Media Publishers Called to be Good Managers

 Keeping media outlets alive and profitable is a pressing issue for publishers, managers, and journalists in Cameroon.  Responding to this issue in light of the importance of a strong and independent press for a healthy society, the U.S. Embassy recently sent 10 media professionals to the United States for in-depth training on the business of …

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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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Cameroon Welcomes Returning Mandela Washington Fellows

Cameroon’s 2019 Mandela Washington Fellows, recently returned from a rigorous, six-week leadership training experience in the United States as part of the Youth African Leaders Initiative (YALI), visited the Embassy September 26th. The 18 fellows, who participated with counterparts from across the continent, presented the highlights of their time in the U.S., emphasizing the practical …

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Cameroonian High School Students Return after a Year of Study in the U.S.

On June 17, 2019, nine Cameroonian students of the 2018-2019 Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program visited the U.S Embassy to share their stories and experiences of their one-year study abroad in the U. S. along with their program director Francois Donfack and their parents. They met with Deputy Chief of Mission Vernelle FitzPatrick, …

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Ambassador Barlerin Encourages Students to Uphold Ethical Values

On April 17, 2019, the U.S. Embassy welcomed 50 members of the Ethics Club of the Government Bilingual High School Nkol-Eton, Yaounde, for a seminar on “Developing a Personal Code of Ethics.” Facilitated by YALI Regional Leadership Center alumni Nkemcha Martin Tiku and Etonde Eliot Nchang Ndeley, this hands-on session informed students about the benefits …

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2019 Fall Residency with the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa

The Embassy of the United States of America in Cameroon is seeking highly proficient writers between the age of 21 and 65 who know English for the 2019 International Writing Program’s Fall Residency, hosted by the University of Iowa.  The IWP Fall Residency brings together globally-recognized and up-and-coming writers to the U.S. to help sharpen …

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Embassy Encourages Students to Stay Safe Online

On March 13, 2019, 34 students joined the TechWomen program alumna, Christelle Mekuate, to discuss safe practices on the Internet.  Cultural Affairs Officer Will Romine, remarked mentioned that the Internet is a great tool to assist students with schoolwork and research, but also cautioned about the risk of being in the digital world. It is important …

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Women History Month: Ambassador Barlerin Encourages Young Girls to Educate themselves

To commemorate Women’s History Month, Embassy Yaounde welcomed forty pupils from Groupe Scolaire Bilingue La Grace, for a “Drop Everything and Read” session. The pupils were excited to meet Ambassador Peter Henry Barlerin, who encouraged them to study hard. Education empowers people to make better choices and is important for the personal, social and economic …

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Kick4Peace – Promoting Tolerance among Youth through Football

The U.S. Embassy partnered with El-Zoe Foundation and the Government of Cameroon to organize a football clinic for youth in Banyo, from February 8 to 11, 2019. The program included presentations and discussions on topical issues such as tolerance, fair-play, teamwork, and the importance of education. Participants were also equipped with skills to avoid kidnapping …

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Movie Program Highlights the Importance of Civic Engagement

To commemorate the 2019 Black History Month, the Public Affairs Section screened the movie “SELMA”. The movie that chronicles Dr. Martin King Jr.’s campaign to secure equal rights for African- American citizens paved the way for discussions on civil rights, the African- American heritage and the right to vote. The audience of university students examined …

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American Center Patrons Improve on their English Language Skills

This week’s English Conversation Hour at the American Center focused on community building activities, and conversation about U.S. history. The audience, which was made up of students from the American Language Center Yaoundé, worked in groups during the activities. The program also provided an opportunity for the students to do presentations and practice their English …

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Cameroonian Scholar Takes Part in a CVE Program in the US

From January 28 to February 15, 2019, Dr. Babette Koultchoumi, anthropologist and lecturer at the University of Maroua, will join experts from 11 African countries for an International Visitor Leadership Program in the United States on the theme of “Countering Violent Extremism: Community Strategies.”  This program will examine community-based efforts to prevent violent extremism and …

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More Women in STEM: What can Teachers Do?

On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, a group of alumni of various U.S.G. exchange programs facilitated a one-day workshop in Yaounde on the theme “Creating Supportive Learning Environments for Girls and Boys in STEM.” This teacher’s professional development workshop brought together some 40 educators from the Centre Region to foster their skills on developing gender inclusive …

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Bafoussam Hosts the First English Access Microscholarship Program Graduation

Forty Access students, along with their families, teachers, and local authorities, celebrated their graduation from the English Access Microscholarship Program. This is a two-year U.S. Embassy-sponsored program that helps young Cameroonians to improve their English language skills. Embassy Cultural Affairs Officer Will Romine congratulated students on their effort and commitment to learn a second language …

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Exchange Program Opportunity for Cameroonian Scholars #Closes 12/16/18

Embassy of the United States of America, Cameroon  Exchange Program Opportunity for Cameroonian Scholars The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the competition to select highly qualified candidates for the summer 2019 Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for Scholars.  Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars will take …

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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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Carly Vogelsang, English Language Fellow

Carly Vogelsang, English Language Fellow posted to Cameroon, arrived on October 13, 2018. She will teach English language to students at the Université des Montagnes in Bangangté, West Region. Carly is an experienced professional who holds a M.A. in TESOL and a B.A. in English from Southeast Missouri State University. She has been teaching ESL/EFL …

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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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IVLP Alumna Create Cameroon’s First Association of Female Journalists

During a four day symposium, 50 female journalists joined forces to create Cameroon’s first ever women media association. They unanimously elected seasoned journalist Becky Bissong as their president.  During the workshop, they shared strategies for covering the upcoming presidential elections.  They also used this monumental gathering to discuss the path forward for their new organization. …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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