Forging New Strategies for U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment

By Bianca Corgan on July 11, 2018 This year the U.S Department of State is proud to host the 17th annual African Growth and Opportunities Act Forum , commonly known as AGOA, from July 11-12 in Washington, DC. This year’s theme “Forging New Strategies for U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment,” reflects the U.S. commitment to boosting economic growth, spurring development, and reducing poverty in ...
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Emergency Visa Appointments

Emergency visa appointments may be requested under the following circumstances: Urgent medical travel or family emergency (e.g. funeral) Business emergencies – urgent, time-sensitive matters without sufficient time to plan. This applies to the individual business traveler, not the family Students who must start studies before scheduled interview Other emergencies as approved by the Consular Officer ...
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Allocution de l’Ambassadeur Geeta Pasi à l’Occasion de la Fête de l’Independance des Etats-Unis

Comme préparé pour lecture Bonsoir, et bienvenue à l’ambassade des États-Unis d’Amérique.  Je suis très honorée que vous puissiez vous joindre à nous pour célébrer le 242ème anniversaire de l’indépendance de l’Amérique. Merci à la garde d’honneur pour la cérémonie de présentation des couleurs.  Merci aussi à Lori Blackiston et à Jean-Marie Castro pour le ...
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Allocution de l’Ambassadeur à l’Occasion de la Cloture de l’Atelier de Formation des Inspecteurs d’Enseignement de l’Ang

C’est un grand plaisir d’être avec vous pour la cérémonie de clôture de votre atelier de cinq jours sur les stratégies d’enseignement de l’anglais. Merci pour votre participation enthousiaste aux activités de cette semaine; Alexis a parlé chaleureusement de votre désir d’apprendre et de l’apprentissage actif que vous avez modelé. La participation active qu’Alexis a ...
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L’Ambassadeur Pasi souligne l’appui de l’Ambassade à l’enseignement de l’anglais au Tchad

N’Djaména, le 2 juillet 2018 — L’Ambassadeur des États-Unis au Tchad Geeta Pasi a présidé une cérémonie le 29 juin à l’issue d’un atelier de cinq jours pour 24 inspecteurs et enseignants  tchadiens de la langue anglaise. L’atelier organisé par l’ambassade des États-Unis en collaboration avec le Ministère de l’Education nationale et à la Promotion ...
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United States Commemorates World Refugee Day

Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC June 20, 2018 On World Refugee Day, we join the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and our international partners in commemorating the strength, courage, and resilience of millions of refugees worldwide who have been forced to flee their homes due to persecution and conflict. As ...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo With U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Nikki Haley On the UN Human Rights Council

June 19, 2018 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo With U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Nikki Haley On the UN Human Rights Council Treaty Room Washington, D.C. SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good afternoon.  The Trump administration is committed to protecting and promoting the God-given dignity and freedom of every human being.  Every individual has rights that are inherent ...
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2019-2020 Fulbright African Research Scholar Program (ARSP)

Call for Applications The Public Affairs Section of the Embassy of the United States of America is pleased to announce the Fulbright African Research Scholar Program (ARSP) for the 2019/2020 academic year. The ARSP is administered for the U.S. Department of State by the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), a division of ...
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Vacancy Announcement for the position of Dispatcher

Vacancy Announcement– June 11, 2018 U.S. Mission                                      Chad Announcement Number:             N’Djamena-2018-011-R Position Title:                                   Dispatcher Opening Period:                              June 11, 2018 – June 24, 2018 Series/Grade:                                   1010/FSN-4 Salary:                                                  (USD) 25,871-(FCFA) 6,411,153 For More Info:                                  Human Resources Office: Rimtebaye Mayakoub Mailing Address:  American Embassy BP 413 Rond Point de Chagoua, N’Djamena, Chad ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy N’Djamena, Chad (June 1, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy N’Djamena, Chad (June 1, 2018) Location:  N’Djamena, particularly areas near schools and universities Event:  Chadian civil servants’ strike and the potential for protests by students and others to become violent. The U.S. Embassy ‎in Chad continues to advise U.S. citizens to exercise increased caution when traveling around N’Djamena.  U.S. Embassy ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy N’Djamena, Chad

Location:  Area around the Felix Eboue School, Ardep Djoumal neighborhood, N’Djamena, Chad Event:  Chadian civil servants’ strike and the potential for protests by students and others to become violent. The U.S. Embassy ‎in Chad recommends that U.S. citizens exercise increased caution when traveling around N’Djamena.  U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid the area around ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy N’Djamena, Chad (May 23, 2018)

