Health Alert: The government of The Republic of Congo (ROC) extended a State of Health Emergency until December 16 to limit the spread of COVID-19.

The Congolese air borders remain open for international flights. International air carriers are resuming some services into and from Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire. These measures may change without notice. Please check with your airline before travelling for up to date regulations. Inbound passengers must present a negative COVID-19 test from within 72 hours of departure upon …

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Health Alert: The government of The Republic of Congo extended a State of Health Emergency until November 26 to limit the spread of COVID-19.

The The Republic of Congo confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on March 14, 2020. As of November 10, there were 5,515 confirmed cases, 4,891 recoveries and 92 confirmed deaths. The government of The Republic of Congo extended a State of Health Emergency until November 26 to limit the spread of COVID-19.   The Congolese …

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Event: Health Alert: Covid 19- Government extends State of Health Emergency until November 6.

The government of The Republic of Congo extended a State of Health Emergency until November 6 to limit the spread of COVID-19. The Congolese air borders remain open for international flights. International air carriers are resuming some services into and from Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire. These measures may change without notice. Please check with your airline …

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Routine Message: Embassy Brazzaville is resuming limited services for American citizens.

Effective October 8, Embassy Brazzaville will resume processing passport applications and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (C.R.B.A.) for American citizens. These services are provided by appointment only, please schedule an appointment on our embassy website. https://cg.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/passports/ Due to Covid-19, we are implementing strict social distancing, sanitation measures and wearing a mask is mandatory. For passport services, …

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Health Alert: Covid 19- Government extends State of Health Emergency until October 17

The government of The Republic of Congo extended a State of Health Emergency until October 17 to limit the spread of COVID-19. The Congolese air borders remain open for international flights. International air carriers are resuming some services into and from Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire. These measures may change without notice. Please check with your airline …

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COVID 19 Health Alert: Government Extends State of Health Emergency until September 27

Event: Health Alert: Covid 19- Government extends State of Health Emergency until September 27 and reopened air borders for international flights. The government of The Republic of Congo extended a State of Health Emergency until September 27 to limit the spread of COVID-19 and reopened air borders for international flights. The Congolese air borders opened …

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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 …

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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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Covid-19 Health Alert

Event: Health Alert: Covid 19- Republic of Congo Confinement Restrictions extended until May 15 On April 30, the President of the Republic of Congo extended the public health state of emergency and maintained nationwide restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the country until May10.  The measures include: Confinement to homes, excepting essential employees until …

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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: 10/26/20 Country-Specific Information: The Republic of Congo has confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 14, 2020. As of November 21, there were 5,774 confirmed cases, 5,003 recoveries and 94 confirmed deaths (number revised). The government of The Republic of Congo extended a State of Health Emergency until December 16 to limit …

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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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FBI Experts Lead Training to Combat Human Trafficking

At the closing ceremony of a training of gendarmes, police and justice officials conducted by FBI experts on improving interviewing techniques, Ambassador Haskell quoted President Trump noting that the fight against human trafficking is one of the U.S. government’s highest priorities. The U.S. Embassy has collaborated with the Congolese government, civil society, religious communities and …

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Chargé d’Affaires Launches Congolese Gendarmes’ Training

On September 2, Chargé d’Affaires Daniel Travis launched the Congolese gendarmes’ training session on interrogation techniques led by FBI experts. The purpose of the training is to help Congolese investigators obtain better information and strategies to support the rule of law in the Republic of Congo. A particular emphasis will be placed on investigations related …

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Republic of Congo National Day Statement

On behalf of the United States, I congratulate the people of the Republic of Congo as you celebrate the 59th anniversary of your independence. The United States and the Republic of Congo share a relationship of strong cooperation on trade and investment, combatting trafficking in persons, and advancing sustainable economic and social development for the …

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U.S. Senators Meet with Congolese Ministers

On August 6, a delegation composed of officials from the U.S. Senate met with the Congolese Ministers of Culture, Forest Economy and Tourism. The delegation discussed USAID programs in Congo and U.S. bilateral assistance in the areas of environmental protection, economic support funds, and humanitarian assistance. During their stay in the Congo, the Senators also …

