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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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Demonstration Alert: August 31st, 2019 at La Bourse du Travail and Conseil Burkinabe des Chargeurs – Avoid the area

Location:   La Bourse du Travail and Conseil Burkinabé des Chargeurs, Ouagadougou Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on on Saturday August 31st, beginning at 8:00 AM. Labor unions and civil society organizations have invited the public to participate in a demonstration at Bourse du Travail, followed by a meeting at Conseil Burkinabé des Chargeurs (CBC) at ...
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Alert: Gunshots at Camp Guillaume Ouedraogo – Avoid the area

Location: Camp Guillaume Ouedraogo Event: The Embassy received reports of sporadic gunfire at Camp Guillaume Ouedraogo in northwest Ouagadougou, near the Place de la Nation, since 1:00 am this morning. The Embassy urges all American citizens to avoid the area. Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Monitor local media. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert in ...
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