Month.  US Embassy English Program Specialist Lynn Hanson Ouedraogo led the participants through exercises in summarizing and identifying key points in texts by studying short ...
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U.S. Embassy Wears the 8 of March Colors

Embassy celebrates International Women’s Day on March 8 by wearing the traditional fabric made in Burkina Faso.  Throughout the month of March we recognize the contributions women have made around the world to the economy, society and to government.  While we have seen remarkable progress, with women in the highest ranks of business, politics and ...
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Ambassador Visits a Center Hosting Women Victims of Obstetric Fistula

On March 3, the Ambassador went to the Rama Foundation, an organization which hosts women victims of obstetrical fistula, to create awareness and to see their living conditions. He visited all of the Center’s infrastructure including their kitchen gardens, dormitories, school, and clinics where he met with patients arriving for surgery. His Excellency listened to ...
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Consular Section Hosted an Information Session on Official and Diplomatic Visas

On February 26, the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy hosted an information session on official and diplomatic visas for protocol officers and travel assistants of the local ministries and government institutions, and international organizations. Over 50 participants benefited from hearing the opening words from Ambassador Mushingi, a presentation by Consular Assistant Caroline Conseibo which ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts a DVC on Civic Engagement for CSOs

On Thursday, February 25, the U.S. Embassy hosted a video conference on the theme, “Civic Engagement” organized by the American Library. For many, it certainly was a rich debate moment. The speaker, Lex Paulson, is an expert on issues related to democratic engagement and accountable governments and spoke about the importance of democracy. He gave ...
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Alumni Share their Experience on Countering Violent Extremism

The first of four alumni networking events hosted jointly by the alumni group and the Public Affairs Section was held on Thursday, February 25.  The event was based around countering violent extremism, keynoted by a panel of alumni such as Abdoulaye Diallo, Daouda Zalle, Hawa Bissiri, Mathieu Bere, and renowned theologian Ilboudo Khalid.  They shared ...
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Ambassador Mushingi Visits Cappuccino

On February 23, 2016, U.S. Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi and Embassy staff visited the site of the January 15 terrorist attacks where he proceeded to lead a moment of silence for the victims. They later sat down at “Taxi Brousse” to have a symbolic drink in order to show that for the United States, Burkina is ...
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Food Security Fair

On Sunday February 14, 2015, a team of six Peace Corps Volunteers and their counterparts facilitated a training of 56 people in Moussodougou in the domain of food security. The primary goal of the training was to educate over 50 women in the areas of nutrition and small business development. After the theoretical sessions in the ...
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Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Leads “Tea Tour” in Bobo-Dioualasso

Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi traveled to the Hauts-Bassins Region from February 10-12, 2016 as part of the American Road Show. He first stopped in Hounde, a city located 100 kilometers from Bobo-Dioulasso, where he met with the High Commissioner and her staff and local parliament members. Once in Bobo, Ambassador Mushingi met with New Dawn University ...
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Chargé d’Affaires David K. Young Visits Kamsi and Ramongo

Chargé d’Affaires David Young from the U.S. Embassy traveled to Kamsi in Koudougou (West Center Region) to preside over the ground breaking ceremony of the rehabilitation of the Kamsi water retention basin. Together with the High Commissioner of the province, Chargé Young also presided over the ceremony of delivery of solar panels for the electrification ...
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Nutrition and Culinary Diversity Training by Volunteer Clara Tessler

Ouessa is located in the Southwest region. It experiences more significant rainfall than elsewhere with relatively rich natural resources. People have access to a reasonable variety of food and have the potential to eat highly nutritive meals. Though starvation is not a conspicuous problem in Ouessa, malnutrition does remain an issue, and, by and large, ...
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Ambassador Addresses Students at L’Université Saint Thomas d’Aquin

Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi was a featured speaker at a conference hosted by L’Université Saint Thomas d’Aquin on Thursday, January 21, 2016. His remarks focused on language, culture and development. After observing a moment of silence in memory of the victims of the deadly attacks of last Friday, the Ambassador addressed the audience, composed mostly of ...
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Internship Program

The Embassy of the United States in Ouagadougou has launched an Internship Program designed for students in Burkina Faso. This program intends to benefit both the Embassy and students by providing students with valuable educational experience in foreign affairs and by assisting posts in accomplishing their goals. In the last cycle, interns contributed to Public ...
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United States Condemns Attacks in Burkina Faso

The United States strongly condemns the terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso that began Friday: one on the Splendid Hotel, Capuccino Cafe, and the Yibi Hotel in which more than 25 people were killed, and another attack on a gendarmerie patrol near the northern mining town of Tinakoff in which two gendarmerie were killed. We extend ...
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Screening of the Short Documentary “Finding Hope Under the Streetlights” at the U.S. Embassy

As part of its periodic film series, the Embassy hosted filmmaker Seidou Samba Toure, director of the short documentary, “L’espoir du lampadaire” (or “Finding Hope Under the Streetlights”). The film is Toure’s third overall and focuses on high school and college students who study outside under streetlights due to lack of indoor lighting at home ...
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Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Meets with Burkinabe YALI

Five Mandela Washington Fellows (YALI alumni) met with Assistant Secretary of State Linda Thomas-Greenfield and AFRICOM Commander General David M. Rodriguez during a reception held in Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi’s Residence. It was a joyful reunion for Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield and the Fellows following their first meeting in Washington last summer. The Assistant Secretary gave remarks in ...
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U.S. Presidential Delegation to the Inauguration of President Roch Kaboré

A United States Presidential Delegation was in town yesterday to attend the inauguration of President Roch Kabore. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield led the delegation, which also included Commander of AFRICOM General David Rodriquez, and U.S. Ambassador to Burkina Faso Tulinabo Mushingi. As part of their visit, they met with the ...
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Vegetable Fair of Bougui

Located in the “Gourma” province, Bougui is a village of roughly 2,500 people located 5 kilometers east of Fada N’Gourma. It has a dam that serves as the water source for the many gardens that Bougui depends on for food and income. Due to its proximity to a water source, Bougui has the means of ...
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DCM Hosts an Climate Change Poster Exhibition and Reception

On Thursday, December 17, Deputy Chief of Mission David K. Young hosted a poster exhibition on environmental protection and climate change. The posters were created by Burkinabe students who responded to a competition announcement. In total, more than 49 hand-drawn works were submitted. The posters were evaluated on the basis of three criteria: their capacity ...
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Ambassador to Karentenga to Support Children’s Education