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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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Ambassador Todd Haskell visits a primary and secondary school in Brazzaville South

On October 30, Ambassador Haskell was warmly welcomed by one hundred students from Père-Pierre-Desportes Primary and Secondary School. He was invited by the Association of Sœurs Servantes de Cana, manager of the school and beneficiaries of an Ambassador’s Self Help Fund grant to rehabilitate the school library, build shelves, and to acquire new books and …

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Ambassador Todd Haskell meets with Congolese ILEA participants

“Hate crimes long committed, unfortunately are ignored … we will encourage legislators to legislate” declared Congolese Head Judge Ms. Sinagani Wowondo.  She was reflecting on the impact of the ILEA (International Law Enforcement Academy) training she took part in in Gaborone, Botswana.  She was one of 11 Congolese from the Ministries of Justice, Defense, Interior …

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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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Ambassador Haskell and Retired NASA Astronaut Robert Curbeam encourage the study of STEM fields in Congo-Brazzaville

Retired NASA astronaut, Navy Captain Robert Curbeam, visited Brazzaville on August 9 as part of a regional program focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education.  Captain Curbeam meets with students to encourage them to study the sciences.  His philosophy is to inspire students to study science not because they should, but because it’s …

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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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New Requirements for Passport and Visa Photos as of November 1, 2016

Beginning November 1, 2016, applicants for U.S. passports and visas must remove their glasses for their application photos. This change will help eliminate glares and shadows that can lead to delays in processing visa and passport applications. Applicants may wear glasses only in rare circumstances of documented medical necessity during urgent travel. The change will …

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The International Jazz Day Global Concert 2016

 Each year, the All-Star Global Concert brings together internationally acclaimed artists from around the world who represent jazz and other musical genres for a performance spanning styles, cultures and languages. In the spirit of International Jazz Day, the All-Star Global Concert takes place in a landmark venue with rich historical significance. We are honored that …

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Governments of the U.S. and Congo reinforce their bilateral relationship, and train a second Congolese battalion for a peacekeeping mission in the Cen

On Friday, July 15, 2016, the Embassy of the United States and Congolese government took part in the presentation of diplomas to the second contingent of Congolese peacekeepers who completed a two-month  course presented through Africa Contingency and Operations Training Assistance (ACOTA).  In her remarks, the Ambassador of the United States, Stephanie Sullivan, emphasized that …

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Ambassador Sullivan congratulates Congo-B’s first female law enforcement officers cohort to attend ILEA

On July 8, 2016, Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan met with and congratulated the first ever all-women cohort of Congolese law enforcement officers who participated in the capacity building training at the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in Gaborone, Botswana, in June 2016. The training focused on the leadership of women in law enforcement. The training was …

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Results of the Presidential Elections in the Republic of Congo

The United States is profoundly disappointed by the flawed presidential electoral process in the Republic of Congo. Widespread irregularities and the arrests of opposition supporters following the elections marred an otherwise peaceful vote. The United States calls upon the Congolese Government to correct these numerous deficiencies before scheduling legislative elections in order to bring credibility …

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U.S. Embassy Brazzaville Celebrates International Education Week 2015

The U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville hosted fair to encourage  study in USA on November 19, 2015 at Villa Washington in celebration of International Education Week.  Nearly 250 students, parents and professionals attended the program.  Participants initially visited the stand exhibiting U.S. Embassy resources on higher education in the United States America and received handouts about …

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Nouveaux Horizons Book on the Rights of the Disabled Discussed in Brazzaville

Fourteen Congolese disabled activists and social entrepreneurs discussed Joseph Shapiro’s history of the Americans with Disabilities Act,No Pity on October 30 at the embassy’s Information Resource Center.  The book’s French translation version (Rien que nos droits) was the perfect program tool for a look at the rights of disabled citizens in a democratic society. No …

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2015 Mandela Washington Fellows Kick Off 2016 YALI Campaign

