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  • Ambassador Samantha Power and Minister of Forest and Fauna, His Excellency Philip Ngole Ngwese, address the media at the ivory burning ceremony held at the Palais des Congres in Yaounde on April 19, 2016.

    U.S. Salutes CM's Stand to Combat Ivory Trade

    The Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations and member of President Obama’s Cabinet, Ambassador Samantha Power, joined the Minister of Forest and Fauna of the Republic of Cameroon, His Excellency Philip Ngole Ngwese, at an ivory burning ceremony held at the Palais des Congres in Yaounde.

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  • U.S. Embassy Branch Office Douala Principal Officer Stuart Wilson and WFP Representative in Cameroon, Mr. Feliz Gomez.

    USA Donates $21 Million for World Food Program

    On April 22, U.S. Embassy Branch Office Douala Principal Officer Stuart Wilson donated over 15,000 metric tons of food for vulnerable communities in Cameroon through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Food for Peace Program.

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    U.S. Embassy Welcomes IRIC Students

    On April 21, 2016, the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde welcomed 15 students from the International Marketing and Regional Integration programs of the International Relations institute of Cameroon (IRIC) to the James Baldwin Information Resource Center (IRC).

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  • Ambassador Michael S. Hoza, Secretary of State for Defense in Charge of the Gendarmerie Jean Baptiste Bokam, and General Elokobi with participants at the ceremony in Yaounde on April 5, 2016.

    U.S. Donates Security Equipment to Cameroon

    On April 5, 2016, Ambassador Michael S. Hoza joined Secretary of State for Defense in Charge of the Gendarmerie Jean Baptiste Bokam and General Elokobi at a handover ceremony in Yaounde of non-lethal security equipment by the United States of America to the Republic of Cameroon.

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  • Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz II addresses participants at the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde on April 12, 2016.

    U.S. Embassy Welcomes Journalists

    The U.S. Embassy in Yaounde welcomed 20 Cameroonian journalists and journalism students for a screening of the 2008 film “The Paper,” directed by Aaron Mathews and provided by the Department of State’s Africa Regional Services (ARS) office in Paris.

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  • Spelling bee champion
    GBHS Bafoussam Student Wins West Region Spelling Bee

    On April 6, 2016 over 500 students, teachers, pedagogic inspectors, and other Ministry of Secondary Education officials gathered in the multipurpose hall of the Government Technical High School Bafoussam to witness the first Spelling Bee event in the West Region of Cameroon. Organized by the U.S Embassy in Yaounde, in partnership with the delegation for secondary education, and the Cameroon English Language and Literature Teachers Association (CAMELTA), the Bafoussam Spelling Bee competition brought together 18 candidates from nine public and private schools in eight divisions of the West Region.  Read more »

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    Obengame /Saharan Express Promotes Maritime Security

    On March 25, Ambassador Michael S. Hoza and AFRICOM’s Deputy Commander for Military Operations, Vice Admiral Michael T. Franken, attended the closing ceremony for the Obengame/Saharan Express exercise in the city of Douala, where they joined the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Cameroon Joseph Beti Assomo, senior Cameroonian military officials, and participants from partner nations.  Read more »

  • TechWomen candidates at the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde on April 6, 2017. USEYde Photo]
    U.S. Embassy Welcomes Tech Women Candidates

    On April 6, the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde welcomed several candidates for the Tech Women program. They came from several regions of Cameroon with a commitment to apply for the program and make a difference at home in Cameroon upon their return from the U.S. Welcoming them, Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz II told them: “You are all already winners whether you are selected or not. We have other programs you may consider as well. You arrived here after already achieving great goals and with the hopes of attaining even greater accomplishments for your fellow citizens.  Read more »

  • Ambassador Michael S. Hoza was welcomed by Mr. Bony Dashaco to ACMAR Media Group in Douala on March 24, 2016.
    Ambassador Visits ACMAR Media Group

    On March 24, Ambassador Michael S. Hoza (right) visited ACMAR Media Group in Douala to conduct an interview on U.S. foreign policy in Cameroon. He was welcomed by Group President and CEO for ACMAR Media Group West & Central Africa Mr. Bony Dashaco  Read more »

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    Ambassador Visits University of Buea

    Ambassador Michael S. Hoza visited the University of Buea to discuss U.S. foreign policy in Cameroon. He was welcomed by Fulbright Program alumna and Vice Chancellor Dr. Nalova Lyonga, staff, faculty members, over 500 students, and alumni from the Fulbright, Humphrey, and YALI/MWF programs.  Read more »

  • EBO Director Stuart Wilson receive the welcome bouquet from a student of DuVAAL.
    U.S. Hosts Spelling Bee in Douala

    The U.S. Embassy in partnership with Cameroon English Language Teachers Association (CAMELTA) held its third annual Spelling Bee Competition in Douala on March 16, 2016 hosted by the DuVAAL Bilingual Comprehensive College Beedi.  Read more »

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    Cameroonians Selected for Humphrey Program

    On March 17, 2016, the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde welcomed Josiane Mbakop of MUDEF and Dr. Charles Tante of the University of Buea, Cameroon’s 2016 Hubert H. Humphrey fellows and two Humphrey alumni Praxedes Banseka and Yves Martial Bitama Ada. Josiane Mbakop’ s program will begin next August with English language training at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia and continue with training in economic development and finance and banking at Boston University.   Read more »

  • Chargé d'Affaires Matthew D. Smith and spouse Susan Smith led the U.S. Embassy delegation at the International Women’s Day March held in Yaounde on March 8, 2016. [USEYde Photo] Women’s Day March
    U.S. Embassy Joins International Women’s Day March

    On March 8, 2016, the U.S. Embassy was proud to celebrate International Women’s Day alongside the Cameroonian people. The event was hosted by the Republic of Cameroon under the high patronage of Her Excellency, First Lady Chantal Biya, who was represented by Minister of Women's Empowerment and the Family Madame Marie Therese Abena Ondoua. Waving Cameroonian and American flags, the U.S. delegation, led by Chargé d'Affaires Matthew D. Smith and spouse Susan Smith, marched down May 20 boulevard in Yaounde.  Read more »

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    Ambassador Speaks at Anti-Corruption Forum

    On March 2, 2016, Ambassador Michael S. Hoza joined 20 ministers of the Government of the Republic of Cameroon at an anti-corruption forum hosted at the Hilton Hotel in Yaounde. Minister in Charge the Supreme State Control Ms. Mbah Acha Fomundam Rose opened the “Pan-African Conference on the Prevention of and Fight Against Fraud and the Misappropriation of Public Funds,” where she called for the elimination of corruption and the promotion of good governance and transparency.  Read more »

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    U.S. citizens residing in or visiting Cameroon are recommended to register with Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) in order to receive security messages and other important information in the event of an emergency.

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    Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Recent Increase of Criminal Incidents.

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    The James Baldwin Information Resources Center has been renovated. Visit the Center to benefit from the new Multimedia Center,  a renewed book collection and lots of online resource. Read More.

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