On December 9, Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi visited Karentenga in Bam province to launch the second phase of the Beoog Biiga project in Koundoula 1 School. Led by the international humanitarian organization Catholic Relief Service (CRS) with funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), this program provides access to quality education and maintenance for school ...
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U.S. Embassy Offers Media Training

The U.S. Embassy offered political journalism and election coverage training to Burkinabé journalists on December 8. The training was provided by international media consultant Eduardo Cue from France by videoconference. The session began with a discussion on the November 29 presidential and legislative elections. The journalist participants self-assessed their work covering the elections, and it ...
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Elections in Burkina Faso: Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price

The United States congratulates the people of Burkina Faso for participating in peaceful and orderly elections on November 29, marking a major milestone in the country’s democratic progress.  In recent years, Burkinabe citizens have stood up to repeated attempts to infringe on their right to choose leaders in a legitimate process, turning back an effort ...
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United States Congratulates Burkina Faso on Peaceful Election

Statement by Secretary Kerry I congratulate the people of Burkina Faso on holding peaceful and orderly presidential and legislative elections this week. Over the past two years the Burkinabe people have repeatedly demonstrated their strong commitment to democracy in the face of adversity, and shown that legitimate leadership requires public accountability. I further congratulate President-elect ...
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Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Gave Three Radio Interviews on Election Day

As part of the U.S. Embassy’s support for Burkina Faso’s historic elections, Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi gave three radio interviews on Election Day. He congratulated the Burkinabe people for their peaceful conduct, as well as all the volunteer observers for their commitment to electoral transparency. He then called all those registered to go out and vote, ...
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Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Visits the iDE Drip Irrigation Site in Yamtenga

Ambassador Tulinabo S. Mushingi traveled to Yamtenga on the outskirts of Ouagadougou to visit the local iDE (International Development Enterprise) Technology Center. iDE is an American NGO that, among its many initiatives, develops and provides affordable drip irrigation kits. Just a week before the Paris COP21 summit, the event aimed to showcase accessible climate change-resilient ...
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U.S. Embassy Participates to the African Model United Nations Simulation

The U.S. Embassy sponsored the first edition of the African Model United Nations (AfriMUN) simulation that took place on November 20 in Ouagadougou. Ambassador Mushingi attended the opening ceremony alongside the Ministry of Higher Education to encourage program organizers and participants. This educational  program simulated international negotiations in the United Nations. Participants came from different universities ...
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Public Diplomacy Deputy Officer Help Young Women Develop Leadership Skill

The U.S. Embassy to Burkina Faso initiated a Women’s Leadership and Professional Development Seminar for the benefit of young women desiring to strengthen their capacities for successful business. The program started on November 17 with the support and participation of Ambassador Mushingi. More than sixty women attended the kick-off of Public Affairs’ fresh, new seminar ...
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Ouagadougou EducationUSA Celebrates International Education Week

On the occasion of International Education Week, the Public Affairs team at the U.S. Embassy in Burkina Faso organized an EducationUSA information session to discuss higher education opportunities in the United States. The session provided students and graduates to-be with the opportunity to discover American universities through a morning expo and afternoon panel discussions in ...
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Blood Drive at the Embassy

On Friday, October 30 the U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou organized a blood drive in support of the National Blood Transfusion Center (CNTS). From the early hours of the day until noon, Embassy staff lined up to donate blood. In total, 35 blood bags were collected. Each day, blood is needed to save lives in Burkina ...
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U.S. Ambassador Visits Cinkassé and Bagré to Support Economic Growth in the Region

On October 28-29, Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi and the American Road Show team visited Cinkassé and Bagré in Burkina Faso’s Eastern Region. The main objectives of this visit were to support sustainable economic growth, conduct a fact-finding mission on cross-border security, and assess investments in the Bagré rural zone. On the first day, the Ambassador and ...
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YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship Explained to Potential Candidates

The U.S Embassy in Ouagadougou organized on October 21 a YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship information session to help potential applicants learn more about the program. The Ouagadougou info session, the first in a series of five which will include Bobo-Dioulasso, Fada N’Gourma, Ouahigouya, and Koudougou, was led by English Language Program Specialist Lynn Ouedraogo and ...
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Ambassador Mushingi Congratulates Special Olympics Athletes

On October 21, Ambassador Mushingi met with athletes from Burkina Faso’s national Special Olympics team who participated in this year’s World Games in Los Angeles. The Burkina team returned with 13 medals – including 6 gold medals – in various disciplines. The international sports competition was founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver for children ...
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Donation of Books to the Library of the Public University of Ouagadougou

The American Library in Ouagadougou organized a visit and a book donation to the library of the public university of Ouagadougou. These books were removed from the American library’s collection and offered to the library of the university. The donated books are mainly related to English learning and American literature & civilization. For Mr. Nikiema ...
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Africa: “Decisive Moment for Democracy”

By John Kerry Last May, I shared in an extraordinary moment. I had the privilege, together with many leaders from across Africa, of bearing witness to the first peaceful, democratic transition of power between two parties in Nigeria. I traveled to Lagos earlier this year to emphasize that for the United States, Nigeria is an ...
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U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou Launches the Mandela Washington Fellowship Recruitment in Burkina Faso

The Embassy of the United States of America in Ouagadougou launches the Mandela Washington Fellowship recruitment in Burkina Faso The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship of U. S. President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative  – YALI.  This program will bring 1,000 young leaders to the United States in 2016 for leadership training and mentoring ...
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Internship Opportunity

The Embassy of the United States in Ouagadougou has launched an Internship Program designed for students in Burkina Faso. This program intends to benefit both the Embassy and students by providing students with valuable educational experience in foreign affairs and by assisting posts in accomplishing their goals. In the last cycle, interns contributed to Public ...
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Call for Restraint in Burkina Faso

The United States remains deeply concerned about the fragile political and security situation in Burkina Faso.  We call on all sides to seek common ground and take responsibility for protecting the human rights of all Burkinabe citizens, including those believed to have been involved in the recent effort to overthrow the transitional government.  We urge ...
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The “American Friends of Burkina” Awards a Prize for Peace to the Mogho Naaba

U.S. Ambassador Mushingi led a delegation of Peace Corps and the Association “Friends of Burkina Faso” to the Mogho Naaba Palace on Saturday September 26th to donate a “Peace Prize” to the King of the Mossi. Michael Lavoie, president of “Friends of Burkina Faso” along with his spouse representing the Association donated the award to the ...
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Statement by the National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on the Situation in Burkina Faso

