U.S. Concerned Over Violence Uptick in Cameroon

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC November 6, 2018   The United States condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the November 5 kidnapping of students and staff from the Presbyterian Secondary School of Nkwen near Bamenda, Cameroon. We call for the immediate and safe return of these students and staff to their families. ...
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Request for Quotes 2019 Vehicle Insurance #Closes 11/23/2019

The U.S. Embassy in Yaoundé is soliciting quotes from responsible Insurance  Companies for a one year Jan. 1, 2019 through Dec. 31, 2019 third party automobile insurance with advance payment on claims (avance sur recours) for its official vehicles. Potential vendors shall be in possession of all required permits, and must be able to furnish ...
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CAO Will Romine Urges Mbororo Youth to Contribute to Development of their Community

On October 27th, Cultural Affairs Officer Will Romine helped launch a series of economic empowerment workshops spearheaded by YALI alumni.  These workshops will equip 100 Mbororo youth with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop economic opportunities for themselves and their communities.  Our CAO offered some encouraging remarks, outlining the embassy’s support for efforts like ...
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Cameroon’s Presidential Election Results

Press Statement Heather Nauert  Department Spokesperson Washington, DC October 22, 2018 The United States congratulates the people of Cameroon for largely peaceful elections on October 7. We urge all parties – including the government – to respect the rule of law, resolve peacefully any disputes through established legal channels, and avoid hate speech. While we ...
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New Job Electronic Application Management System

The U.S. Mission to Cameroon is pleased to introduce a new electronic application management system which will be used to hire new employees of the Mission. Effective November 14, 2018, the Mission will no longer accept paper or email applications.  The entire application process will be done online, using the Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) powered ...
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Cameroon Presidential Election

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC October 11, 2018 The United States reiterates its neutrality with respect to Cameroonians’ right to choose their leader and calls for calm and the careful, non-partisan conclusion of the remaining phases of the vote tabulation process. We appeal to all Cameroonians to exercise patience and avoid hate ...
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2019 U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation – Call for Proposals

Press Release 2019 U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation – Call for Proposals The U.S. Embassy in Cameroon is pleased to announce that we are now accepting project proposals for the 2019 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). The AFCP enables the U.S. Government to work with Cameroon to preserve its unique cultural heritage.  Project ...
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US Embassy Yaounde welcomes back Mandela Washington Fellows 2018

On September 12, 2018, Public Affairs Section hosted returning 2018 YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship alumni for a debriefing session. “The reason why the U.S. government organizes exchange programs is to bring people together for the betterment of their country,” Cultural Affairs Officer Romine told the fellows. Participants thanked the United States Government for giving them ...
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Douala Hosts a Workshop on Election Coverage

On September 7 in Douala, ARS speaker Elizabeth Bryant conducted a one-day training workshop on election reporting. Twenty-five journalists from the South West and Littoral regions attended the workshop. In her closing remarks, Embassy Branch Principal Officer Sita Chakrawarti reminded participants about the role of the media in “strengthening society in a healthy democracy” and ...
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Journalists Get Ready for Election Coverage

40 journalists from six regions in Cameroon have ended a two-day training at the American Embassy on September 5, 2018. U.S. journalist Elizabeth Bryant conducted the Public Affairs sponsored workshop. Topics covered included the role and responsibility of journalists, reporting basics during election season, news writing, interviews, etc. At the end of the training, many ...
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US Embassy Yaounde Auction Sale

On Saturday, September 22, 2018, the U. S. Embassy Yaoundé will be organizing a live auction sale of used office and household furniture, equipment, and appliances. The auction will take place on the grounds of the U.S. Embassy starting at 8:00 a.m. The public is invited to view auction items and register on Thursday September ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Yaounde Cameroon – August 23, 2018

Location:  Southwest and Northwest Regions, Cameroon Event:  There are reports of increased violence in the Northwest and Southwest Regions.  All but mission-essential travel by U.S. Embassy personnel to these regions is prohibited, limiting our ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in these areas.  Additionally, some medical facilities are reported to be understaffed in ...
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U.S. Ambassador Visits YALI Holiday Camp for Orphans

On August 29, 2018, Ambassador Peter Henry Barlerin visited participants in the “My YALI Family Holiday Camp for Orphans” at the Nkolbisson Technical High School in Yaounde. Organized by the YALI West Africa Alumni Association of Cameroon with funding from the U.S. Embassy, this camp brought together fifty orphans from all ten regions of Cameroon ...
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National Symposium for Women Journalists

On August 27, 50 female media professionals from all 10 regions of Cameroon began a four day symposium on media women empowerment and capacity building in preparation for election coverage. Six female journalists, International Visitor Leadership Program alumnae with the support of the U.S Embassy, organized the symposium, which also aims to establish a nationwide ...
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Statement by U.S. Ambassador Peter Henry Barlerin on World Humanitarian Day

On World Humanitarian Day, we strongly urge both sides in the Northwest and Southwest Regions of Cameroon to allow hospital and humanitarian workers to do their jobs. Treating the wounded; providing care and treatment to HIV/AIDS patients; and getting food, water, temporary shelter, and other supplies to those who need them most has to go ...
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PRESS RELEASE – 21 New Peace Corps Volunteers Strengthen U.S.-Cameroon Ties

UNITED STATES EMBASSY—Yaounde PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION PRESS RELEASE 21 New Peace Corps Volunteers Strengthen U.S.-Cameroon Ties Friday, August 3, 2018 On August 3, 2018, Ambassador Peter Barlerin and the Governor of West Region presided over the swearing-in ceremony for twenty-one new Peace Corps Volunteers at the Salle des Fetes Olympia in Foumbot.  Peace Corps’ uninterrupted ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Peter Henry Barlerin – Peace Corps Cameroon Swearing-in Ceremony

Salle des Fêtes Olympia – Foumbot Friday August 3, 2018 Representative of the Minister of Secondary Education, Governor of West Region, Senior Divisional Officer for the Noun, Divisional Officer for Foumbot Sub-Division, Mayor of Foumbot, Country Director for Peace Corps Cameroon. Dear Host Families, Dear Trainees, Traditional, Religious, and Administrative officials, Peace Corps Staff, Ladies ...
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Video of Executions in Cameroon

Press Statement Heather Nauert Washington, DC July 16, 2018 The United States is gravely concerned over the recent video depicting men wearing military-style uniforms executing two women and two children, one an infant. International media, Amnesty International, and Cameroonian human rights organizations attribute the actions portrayed in the video to the Cameroonian military. We call ...
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Ambassador Visits Public Health Emergency Operations Center Construction Site