2015 Mandela Washington Fellows Kick Off 2016 YALI Campaign 120 members of the Villa Washington English Club – university students and staff, young professionals, high school seniors, teachers, and community changers – gathered on the villa’s terrace Thursday evening, October 1, to take part in the launch of the embassy’s 2016 YALI recruitment and promotion …

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Joint Local Statement of the EU, with its Member States and the USA

The European Union Delegation, the Chiefs of the Diplomatic Missions of Member States, and the Chief of the Diplomatic Mission of the United States of America in the Replublic of Congo make the following statement: The chiefs of diplomatic missions support the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance in all its provisions. Every democratic …

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The Ins and Outs of the 2016 American Elections

Political scientist and American University of Paris Professor Steven Ekovich met representatives and players from nearly 30 Congolese political parties at the U.S. embassy September 24 – 28.  Covering the whole spectrum of ideological and political creeds, 100 party activists were invited to join Ekovich for a look at the 2016 American Elections from different …

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Press Statement: On the Occasion of the Republic of the Congo’s Independence Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send my best wishes to the people of the Republic of the Congo on the 55th anniversary of your nation’s independence. The citizens of my country look forward to our continued friendship with you, and to exploring every opportunity to strengthen our …

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American Artist Bruce Sherfield Brings Slam to the Congo

The U.S. Embassy Brazzaville hosted a week-long youth empowerment program with visiting ARS hip-hop and slam artist Bruce Sherfield under the theme “My Voice Counts.” During his first visit to Africa, Bruce worked with local singers, rappers, and slammers to promote the use of music to express oneself and to speak for those whose voices …

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Visit of the Self-Help Project and book donation by U.S. Embassy Delegation in Ewo

U.S. Embassy Delegation led by Political Officer David Schneider, visited the town of Ewo from April 2-4, 2015. The embassy donated books to Pierre Akirinzo primary school, Ambedza middle school, and the high school in Ewo accompanied by the Mayor Boniface Bangagna, and the acting Director of Education Herbert Mabandza. The primary school visited is …

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Food donation ceremony by the United States for IPHD’s school

On February 19, 2015, Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan visited Pointe-Noire to support the donation of 1,870 tons of food, as part of the International Partnership for Human Development (IPHD) school lunch program that is active throughout the Congo. Ambassador Sullivan was joined by IPHD Director Christian Balan, and Minister of Education Hellot Matson Mampouya. After the …

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Girls’ Soccer Tournament 2015

U.S. Embassy Brazzaville organized the 6th annual Girls’ Soccer Tournament from March 7-14, 2015 in order to empower young girls through sports. In partnership with the Memorial Pierre Savorgnan De Brazza and telecommunications company MTN-Congo, the Embassy supported eight teams from public middle schools in Brazzaville under the theme of “Girl Power” to emphasize the …

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Ambassador Sullivan greets a Belgian Malinois

Ambassador greets a Belgian Malinois Ambassador Sullivan greets a Belgian Malinois on duty with the organization P.A.L.F. Dogs like this are working in the Congo to sniff out contraband associated with the illegal wildlife trade. These dogs are capable of locating illegal ivory, bush meat and weapons as well as various other illegal animal products.

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YALI-Congo Association

U.S. Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan hosted a reception at her residence on September 30, 2014 to provide Congo-Brazzaville YALI alumni the opportunity to present goals of their newly-created “YALI-Congo Association”.  YALI-Congo Association is composed of young Congolese community leaders, business people, and youth civic engagement activists who have demonstrated their skills and interest in promoting peace, …

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The U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville Celebrated Earth Day

The U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville supported the joint initiative of Congo Brazzaville Fulbright Alumni Association (CBFAA) and the Brazzaville English Clubs Council (ECC) to organize a public venue cleanup in celebration of Earth Day on April 26, 2014. Nearly 100 hundred volunteers from the De Brazza High School, English clubs, Fulbright alumni and U.S. Embassy …

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Jazz Week Celebration in Brazzaville