The United States condemns, in the strongest terms, the unconstitutional seizure of power by elements of the Presidential Security Regiment in Burkina Faso. We call on the responsible parties to release immediately those being detained, order aligned forces to stand down, respect the rights of civilians to peacefully assemble, and put Burkina Faso back on ...
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21 New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn-in to Support Education in Burkina

On August 25, 21 new volunteers of the U.S. Peace Corps sworn-in in Ouagadougou after a three-month training in Leo where they learned French and local languages. They will serve in the education sector for two years. During a ceremony presided over by Ambassador Mushingi and Minister of National Education Samadou Coulibaly, three volunteers representing ...
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Political Reporting in Challenging Time: A DVC with ARS Speaker M. Betz

In an effort to support women journalists in their coverage of the upcoming national elections, the Public Affairs Section at Embassy Ouagadougou organized a Digital Video Conference (DVC) with the Association of Women Journalists (APAC) on August 20, 2015. The journalists in attendance included women from the Burkinabe print, radio, television, electronic, and web-based media ...
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Ambassador Mushingi Visits Dierma for the Promoion of Hygiene and Sanitation Measures

Ambassador Mushingi visited the village of Dierma in the East Center Region as part of the American Road Show and to check progress made by the Community Health Club funded by an American Fulbright scholarship. This Fulbright funded project raised the region’s population awareness on elementary hygiene and health measures during six months in order ...
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Ambassador Mushingi Encourages Women Entrepreneurs to Take Advantage of AGOA

An eleven-person delegation from Burkina Faso is preparing to attend the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) forum August 24-27, 2015 in Libreville, Gabon.  AGOA, a United States trade act enhancing market access to the U.S. for qualifying Sub-Saharan African countries, was recently renewed by the U.S. Congress until 2025.  It allows many products from ...
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Orodara Girls Soccer Camp

We organized and facilitated a girls’ soccer camp in Orodara, the southwestern region of Burkina Faso, from July 26th to July 31st 2015.  This camp was for young girls and women, aged 10 to 21 years old. The camp was held at Lycee Traore Niangolo, where a total of 36 girls and 10 Peace Corps ...
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U.S. Embassy Trains HandiAble Basketball Players in Koudougou

Coach and former NBA player Tommy Davis trained HandiAble basketball players on fundamental skills.  During the month of July, the United States celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the American Disabilities Act, a law ensuring that millions of Americans with disabilities have the chance to make their contributions to the world. In this sports-exchange players and coaches ...
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U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou Celebrates Independance Day

The US Embassy’s July 4 Reception set new cultural standards for diplomatic events in Ouagadougou, impressing our elite and high-powered audience with an artistic fusion of Burkinabe and American music, dance, testimony, and song.  Over 500 GOBF officials and politicians, disability advocates and social activists, VIP post contacts, and the nation’s business elite gathered at ...
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ARS Quartet Serves Up Musical Magic at Café Concert

ARS-Paris musicians Shola Adisa-Farrar, Josiah Woodson, Jerry Thompson and and Tilo Bertholo charmed, enchanted, and captivated a sophisticated Ouagalais audience Friday night, July 2, at the French Institute’s open air K-Café.  Offering their listeners a dozen musical gems that softly blended jazz, soul, rhythm and blues, the Shola Quartet provided their audience a superb, too ...
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ARS-Paris Musicians in Performance at the University of Ouagadougou

ARS-Paris recruited singer and songwriter Shola Adisa-Farrar blew away University of Ouagadougou students during a hot and hazy open air concert Saturday afternoon, June 27.  Performing with two other ARS artists — guitarist Josiah Woodson and drummer Tilo Bertholo — Shola offered her listeners a short ‘Contemporary American Music’ 101 course, singing songs from such ...
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Statement By Secretary Kerry On Ramadan

On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, Teresa and I wish all Muslims a happy and blessed Ramadan. Ramadan is a season for heightened reflection, worship, compassion, and community. For Muslims everywhere, this special month provides spiritual nourishment and reinforces appreciation for the universal value — and values — of humanity.  It is also ...
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Ambassador Mushingi Received A Green Award

In 2014, Embassy Ouagadougou reduced its energy use by 10 percent through replacing water filters with ones that require no energy, installing motion sensor lights, and tweaking maintenance and IT schedules. The Embassy worked with the community to start up recycling programs where none existed before. The Embassy recycles newspaper through a reuse project with ...
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Students of the School “Les Laureats” have Visited the American Library

Kindergarten students and juniors Les Laureats School visited alternately the American Library on June 15 and 16. Accompanied by their teachers, the children  performed a series of activities including a presentation of the library, puzzle tests, coloring exercises and attended the story hour where the Public Affairs Officer read the story of Pete the Cat. ...
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Major Tyler M. Cate Donated Books to the Pyratanee Militaire de Kadiogo

Major Tyler M. Cate donated books to the Pyratanee Militaire de Kadiogo. He participated in the end of year ceremony to acknowledge outstanding students and the strong efforts during the 2014-2015 academic year. Major Cate applauded the outstanding students who received prizes. The book donation will go to the library and was accepted during the ...
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Ouagadougou: Final Stop on the Intelligence Tour

May 12-13, 2015, the U. S. Embassy completed its country-wide Intelligence Tour with a two-day training for 20 English teachers, advisors, and inspectors of the Central Region in Ouagadougou.  In support of its goals for economic growth and development through education, the U. S. Embassy Ouagadougou carried out a country-wide tour providing training to English ...
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Internship Program (Ouagadougou)

The Embassy of the United States in Ouagadougou has launched an Internship Program designed for students in Burkina Faso. This program intends to benefit both the Embassy and students by providing students with valuable educational experience in foreign affairs and by assisting posts in accomplishing their goals. In the last cycle, interns contributed to Public ...
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Intelligence Tour in Tenkodogo

May 7-8, 2015, the U. S. Embassy trained 33 English teachers of the Central Eastern Region in Tenkodogo.  In support of its goals for economic growth and development through education, the U. S. Embassy Ouagadougou is carrying out a country-wide tour providing training to English teaching professionals in all 13 regions of Burkina Faso during ...
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Intelligence Tour Goes to Fada N’Gourma

May 4-5, 2015, the U. S. Embassy trained 15 English teachers of the Eastern Region in Fada N’Gourma.  In support of its goals for economic growth and development through education, the U. S. Embassy Ouagadougou is carrying out a country-wide tour providing training to English teaching professionals in all 13 regions of Burkina Faso during ...
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Intelligence Tour Visits Ziniaré

