News & Events

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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Launching of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) Conference on Monitoring for Radionuclides

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