The U.S. Embassy in Congo, in partnership with UNESCO, Pan-African Music Festival (FESPAM), and the French Embassy through the French Institute in Congo (IFC), celebrated Jazz Week from April 24-26, 2014. Activities included a two-day workshop on jazz for young and up-and-coming musicians, hosted by a group of professional jazz bands “Congo Ndulé Jazz,” from …

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Congo’s Congolese Youth Leaders Training on Civic Engagement

U.S. Embassy Brazzaville invited Professor Lex Paulson, a speaker from the State Department’s Africa Regional Services (ARS) office in Paris to the Republic of the Congo to host workshops on youth civic engagement and leadership from April 21-26, 2014. The program was conducted in partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Civic Education and the …

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U.S. Embassy Celebrates Women’s Day through Sports

The U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville organized the fifth edition of the annual Girls’ Soccer Tournament, “Tournoi Promo Jeunes Filles,” in partnership with the Memorial Pierre Savorgnan De Brazza and the telecommunications company MTN-Congo from March 8-15, 2014. The tournament brought together eight (8) soccer teams from each neighborhood in Brazzaville. Building from previous editions, this …

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U.S. Embassy Celebrates Black History Month

The U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville partnered with the French Cultural Center in Congo to organize the second annual African-American Film Festival from February 19-22, attracting nearly 2,000 attendees.  Movies were selected to promote democratic institutions, inclusion, and the support for civil society and personal triumph.  These films included  Lincoln, 42, Ali, Akeelah and the Bee, …

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Meredith Pike-Baky Trains 300 English Teachers

From December 2 -20, 2013, the U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville hosted English Language Specialist Meredith Pike-Baky, who trained more than 300 English teachers on English teaching methodology in Brazzaville, Pointe-Noire, and Owando.  Focused primarily on managing large classes and student-centered teaching, she shared techniques on how to develop teaching resources with inexpensive, locally-made materials.  She …

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Henhouse Prowlers Share Universal Language of Music

From November 15-20, 2013, Chicago-based bluegrass band, the Henhouse Prowlers, visited Congo-Brazzaville as part of the American Music Abroad program, showing that the language of music has no boarders.  On their first trip to Africa, the Henhouse Prowlers immediately began practicing with local band, Muningu, in preparation for a concert in downtown Brazzaville.  In front …

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U.S. Embassy Celebrates International Education Week

On November 13, 2013, the U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville talked with more than 250 people about opportunities to study in the United States.  Underneath tents outside and in a packed auditorium at the newly built library at Marien Ngouabi University, American officers shared the importance of higher education, explained the U.S. educational system, answered questions …

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Africa Mercy Provides Free Health Services to Congolese

In early November 2013, Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan visited the Africa Mercy, a traveling hospital ship docked in Pointe-Noire, Congo.  Africa Mercy arrived in the Republic of the Congo in August 2013 and serves as a platform for performing free medical care, including life-saving surgeries. In Central Africa for the first time, the Mercy Ships is …

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International Jazz Day Concert in Brazzaville

International Jazz Day Concert in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo – April 30, 2013 .  Created by UNESCO, International Jazz Day brings together communities from all over the world to celebrate jazz, learn about its roots, and highlight its important role in advancing intercultural dialogue and understanding. In Brazzaville, UNESCO teamed up with the U.S. Embassy, …

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Earth Day Celebration in Pointe Noire

Brazzaville Cleans Up the Beach for Earth Day – April 20, 2013 Earth Day is a time for communities to come together and pay special attention to their local environment. Millions of people help to clean up their environment on Earth Day around the world each year. This year, the Public Affairs and Economic Sections …

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Girls Soccer Tournament 2013 in Brazzaville

Girls Soccer Tournament 2013 in Brazzaville U.S. Embassy Brazzaville in partnership with mobile telephony company MTN Congo and Memorial Pierre Savorgnan de brazza organized from March 23-30 the 4th edition of Girls Soccer Tournament at Annexe stadium in Brazzaville to promote female soccer in Congo Brazzaville. This is an annual girls’ soccer tournament which features eight teams …

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