Location:  Country wide Event:  The number of reported carjackings has increased.  No specific group appears to be targeted.  The trend has shifted from primarily nighttime occurrences to those occurring during both day and night.  There are no recent reports of carjacking within the city limits of N’Djamena.  Vehicle travel by U.S. Embassy personnel less than ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts an Iftar

Embassy N’Djamena hosted an Iftar on May 24 in the Embassy Atrium for contacts in the faith community, government, civil society, and business. In her remarks, Ambassador Geeta Pasi highlighted things that the U.S. and Chad have in common, such as diverse populations and a history of tolerance. She also noted that this was the ...
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Ambassador Geeta Pasi pays a Ramadan Courtesy Call on the President of the High Council for Islamic Affairs

Ambassador Geeta Pasi paid a Ramadan courtesy call on the President of the High Council for Islamic Affairs on May 23. The Ambassador presented her best wishes for Ramadan and offered her condolences on the death of the late Grand Imam. The President noted that the Ramadan visits by U.S. Ambassadors had become a tradition, ...
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Chad : Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017

Chad : Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Chad is a centralized republic in which the executive branch dominates the legislature and judiciary. In April 2016 President Idriss Deby Itno, leader of the Patriotic Salvation Movement (MPS), was elected to a fifth term with 59.92 percent of the vote. While the ...
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Chad – 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report

Chad is a source, transit, and destination country for children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking. The country’s trafficking problem is primarily internal and frequently involves children being entrusted to relatives or intermediaries in return for promises of education, apprenticeship, goods, or money, and subsequently subjected to forced labor in domestic service or herding. ...
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U.S. army conducts Medical Readiness Training Exercises with the Chadian medical community (end)

Maj. Caprice Knight-Johnson, a nurse anesthetist with William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Fort Bliss, Texas, assists an anesthesia technician after discussing best practices alongside a team of U.S. Army and Chadian medical personnel during MEDRETE 18-2, Apr. 18, 2018, at Hôpital Militaire D’Instruction, N’Djamena, Chad. MEDRETE 18-2 is part of a series of medical readiness ...
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U.S. army conducts Medical Readiness Training Exercises with the Chadian medical community (continued)

Sgt. John Manlangit, and Sgt. Blake Miller, U.S. Army operating room specialists, and Chadian military medical personnel operate on a patient’s knee during MEDRETE 18-2 on April 12, 2018, at the Hôpital Militaire d’Instruction in N’Djamena. MEDRETE is a combined effort between the Chadian government and U.S. Army Africa. This year marks the fifth year ...
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President Trump Lifts Travel Restrictions on Chadian Nationals

President Trump today lifted travel restrictions on Chadian nationals following a review of the Chadian government’s progress addressing several technical deficiencies. Limited restrictions on Chadian visa applicants were announced in September 2017 after deficiencies in the Chadian government’s identity-management and information-sharing practices were identified as part of a worldwide review. The United States and Chad ...
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American Center Receives Over 18,000 Applications During Open Enrollment Period

Thank you, N’Djamena! The U.S. Embassy in Chad would like to thank the people of N’Djamena for their tremendous interest in our American Center.  We have now received over 18,000 applications from students, English-language learners, teachers, and other professionals.  Open enrollment will close on March 30, 2018.  Membership applications will be accepted by appointment only ...
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West Point Comes to N’Djamena

Three instructors from the U.S. Army West Point Military Academy joined 20 instructors from the Chadian Joint Military Schools (GEMIA) for training on faculty, leadership, and physical fitness development.  The March 19-22 training was designed to enhance GEMIA’s overall instructional capacity, and is part of the Africa Military Education Program (AMEP).  Future AMEP visits will ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Passport Execution Fee Increase

U.S. Embassy N’Djamena, Chad Message for U.S. Citizens: Passport Execution Fee Increase March 27, 2018 The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena informs U.S. citizens that effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35 for U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form, including first-time applicants over age 16, children under age ...
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2019-2020 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship – Call For Applications

       2019-2020 HUBERT H. HUMPHREY FELLOWSHIP The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Chad is pleased to announce the annual competition for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship . This one-year, full-scholarship program is offered to mid-career professionals who have a proven track record of leadership, a public service commitment and the capacity to take full advantage of ...
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2019 – 2020 Fulbright Foreign Students Program – Call For Applications

