U.S. Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Far North

PRESS RELEASE U.S. Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Far North Wednesday, August 5, 2020 The U.S. Embassy condemns the horrific August 2 attack reportedly carried out by Boko Haram insurgents in Nguetchewe village, Far North Region, that left an estimated 19 people dead including many children, and seriously injured many others.  We offer our deepest condolences …

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STATEMENT BY THE U.S. AMBASSADOR TO CAMEROON

Thursday, June 4, 2020 Speaking for all colleagues at the U.S. embassy, we are outraged by the recent killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor.  Their lives mattered and their loss is a tragedy. Americans are now confronting the results of several centuries of persistent and systematic inequality suffered by entire groups of …

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The United States Honors the Critical Role of Journalists in a Democracy

PRESS RELEASE Sunday, May 3, 2020 On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, the U.S. Embassy honors the journalists who dedicate their lives to promote transparency, accountability, and inclusion for the disadvantaged.  An independent media is necessary for any functioning democracy.  Unfortunately, journalists continue to face serious obstacles.  The U.S. Embassy is concerned for …

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Press Release World Malaria Day

EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA YAOUNDE, CAMEROON PRESS RELEASE United States Urges Continued Vigilance in Fight against Malaria Saturday, April 25, 2020 On this World Malaria Day, the U.S. Embassy calls for continued attention to the fight against malaria, which disproportionately affects pregnant women and children in Cameroon.  Since 2018 the U.S. government …

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United States Helps Cameroon Respond to Coronavirus Outbreak

Tuesday March 10, 2020 The United States is committed to supporting health security in Cameroon.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is present in Cameroon and coordinating with the Ministry of Public Health to help the country respond to the coronavirus outbreak and prevent further spread of infection.  A recent contribution of $120,000 …

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PRESS RELEASE: American Musicians Highlight U.S.-Cameroonian Economic Ties

Monday, March 3, 2020 Concert of the American music group Nelly Echo at Canal Olympia in Yaounde. Taylor Guitars, a U.S. manufacturer offering its brand new guitar model to Cameroonian musician Joshua Fanga. On February 28, the week-long AmCamJam concert series concluded with a final concert at Canal Olympia. Headlining this event was Maryland-based music …

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U.S. Condemns Killings in Ngarbuh

The U.S. Embassy condemns the killings of civilians in Ngarbuh , Northwest Region, and offers condolences to the victims’ families. We call on the government to authorize an independent investigation, ensure safety of witnesses, and bring the perpetrators to justice. The violence must stop.  

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PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Contributes to Gulf of Guinea Maritime Security

EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA YAOUNDE, CAMEROON Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Starting in January 2020, the United States began its one-year secretariat of the G7++ Friends of Gulf of Guinea Group, with Gabon serving as co-secretariat.  This group coordinates the support of international partners for the maritime security standards agreed upon by West …

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PRESS RELEASE: United States Triples HIV/AIDS Support to Cameroon

 Monday, January 13, 2020 The U.S. Embassy congratulates the government of Cameroon on its decision to eliminate user fees for all HIV services at public health facilities and accredited community sites.Eliminating user fees will help Cameroon reach epidemic control of HIV; it also reflects the cooperation of the Cameroonian and U.S. governments and other HIV …

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PRESS RELEASE: 41 New Peace Corps Volunteers Strengthen U.S.-Cameroon Ties

Wednesday, December 3, 2019 On December 3, 2019, Ambassador Barlerin and Governor Awa Fonka Augustine presided over the swearing-in ceremony for 41 new Peace Corps Volunteers at the Salle des Fetes Olympia in Foumbot. Peace Corps’ uninterrupted cooperation with Cameroon since 1962 has not only contributed to the development in rural areas in Cameroon, but …

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PRESS RELEASE: United States Condemns Killing of Humanitarian Aid Worker

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 The United States presents its condolences to the family and colleagues of Pascal Ngwayi, who was killed November 30 in the Northwest Region while performing humanitarian aid work for a local non-governmental organization, the Community Initiative for Sustainable Development. The murder of Mr. Ngwayi is a terrible reminder of the dangers …

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PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Commitment to Cameroon Remains Strong Despite Change in AGOA Status

Friday, November 1, 2019 Today, President Donald Trump notified the Government of the Republic of Cameroon of his intent to terminate Cameroon’s trade benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) as of January 1, 2020.  Under U.S. law, countries receiving AGOA benefits are subject to regular reviews to assess criteria set out by …

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PRESS RELEASE: United States Condolences to Those Affected by Landslide in West Region