April 29-30, 2015, the U. S. Embassy trained 29 English teachers, inspectors, and advisors of the Central Plateau Region in Ziniaré.  In support of its goals for economic growth and development through education, the U. S. Embassy Ouagadougou is carrying out a country-wide tour providing training to English teaching professionals in all 13 regions of ...
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“To” Sauce Competition Success Story

During the 2015 “Women’s Health and Leadership Conference” in Leo (April 27-30), women from around the country were invited to learn how to become agents of change for their communities. Since malnutrition is a common health issue in many villages, the women learned about proper nutrition and then were able to apply their new knowledge ...
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U.S. Embassy and Institut Imagine Train Young Burkinabe Filmmakers and Producers

On the occasion of American Film Week, the U.S. Embassy partnered with Institut Imagine in Ouagadougou to organize a training workshop for filmmakers and producers. Jean Michel Dissard, Director and Producer of fiction and documentary from Brooklyn (U.S.A) and author of “I learn America” provided the training to 20 professionals who teamed up to build ...
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Yali Mandela Washington Fellows Organize Ebola Workshop In Burkina Faso

Dr. Anselme Siméon Sanou (second from right), medical doctor, epidemiologist, and 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow 2014 from Burkina Faso organized the first scientific conference on Ebola discussing preparedness and response one year after.  Dr. Sanou was joined by fellow 2014 YALI’s, Zainab Conteh (second from left) from Sierra Leone and Sedekie Kamara (first from left) ...
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Intelligence Tour Continues to Manga

April 16-17, 2015, the U. S. Embassy trained 20 English teachers and advisors of the South Central Region in Manga.  In support of its goals for economic growth and development through education, the U. S. Embassy Ouagadougou is carrying out a country-wide tour providing training to English teaching professionals in all 13 regions of Burkina ...
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Ambassador Marks Cultural Preservation Grant

Ambassador traveled to the ancient walled village of Tiébélé April 14 to meet local authorities and mark the successful conclusion of the Embassy’s Cultural Preservation grant to this proposed World Heritage Site. .  He then traveled to Pô where he participated in a lively seminar conducted by the Mission Public Diplomacy Office for regional English teachers ...
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U.S. Ambassador Visits Intelligence Tour

April 13-14, 2015, the U. S. Embassy trained 19 English teachers, advisors, and inspectors of the South Central Region in Pô.  In support of its goals for economic growth and development through education, the U. S. Embassy Ouagadougou is carrying out a country-wide tour providing training to English teaching professionals in all 13 regions of ...
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Swearing in of New Peace Corps Volunteers

On Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 9:30 am, 42 new Peace Corps Volunteers were sworn-in at the US Embassy in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. They are ready to serve Burkina Faso communities for the next two years. 19 of the new Volunteers are part of the Community Health program, increasing the total number of Community Health ...
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ACOTA Graduation Ceremony

On March 12, 2015, Deputy Chief of Mission Steven Koutsis attended the ACOTA (African Contingency Operations and Training Assistance) graduation ceremony in Loumbila, located at 25Km from Ouagadougou. This ceremony marks the end of 10 weeks training received from U.S. instructors. The Laafi 7 battalion will be deployed in Darfour in the following weeks, to ...
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U.S Embassy Sponsors FESPACO and Honors Filmmakers with a Connection with the U.S.

On March 5, 2015 the U.S Embassy hosted a reception to honor filmmakers having a connection with the United States and present to the 2015 Pan African Films’ Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO). This 24th edition of the FESPACO was partially funded by the U.S. Embassy who took advantage to honor through a reception, filmmakers having a connection ...
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Intelligence Tour Continues to Koudougou

February 26-27, 2015, the U. S. Embassy trained 48 English teachers, advisors, and inspectors of the Central West Region in Koudougou.  In support of its goals for economic growth and development through education, the U. S. Embassy Ouagadougou is carrying out a country-wide tour providing training to English teaching professionals in all 13 regions of ...
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Intelligence Tour goes to Dédougou

February 23-24, 2015, the U. S. Embassy trained 27 English teachers, advisors, and inspectors of the Boucle du Mouhoun Region in Dédougou.  In support of its goals for economic growth and development through education, the U. S. Embassy Ouagadougou is carrying out a country-wide tour providing training to English teaching professionals in all 13 regions ...
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U.S. Ambassador T. Mushingi Receives an Award of Recognition from the MAVO

On February 21, 2015, Ambassador Mushingi received an award from MAVO (the Ouagadougou City Associations Movement) in recognition of his commitment to the development of Burkina Faso through the Millennium Challenge Account and the Road Show program where he visited all of the regions of Burkina Faso. MAVO is a group of more than 300 associations ...
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Martin Luther King Jr. Talent Show

To commemorate African American History Month, The U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou organized on February 18, 2015 the Martin Luther King Talent Show. Six groups of students coming from different schools and universities of Ouagadougou and Ziniaré performed through sketches depicting Rosa Parks or Martin Luther King Jr. fights for freedom.  About 180 persons attended the show. ...
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The United States Equips the Gondaal 1 Battalion and the 31st Peacekeeping Squadron

On February 17, 2015, Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi presided over a material gifting ceremony at Camp Lamizana, in Ouagadougou. This ceremony marks the result of 18 months of collaboration between Burkina Faso Armed Forces and the Embassy of the United States. This equipment including thirty-one armored troop transport vehicles PUMA M36 type, restoration kits, Individual defense ...
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English Teaching Conference: Spreading the Love of English

On February 14, 2015 local English teachers were celebrating Valentine’s Day by spreading the love of English.  The U. S. Embassies in Ouagadougou and Dakar, in collaboration with the BETA/Burkina English Teachers Association, brought together over 80 local English teachers at the American Language Center/Université Aube Nouvelle in Ouagadougou for a day-long workshop.  Among the ...
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Ouagadougou Welcomes U. S. English Fellows for the African Continent

U.S. Ambassador Dr. Tulinabo Mushingi personally thanked 16 English Language Fellows coming from all over the African continent who were in Ouagadougou February 10-14, 2015 for their Mid-Year Conference.  Ambassador Mushingi pointed out how important it was for Burkinabe to see, during their transition government, that the U.S. Government had the confidence to continue education ...
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Ambassador Mushingi Opens Entrepreneurship Workshop in Ouagadougou

Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi spoke of the importance of supporting entrepreneurs at a February 10th event co-organized by the Embassy, the Maison de l’Entreprise and the Embassy of Morocco to Burkina Faso. “Small-business owners and their forward-thinking ideas are the engine of a dynamic economy,” he said. Many of Burkina Faso’s best and brightest are starting their own businesses, ...
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Intelligence Tour goes to Kaya