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Chad is pleased to announce the annual competition for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program.   This is the largest Fulbright program with Africa, primarily designed to strengthen African universities through higher degree training. Qualified candidates from other educational, cultural and professional institutions may also apply. Recent graduates, especially women, are encouraged ...
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U.S. and Chad Cooperate to Reduce Risk from Landmines

On February 23, 2018, nine members of the Chadian Army’s Engineer Brigade graduated from a U.S. Army-led Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) Explosive Ordnance Disposal training course. The HMA program teaches Chadian soldiers how to reduce the harmful effects of landmines, which severely injure and kill innocent civilians, obstruct emergency assistance activities for those in need, ...
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The 2018 International Women of Courage Award Recipients

Department of state March 21, 2018 First established in March 2007, the annual Secretary of State’s  International Women of Courage  Award  honors women around the world who have demonstrated exceptional courage, strength, and leadership in acting to bring positive change to their societies, often at great personal risk and sacrifice. L’Malouma Said (Mauritania) L’Malouma Said was born into slavery in ...
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Working to Eradicate Polio in Chad

Ambassador Geeta Pasi joins Bill Gates of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Aliko Dangote of the Dangote Foundation following their briefing for representatives of the diplomatic community on March 20. Bill Gates and Aliko Dangote were in N’Djamena to promote efforts to eradicate polio by providing vaccinations for children in affected areas in ...
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United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for African Countries Facing Severe Food Insecurity

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 6, 2018 Today, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced nearly $533 million in humanitarian assistance for the people of Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, and Nigeria, as well as countries in the Lake Chad region, where millions are facing life-threatening food insecurity and malnutrition as a ...
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Secretary Tillerson To Travel to Addis Ababa, Djibouti, Nairobi, N’Djamena, and Abuja

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC March 1, 2018 On his first official trip to Africa, Secretary Rex Tillerson will travel to N’Djamena, Chad; Djibouti, Djibouti; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Nairobi, Kenya; and Abuja, Nigeria, March 6-13, 2018. Secretary Tillerson will meet with leadership in each country, as well as the leadership of the ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks for the Launch of Chad Country Council

February 22, 2018 Good morning and welcome to the United States Embassy’s beautiful new facility in Chad.  I am pleased you are able to join us today as we formally launch a Chad Country Council as part of our government’s worldwide Overseas Security Advisory Country (OSAC). OSAC is particularly import to me as Ambassador.  My ...
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American Center Opening Highlights U.S. Engagement with Chadians

More than 100 guests attended the opening of Embassy N’Djamena’s new American Center on February 21. In addition to Chadian government representatives, guests from academia, the arts, faith-based institutions, and alumni of U.S. Government exchange programs also attended.  The opening was an opportunity to see the new space and learn about the resources available to ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks for the Opening of the American Center in N’Djamena

Ambassador’s Remarks for the Opening of the American Center in N’Djamena February 21, 2018 As prepared for delivery Good evening and welcome to the United States Embassy.  We are delighted that you are with us today to celebrate the opening of our beautiful American Center. The American Center is a visible symbol of America’s engagement ...
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Observance of the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC February 6, 2018 February 6 marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C). The United States stands in solidarity with governments and communities around the world working to end this human rights abuse. According to UNICEF, at least 200 million girls and women ...
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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims February 2018 as National African American History Month

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims February 2018 as National African American History Month Issued on: January 31, 2018 This February, we celebrate National African American History Month to honor the significant contributions African Americans have made to our great Nation — contributions that stand as a testament to their resolve, resilience, and courage.  Over the ...
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Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund 2018

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs International Exchange Alumni Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) 2018 The Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) provides small grants to teams of past and current participants of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs to carry out public service projects using the skills and knowledge they gained during their exchange experiences. Since it ...
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Alert: Demonstrations in N’Djamena

Demonstration Alert (Updated) – U.S. Embassy N’Djamena, Chad (January 22, 2018) Location:    Near Felix Eboue School, Ardep Djoumal neighborhood, and near Toumai Palace Hotel in N’Djamena, Chad. Event:   Stone throwing at vehicles and use of tear gas by government security forces to disperse demonstrators Diplomatic personnel at the U.S. Embassy are not permitted to drive ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy N’Djamena, Chad

