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  • Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz II welcomed Chief Foanyi Nkemayang Paul, CEO of Star Media House, to the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde on June 16, 2016.

    U.S. Embassy Welcomes Star Media House CEO

    On June 16, Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz II welcomed to the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde Chief Foanyi Nkemayang Paul, who is CEO of Star Media House, Vice President of the Commonwealth Journalists Association for Africa, and an alumnus of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) in 2005.

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  • Program participants at the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde on June 15, 2016.

    P.C. Volunteers Empower Girls Through Sports

    On June 15, 2016, as part of the U.S. Embassy’s Gender Equity Working Group programming, Peace Corps Cameroon volunteers gave presentations on their work at the grassroots levels to mobilize adolescent girls and young women to improve healthy lifestyles.

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  • Ambassador Michael S. Hoza and Secretary of State for Defense in Charge of the Gendarmerie Jean Baptiste Bokam joined Cameroonian security and police forces at the donation ceremony held at the Gendarmerie Academy in Yaounde on June 4, 2016.

    USA Donates Security Equipment

    Ambassador Michael S. Hoza donated security equipment at a ceremony held at the Gendarmerie Academy in Yaounde. The event was attended by Secretary of State for Defense in Charge of the Gendarmerie Jean Baptiste Bokam, U.S. security instructor Robert Stout, U.S. Embassy Regional Security Officer Christian Ehrhardt, and members of Cameroon’s security and police forces.

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  • Renowned Cameroonian musician Richard Kings performs with U.S. Embassy Yaounde staff at Medical Attaché James Fulton's farewell ceremony on June 3, 2016

    U.S. Embassy Welcomes Richard Kings

    On June 6, the U.S. Embassy welcomed renowned Cameroonian musician Richard Kings, who was met by Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz II and Medical Attaché James Fulton. Mr. Kings was the guest performer at a farewell ceremony for Mr. Fulton hosted by U.S. Embassy staff on June 3.

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  • Defense Attaché, Commander Sean Hays (right); Colonel Nji Nformukong, Director of Human Resources at the MINDEF (left), congratulate Stephane Ezechiel Mekoua, on his competitive selection to attend the United States Naval Academy (USNA) at Annapolis, Maryland

    Cameroonian Selected for U.S. Naval Academy

    On June 6, the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde bid “bon voyage” to Mr. Stephane Ezechiel Mekoua, who will be a midshipman at the United States Naval Academy (USNA) at Annapolis, Maryland. He will start his education and training this month.

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    U.S. Embassy Welcomes Human Rights Leader

    On June 2, the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde welcomed Cameroonian human rights leader Ms. Alice Nkom and Mr. Yann Gwett. They were met by Political and Economic Counselor David Brownstein, USAID representative Clinton Trout, and Political and Economic Assistant Jacques Kateu. Mr. Brownstein said: “The United States is proud to partner with Alice Nkom, a human rights leader globally renowned for her dedication and commitment to advancing the human rights and dignity of every person.  Read more »

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    U.S. Speaker and Librarians Promote Education

    American professor Dr. Ismail Abdullahi visited Cameroon from May 23 through 26 under the U.S. Department of State’s Speaker Program. Dr. Abdullahi conducted a series of programs in Yaounde accompanied by U.S. Embassy officials on the importance of libraries in building open and prosperous societies and achieving Sustainable Development Goals. During the first part of his stay, Professor Abdullahi served as main facilitator for the Building Strong Library Associations Workshop organized by the Cameroon Association of Librarians (ABADCAM). The workshop brought together seventy librarians and library science experts from ten francophone African countries.   Read more »

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    Ambassador Welcomes NBA Star Luc Mbah a Moute

    On June 2, Ambassador Michael S. Hoza welcomed Luc Mbah a Moute, a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) to the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde to discuss a partnership in supporting youth through sports diplomacy. “You are the beacon of hope for the youth of Cameroon in reaching for their dreams.  Read more »

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    USA Partners with Community for Education

    Following two Julia Taft for Refugees Fund grants to the organization “Respect Cameroon” in 2014 and 2015 to provide academic support to refugee children in the East Region city of Mandjou, the U.S. Embassy attended the opening ceremony for the new school sponsored by the American people. On May 25, U.S. Embassy Development Assistance Program Coordinator Vilma Barone traveled to Mandjou to inaugurate the new school and congratulate “Respect Cameroon” for their efforts to promote education for refugee children.  Read more »

  • DCM with Ecobank representative
    USA and Ecobank Promote Health Enterprises

    On May 26, 2016, Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Matthew D. Smith joined Gwendoline Abunaw from Ecobank, Mbayi Kangudie from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Cameroonian officials and other partners at a ceremony held at the Hilton Hotel in Yaounde strengthening the United States of America’s health partnership with the Republic of Cameroon and Ecobank Cameroon SA.  Read more »

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    Ambassador Celebrates Cameroonian Fashion

    Ambassador Michael S. Hoza, is honored to be co-sponsor, with Senator Aicha Pierrette Hayatou, for this year’s seventh annual “Fashion Week”, coordinated by Yves Eya’a, Director from the Center for Fashion Designers of Cameroon.  Read more »

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    Jacques Songo’o: “Youth, Work for Success!”

    On May 23, the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde welcomed Cameroonian soccer legend Jacques Songo’o, the former goal keeper of the Indomitable Lions. He was accompanied by Colette Mvieh, a Cameroonian businesswoman, and Annette Friède Hell, a Biology teacher at Elig-Essono High School of Yaoundé. They were met by Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz II, Protocol Officer Dora Hell, and Cultural Instructor Amadou Mountapmbeme.   Read more »

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    Meet Cameroon's 2016 YALI fellows!

    On May 10, Deputy Chief of Mission Matthew D. Smith and staff welcomed to U.S. Embassy’s Information Resource Center (IRC) 24 Cameroonian youth selected to participate in this year's Young African Leaders Initiative/Mandela Washington Fellows Program (YALI/MWF)  Read more »

  • U.S. Embassy Welcomes IRIC Students

    On May 10 and 11, 2016, the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde welcomed 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).  Read more »

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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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