On July 4, Ambassador Barlerin visited the Public Health Emergency Operations Center construction site with the Minister of Health. The project, funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, through the Global Health Security Agenda (implemented through USAID and CDC), will be completed this October. Once open, the facility will increase the Cameroonian government’s ability to ...
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Remarks for U.S. Independence Day Celebration

[As Delivered] Hilton Hotel, Yaounde, July 3, 2018 Excellence, Monsieur le ministre délégué auprès du ministre des relations extérieures chargé du monde islamique, M. Adoum Gargoum, Distingués membres du gouvernement de la République du Cameroun, Honorables membres du Parlement, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to the 242nd anniversary celebration of our ...
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Opening Ceremony African Partner Outbreak Response Alliance (APORA)

Opening Ceremony African Partner Outbreak Response Alliance (APORA) June 18, 2018 Good Morning!  I first would like to thank our colleagues and friends representing Cameroon, including Monsieur le Secrétaire Général du Ministère de la Défense, for their gracious support in hosting this event. Additionally, I would like to welcome General Nzenze (ZEN-zee) and thank him ...
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PAO Encourages Cameroonian Journalists to Cover Elections Fairly and Accurately

Speaking to 30 journalists at a June 14 training workshop on media, peace, and elections organized by local nonprofit organization NewSETA and funded by the National Endowment for Democracy, Public Affairs Officer Lee McManis said “Media freedom, free expression, and the free flow of information are crucial in buttressing respect for human rights and a pluralistic democracy.  The ...
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Embassy-Sponsored Workshop Fosters Dialogue on Cultural Preservation and Religious Diversity

On June 2, 2018, the Foumban Cultural Center welcomed more than 100 students, educators and museum professionals for a daylong workshop on promoting cultural heritage to foster peace and encourage respect for religious diversity. Organized by Fondation Roi Njoya with funding from the U.S. Embassy, the workshop featured sessions led by Professor Konrad Tuchscherer from ...
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A/PDAS Stephanie Sullivan’s Remarks Cameroon National Day

Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC Sunday, May 20, 6:00pm Your Excellency, Ambassador Etoundi Essomba, Madame Essomba, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Cameroonians, colleagues, and fellow friends of Cameroon: Good evening, Bonsoir. Thank you for the honor of addressing you this evening on behalf of the United States government. It is a ...
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Ambassador Barlerin’s Statement to the Press

Ambassador Barlerin’s Statement to the Press As Prepared for Delivery Following his Meeting with President Paul Biya The Unity Palace, Yaoundé, May 17, 2018 In addition to transmitting the best wishes of President Trump for Cameroon’s National Day, I discussed with President Biya a number of issues of common interest. First, the President agreed with ...
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Speech: Donation of Two C-208 CESSNAs

Friday, May 11th, 2018 Yaounde Air Base Excellence, Monsieur le Ministre délégué chargé de la défense, Joseph Beti Assomo ; Monsieur le chef d’état-major, le général de Corps d’armée, René Claude Meka ; Monsieur le chef d’état-major de l’armée de l’Air, le général de brigade Jean Calvin Momha ; Honorables dirigeants de la communauté militaire ...
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Ambassador Barlerin’s Remarks to YALI Mandela Washington Fellows Pre-Departure Orientation

Welcome everyone, to the U.S. Embassy.  Congratulations to each of you.  You are the fifth class of Mandela-Washington Fellows from Cameroon.  Let’s have a big round of applause. The fact that you are present here this afternoon is already an achievement.  This year, 1,271 motivated young Cameroonians completed their applications for the Mandela Washington Fellowship ...
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U.S. Embassy Yaounde Sponsors YALI Learns Program at Le Bon Berger Institute

On April 05th 2018, U.S. Embassy Yaounde sponsored a YALI Learns program at the Institut Superieur de Technologies Le Bon Berger, that brought together 300 participants including students, lecturers and YALI network members. Abraham Eric, RLC YALI Alumni and Kennedy Tumenta, CEO of the African Business Information Bank gave tips on how to develop a ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts Women and Entrepreneurship Session with Exchange Program Alumni

Women entrepreneurs, government representatives and leaders of business associations gathered at the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde on March 29 to discuss challenges and opportunities to promote women’s entrepreneurship in Cameroon. Mercy Nkongla Nfor and Kathleen Ndongmo, two Cameroonian business women who recently participated in the U.S. government sponsored exchange programs on entrepreneurship in the United ...
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President Malaria Initiative Launched in Garoua

On March 14 in Garoua, Ambassador Barlerin and Cameroon’s Minister for Public Health launched the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), a 20 million USD program funded by the United States Government.  The Ambassador said that “In the next year alone, PMI will purchase approximately 256,000 insecticide treated nets and approximately 7.5 million doses of malaria ...
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U.S. Ambassador Urges Cameroon to do More in the Fight against Trafficking in Persons

On March 7, 2018, the U.S. Embassy brought together policy makers, scholars, lawyers and leading human rights organizations for a discussion on the theme: “Working for Justice and Peace: The Journey of a Woman Engaged Against Trafficking in Persons,” with 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report Hero, Laura Anyola. In his opening remarks, Ambassador Peter Barlerin ...
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YALI Impact Symposium Highlights Youth Contribution in Promoting Peace

On February 17, 2018, close to 500 youths from all 10 regions of Cameroon gathered in the Conference Center in Yaounde for the second edition of the YALI Impact Symposium. Hosted by the Mandela Washington Fellows Association of Cameroon, the day-long event, focused on “Youth Engagement in Promoting Peace through Dialogue and Social Entrepreneurship.” In ...
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U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits Cameroon

On February 19, Oklahoma’s 5th District Representative and Member of the U.S. Congress’s House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform and House Armed Services Committee Steve Russell visited Cameroon to meet with American armed forces personnel as well as Cameroonian military forces with whom they cooperate to hear firsthand about their joint efforts to make ...
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Cultural Affairs Officer Kicks-Off English Access Program in the Adamaoua Region

Cultural Affairs Officer Leila Kamgar visited the Ngaoundéré Linguistic Center on February 5 and participated in a ceremony marking the graduation of one group of English Access Program students and the kickoff of the next two-year English Access Program. During the program she addressed recent graduates and new students aged 13-20 by saying, “You have ...
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Ambassador Barlerin Pays a Visit to Refugees in the East Region

U.S. Ambassador Peter H. Barlerin traveled to the East region February 6-8. During his trip, he met with regional authorities and visited the Gado-Gadzere camp, which hosts approximately 25,000 Central African refugees. The ambassador also met with United States Peace Corps volunteers and visited two elementary schools for refugee children. In all of his meetings, ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts Youth Leadership Symposium in Celebration of the Legacy of MLK, Jr.

