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    2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship Application

    Through YALI, the United States has invested significant resources to enhance leadership skills, promote entrepreneurship and connect young African leaders with one another and with Americans.

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    Facebook Logo Contest

    The U.S. Embassy in Lomé’s Facebook page just surpassed 10,000 “likes” – and we are celebrating by updating our look, represented by our Facebook page logo. You, our loyal Facebook followers, deserve a say in the matter. That’s why we are holding a design contest for a new logo and seek your creative genius.

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    Information from Consular Section

    The Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our passport/visa system. This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category

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    2014 Independence Day Reception at the Ambassador’s Residence

    In celebration of the United States’ 238th anniversary of independence, Ambassador Robert E. Whitehead hosted a big reception at his residence on July 3, 2014.

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    U.S. to Help Nigeria in the Search for Kidnapped Girls

    More than three weeks ago, on the night of April 14, a group of militants kidnapped more than 200 teenage girls from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Nigeria. In a video released earlier this week, Abubakar Shekau, who leads the terrorist organization Boko Haram based in northeast Nigeria, claimed that his group was behind the kidnappings.

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    Non-Immigrant Visa Appointments

    As of March 31, 2014, non-immigrant visa applicants must schedule their appointment online. Please visit the U.S. Embassy non-immigrant visa page at for additional information.

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    Visa J-1 Exchange Program Visitor

    The J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) provides opportunities for nearly 300,000 foreign visitors a year to experience the United States, its society and culture and connect with Americans. Through one of fifteen different types of J-1 Visa exchange programs, EVP participants may teach, study, conduct research, share their specialized skills, or receive on-the-job training for periods ranging from a few weeks to several years

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    Worldwide Travel Alert

    The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued potential for terrorist attacks, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa, and possibly occurring in or emanating from the Arabian Peninsula. Current information suggests that al-Qa’ida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond, and that they may focus efforts to conduct attacks in the period between now and the end of August. This Travel Alert expires on August 31, 2013.

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