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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