On Thursday January 11, 2018, the US Embassy partnered with the Mandela Washington Fellows Cameroon Association to host a youth symposium in commemoration Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day on the theme “Dare to Dream & Love to Act.” In his remarks Public Affairs Officer Lee McManis talked about the nonviolence ideals of Martin Luther ...
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Cameroonian Anglophone Detainees

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC February 5, 2018 The United States condemns the ongoing violence in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions, including the murder of two Cameroonian gendarmes in the North West Region village of Mbingo, a Cameroonian soldier outside of Bamenda on February 1, an electoral official of Elections Cameroon (ELECAM) in Bangem, ...
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Statement by the United States Embassy Yaoundé

January 16, 2018 The United States condemns the murder of a Cameroonian Marine in Ekondo-Titi of the Southwest Region on January 14 and the murder of a Gendarme in Wum of the Northwest Region on January 15.  We express our sincere condolences to the families of the slain service members as well as to the ...
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Cameroon hospital offers a model for Africa – and the world

By David Bohigian This week I’ll be traveling with U.S. officials to Cameroon to visit a hospital that could serve as a model for advancing access to quality healthcare across the continent — and around the world. The Magrabi-ICO Cameroon Eye Institute, inaugurated earlier this year, provides cataract surgery to address one of the leading ...
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YALI Alumni Partners with US NGO to Provide Eye Care in Cameroon

From December 16 to 21, 2017, Charlie Wandji, a 2014 Mandela Washington Fellowship Program Alumni, in partnership with Legend Treks, a U.S.-based charity organization founded by Major L. Boyd Nutt, a retired U.S. Marine, provided eye care to well over 2,000 patients in three different council of the west region of Cameroon, namely Bamendjou, Bangangte ...
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Welcome Ambassador Barlerin !

Peter Henry Barlerin U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Cameroon Peter Henry Barlerin is the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Cameroon.  He is a career Foreign Service Officer and a member of the Senior Foreign Service.  He recently served as the Senior Bureau Official for the Bureau of African Affairs and as Acting Principal Deputy Assistant ...
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Statement by the United States Embassy Yaoundé

December 19, 2017 The United States condemns the murders of four gendarmes during an attack on their facility in Kembong, Southwest Region on December 18.  We extend our deepest condolences to the families of the fallen gendarmes as well as to the people of Cameroon. We hope to see an immediate end to the violence ...
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Leading Women Professionals Return from an Exchange Program in the U.S.

Mrs. Loveline Enjeh and Mrs. Persis Manjo Mbangsi, two professionals from Cameroon who recently participated in the three-week long  International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) in United States visited the Embassy to share the highlights of their experience with the Public Affairs staff.  “The program was very informative. We could see American journalists at work. This ...
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November 17, 2017, U.S. Embassy Yaounde Statement

The United States expresses its sympathy to the Government and the people of Cameroon concerning the fire during the evening of November 16th that damaged Cameroon’s National Assembly, an integral part of Cameroon’s democracy and constitution, and we recognize the valiant work of the firefighters who extinguished the blaze.  The United States understands the importance ...
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U.S. Embassy Partners with Local NGO to Promote Peace through Soccer

From October 15 to 23, 2017, hundreds of boys and girls aged 12 to 15 participated in a soccer tournament in Tchollire, headquarter of the Mayo Rey Division in the North Region.  Sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Cameroon and implemented by Prince Mabengue’s El-Zoe Foundation, the “Kick4Peace” Soccer tournament aimed at sensitizing young Cameroonians ...
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US Embassy Welcomes Back Exchange Program Participants

On August 30, 2017, Embassy Public Affairs Officer welcomed back and presented certificates of participation to eleven Cameroonians who just returned from an International Visitors Leadership Program in the United States. During the debriefing session, participants shared the lessons learned through their various programs, as well as the positive impact they believe the U.S. experience ...
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The U.S. Embassy welcomes Teaching Excellence and Achievement Award Alumni

On August 29, 2017, Acting Cultural Affairs Officer Linda Cowher and IRC Director Mabel Foncham-Chingang welcomed the 10-member Executive Board of the newly formed Cameroon Teaching Excellence Achievement Program (TEA) Alumni Association. The Board members had requested the meeting to present their association, which had just been created on August 5-6 in Bamenda. The members, ...
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U.S. Embassy Sends Off Five Cameroonian Techwomen to the U.S.

Five young Cameroonian women were selected to participate to the 2017 Techwomen program in the United States. Beatrice Nguimkeng, Danielle Akini, Meyo Zongo, Mpara Faith and Patu Ndango Fen will be heading to the U.S. in September for 5 weeks at the Silicon Valley, California. The mission of TechWomen is to empower, connect and support ...
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U.S. Army-Cameroonian Military Med Professionals Strengthen Readiness

U.S. Embassy, Yaounde, August 10, 2017.  The U.S. Army, in partnership with the Cameroonian Armed Forces, is conducting August 3-18 a Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE 17-5) in Garoua, Cameroon that builds and strengthens the medical processes of both countries.  MEDRETE is part of a broader series of military-to-military activities that demonstrate the strong relationship ...
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Cameroonian Students Return from High School Exchange Program in the U.S.

Members of our Public Affairs team traveled to Buea to meet Cameroonian students who attended high school in the United States for a year as part of the prestigious Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program.  During the welcome back ceremony, returning students shared highlights of their American experience with an audience of family members ...
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The United States Partners with Cameroon for Women’s Empowerment

On July 6, 2017, U.S. Political-Economic Chief Sara Devlin joined Cameroon’s Minister of Women’s Empowerment and the Family Marie-Therèse Abena Ondoua to launch a meeting of female elected officials and civil society leaders on the theme “Building Bridges – Building Networks” at the Multipurpose Sports Complex in Yaounde.  The conference brought together close to two ...
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U.S. Embassy Donates New Equipment to UB American Corner

On June 24, 2017, Acting Public Affairs Officer Nitza Sola-Rotger, accompanied by Cultural Affairs Specialist Mathias Tientcheu, visited the University of Buea American Corner (UBAC). They were welcomed by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor George Fonkeng Epah, UBAC Coordinator Dr. Rosemary Shafack, and UBAC Assistants Leslie Lukong and George Tem. The purpose of the visit was to ...
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South Texans Visit Cameroon