Thursday, October 31, 2019 The U.S. Embassy is deeply saddened by the loss of life, destruction of homes, and displacement of people due to floods and landslides in the neighborhood of Gouache near the West Region’s capital city of Bafoussam.  We convey our deepest condolences to the families of those who have died or been …

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PRESS RELEASE: United States Congratulates Cameroon for Certification of Blood Bank

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 The U.S. Embassy congratulates the government of Cameroon, the Ministry of Public Health, and the staff of the Yaoundé Central Hospital on the certification of the Blood Bank at Central Hospital Yaoundé – the first international certification of a blood bank in Cameroon.  This achievement reflects the collaboration between the U.S. …

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PRESS RELEASE: United States Welcomes Voluntary Return of Central African Refugees

EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA YAOUNDE, CAMEROON PRESS RELEASE United States Welcomes Voluntary Return of Central African Refugees Thursday, October 24, 2019 On the occasion of United Nations Day, the U.S. Embassy in Cameroon welcomes the voluntary return of the first groups of Central African Republic refugees to their country of origin this …

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PRESS RELEASE: Ambassador Awards Grants to Help Local Communities

EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA YAOUNDE, CAMEROON PRESS RELEASE Ambassador Awards Grants to Help Local Communities Friday, October 18, 2019 On Thursday October 17, 2019 , the U.S. Embassy awarded over 42 million FCFA to seven Cameroonian organizations working for the development, health, and prosperity of their communities.  Ambassador Peter Barlerin announced the …

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PRESS RELEASE: United States Condemns Violence

Friday, October 11, 2019 The U.S. Embassy condemns the horrific late September aggravated assault, murder, and beheading of a female prison official and mother of three in the Northwest Region of Cameroon.  We extend our deepest condolences to her surviving family. We urge the authorities to undertake a thorough and balanced investigation of this and …

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PRESS RELEASE: Clarification on U.S. Role in Cameroon’s National Dialogue

UNITED STATES EMBASSY YAOUNDE PRESS RELEASE  Clarification on U.S. Role in Cameroon’s National Dialogue Tuesday, October 1, 2019 The U.S. Embassy noted recent press reports that erroneously characterized the role of the United States in relation to the national dialogue currently underway.  The United States is a neutral observer of the process and, while we …

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U.S. Embassy Statement

The U.S. Embassy deplores the torture, dismemberment, and beheading of a gendarme in the Southwest Region of Cameroon.  We also condemn the reported beheading of a Cameroonian soldier in Bamenda, Northwest Region.  We extend our condolences to their families. We call on anyone with information that could help to identify the perpetrators of these acts …

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American Pavilion at PROMOTE 2019 Looks to Boost U.S.-Cameroon Trade

PRESS RELEASE   American Pavilion at PROMOTE 2019 Looks to Boost U.S.-Cameroon Trade United States Embassy, Yaounde February 18, 2019. The U.S. Embassy in Yaoundé announces its upcoming February 16-24 pavilion at Cameroon’s PROMOTE 2019 trade fair. The theme of the U.S. pavilion is “Real Partnerships, Mutual Progress,” and highlights U.S. companies’ lasting business partnerships withCameroon. …

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U.S. Embassy Statement on the Burning of the Kumba District Hospital in Southwest Region

The United States condemns the arson attack on Kumba District Hospital, in Southwest Region.  The fire is reported to have resulted in the deaths of several patients and caused considerable damage during the early morning hours of February 11.  We express our deepest condolences to the victims’ families and our admiration for the courageous medical …

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U.S. Government Grants $27 Million to Improve Cameroonian Primary School Children’s Nutrition and Literacy

U.S. Embassy Yaoundé Press Release U.S. Government Grants $27 Million to Improve Cameroonian Primary School Children’s Nutrition and Literacy Yaounde November 30, 2018. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded Cameroon a grant of $27 million (approximately 14 billion CFA) for a nutrition and literacy program targeting primary schools in four regions of the country. …

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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.-Cameroon Demonstrate Preparedness in Public Health Emergency Management

U.S. Embassy, Yaoundé, September 5, 2017. Cameroon health officials will use new and upgraded tools to detect disease outbreaks at the earliest possible moment in order to respond effectively in a sophisticated exercise (September 7-15) designed to test Cameroon’s public health emergency management preparedness.  All of the tools and mechanisms that Cameroon, with U.S. assistance, …

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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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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-Sponsored English Language Teaching Seminar in Yaounde – September 28 – 30

The U.S. Embassy in Cameroon, in partnership with the Yaounde Pilot Linguistic Center, is organizing a seminar for English language teachers on the theme “Teaching English with Online Tools.” The seminar, which is open to teachers from the Center, South, and East regions, will take place in CLAC Mimboman from September 28 – 30, 2016, …

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