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  • Ambassador Gilmour during MCC press Conference

    Togo received MCC Threshold program

    Ambassador David Gilmour announced that the Board of Directors of The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) met on December 16 and selected Togo as a recipient of a MCC Threshold program assistance based on Togo’s scorecard improvement in three broad categories: good governance, economic freedom, and human capital investments.

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  • Ambassador David R. Gilmour

    Ambassador David R. Gilmour

    We welcome our new Ambassador, His Excellency David R. Gilmour. Click below to read Ambassador Gilmour's biography

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  • Launch of Togo Youth Leadership Program

    Launch of Togo Youth Leadership Program

    On December 4th, U.S. Embassy Lomé, in collaboration with the Togolese Ministry of Youth and the Global Alumni Association of Togo, launched its leadership program entitled “Togo’s Next Generation of Leadership” in Lomé. The program, focused on youth personal development in Togo, invited 25 men and 25 women to participate in discussions facilitated by guest speakers and Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) alumni.

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  • POTUS at COP21 Paris

    President Obama First Session of COP21

    We offer our condolences to the people of France for the barbaric attacks on this beautiful city. We stand united in solidarity not only to deliver justice to the terrorist network responsible for those attacks but to protect our people and uphold the enduring values that keep us strong and keep us free.

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  • US B Faso flags

    U.S Congratulates Burkina Faso Election

    A message from Secretary of State John Kerry: I congratulate the people of Burkina Faso on holding peaceful and orderly presidential and legislative elections this week.

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  • Two judges visited the U S Embassy

    Togolese Judges Visited U.S. Embassy

    Judge Afiwa Evelyne HOHOUETO (left), President of the National Commission for the Organization for the Harmonization of African Business Law (OHADA), and Judge Batankimyem Suzanne Soukoudé (right), Director General of the Justice Professional Training Center, visited the U.S. Embassy on September 14, where they met with Chargée

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    LAUNCH OF TOGO YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

    On December 4th, U.S. Embassy Lomé, in collaboration with the Togolese Ministry of Youth and the Global Alumni Association of Togo, launched its leadership program entitled “Togo’s Next Generation of Leadership” in Lomé. The program, focused on youth personal development in Togo, invited 25 men and 25 women to participate in discussions facilitated by guest speakers and Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) alumni. 

  • Two judges visited the U S Embassy
    TOGOLESE JUDGES VISITED U S EMBASSY ON SEPTEMBER 14, 2015

    udge Afiwa Evelyne HOHOUETO (left), President of the National Commission for the Organization for the Harmonization of African Business Law (OHADA), and Judge Batankimyem Suzanne Soukoudé (right), Director General of the Justice Professional Training Center, visited the U.S. Embassy on September 14, where they met with Chargée d’Affaires a.i. Dana L. Banks (center). 

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    JUDGES IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY

    The Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) delivered a one-week course on the Role of a Judge in Democratic Society in Accra, Ghana from November 30 – December 4, 2015. This course was designed to increase the professional capacity of judges in francophone/civil law systems through a series of facilitated plenary discussions, judicial expert panel discussions, break-out activities, individual assignments, and a capstone exercise. 

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    New Self-Help Program Launched

    Chargée d'Affaires a.i. Dana Banks presided over the launching ceremony of a prison disinfection program to the Juvenile Brigade of Lomé. The project is the result of a joint collaboration between the Special Self-Help Program of the Embassy of the United States and the Non-Governmental Organization DOMINO, which specializes in assistance to prisoners. 

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    Togo National HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan

    On October 30, the National HIV/AIDS Commission will held a day-long working session to further the development of Togo’s 2016-2020 National HIV Strategic Plan. This working session, supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), focused on the implementation in Togo of the HIV Sustainability Index Dashboard (SID), a tool developed by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for assessing the sustainability of HIV programs and determining the best allocation of resources.  

  • Key Populations
    USAID Promotes an AIDS-Free Generation in West and Central Africa

    Lomé, TOGO – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with UNAIDS and the Global Fund, is supporting the second West and Central Africa Key Populations (KP) workshop on the theme “Enhancing KP Interventions: Taking Stock and Moving Forward”. This 3-day workshop is organized by the USAID Regional HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Project PACTE-VIH and hosted by the Government of Togo (Ministry of Health).  

  • Program at American Corner
    Michigan State University and the University of California Berkeley visited Togo

    In the framework of the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program, the U.S. Embassy in Lomé hosted two admissions officers from Michigan State University and the University of California Berkeley on October 15and 16. 

  • CISTEM Program Trained Disabled Youth
    CISTEM Program Trained Disabled Youth

    The Embassy’s Public Affairs Section, in collaboration with the NGO FETAPH, hosted 50 young people, all with some form of physical challenge, for a week-long intensive science and technology course, known as CISTEM. 

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    Anti-Trafficking Training

    Chargé d’Affaires Peter Barlerin and Togo’s Minister of Justice and Relations with the Republic’s Institutions Pius Agbetomey opened a series of two workshops for police, prosecutors, judges, and other law enforcement officials on strategies for combatting trafficking in persons. 

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    40 Security Officers Investigating crime Training

    The Regional Security Office of the US Embassy in Togo organized a Transnational Organized Crime Class, which provides training to a select group of candidates from local law enforcement authorities as a mean of supporting the Government of Togo to provide stability, counter extremism and terrorism, and enhance peace and security. The training was provided by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, more commonly known as the FBI. 

