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U.S. Embassy Offers a Digital Projector to FESPACO

Ambassador Andrew Young donated 42,000 USD (25 million CFA) of  film projection and other equipment to the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO). The donation is a symbol of U.S. commitment to an enduring relationship with Burkina Faso/ “Your festival is not only a contribution to world cinema, it is an essential part ...
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Labor Strike Alert – U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Labor Strike Alert – U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso  Location: Ouagadougou International Airport U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou informs all American citizens of a potential airport labor strike at the Ouagadougou International Airport from midnight on Oct 11 to midnight on Oct 12.  We have been notified that some of the airlines have preemptively canceled their flights.  Other ...
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‘Engaged Together, We Are Stronger,’ says U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young

Ambassador highlights U.S. Engagement to G5-Sahel and ECOWAS We are engaged together against the challenges that affect us all. The United States engages with the G5-Sahel and ECOWAS through three primary thematic areas: 1) Governance: to support your democratic structures and accountability. 2) Security: to help your forces on the ground reflect your values, your ...
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Official Launch of the 2020 YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship Program.

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. In 2020, the Fellowship will provide 700 outstanding young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa with the opportunity to hone their skills at a U.S. college or ...
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