January 29-30, 2015, the U. S. Embassy trained 48 English teachers, advisors, and inspectors of the Central North and Sahel Regions in Kaya.  In support of its goals for economic growth and development through education, the U. S. Embassy Ouagadougou is carrying out a country-wide tour providing training to English teaching professionals in all 13 ...
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Intelligence Tour goes to Ouahigouya

January 26-27, 2015, the U. S. Embassy trained 39 English teachers, advisors, and inspectors of the Northern Region in Ouahigouya.  In support of its goals for economic growth and development through education, the U. S. Embassy Ouagadougou is carrying out a country-wide tour providing training to English teaching professionals in all 13 regions of Burkina ...
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U.S Embassy Participates to the Second Edition of the In-Out Dance Festival in Bobo Dioulasso

On February 5, 2015, Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi and his delegation attended the opening ceremony of the In-Out Dance Festival. This Festival, created by Aguibou Bougobali Sanou who is a dance professional and the president of Tamadia Company, is a major cultural event held every year in Bobo-Dioulasso and brings together professionals of the dance sector ...
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The United States Equips the 25th Parachutist Commando Regiment

On February 4-6, 2015, Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi travelled to Bobo Dioulasso to preside over a military equipment handover ceremony. He donated military equipment including trucks and ambulances worth $1,75 million to the Counter Terrorism Company of the 25th Parachutist Commando Regiment meant to support Burkina Faso’s Counterterrorism Strategy, « Mission de Sécurisation du Nord » ...
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Doing Business With the USA

Communicating across cultures has its challenges, and this is especially true in the business world.  Burkinabe business owners and professionals received training in navigating cultural cues when doing business with American companies at a January 30 event hosted by the embassy.  The featured speaker was Desi Lopez Fafie, who besides being a former vice-president of ...
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Bobo Girls Soccer Camp

For the West African countries as Burkina Faso, football remains a sport dominated almost exclusively by men and boys.  In the villages, rarely, if ever, are girls and women given the opportunity to play “the beautiful game”. Many Volunteers address this by forming girls’ soccer teams in their villages. Three volunteers, Hallie Eilerts, Todd Burns, ...
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The U.S. Embassy Launched the Young African Mentoring Program

On December 19, 2014 U.S Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi presided over the launching ceremony of the Young African Mentoring Program. This program launching ceremony was for the benefit of young pupils present. The Young African Mentoring Program is a framework for valuable exchange of experience. Mentors are products of the Washington Mandela Fellowship Program or the YALI, ...
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U.S. Secretary of State Statement on Burkina Faso National Day

On behalf of the American people and President Obama, I congratulate the people of Burkina Faso on the 54th anniversary of your independence. The United States is dedicated to supporting Burkina Faso’s efforts to strengthen democratic institutions, expand economic opportunities, and maintain regional security. We welcome the establishment of the civilian-led transitional government. It is ...
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The U.S. Embassy Granted $90,000 to 16 Local Associations

On December 9, 2014 the US embassy organized the Ambassador’s Self-Help Program grant signing ceremony for the benefit of associations and groups from several regions of Burkina Faso. The Self-Help program is a grass-roots assistance program that allows U.S. ambassadors to respond quickly to local requests for small community-based development projects. Sixteen projects were selected ...
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Virtual Ebola Reporting Workshop

On December 3, 2014, the US Embassy hosted a virtual Ebola Reporting workshop intending to train and improve journalists reporting skills. 25 reporters from 18 media outlets (Radio, television, print and online media) attended the training. The workshop began with a video featuring remark from representatives of the Department of State, the Centers for Disease ...
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Annual Fulbright Competition

The Embasssy of the United States of America Announces the Annual Competition for the Fulbright & Humphrey Exchange Programs from December 1, 2014 to January 30, 2015 Types of Programs: Fulbright Junior Staff Development Program (JSDP) For scholars and professionals who would like to pursue a Master’s degree or PhD in the U.S. (1-2 year ...
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Media Training with Reporter du Faso

Humphrey Alumnus and President of Reporters du Faso Louis Oulon used a Public Diplomacy grant to conduct two day training on Media and Democracy, with a special focus on using new media.  This is part of our ICS goal on building democratic institutions, which includes professionalizing the media.  Guest speakers were from various media houses ...
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Alumni Connexion

On November 25, 2014 the U.S. Embassy organized a “soiree d’amitie” to welcome the 2014 YALI cohort, but also to connect all the exchange alumni namely Fulbright, YALI, IVLP, Humphrey in a fun event. The Public Diplomacy (PD) section reached out to working partners whose employees are often sent on the exchange programs for a ...
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Burkina Faso Transition Government

The United States congratulates the people of Burkina Faso and their leaders on the signing of a charter that will guide the transition to a democratically elected government. We congratulate Michel Kafando on being sworn in as interim president of Burkina Faso. We encourage Mr. Kafando to build on the momentum of the past two ...
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Embassy Library English Club Focuses on Opposites

On November 13, 2014, the U. S. Embassy welcomed a group of 12 university students and young professionals to its American Library for the November English Club.  English Program Specialist Lynn Hanson Ouédraogo led the group through a variety of activities on contrasting and opposites in English.  The audience reviewed synonyms and antonyms and learned ...
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Support for Civil Society’s Charter for Transitional Government in Burkina Faso

The United States welcomes the November 9 announcement of a Charter for Transitional Government in Burkina Faso developed by political parties, civil society, and religious and traditional leaders.  We urge continued progress in the discussions between these groups and the military so that this crisis may come to a quick end and the process of ...
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Transfer of Power in Burkina Faso

Statement by Jen Psaki, Spokesperson October 31, 2014 Transfer of Power in Burkina Faso The United States is concerned about the unfolding events in Burkina Faso.  We regret the violence and the loss of life in Burkina Faso and call on all parties to avoid further violence.  We reiterate our call for all parties to ...
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Women Entrepreneurs Workshop in Banfora

Seventy (70) women entrepreneurs from Banfora, Bobo-Dioulasso, Sindou, Toussiana, Noumoudara, Nouna, and Gaoua attended a workshop in Banfora on October 23, 2014.  This training was sponsored by the U. S. Embassy to Burkina Faso and focused on the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and how to export to the United States.  Minata Kone and ...
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U. S. Embassy English Club on Volunteering