U.S. Embassy Public Affairs staff was excited to welcome to the Embassy a delegation of 16 South Texans who were visiting Cameroon from June 3-13. The delegation consisted of individuals with Foundation Neme, Inc., a Texas non-profit, and students of Project Merci, both dedicated primarily to improving education and providing assistance to rural areas of ...
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Cameroon’s 2017 Mandela Washington Fellows

On May 11 and 12, 2017, the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde welcomed 24 Cameroonian youth from the Center, Northwest, Southwest, West, East, Far North, Adamawa, and Littoral regions. They were selected for this year’s Mandela Washington Fellows (MWF) Program, where they will visit Washington. D.C. this summer and then participate in fellowships at American universities ...
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USA Celebrates Cameroonian Film Talent

On May 9, 2017, the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde welcomed Cameroonian film producer, CEO and Founder of the Cameroon International Film Festival (CAMIFF) Agbor Gilbert Ebot, who was accompanied by  Stephanie Tum, Cameroonian actress, Dr. Georges Madiba, Director of Cinematography at the Ministry of Arts and Culture, and Archil Tchinda of the Ministry or Arts ...
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Cameroonian Youth Leader to Visit the USA

On April 13, 2017, the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde welcomed Aboubakar prior to his trip to the United States of America under the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. He was met by Cultural Affairs Officer (CAO) Nitza Sola-Rotger, Cultural Affairs Specialist Mathias Tientcheu, and Cultural Affairs Assistant Olivia ...
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Together for Security

#OnEstEnsemblePourLaSécurité #WeAreTogetherForSecurity On March 31, U.S. troops stationed in Garoua hosted Cameroonian officials for dinner to strengthen our partnership for security and stability in the region and extend appreciation for partnership programs with local communities.  U.S. Army Maj. D. Max Ferguson thanked Chief of Staff of the Cameroonian Army Regional Commander Brig. Gen. Ndjonkep Meyomhy ...
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U.S. Embassy and FIFA Match Agent Visit Youth and Donate Books

On April 5, 2017, U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz II and Mr. Prince Leonard Mabengue Junior, Cameroon’s only FIFA certified Match Agent, visited the Mendong Children Development Program (CDP) in Yaounde where they were welcomed by the center’s coordinator Mrs. Mary Oben, staff members, and youth. They were accompanied by Information Resource Center ...
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Cameroonian Woman of Courage

On March 29, 2017, the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde presented Ms. Fidele Djebba with the first annual “Cameroonian Woman of Courage Award” 2017.  Ms. Djebba received this honor for her key initiatives in advancing security and the empowerment of youth, women, and girls in the Republic of Cameroon.  See Facebook album of the award ceremony ...
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Request for Grant Proposals: The English Access Microscholarship Program

The U.S. Embassy in Yaounde, Cameroon, announces an open competition for Grant Proposals for the administration of the English Access Microscholarship Program (Access), which provides English-language instruction to 13 to 20 year-old disadvantaged students, to include students from urban, rural and/or ethnic minority regions of Cameroon. The Access Program is expected to fund two-years of ...
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U.S. Embassy Promotes Education

On February 23, 2017, the James Baldwin Information Center at the U.S. Embassy in Yaoundé welcomed 30 pupils of Akwi Montessori School. The visit was part of the school’s monthly excursions organized to give the pupils an opportunity to learn out of the classroom. See Facebook album of program: https://www.facebook.com/pg/yaounde.usembassy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10158271125270716 . The pupils were welcomed on behalf ...
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Cameroon Scientist Promotes Science and Technology Education of Girls

On February 22, 2017, Cultural Affairs Officer Nitza Sola-Rotger welcomed to the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde Dr. Florence Tobo Lobe. A renowned Cameroonian scientist resident in Douala, Dr. Tobo Lobe has devoted her life to empowering Cameroonian girls to pursue an education in Science and Technology through her organization “Fondation Rubisadt.”  Dr. Tobo-Lobe and Cultural ...
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USA Partners for Women’s Journalism and Freedom of the Press

On February 13, the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde invited 25  female students of journalism and women journalists to a discussion on the theme “The pros and cons of being a woman in journalism.”  American journalist Elizabeth Bryant was thrilled to meet the participants and share with them her experience as a reporter, editor, camera woman, and ...
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U.S. Embassy Welcomes Mandela Washington Fellows and Alumni

On January 25, the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde welcomed Cameroonian alumni from the Young African Leaders Initiative/Mandela Washington Fellows (YALI/MWF), International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP), TechWomen, and civil society to hear about their efforts to promote development for youth, women, and girls throughout Cameroon in partnership with all sectors. They were from the YALI/MWF program ...
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CRTV’s Charles Ebune Conducts Interview on U.S. Elections

On November 1, 2016, Journalist Charles Ebune, host of CRTV’s “Globewatch,” conducted an interview with U.S. Embassy spokesperson and Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz II on the process of the U.S. presidential elections.  Interview questions discussed themes on democracy and the processes undertaken by political parties from the primaries and national conventions through election day ...
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2016 International Coastal Cleanup Day: Access Students from Cameroon Answer the Call

Participants in the English Access Microscholarship Program at the Douala American Language Center (ALC) conducted a “Coastal Cleanup Campaign” at the Douala Naval Base on Saturday, October 29, 2016. The activity was organized to mark the 2016 International Costal Cleanup Day. Students from the Environmental Clubs of Lyceee Mongo Joseph and Lycee Bilingue Deido, two ...
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Cameroonian Young Leaders Visit USA

On October 25 and 26, 2016, U.S. Embassy Yaounde welcomed three young leaders who either visited or are going to visit the United States of America under the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP). They were met by Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz II, Cultural Affairs Officer Nitza Sola-Rotger, Cultural Affairs Specialist Gladys Viban, and Cultural ...
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“I am a Cameroonian American!” National Endowment for Democracy Official Visits from Washington, D.C.

