9/11 Commemoration: we are partners in the fight against terrorism

9/11 Commemoration: we are partners in the fight against terrorism. Chargé d’Affaires Ellen B. Thorburn and U.S. Embassy Brazzaville’s Marine Detachment observe a moment of silence to commemorate the lives lost during the terrorist attacks perpetrated on American soil on Tuesday, September 11th 2001. The flag at the Embassy will be at half-mast to honor …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Presidential swearing in ceremony

Message for U.S. Citizens: Presidential swearing in ceremony Location: Brazzaville Event: On Friday April 16, President Denis Sassou N’Guesso will be sworn in at the Palais des Congrés. Several heads of state will attend the ceremony and will arrive and depart within 24 hours of the ceremony. Roads may be blocked and transportation, including commercial …

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY NED PRICE, SPOKESPERSON March 22, 2021 Presidential Election in the Republic of the Congo The United States reaffirms its commitment to the people of the Republic of the Congo following a peaceful presidential election day on March 21. We are also saddened …

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Fulbright Scholarship: Applications Open for Cycle 2022-2023

Fulbright Scholarship: Applications Open for Cycle 2022-2023   The Embassy of the United States in the Republic of Congo is accepting applications for the Fulbright scholarship for the academic cycle 2022-2023 from February 11, 2021 until April 30, 2021. The Fulbright Program is a highly selective and merit-based scholarship system (the Fulbright Scholarships) funded by …

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U.S. Embassy Supports Congolese Journalists Professional Development in Elections Coverage

In support of professional and fact-driven media coverage of the upcoming presidential elections in the Republic of Congo, the U.S. Embassy funded and helped organize a 3-day journalism workshop focused on election coverage. The workshop provided the 25 journalists, representing public and private televisions, radios, print and online news outlets, the opportunity to learn from …

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Virtual Journalism Training Builds Capacity of 70 Congolese Journalists

Virtual Journalism Training Builds Capacity of 70 Congolese Journalists On July 29 and August 05, 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville organized a two-session on-line training for 70 journalists from Téle-Congo, Vox TV, Les Depeches de Brazzaville and La Semaine Africaine. The training, entitled “The Art of the Interview”, was hosted by Paris-based renowned American …

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Republic of the Congo – Level 3: Reconsider Travel C U H

                                        Republic of the Congo – Level 3: Reconsider Travel C U H Reconsider travel to the Republic of the Congo due to COVID-19.  Exercise increased caution due to crime. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for …

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Health Alert: Covid 19- Government extends State of Health Emergency until August 19.

Event: Health Alert: Covid 19- Government extends State of Health Emergency until August 19. The government of The Republic of Congo extended a State of Health Emergency until August 19 to limit the spread of COVID-19. The suspension of international passenger flights remains in effect, and Congolese borders remain closed. Domestic passenger flights and road traffic may …

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Health Alert: Covid 19- Government extends State of Health Emergency until July 30

 Event: Health Alert: Covid 19- Government extends State of Health Emergency until July 30. The government of The Republic of Congo extended a State of Health Emergency until July 30 to limit the spread of COVID-19. The suspension of international passenger flights remains in effect, and Congolese borders remain closed. Domestic passenger flights and road traffic may …

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Ambassador Todd P. Haskell’s Remarks on the 244th Anniversary of America’s Independence

July 6, 2020   Ambassador Todd P. Haskell’s Remarks on the 244th Anniversary of America’s Independence On this date, the 244th anniversary of the Independence of the United States, we look back on a tumultuous year for my country.  244 years ago, the founders of our nation committed themselves to the principle that all men …

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Health Alert: Covid 19- Government extends State of Health Emergency until July 11.

Event: Health Alert: Covid 19- Government extends State of Health Emergency until July 11. The government of The Republic of Congo extended a State of Health Emergency until July 11 to limit the spread of COVID-19. The suspension of international passenger flights remains in effect, and Congolese borders remain closed.   As of June 23, the curfew …

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On the Passing of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza

PRESS STATEMENT MORGAN ORTAGUS, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON JUNE 10, 2020 The United States extends its condolences to those mourning the loss of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza.  We remain a committed partner and friend to the Burundian people.  Following a peaceful transition to President-elect Evariste Ndayishimiye, we look forward to working with him and the new government.  We reaffirm our support for …

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Health Alert: Covid 19- Planned Flight Departing from Brazzaville and Pointe Noire to Washington D.C. on June 17.