The U. S. Embassy Ouagadougou welcomed a group of 28 university students and young professionals to its Information Resource Center (IRC) for the October English Club.  This month’s discussion and activities were led by English Program Specialist Lynn Hanson Ouédraogo and focused on volunteering and the benefits of volunteering.  The audience discussed their own experiences ...
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Panel on Community Service and Volunteerism

On October 9, 2014, the American Library organized a conference on community service and volunteerism presented by a panel of American officers from the U.S. Embassy. The panelists talked about their own experience as volunteers; they explained how community service is valuable to Americans and how it impacts positively the country at the social and ...
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2016 Diversity Visa Program Registration

The 2016 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2016) will open at noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), Wednesday, October 1, 2014, and will close at noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST), Monday, November 3, 2014. Applicants must submit entries electronically during this registration period using the electronic DV entry form (E-DV) at dvlottery.state.gov . Paper entries will not be ...
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Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Offers a Reception in Honor of the Regional Governors and Mayors of Burkina Faso

Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi received on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, the governors and mayors from the thirteen regions of Burkina he visited. It was the opportunity to thank in person and through a reception for the way he has been welcomed in these localities. During his speech the Ambassador thanked his guests for their mobilization during ...
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150 Complete English Access Program

On September 25, 2014, one hundred and fifty English Access Microscholarship Program students celebrated the completion of their courses in a ceremony in Ouagadougou. These students completed 378 hours of English courses and enhancement activities during a two-year program.  The following schools hosted the 2012-2014 Access Program:  Lycée Marien N’Gouabi, Lycée Privé Bayane, Lycée Nelson ...
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Strategies for Involving Religious and Traditional Leaders for Family Planning in Faso

On September 23, 2014, the USAID’s Heath Policy Project, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the religious and traditional leaders’ network in Burkina Faso, conducted a workshop to provide support to the development and validation of advocacy tools for the promotion of family planning in the country using religious and traditional leaders. The ...
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Ambassador David Lane Discovering American Achievements in Burkina Faso

Journalists from Burkina Faso, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali and Niger joined Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture based in Rome, David Lane on a five day reporting tour to explore the challenges and successes in agricultural development in Burkina Faso.  The group has seen a variety of projects sponsored by the ...
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E-Teacher Scholar Luncheon Honors Eight

On September 4, 2014 Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi, PAO Brenda Soya, and English Program Specialist Lynn Ouedraogo hosted a luncheon in Ouagadougou to honor eight Burkinabe English language teachers who completed 10-week on-line courses during the year with the University of Oregon through the State Department E-Teacher Scholarship Program.  Ambassador Mushingi presented each scholar with a ...
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American Model of Leadership

Members of JCI (Jeune Chambre International) met with Ambassador Mushingi at the U.S embassy in Ouagadougou to discuss the American model of leadership. These young people discussed with Ambassador Mushingi and his team on the ways and steps to become a good leader in the society; they also participated into team work activities focused on ...
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Ambassador Mushingi Visits Burkina Faso National Television

Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi visited Burkina Faso national television (RTB Tele) and discussed with the leaders of the institution.  This visit aimed to discover the facilities and thank the leaders for their support in covering all the activities of the embassy, especially during the Ambassador’s tours in the 13 regions of Burkina . Ambassador Mushingi also ...
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“HIV/AIDS Awareness and Reduction of StigmaTraining of Trainers” from Volunteer Hagop Kaprielian

“HIV/AIDS Awareness and Reduction of Stigma: Training of Trainers” was held from May 12 to May 15, 2014. The objectives of the project were twofold: increased understanding of the science of HIV including myth vs reality and increased awareness of stigma attached to HIV/AIDS and developing ways to reduce it. The participants were chosen based ...
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The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit is an historic opportunity to strengthen ties with our African partners and highlight America’s longstanding commitment to investing in Africa’s development and its people.  During the U.S.-Africa Business Forum on August 5, the President announced $33 billion in new components by the U.S. government and partners, representing a major and long ...
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USAID WA-WASH Program Organizes a Symposium on Environmental Security in West Africa

Ouagadougou- USAID WA-WASH Program and U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) will organize a symposium on environmental security in West Africa. The Symposium aims to increase awareness of and facilitate the sharing of experiences concerning various environmental security challenges in Burkina Faso, Ghana and Niger. Symposium speakers will cover a range of topics related to national and ...
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Pigpens Reduce Swine Fever Infections by 76% By Peace Corps Volunteer Jamie Farrell

Three years ago, the African swine fever virus was introduced to the Commune of Kyon. The highly contagious disease decimated the pig population in the community, and has continued to kill free-ranging pigs in unpredictable outbreaks. The virus has placed a huge financial burden on women who traditionally raise pigs for weddings and funerals and ...
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U.S. Embassy Condolences to Burkina Faso

I would like to express, on behalf of the U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, the U.S. Government and the American people, our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy to the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives in the crash of Air Algérie Flight 5017 on July 24. We join the people of Burkina Faso and all other ...
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Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Attends Iftar Diner at CERFI

July 18, 2014: U.S. Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi participated in an open-to-the-public Iftar ceremony organized by Public Diplomacy in partnership with CERFI (Islamic Research and Studies Circle). This program coincided with the international Nelson Mandela Service Day and an embassy team led by PD took the opportunity to clean the CERFI mosque in the morning and ...
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U. S. Embassy, American Language Center visit English Access class in Koudougou

On July 10, 2014 the U. S. Embassy’s English Program Specialist joined administrators and teachers from the American Language Center (ALC) to visit the Access Program class ALC has been teaching at the Lycée Provincial in Koudougou.  This class of 25 students just completed a special two-year program of English courses and educational activities funded ...
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U. S. Embassy Workshop for English Access Program

July 10-12, 2014, the U. S. Embassy organized a workshop in Koudougou for 15 American Language Center (ALC) administrators and English teachers involved in the English Access Microscholarship Program.  Access is a special two-year program funded by the U. S. government which provides select secondary school students supplementary English courses and educational activities.  The ALC ...
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The U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou Celebrates Independence Day

On the occasion of the celebration of the 238th anniversary of the United States Independence on July 4th, Ambassador Mushingi hosted a reception in the NEC. Prime Minister Tiao, First Lady Chantal Compaore and members of the Government, political parties as well as Embassy contacts and friends attended the ceremony. The ceremony started with the presentation ...
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Art Envoy “Barefoot Blue Grass Movement in Burkina Faso”