On September 16, the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde welcomed Pierre Tantchou, Assistant Program Officer for Africa to the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).  He was met by Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz II, Political Officer Christopher Murillo, Mr. Gary Myers, and Cultural Affairs Specialist Gladys Viban, who discussed U.S. partnership efforts with Cameroonian civil society ...
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U.S. Military Members Visit Orphanage

On Saturday, September 10, U.S. military members visiting Cameroon for a two week maritime security course in partnership with the Cameroonian armed forces visited an orphanage Douala, where they offered books and other gifts to children. Acting Defense Attaché Lieutenant Colonel Christine D. Watson noted: “We are proud that America’s sons and daughters serving our ...
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NBA Stars Partner with Youth

On the morning of Thursday September 8, 2016, American NBA Sports Envoy in Cameroon Charlie Bell and Astou Ndiaye visited the Lycee de Mballa II Government High School in Yaounde. Along with General Service Office Olga Tunga and Cultural Affairs Assistant Olivia Mukam, the Sports Envoy met with the Principal of the High School, who ...
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Cameroonian Alumnus Hosts Information Session

On August 18, 2016, the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde welcomed 25 youth who participated in a youth exchange program led by Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP) alumnus Nsoh Nde Fofang.  The Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program event was held at the James Baldwin Information Resource Center (IRC) and was titled “Learning to ...
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U.S. Embassy Welcomes Star Media House CEO

On June 16, Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz II welcomed to the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde Chief Foanyi Nkemayang Paul, who is CEO of Star Media House, Vice President of the Commonwealth Journalists Association for Africa, and an alumnus of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) in 2005 on investigative journalism. See ...
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U.S. Speaker and African Librarians Promote Education

American professor Dr. Ismail Abdullahi visited Cameroon from May 23 through 26 under the U.S. Department of State’s Speaker Program.  Dr. Abdullahi conducted a series of programs in Yaounde accompanied by U.S. Embassy officials on the importance of libraries in building open and prosperous societies and achieving Sustainable Development Goals.  During the first part of ...
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U.S. Embassy Welcomes Richard Kings

On June 6, the U.S. Embassy welcomed renowned Cameroonian musician Richard Kings, who was met by Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz II and Medical Attaché James Fulton.  Mr. Kings was the guest performer at a farewell ceremony for Mr. Fulton hosted by U.S. Embassy staff  on June 3. During their meeting, Mr. Quiroz and Mr. ...
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Cameroonian Selected for U.S. Naval Academy

On June 6, the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde bid “bon voyage” to Mr. Stephane Ezechiel Mekoua, who will be a midshipman at the United States Naval Academy (USNA) at Annapolis, Maryland.  He will start his education and training this month.   Stephane faced tough competition from thousands of applicants from the U.S. and other nations to ...
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U.S. Embassy Welcomes Human Rights Leader

On June 2, the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde welcomed Cameroonian human rights leader Ms. Alice Nkom and Mr. Yann Gwett.  They were met by Political and Economic Counselor David Brownstein, USAID representative Clinton Trout, and Political and Economic Assistant Jacques Kateu. Mr. Brownstein said: “The United States is proud to partner with Alice Nkom, a ...
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U.S. Embassy Members with IRIC Students

On May 10 and 11, 2016, the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde welcomed students from the International Marketing and Regional Integration programs of the International Relations institute of Cameroon (IRIC) to the James Baldwin Information Resource Center (IRC). The students, most of whom were visiting the U.S. Embassy for the first time, wanted to acquaint themselves ...
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USA Celebrates Women’s Contributions

On April 28, the U.S. Embassy was honored to attend the “Les Nanas” awards ceremony organized by Fidele Djebba for 20 women from all ten regions of Cameroon between the ages of 15-30 who have offered strong contributions in the fields of health, agriculture, energy, women’s rights, entrepreneurship, environmental protection, and many others. See Facebook album ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts Social Media Program

On April 27, the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde hosted a session on how to create websites using free online tools for 20 participants at the James Baldwin Information Resource Center’s (IRC) Multimedia Corner.  Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz II and Social Media Manager Dorine Takam encouraged participants to tell their story and that of topics ...
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U.S. Embassy Welcomes IRIC Students

On April 21, 2016, the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde welcomed 15 students from the International Marketing and Regional Integration programs of the International Relations institute of Cameroon (IRIC) to the James Baldwin Information Resource Center (IRC). The students, most of whom were visiting the U.S. Embassy for the first time, wanted to acquaint themselves with ...
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U.S. Embassy Welcomes Journalists

On April 12, The U.S. Embassy in Yaounde welcomed 20 Cameroonian journalists and journalism students for a screening of the 2008 film “The Paper,” directed by Aaron Mathews and provided by the Department of State’s Africa Regional Services (ARS) office in Paris.   “From plummeting circulation to ‘infotainment,’ THE PAPER goes inside the newsroom to reveal ...
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GBHS Bafoussam Student Wins West Region Spelling Bee

On April 6, 2016 over 500 students, teachers, pedagogic inspectors, and other Ministry of Secondary Education officials gathered in the multipurpose hall of the Government Technical High School Bafoussam to witness the first Spelling Bee event in the West Region of Cameroon.  Organized by the U.S Embassy in Yaounde, in partnership with the delegation for ...
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Cameroonians Selected for Humphrey Program

On March 17, 2016, the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde welcomed Josiane Mbakop of MUDEF and Dr. Charles Tante of the University of Buea, Cameroon’s 2016 Hubert H. Humphrey fellows and two Humphrey alumni Praxedes Banseka and Yves Martial Bitama Ada.  Josiane Mbakop’ s program will begin next August with English language training at Virginia Polytechnic ...
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U.S. Hosts Spelling Bee in Douala

The U.S Embassy in partnership with Cameroon English Language Teachers Association (CAMELTA) held its third annual Spelling Bee Competition in Douala on March 16, 2016 hosted by the DuVAAL Bilingual Comprehensive College Beedi. Close to 700 guests including pedagogic inspectors, teachers, school administrators, parents and the media attended the event. After more than three and ...
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Youth Join “Girl Rising” Movement

On March 4th 2016, the United States Embassy Gender Equity Working Group hosted thirty students and teachers from a Gender Club of the Government Bilingual High School in Bafia. It is a rural, agricultural town located 120 km north of Yaoundé. The objective of the visit was to join Embassy Yaoundé in celebrating International Women’s ...
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ARS Speaker Trains Thirty Journalists on Health Reporting

On February 25, 2016 the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde hosted a two hour digital video conference (DVC) on health reporting for Cameroonian journalists with Africa Regional Services (ARS) speaker and American journalist Marie Doezema. Thirty reporters and student journalists attended the DVC at the James Baldwin Information Resource Center. Welcoming participants, Public Affairs Officer Roberto ...
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Ambassador’s SELF HELP Programs Promote Development

From February 23 through 25, a U.S. Embassy team traveled to the Southwest region cities of Buea, Kumba, and Douala to promote $75,000 in development projects funded by the Ambassador’s Self Help Program and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).  The team was led by Self Help Program Coordinator Vilma Barone and included ...
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USA-Cameroon Partner for Children

On February 18, 2016, U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz II joined Garoua Air Base Commander Colonel Bartholeme Tsilla, U.S. Army Captain Patrick Casserleigh, and U.S. military members in a school visit in Garoua.  They were welcomed by over 500 children, parents, teachers, and the school principal for a ceremony to transfer books and ...
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U.S. Embassy Welcomes ABADCAM

