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    USAID Assists Boko Haram-Affected Families

    Continued regional instability means Cameroon has been receiving refugees and asylum-seekers from neighboring countries, mainly from the Central African Republic (CAR) and Nigeria. As of August 2014, Cameroon was hosting more than 240,000 people of concern to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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  • At the conclusion of the toast to American Independence Day, the Cameroon Minister of External Relations, Mr. Moukoko Mbonjo, United States Ambassador to Cameroon, Michael S. Hoza, and Deputy Chief of Mission, Mr. Matthew Smith, thank Bobby Ricketts for visiting Cameroon.

    Bobby Ricketts Empowers Cameroon Musicians

    American jazz musician Bobby Ricketts spent one week in Cameroon from June 28 through July 4, 2015 in which he offered skills-improvement workshops to 80 local musicians, performed for the general public on Tuesday, June 30 at O’Maeva Club; and on July 2nd , during the American Independence Day celebration.

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  • American coach from Fresno, California, Patrick William Riddlesprigger, NBA Cameroonian player, Luc Mbah a Moute, U.S. Ambassador Hoza, U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission in Cameroon, Matthew Smith, Cameroon Basketball Federation (FECABASKET) President and the Luc Mbah a Moute Basketball Camp Director, Gilles Kouamo.

    Youth Empowerment through Sports

    U.S. Embassy Partners with Cameroonian NBA Player Luc Mbah a Moute on Basketball Program. On Friday, June 26, at a press conference in the Palais des Sports, United States Ambassador Hoza expressed strong U.S. support for sports diplomacy in Cameroon alongside NBA Cameroonian player, Luc Mbah a Moute.

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    Ambassador Welcomes American Citizens

    On June 24, the United States Embassy in Yaounde held an American Citizen Services Town Hall meeting. The gathering was designed to discuss key issues pertinent to Cameroonian-Americans and Americans living in or visiting Cameroon. Some of the key issues discussed included: safety and security, doing business in the country...

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  • U.S. Ambassador Michael S. Hoza; United Kingdom (UK) High Commissioner, His Excellency Brian Olley; Ambassador of Japan, His Excellency Kunio Okamura and Embassy Staff

    Cameroon’s Partners Donate Blood for Soldiers

    On June 23, the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde welcomed over 50 guests who donated blood to the Yaounde Military Hospital in support of Cameroonian and Chadian soldiers wounded in action against Boko Haram in the far North Region.

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    IITA and UCLA Partner on Congo Basin Institute

    On June 20, U.S. Ambassador to the Gabonese Republic and the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe Cynthia H. Akuetteh, U.S. Embassy Yaounde Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Roberto Quiroz II, Congo Basin Forest Partnership Facilitator Matthew Cassetta, and Economic Policy Staff Officer Ameliah Croft - both assigned to the Department of State in Washington, D.C. - joined Cameroonian government, civil society, academic, and traditional leaders in a Congo Basin Initiative program held in Yaounde.   Read more »

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    Ambassador Hoza affirms USA Commitment to Congo Basin Conservation

    On Thursday, June 18 on the occasion of the 15th Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) Partners Meeting at the Palais de Congres, United States Ambassador to the Republic of Cameroon, Michael S. Hoza delivered remarks on Green Economies and Creating Conditions for Growth. The Congo Basin Forest Partnership was launched by United States Department of State, Secretary of State Colin Powell in 2002, at the World Summit on Sustainable Development.   Read more »

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    Visa Systems Issues

    All visa-issuing embassies and consulates are now back online. We are scheduling visa interviews and issuing nonimmigrant and immigrant visas. We issued more than 410,000 nonimmigrant visas from June 21 through June 29. Consular staff worked through the weekend to diminish our backlog, the bulk of which has now been cleared.   Read more »

  • Ambassador Michael S. Hoza addresses students on June 15, 2015. [USEYde Photo]
    Ambassador Visits IRIC

    On June 15, Ambassador Michael S. Hoza visited the University of Yaounde II International Relations Institute of Cameroon (IRIC), where he was welcomed by IRIC Director, Minister Plenipotentiary, Tabi Pierre; members of the faculty; and over 200 students. The Ambassador’s visit was in response to an invitation by the institution to discuss U.S. foreign policy priorities and its partnership with the Republic of Cameroon. The visit also included a questions and answers session with students.   Read more »

  • Minister of Health, His Excellency, André Mama Fouda, and Ambassador Michael S. Hoza arrive at the event on June 9, 2015. [USEYde Photo]
    Cameroon and USA Partner on Health

    On June 9, Ambassador Michael S. Hoza joined Minister of Public Health, His Excellency, André Mama Fouda, government, and health sector officials to close the regional Central African Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (CAFELTP) sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and to launch the national Cameroonian Field Epidemiology Training Program (CAFETP) sponsored by the American people through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) based in Atlanta, Georgia and and Department of Defense/DTRA. The event was held in Yaounde.   Read more »

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    Congo Basin Partners for Civil Society

    On June 17, Congo Basin Facilitator based at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. Matthew Cassetta and U.S. Embassy Yaounde Cultural Affairs Officer Merlyn Schultz delivered speeches to civil society members on the margins of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) meeting at the Palais de Congres in Yaounde.   Read more »

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    U.S. Embassy Hosts Women’s Business Seminar

    On June 9, the U.S Embassy in Yaounde hosted a women’s entrepreneurship seminar led by U.S. Speaker Ms. Angelle Kwemo, who is a Cameroonian American entrepreneur. The program was attended by 50 women from microfinance institutions, faith-based associations, and U.S. government exchange program participants, including from the Africa Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) and International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP).   Read more »

  • Fulbright Program alumnus and Professor Daniel Anicet Noah joins participants of U.S. Embassy sponsored journalism training in Bertoua on May 28, 2015.
    Fulbright Alumnus Conducts Journalism Training in the East Region

    On May 27 and 28, the U.S. Embassy organized a two-day workshop on media coverage of crises in Bertoua for 25 journalists. Senior Media Specialist Bouba Monglo opened the workshop by welcoming Professor Daniel Anicet Noah, former Fulbright and lecturer of journalism, who underscored the importance of training and shared best practices among journalists to strengthen this key field and provide the public timely and facts based information.   Read more »

  • The Henhouse Prowlers on stage in Yaounde. From left to right: Jon Goldfine, Dan Andree, Ben Wright and Starr Moss. [USEYde Photo]
    American Band Brings Blue Grass to Cameroon

    As part of the American Music Abroad Program, the Henhouse Prowlers, a group of four American bluegrass musicians from President Obama’s hometown of Chicago, featuring Ben Wright (Banjo), Dan Andree (fiddle), Starr Moss (Guitar), and Jon Goldfine (Bass) visited Cameroon from May 23 – 31.   Read more »


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