The Public Diplomacy Section through ECA Arts Envoy Program brought a Blue Grass Barefoot Movement to empower our mutual understanding program by taking part to our American Film week project and to highlight the significance of Blue Grass music in American Culture. During their stay, the Barefoot movement performed in various places including the Delwinde ...
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English Language Fellow Trains Over 250 Teacher Trainees in Koudougou

On June 29, 2014, English Language Fellow Joseph Haba held a one-day workshop for 250 English and French teacher trainees at the University of Koudougou teacher training college (ENS).  English teacher members of Burkina English Teacher Association (BETA) from Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso also joined in.  Mr. Haba has been teaching at the University of Koudougou ...
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American Language Center Celebrates Its First Anniversary

Ambassador T. Mushingi presided over the ceremony marking the first anniversary of the American Language Center transferred last year at the University Aube Nouvelle in Ouagadougou, through a partnership agreement between the United States Embassy and the University Aube Nouvelle. The American Language Center was opened in 1985 in Ouagadougou with only 151 students and ...
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Ambassador Mushingi Encourages Six Young Burkinabe Leaders Leaving for the YALI Fellow Conference in Washington

On June 12, 2014, Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi met with six young Burkinabé selected to participate in the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Washington Fellow program in Washington. Issouf Ilboudo, Sanon Anselme, Sylvie Tougma, Herman Naré Abdalla Dao et Francine Boro will spend six weeks at eleven different universities across the United States. An academic, professional, ...
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Country Ownership at Work in Burkina Faso

MCC’s five-year, $480.9 million compact with Burkina Faso will close at the end of July. Last week, I joined MCC’s Cassandra Butts and Alicia Phillips Mandaville along with senior officials of the Government of Burkina Faso at ceremonies to inaugurate an 89-mile road and a 5,535-acre irrigated perimeter—two important projects funded by MCC’s five-year, $480.9 ...
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Beyond Word, Excel, and Power Point: Computer Maintenance and IT Teacher Training in by Volunteer Ethan Heppner

Being technologically savvy is becoming an extremely important trait for Burkinabe youth hoping to succeed in the workforce, travel abroad, or advance in higher education. You can see their popularity in the exploding number of computer stores in Ouagadougou. Anyone that can use one enjoys big advantages in almost any endeavor, and those that can ...
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Study Club for School Year 2014

When night falls and cooking is done, there is no source of electricity to study. School bags are left unopened till the following morning and thus poor grades are repeated each year. There is little or no progression at the Primary school in Roumtenga and the children keep failing or repeating the same class at ...
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Inauguration of the Dî Irriguated Perimeter

Cassandra Butts, Senior Advisor to MCC CEO, Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi and President Compaore inaugurated the irrigated perimeter of Dî in Burkina Faso. These 2,240 hectares will help 4,400 beneficiaries of which 50% are women to increase value of agriculture production. Butts said “the purpose of American investment in diversified agriculture activities and the Di irrigated ...
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English Access Microscholarship Program Graduation Ceremony

On May 15, 2014, one hundred and eleven English Access Microscholarship Program students were honored in a graduation ceremony at Azalaï Hôtel Independance in Ouagadougou.  These students participated in a two-year program funded by the United States government in which they received 378 hours of supplementary English courses and educational activities.  The students came from ...
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Ambassador Mushingi visits the North Region

May 7-8, 2014: U.S Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi visited the North Region of Burkina Faso in the context of “The American Road Show” and met with the region’s officials in Ouahigouya, including Governor K. Barra of the Region and the Mayor of Ouahigouya. During his stay, he visited the USAID funded project PDEV (Peace through Development) ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports Jazz a Ouaga

The Public Diplomacy Section through ECA Arts Envoy Program brought a jazz group to participate in the well know annual jazz festival, Jazz A Ouaga. The goal of this concert was to create an opportunity for cultural exchange via music and engage young musicians at the same time. The Jazz a Ouaga Festival is in ...
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U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou Celebrates International Women’s Day

The U.S. Embassy Front Office in Ouagadougou organized a very successful luncheon to celebrate International Women’s Day on Thursday, March 6 in the Embassy atrium.  Their aim was to strengthen their relationship with their counterparts, the other Assistants of Chiefs of Missions represented in Ouagadougou.  That  day, they celebrated their role as women and as ...
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2014 Youth Leadership and Active Citizenship Conference

The Youth Development Committee hosted its 4th annual “Youth Leadership and Active Citizenship Conference” on March 23rd- 26th in Garango, Burkina Faso.  Organized by Natalie Moore and Emily Hilton, the four-day event promoted positive leadership, active community participation, and volunteerism.  Eighteen Peace Corps Volunteers, 10 host country nationals, and 35 youth, between the ages of ...
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Girls’ Soccer Competition at Kossouka

On January 2014, I visited Koussouka Inspection officials and proposed a soccer tournament for 6th grade girls, with the championship to be on March 8th, in honor of International Women’s Day. I explained I had an old girls soccer trophy from when I was younger which I could donate to the town for the event if ...
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Kaya English Teachers Receive Training, Launch Regional BETA Chapter

February 21-22, 2014, the U. S. Embassy partnered with the Burkina English Teachers Association (BETA) to organize a 2-day professional development workshop for 46 teachers of the North Central region of Burkina Faso.  U. S. Embassy English Program Specialist Lynn Hanson Ouédraogo and Fulbright Exchange Alumnus Dramane Gnessi trained teachers in Kaya on current English ...
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Ambassador Road Show in the Centre North Region

February 13-14, 2014. As part of the ongoing “Ambassador’s Road Show, Ambassador Mushingi travelled to Kaya, Tampelga and Dakiri in the Central North and the East Region of Burkina Faso to visit USAID Food for Peace funded activities. After calling on the Governor of the Center-North Region, Ambassador Mushingi continued to Tampelga and visited a ...
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American Library English Club for February

On February 20, 2014 the U. S. Embassy Ouagadougou welcomed a group of about 20 high school and university students into its American Library for the monthly English Club.  This month’s discussion and activities were led by English Program Specialist Lynn Hanson Ouédraogo and were focused on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have ...
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U.S. Embassy Participates to the In-Out Dance Festival in Bobo Dioulasso

U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou in partnership with ARS Paris sent two American dancers (Nicola Ayoub and Asha Thomas) to participate in the first annual “In-Out Dance Festival” in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso February 3 – 9, 2014.  Through the power of dance, Nicola and Asha reinforced cultural bonds that exist between the American people and the people ...
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Training Mothers in Nutritional Rehabilitation in Ouarkoye Village