A visiting delegation from the Cameroon Association of Librarians and Archivists (ABADCAM), led by its President, Mr. Alim Garga, and members Mr. Jerome Ndjock, Mr. Norbert Tangmo and Mr. Roland Denis Nana Mbakop, visited the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde on February 10, 2016.  They were welcomed by Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz, James Baldwin Information ...
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U.S. Embassy Welcomes IRIC

On February 3, 2016, thirty-three students in Communications and International Humanitarian Public Action from the International Relations Institute of Cameroon (IRIC), visited the U.S Embassy in Yaounde. The delegation was headed by course coordinator Dr. Armand Elono. See Facebook album of visit: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156479960735716.1073742159.312546460715&type=3&uploaded=15 . Welcoming the students, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, Mr. Roberto Quiroz II ...
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Mission Promotes MLK Legacy at Fustel

On January 21, Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz II visited the Lycée Fustel De Coulanges Yaoundé to speak on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and impact promoting civil rights in the United States of America.  He was welcomed by the principal, Head of the English Language Department Mr. Serge Denans and English as a ...
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U.S. Embassy Salutes English Teachers

On January 20, 2016, U.S. Embassy Yaounde’s Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz II awarded certificates to English language teachers who participated in the American English Webinar Series I. The American English Webinar Series offers 6 online seminars per course covering a variety of topics. Its objective is to provide future and present teachers of English, ...
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Film Program Promotes Civic Responsibility

On January 13, 2016, thirty students from the Government Bilingual High School Etoug-Ebe visited the James Baldwin Information Resource Center (IRC) at the U.S Embassy in Yaoundé for a film screening of the award winning South African film “Sarafina” promote awareness on civic education and responsibilities. Welcoming the students, IRC Director Mathias Tientcheu asked the ...
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Connecting with Youth in Foumban

On January 8, Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz II held impromptu discussions with youth during his visit to Foumban in Cameroon’s West Region.  The young people discussed their aspirations to support Cameroon attain the goals of “Vision 2035” through expanded access to education and employment. Several observed that the bustling business activities in their city ...
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U.S. Embassy Welcomes Students for Movie Program

On December 16, the U.S. Embassy welcomed 53 students and teachers from Lycée Général Leclerc secondary school for a “Hollywood in Yaounde” film screening program at the James Baldwin Information Resource Center (IRC).  The feature was the 1990 Christmas holiday film “Home Alone” starring Macaulay Culkin and directed by John Hughes.  The movie was selected ...
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Douala Students Graduate from English Access Program

On December 9, Stuart Wilson, Principal Officer of the U.S. Embassy Branch Office in Douala, presided at the graduation ceremony of 40 students who completed a fully-funded two-year intensive English language course at the American Language Center in Douala, under the English Access Microscholarship Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. In her opening ...
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Partners in Maritime Security

A U.S. Coast Guard International Port Security Program (IPSP) team is visiting Yaounde and Douala this week as part of the United States of America’s maritime security partnership with the Republic of Cameroon.  The team is led by Mr. Steven Boyle and includes Lieutenant Commander Josue Maldonado, Lieutenant Christina M. Jones, and Lieutenant Alejandro M. ...
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Promotes Vocational Education in Cameroon

On Thursday, November 19, 2015, the United States Embassy kicked-off the Vocational Pathways Working Group. The working group had a major turn out in attendance from the Cameroon government, diplomatic missions, U.S. companies and vocational school representatives including the Cameroon Ministry of Basic Education, Cameroon Ministry of Vocation and Employment, OIC Buea, Motorola, the German ...
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USA, Republic of Korea, and Cameroon Partnership for Health

On November 16, the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde welcomed Deputy Representative of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Cameroon Office Mr. Dae-Young Noh, Ms. Yewon Sung, and Raoul Bersha.  They were met by Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz II and Medical Attaché James C. Fulton. Mr. Dae-Young Noh noted that “KOICA contributes to addressing global ...
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U.S. Embassy Welcomes Academic Leader

On November 16, the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde welcomed the visit of Dr. Kini-Yen Kinni, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Law at Bamenda University and lecturer on Political Science at the University of Buea.  He was met by Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz II and Cultural Affairs Officer Merlyn Schultz, who lauded his academic ...
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Learning English and Teaching Tolerance

As their own contribution towards the fight against religious intolerance, which is the cause of the killings perpetrated by the Boko Haram sect in Cameroon, Access students recently embarked on a sensitization campaign in Yaounde. At the beginning of the month of August, students came up with some interesting messages on “what Access is for” ...
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Come to Hollywood in Yaounde!

The U.S. Embassy in Yaounde is launching the “Afternoon Movie” program beginning in December 2015 at its auditorium two Wednesday afternoons per month beginning in December. During each showing, the embassy will screen one of the 100 greatest American movies of all time as ranked by the American Film Institute (AFI). The movies were chosen ...
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Major General Williams Visits Cameroon

Major General Darryl A. Williams, Commanding General, U.S. Army Africa (USARAF), recently visited Cameroon to meet officials and Cameroonian military counterparts. On November 2 the Major General Williams visited the International Superior School of War (Ecole Supérieure Internationale de la Guerre – ESIG), where he was welcomed by ESIG Commandant Major General Essaie Ngambou. He ...
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Renowned Children’s Book Author Visits Cameroon

American author and illustrator Donald Charles Grant is visiting Cameroon this week. Based in Paris for over 30 years, Mr. Grant has studied art at the Pratt-Phoenix School of Design in New York (1977) and the Art Institute of Boston (1978). After living several years in London, he eventually settled in Paris. His children’s books ...
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U.S. Embassy Welcomes Cameroonian FIFA Match Agent

On November 5, Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz II welcomed Mr. Prince Mabengue to the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde, who was recently certified as the first FIFA licensed match agent in Cameroon.  During his visit, Mr. Mabengue lauded the strong talent and love of Cameroonian youth for the sport of football (soccer), which he said ...
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U.S. Embassy and YALI Alumnus Visit Monatélé

On October 28, U.S. Embassy Yaounde Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz II, Young African Leaders Initiative/Mandela Washington Fellow (YALI/MWF) Charles Wandji, and Information Resource Center Assistant Mabel Foncham-Chingang visited the Lycee de Monatele in Lekie Division of the Center Region to donate over 100 Nouveaux Horizons books and to promote youth outreach and leadership encouragement ...
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Youth Win Embassy Prizes in Radio Program