  • National Guard Trains Togolese Army
    National Guard Trains Togolese Army

    The North Dakota National Guard (NDNG) has broadened its participation in the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program by conducting Disaster Preparedness Training with Togo’s armed forces. The training, conducted by a four-person team from North Dakota, took place September 9-15, 2015 at the Togolese Military’s CEOMP training facility in Lomé. 

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    Entrepreneurship Training for Young Women

    The U.S. Embassy in Togo sponsored training in entrepreneurship and leadership for the benefit of 15 junior high school girls from September 17-20, 2015. Designed by the Togolese NGO Wake Up, the program featured Orchestra Bella Bellow, a female musical group, whose members also trained the girls in musical skills. 

  • PAYLP fellows donated scholastic materials to the children of Togolese prisoners
    PAN-AFRICAN YOUTH LEADERS DONATE SCHOLASTIC MATERIALS TO NEEDY CHILDREN

    On September 16, the U.S. Embassy’s 2014 Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP) fellows donated scholastic materials to the children of Togolese prisoners for use in their 2015-2106 scholastic year. The event took place at Lomé’s College Notre Dame des Apôtres. 

  • Full Participation Fund Meeting
    Full Participation Fund Meeting

    The U.S. Embassy Lome is joining forces with seven Togolese Ministries, eleven civil society groups, the Peace Corps, UNFPA, and UNICEF to create a comic book for adolescents that will illustrate and raise awareness on a variety of themes, including the importance of pursuing education, rights for persons living with disabilities, rape, domestic violence, female genital mutilation, human trafficking, and early and/or forced marriage. 

  • English Teachers Trained in Tsévié Group Photo
    40 English teachers of the Maritime Region were trained in Tsévié

    40 English teachers of the Maritime Region were trained in Tsévié from September 10-12, 2015. That was the second of the series of six training seminars started in Lome on September 7. 

  • Access Microscholarship student received her certificates in Kpalimé on September 10, 2015.
    English Access Microscholarship Certificates in Kpalimé

    Aware of the importance of English Language in their future lives and careers at a time when English has imposed itself as a global language, 45 English Access Microscholarship students received their certificates in Kpalimé on September 10, 2015.  

  • 45 new Peace Corps Volunteers
    Peace Corps 45 new Volunteers

    On Friday, August 28th, 45 new Peace Corps Volunteers took their oath for a two year commitment to Togo in Environmental Action and Food Security, Community Health and the Prevention of Malaria, and English and Gender Education. The total number of Peace Corps Volunteers has now reached 85. 

Africa in the News

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    African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum

    On August 24-27, Gabon and the United States will cohost the 2015 U.S.–Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum in Libreville, Gabon. The event is commonly known as the AGOA Forum. The 2015 forum marks the 14th year that government officials, business leaders, entrepreneurs – including youth and women – and civil society from African countries and the United States will convene to promote trade, business, and investment opportunities that sustain economic development in Africa.   »

  • An attendee reacts to President Obama during the Young African Leaders Initiative summit. (White House)
    Obama praises young Africans for driving progress

    “Africans are beginning to leapfrog old technologies into new prosperity,” President Obama recently told a gathering of young African leaders in Washington. “The continent [of Africa] has achieved historic gains in health, from fighting HIV/AIDS to making childbirth safer for women and babies. Millions have been lifted from extreme poverty. So this is extraordinary progress,” Obama said. He was speaking to members of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, who had traveled to the nation’s capital where they networked with business leaders, officials and each other. The fellowship brings promising young African adults to U.S. universities for six weeks of study in business, civic leadership and public management.   »

  • Non-oil exports from Africa to the United States have blossomed under the African Growth and Opportunity Act. (© AP Images)
    Congress renews landmark U.S.-Africa trade legislation

    Since 2000, the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) has powered industries, created thousands of jobs and improved labor rights in Africa. In June 2015, lawmakers in Washington overwhelmingly reauthorized the landmark law for another 10 years. “AGOA has provided vital economic opportunities by supporting regional integration, helping African companies become more competitive, and fostering an enabling environment for private sector investment,” Ambassadors Michael Froman and Susan Rice wrote on a White House blog. “AGOA supports and reflects our shared values by providing incentives to adopt good governance, pro-growth and pro-development policies, including on worker rights and human rights,” they wrote.   »

  • NASA Administrator Charles Bolden at an earlier time in his career, on the flight deck of the Space Shuttle Columbia. (NASA)
    America’s space chief tells African youth: ‘Be bold and fearless’

    During training in a space shuttle simulator for his first flight as an astronaut, Charles Bolden misdiagnosed an engine problem, which led to the engine failing. Had it been an actual flight, he said to an audience of young African leaders recently, he and his crew would have been “dead in the water.” But after that mistake, he went on to command three space shuttle flights, and today he holds the top job at NASA, the U.S. space agency. Bolden’s persistence might be attributed to his background. An African American who grew up in segregated South Carolina, he couldn’t take much for granted. He dreamed of going to college at the U.S. Naval Academy, an elite school whose students are sponsored by members of Congress, but no member of South Carolina’s congressional delegation would sponsor him. Eventually, he found sponsorship from a congressman from the Midwestern state of Illinois — a military veteran and one of the first blacks elected to Congress.   »

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