Five mothers from Ouarkoye Village were trained in hands-on child nutritional rehabilitation activities and best practices. Ouarkoye, located in Burkina Faso, has a population of approximately 10,000 people and is comprised of diverse ethnic groups. The five participants were trained according to the Hearth/ FARN model, emphasizing positive local practices to improve child nutrition using ...
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Youth Outreach Star

Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) Amanda Moulton has been named the Youth Outreach Star for February 2014 by the Peace Corps Youth Development Committee (YDC). Amanda is shining brightly in her community. While Amanda’s primary assignment is as a Math Teacher, she has also begun to reach out to the youth outside of the classroom in ...
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USAID-Funded Project AGIR-PF Launched

First Lady Chantal Compaore presided over the official launching ceremony of USAID funded project “Act for Family Planning – AGIRPF” in Ouagadougou, along with Minister of Health Léné Sebgo and Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi. This regional project which covers Burkina Faso, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Mauritania and Niger worth $29 million intends to support and assist the ...
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The USA Donates Peacekeeping Equipment to the Armed Forces

Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi, through the Africa Contingency Training and Assistance (ACOTA) program, donated $1.8M dollars in support materials to the Burkinabe Peacekeeping Forces. The materials, presented to General Chief of Staff of the armed Forces Nabere Honore Traore, included field medical equipment, generators, body armor, uniforms and many other tools. This equipment was given to ...
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American Road Show Visits Fada N’Gourma

Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi and several members of the U.S. Mission traveled to Fada N’Gourma for the 6th Edition of the “American Road Show” January 9-10, 2014. Day 1 began with a courtesy call on the Governor of the Region, Mr. Bertin Somda followed by a visit to the American Corner where the Ambassador met with approximately ...
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30 New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn-in in Ouagadougou

Tuesday, December 17, 2013. 30 new Peace Corps Volunteers were sworn-in at the U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The new volunteers, ranging from 22 to 61 years in age, received 9 weeks of training in Léo where they received technical and cross-cultural training. Throughout their training, they lived with host families who helped facilitate ...
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American Road Show Visits Banfora

Ambassador Mushingi and his staff traveled Southwest to the Cascades Region December 13 – 15, bringing the American Road Show to capital city of Banfora. The American Road Show’s main goal is to strengthen the bond with the Burkinabè throughout the country by taking the time to visit with the people in the 13 different ...
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Peace Corps Volunteer Natalya Kostandova Helps Build a School Library in Tema

In the community of Tema, Peace Corps Volunteer, Natalya Kostandova, worked closely with the Tema community to build a library for the students at the local junior high school.  The objectives of the library project were to: 1) increase community access to literature; 2) facilitate development of reading, analytical and research skills; and 3) provide ...
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U.S. Embassy Organized a Benefit Concert to Support the Rama Foundation

On November 23, U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou hosted a benefit concert in support of the Rama Foundation  which provides corrective surgeries to women suffering from Obstetrical Fistual. In honor of Meg Riggs, the Public Affairs officer who departs post after three years of dedicated service to the American people and to the people of Burkina Faso ...
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U.S. Ambassador Tulinabo S. Mushingi Distributes Treated Mosquito Nets in the District of Boulmiougou in Ouagadougou

On Friday November, 8 2013, Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi, USAID Country Director Jim Parys and malaria specialist Kathy Webb visited a mosquito nets distribution center in the district of Boulmiougou in Ouagadougou where they officially handed over 350,000 treated mosquito nets to the people of Burkina Faso through the Ministry of Health. During the event, Ambassador ...
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From the Village to the City: Ambassadors’ First Visit to Leo Highlights Myriad, Multi-level Collaborations Between the United States and Burkina Faso

On October 30, 2013, Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi visited Leo, a commune in the Center-West Region of Burkina, to visit ongoing Millenium Challenge Corporation Projects and the Peace Corps training facility.  The morning began with a progress report meeting in the village of Sissili with the “chef du village” and numerous participants of the Millenium Challenge ...
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Ambassador Mushingi Visits the Millennium Challenge Account in Ouagadougou

On the morning of October 21, 2013, Ambassador Mushingi made his first visit to the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) offices at the Barack Obama Building to meet the MCA Senior Management and staff and offer words of encouragement as the Compact heads into its final 9 months of implementation.  Led by National Coordinator, Bissiri Sirima, ...
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Ambassador Mushingi Helps Launch Project to Combat Child Labor

U.S. Ambassador Tulinabo S. Mushingi and the Minister of Civil Service, Labor, and Social Security Vincent Zakané gave hugs to 11-year-old Alice Traoré after she delivered an emotional message about child labor and children’s desire to live a “normal life” at the launching ceremony of the U.S.-funded anti-child labor project. On September 26, 2013, Counterpart ...
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New United States Ambassador to Burkina Faso Meets Bobo Youth

On September 26, 2013, the new U. S. Ambassador to Burkina Faso, Dr. Tulinabo Mushingi, visited Bobo-Dioulasso where he met with a group of 115 youth in a town hall meeting. Students, Junior Chamber International members, patrons of the American Corner Bobo, and young professionals assembled in the American Corner at the “Espace Rencontre Jeunesse ...
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Ambassador Mushingi Presents Credentials to President Compaoré

On Tuesday, September 17, 2013, in a solemn ceremony under military color guard, Dr. Tulinabo S. Mushingi, the new ambassador of the United States of America to Burkina Faso, presented his credentials to President Blaise Compaoré at the presidential palace, Kosyam. While Ouagadougou represents his first post as ambassador, it is not Dr. Mushingi’s first ...
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Peace Coprs Volunteers Held Science Camp at Fada

From September 9 to 13, Peace Corps Volunteers facilitated a Science Camp in the eastern capital region of Fada in Burkina Faso. The Science Camp had five goals: 1) Educate students on the importance and methodology of water sanitation and treatment; 2) Expose students to scientific thinking; 3) Expose students to the relevance of science in ...
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23 New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn-in

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 – 23 new Peace Corps Volunteers were sworn-in at the residence of the Chargé d’Affairs of the United States of America in Ouagadougou. Ranging between the ages of 22 and 69 years old, they will be working in Burkina Faso’s Education Development sector during their 2 years of service. The Volunteers ...
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Burkina Faso Votes for Faso Soap

On August 20, 2013, the U.S. Embassy organized a voting party to help support a group of young Burkinabè competing in the GIST program – Global Innovation through Science and Technology — to win the prize worth 70,000 U.S. dollars and international recognition, which will allow them to further develop Faso Soap. The Burkinabè entrepreneurs ...
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