On October 27, Cultural Affairs Officer Merlyn Schultz and Vice Consul Connor O’Steen welcomed to the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde four young Cameroonians who participated in an on air quiz on the background of President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative/Mandela Washington Fellows Program (YALI/MWF). The youth were Marc Alain Gangoue, Jorel Freedy Nkamy Njiang, ...
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Muslim TV Interviews Cultural Attaché and YALI Alumnus

On October 13, 2015, the U.S. Embassy Yaounde Cultural Affairs Officer Merlyn Schultz and Calvin Soh, 2015 Young African Leaders Initiative/Mandela Washington Fellows (YALI/MWF) alumnus, conducted an interview with Muslim TV to announce that the applications for the YALI program are now open.  Mr. Soh said: “We encourage Cameroonians from all faiths, backgrounds and regions ...
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USA and Limbe Celebrate Int’l Day of the Girl

On October 8, U.S. Embassy Douala Principal Officer Stuart Wilson visited Saker Baptist College in Limbe to celebrate the International Day of the Girl with community members and students.  Addressing the school’s 903 female students, Mr. Wilson underscored the United States’ priority for all citizens to promote women’s rights in order to successfully enhance development ...
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The U.S. Embassy Hosts a Youth Leadership Seminar

On September 2, 2015, the U.S. Embassy welcomed twenty youth leaders from the Jeunesse Active Protestante et Evangélique for a session on leadership. In his remarks, Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz II congratulated the young leaders for accepting responsibility in working towards a brighter future for Cameroon.  “Leaders in all sectors, from companies to city ...
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Access Cameroon Teachers Participate in Capacity Building Workshop

From August 4 – 6, the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde hosted a capacity building workshop for nineteen teachers and administrators involved in the implementation of the English Access Microscholarship Program in Cameroon. The purpose of the workshop was to enable participants from six partner educational service providers in Cameroon to revisit the goals of the ...
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USAID Assists Boko Haram-Affected Families in Cameroon

Continued regional instability means Cameroon has been receiving refugees and asylum-seekers from neighboring countries, mainly from the Central African Republic (CAR) and Nigeria. As of August 2014, Cameroon was hosting more than 240,000 people of concern to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR). Since October 2014, Boko Haram has gradually expanded its attacks on civilians ...
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IITA and UCLA Partner on Congo Basin Institute

On June 20, U.S. Ambassador to the Gabonese Republic and the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe Cynthia H. Akuetteh, U.S. Embassy Yaounde Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Roberto Quiroz II, Congo Basin Forest Partnership Facilitator Matthew Cassetta, and Economic Policy Staff Officer Ameliah Croft – both assigned to the Department of State in ...
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Consul Highlights Visa Transparency on CRTV

On May 27, Consul Pamela R. Kazi granted an interview in French to Cameroon Radio and Television’s (CRTV) “Morning Safari” program, where she welcomed Cameroonians to apply for tourist, business, student, exchange, or immigrant visas underscoring that the U.S. Embassy is the one source where they can get accurate and clear information on how to ...
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Embassy Lauds ENAM Exchanges in USA

On May 28, U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz II and Cultural Affairs Specialist Gerald Chilla joined senior officials and Cameroon’s National School of Administration and Magistracy’s (ENAM) Director General Mr. Mendjana Linus Toussaint and his faculty in a ceremony honoring 22 students following their three week exchange program to George Mason University in ...
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Fulbright Alumnus Conducts Journalism Training in the East Region

On May 27 and 28, the U.S. Embassy organized a two-day workshop on media coverage of crises in Bertoua for 25 journalists.  Senior Media Specialist Bouba Monglo opened the workshop by welcoming Professor Daniel Anicet Noah, former Fulbright and lecturer of journalism, who underscored the importance of training and shared best practices among journalists to strengthen ...
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U.S. Official Promotes Vocational Training on CRTV

On May 18, Cameroon Radio and Television (CRTV) welcomed U.S. Embassy and Cameroon Ministry of Basic Education officials to its “Monday Show” evening program.  They were interviewed by Ms. Rose Epie Mbolle.  Regional Facilities Manager Mr. Kevin Mallek and Lead Inspector of Pedagogy Dr. Michael Nkwenti responded to questions from Ms. Mbolle on the importance ...
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“Morning Safari” CRTV Program Welcomes U.S. Embassy Officials

On May 13, 2015, Cameroon Radio and Television (CRTV) welcomed two U.S. Embassy officials to its “Morning Safari” early morning program. They were interviewed by program hostesses Olivia Tumanjong, Welisane Mokwe Nkeng, and Tabe Ebhanga Enonchong. Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz II and Assistant Regional Security Officer Nick Castellano responded to questions from the radio ...
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USA Participates at Carton Rouge Youth Event

On the May 9, U.S. Embassy Political and Economic Officer Connor O’Steen joined over 7,000 youth for the Carton Rouge event at the Palais du Sports in Yaounde, where he delivered a speech reaffirming the United States of America’s commitment to promote wildlife preservation. In his remarks, Mr. O’Steen noted: “As tomorrow’s leaders, it is ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts Spelling Bee Competition in Limbe

On May 6, over 700 students, teachers, pedagogic inspectors, and Ministry of Secondary Education officials gathered in the multipurpose hall of the Government High School (GHS) in Limbe to witness the first Spelling Bee event in the South West Region of Cameroon. Organized by the U.S Embassy in Yaounde, in partnership with the delegation for ...
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Cameroonian Journalist to Visit USA

On April 23, the U.S. Embassy in Yaoundé welcomed Ms. Patience Embele Fominyen from Radio Health International prior to her visit to the United States of America under the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP).  Her program is titled “Improving Health and Nutrition” and will be held in Washington, D.C.; New York City; New Orleans, Louisiana; ...
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English Webinar Programs Serve Cameroonian Teachers

On April 22, 2015, the U.S. Embassy in Yaoundé welcomed 20 English language teaching professionals for a viewing session of the “Shaping the Way We Teach English” webinar, course 16, module 1. The session focused on “Practical Tips for Increasing Listening Practice Time.” During the post-viewing discussion, participants noted that the webinar strengthened their capacity ...
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Spelling Bee in Bamenda Encourages Youth to Master English Language and Public Speaking Skills

On April 01, 2015, the Embassy organized the first annual Spelling Bee Competition in Bamenda. Hosted by the Government Technical High School Bamenda, the competition pitted 30 students from 10 secondary schools of the North West Region. The close to three-hour competition was witnessed by an enthusiastic audience of about 500 students, teachers, parents and ...
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Techwomen Alumni Host Symposium