Event: Health Alert: Covid 19- Planned Flight Departing from Brazzaville and Pointe Noire to Washington D.C. on June 17. U.S. Embassy Brazzaville received notice of a planned special flight that can accommodate U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs) from Brazzaville and Pointe Noire to Washington with the below estimated fare: Brazzaville/ Pointe Noire – Addis …

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Health Alert: Covid 19- Tentative Flight Departing from Brazzaville on June 15

Event: Health Alert: Covid 19- Tentative Flight Departing from Brazzaville on June 15. U.S. Embassy Brazzaville received a proposition for special flight that can accommodate U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs) from Brazzaville to Washington with the below fares: Brazzaville – Addis – Washington DC Economy 2,000,000 FCFA Business 4,150,000 FCFA We are compiling a …

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Health Alert: Covid 19- Republic of Congo Curfew extended until May 31

Event:Health Alert: Covid 19- Republic of Congo Curfew extended until May 31 On May 16, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Congo proposed a plan for progressive deconfinement, which entered into force on Monday, May 18. The declaration in French is attached to this alert. The measures include: The nightly curfew from 8:00pm to …

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Event: Health Alert Special Commercial Flight to the United States April 24

Event: Health Alert Special Commercial Flight to the United States April 24 Due to COVID 19, international flights are suspended, Congolese borders remain closed, nationwide confinement and a curfew are in effect. The U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville is exploring all options to assist U.S. citizens in the Republic of Congo.  We are working to arrange commercial …

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Proclamation on Women’s History Month, 2020

Proclamation on Women’s History Month, 2020 Issued on: February 29, 2020 Women have influenced and advanced every facet of American life and culture.  The strength, ingenuity, and spirit of our female leaders, innovators, and pioneers shape our Nation’s character, government, industry, families, and communities.  During Women’s History Month, we honor the women who have changed …

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Mois de l’histoire des femmes 2020 Proclamation présidentielle

La Maison-Blanche Le 29 février 2020   Mois de l’histoire des femmes 2020 Proclamation présidentielle Les femmes ont influencé et fait progresser toutes les facettes de la vie et de la culture américaines. La force, l’ingéniosité et l’esprit de nos femmes dirigeantes, innovatrices et pionnières façonnent le caractère, le gouvernement, l’industrie, les familles et les …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: 10/15/21 *** Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in …

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Applications to the Fulbright Fellowship Open in the Republic of Congo

  CYCLE 2021-2022 The Fulbright Program is a highly selective and merit-based scholarship system (the Fulbright Scholarships) funded by the US Department of State. The Fulbright program is an educational exchange program that promotes mutual understanding between the United States and other countries. Please see the links below for more information. https://eca.state.gov/fulbright/fulbright-programs https://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/ . What does the …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Brazzaville (January 3, 2020) 

Location: Republic of Congo Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. …

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International Religious Freedom Day

International Religious Freedom Day Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State October 27, 2019 Freedom of religion is a cherished American value and a fundamental freedom. The Founding Fathers understood religious freedom not as the state’s creation, but as the unalienable birthright of human beings. Today, we commemorate the 21st anniversary of the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act (IRF Act), …

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Release of the 2017 Human Rights Reports

Promoting human rights and democratic governance is a core element of U.S. foreign policy.  The 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices  (The Human Rights Reports) demonstrate the United States’ unwavering commitment to advancing liberty, human dignity, and global prosperity. This year marks the 42nd year the Department of State has produced annual Human Rights Reports. The United States Congress mandated these reports …

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“AGOA Week” Promotes Trade Growth Between the United States and the Republic Congo

  Ambassador Todd Haskell kicked off Embassy Brazzaville’s  “GoAGOA Week” on March 19, 2018 with an address to more than 40 civil servants from six different ministries.  The inauguration event was the first in a week full of activities in Brazzaville and Point Noire to educate Congolese entrepreneurs and government workers on the benefits of the African Growth …

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Call for Applications to the Fulbright Foreign Student Program in the Republic of Congo.

Call for Applications to the Fulbright Foreign Student Program in the Republic of Congo. The U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville is pleased to announce the annual competition for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program cycle 2019-2020.  The Fulbright program is an educational exchange program founded by the U.S. Government in 1946 to promote the mutual understanding between …

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Secretary Rex W. Tillerson Statement on the Republic of Congo National Day

On behalf of the United States Government, our best wishes to the people of the Republic of Congo as you celebrate your 57th Independence Day. Our strategic collaboration on regional security, economic development, and health remains strong. The United States of America will continue to support the efforts of the Congolese people to build a …

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Promoting Documentary Filmmaking in Congo-B Through American Film Showcase

American filmmakers Ramona Diaz and Laura Nix visited Congo-Brazzaville from March 25 to April 2 thanks to sponsorship support from the U.S. Department of State’s Education and Cultural Affairs and American Film Showcase (AFS). The filmmakers shared their knowledge of the film industry with Congolese counterparts and discussed women-issues with hundreds of young people. Filmmakers conducted …

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NBA Africa Launches Jr NBA program in Congo-Brazzaville for the first time

The U.S. Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires Mary Daschbach joined NBA Africa Director, the Congolese Minister of Sports, MTN-Congo’s CEO and the former NBA Champion of the Miami Heat Ronny Turiaf launch a historic 2-year partnership in Congo. Thirty high schools from Brazzaville will compete in the Jr NBA tournament. During the opening ceremony, Chargé Daschbach praised NBA Africa …

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