On March 10, alumni from the 2014 TechWomen exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State welcomed 80 women and girls interested in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields in a workshop as part of activities to commemorate Women’s History Month 2015. During this symposium, participants shared their experiences in the United ...
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Mandela Washington Fellows (YALI) organize a Youth Dialogue on Post2015 Agenda

On March 20, 2015, the U.S Embassy in Cameroon supported a two-day seminar organized by three Mandela Washington Fellows (YALI) from Cameroon, with the participation of 40 youth-organization leaders from around the country. The aim of the Youth dialogue was to include youth and women’s voices in the U.N Post2015 development agenda. Through the leadership ...
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Cameroonian Youth Earn English Access Scholarships

On March 25, 2015, the U.S. Embassy launched the second group of English Access Microscholarship Programs at the American Language Center (ALC) in Douala.  Mr. John Taylor, Director of the U.S. Embassy Branch Office in Douala, awarded scholarships to forty students selected for the program, which is sponsored by a $50,000 USD (over 30 million ...
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Spelling Bee Event Crowns New Champion in Douala

On March 18, 2015, the U.S. Embassy organized the second edition of the Spelling Bee competition in Douala at Lycee Polyvalent de Bonaberi. Close to 600 guests including pedagogic inspectors, teachers, school administrators and the media attended the event. Thirty candidates representing 10 Douala-based secondary schools participated in the competition. It took three hours, 21 ...
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Embassy Donates 40 Books to Women journalists

On March 15, the U.S. Embassy in Yaoundé  donated three dozens of Nouveaux Horizons books to JAFEC (journalistes d ’action et femmes de Coeur”,  a female  journalist association created in 2008. Deputy Chief of Mission Gregory Thome chaired the ceremony and congratulated the association for its efforts in promoting professionalism and women journalists. The donation ...
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Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Visits Cameroon

“I am delighted to be here with a delegation from Washington, D.C. as well as from Stuttgart. With the Minister for External Relations, we discussed a wide range of bilateral issues, particularly in the security domain.  We discussed the threat of violent extremism and the support that we provided to assist Cameroon over time and ...
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U.S. Official Visits University of Yaounde II

On February 28, visiting U.S. official Ms. Tijen Aybar visited the University of Yaounde II, where she met with over 75 students to discuss American foreign policy priorities to promote the empowerment of youth, women and girls. Ms. Aybar serves as Public Diplomacy Country Affairs Officer for Central Africa at the U.S. Department of State ...
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Book Discussion Highlights Colin Powell

On February 24, 2015, the U.S. Embassy in Yaoundé welcomed to the James Baldwin Information Resource Center (IRC) over 40 students, teachers and civil society leaders for a discussion celebrating Black History Month and the life of Colin Powell.  The session focused on a Nouveaux Horizons book titled “Un Enfant du Bronx” (My American Journey). ...
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Cameroon Welcomes Regional English Language Officer

U.S. Embassy Yaoundé welcomed Regional English Language Officer (RELO) Scott Chiverton for a series of programs from February 16 through 22, 2015. Mr. Chiverton is based out of the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, and oversees English teaching programs in 16 African countries, including Cameroon.  During his visit, he has ...
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State & USAID Visitors Partner with Cameroonians

Mr. Stevie Hamilton (center), U.S. Department of State official from the Office of the Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy in Washington, D.C.; and Garrett Searle (fourth from left) from the USAID West Africa office based in Accra, Ghana;  visited Cameroon from February 1 through 6 where they met with Government of the Republic of ...
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Embassy Awards Scholarships to Study English

On February 4, 2014, U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission, Gregory Thome, joined Yaounde Pilot Linguistic Center Director, Guillaume Tchebetchou, to hand out award certificates to forty young Cameroonians selected to participate in the English Access Microscholarship Program in Yaounde. After thanking the Yaounde Pilot Center for their partnership in implementing the Access program, Mr. ...
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Cameroonian Youth to Visit USA on NBA Exchange Program

On February 3, 2015, Chargé d’affaires Gregory Thome welcomed to the U.S. Embassy in Yaoundé three Cameroonian youth and a coach following their selection for a basketball exchange visit to the United States sponsored by the Department of State’s SportsUnited program. They were accompanied by their parents and Cameroon Basketball Federation (FECABASKET) administrators. The SportsUnited ...
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The U.S. Embassy partners with Washington Mandela Fellows

On January 28, 2015, the U.S. Embassy joined Mandela Washington Fellows in a program, for 500 students at Government Bilingual High School (GBHS) Nkambe, to end violence against women. The program brought together hundreds of students from Form-One to Upper-Sixth of GBHS Nkambe, to connect with Mandela Washington Fellows, in a discussion on gender based ...
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Techwomen Cameroon Alumni Return from USA

On January 21, the U.S. Embassy in Yaoundé received the distinguished visit of five participants from the TechWomen program sponsored by the American people through the U.S. Department of State following their six-week visit to the United States. They included Mekuate Tayou Christelle Carine, Kapseu Marthe-Beatrice, Danedjo Fouba Dorothee, Germaine Erocknfor, and Sophie Ngassa, who ...
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Media Interview Highlights U.S. Immigration

On January 15, Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz II conducted an interview with Mr. Aboudi Ottou from major Cameroonian newspaper “Integration” to discuss President Barack Obama’s executive action last November to address the status of approximately four million undocumented immigrants. The interview was held at the U.S. Embassy in Yaoundé. Mr. Quiroz underscored the United ...
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Agents of Change, Not Objects of Aid

The U.S. Embassy in Cameroon, Cultural Affairs Officer and Cultural Affairs Assistant, received Anne Gregory, an American artist based in Durham, North Carolina, and Obolo Pascale, Chief Editor of Afrika DAA in Paris, France to present them with a grant to support their project with African Action on AIDS (AAA). The project, “Looking at History ...
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U.S. Mission Receives Regional EducationUSA Advising Coordinator

The U.S. Embassy in Yaoundé was pleased to welcome Nancy Keteku, the Regional EducationUSA Advising Coordinator for Central and West Africa, on a one-week visit to Cameroon. During her stay, Mrs. Keteku participated in several events organized by Richard Ewane, the EducationUSA Advisor. These activities include: An EducationUSA Advising session at the James Baldwin Information ...
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Cameroonian Editor Returns From The United States

On January 8, the U.S. Embassy in Yaoundé welcomed Cameroonian editor Priscille Moadougou following her recent three week trip to the United States of America under the Edward R. Murrow International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP).  Ms. Moadougou serves as Deputy Editor-in-chief of “Mutations,” one of the largest private newspapers in Cameroon.  Her program was focused ...
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