Location:    Near the Felix Eboue School, Ardep Djoumal neighborhood, N’Djamena, Chad. Event:       There are reports of a demonstration today, January 22, 2018. Additional demonstrations are possible today and in the coming days.  In addition, transport workers have called for a two day strike, January 22 and 23, to protest increased fuel prices. U.S. government personnel ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy N’Djamena, Chad

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy N’Djamena, Chad (January 18, 2018) Location:    Near the Felix Eboue School, Ardep Djoumal neighborhood, N’Djamena, Chad. Event:       There were reports of a demonstration today, January 18, 2018. Additional demonstrations are possible today and in the coming days. U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid the area. Actions to Take: ...
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Allocution de l’Ambassadeur à la cérémonie de remise de certificats aux étudiants du programme ACCESS

January 11, 2018 Ambassador’s remarks at the access award certificate ceremony — Madame la Directrice du Centre d’Apprentissage des Langues; — Monsieur le Représentant du Ministère de l’Education Nationale; — Mesdames, Messieurs les invités ; — Chers élèves : C’est un réel plaisir pour moi d’être parmi vous cet après-midi pour la cérémonie de remise des certificats ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: New Travel Guidance

The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena informs U.S. citizens that the Department of State has released new travel guidance for Chad in the form of a Travel Advisory. You can read the full Travel Advisory for Chad on the Chad page of travel.state.gov . A Travel Advisory for each country of the world has replaced Travel Warnings and Travel ...
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Call for Proposals: Julia Taft Refugee Fund for FY 2018

January 16, 2018 Call for Proposals: Julia Taft Refugee Fund for FY 2018 Date Open: January 16, 2018 Date Closed: April 15, 2018 Minimum Award Amount: $5,000 Maximum Award Amount: $25,000 Background and funding opportunity description The U.S. Embassy N’Djamena in collaboration with the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) is pleased to welcome proposals via the ...
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Opening of the Borkou, Ennedi and Tibesti rock art exhibition

The Embassy of the United States, in collaboration with the Ministry of Touristic Development, Culture and Handicrafts, organized the opening ceremony of the Borkou, Ennedi and Tibesti rock art exhibition. The exhibition is part of a project being implemented by the Trust for African Rock Art (TARA) and financed by the US Embassy through a ...
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Things to know about the Presidential proclamation

The U.S Embassy, Ndjamena began fully implementing Presidential Proclamation 9645 at the opening of business (local time) on Friday, December 8, 2017, as permitted by the U.S Supreme Court’s December 4, 2017 orders. In September, following an extensive review and engagement with countries around the world, the President received recommendations for restrictions on entry into ...
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U.S. Delegation visits Chad to discuss Presidential Proclamation

December 14, 2017 Press release U.S. Delegation visits Chad to discuss Presidential Proclamation Representatives of the Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security met with representatives of the Government of Chad in N’Djamena on December 11-12 to discuss ongoing efforts to improve information sharing and enhance identity management practices noted in Presidential Proclamation ...
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SUMMER 2018 STUDY OF THE U.S. INSTITUTES FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL EDUCATORS

INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION: The Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators will provide a multinational group of experienced secondary school educators with a deeper understanding of U.S. society, education, and culture – past and present.  The focus of the Institute will be on providing materials for participants to develop high school level curricula about the ...
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Press Release on Vehicle Donation to the Ministry of Environment & Fisheries

On November 14, 2017, the U.S. Embassy donated three Toyota Landcruiser pick-up trucks, as well as spare parts, to the Ministry of Environment & Fisheries.  The donation, a gift from the people of the United States, is earmarked to support the Ministry’s efforts to protect Chad’s elephant populations in Zakouma National Park and other unprotected ...
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U.S. Embassy N’Djamena, Chad Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Closures

The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena informs U.S. citizens that the Embassy and Consular Section will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2017, in observance of Veterans Day. For emergency services, U.S. Citizens in Chad should call our 24/7 phone line +235 63 51 78 00. The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to review and follow ...
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PAO visits Teachers College’s English Department

PAO visits Teachers College’s English Department On November 3, 2017, Acting PAO Jim Callahan visited the Teachers College’s English Department.    He first met with the Department’s faculty members to discuss the challenges facing them.  These include lack of teaching materials and language lab, lack of computers, printers and internet, and paucity of electricity. The combination ...
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Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Peace and Security in Africa

Ambassador Nikki Haley U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City October 30, 2017 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you, Secretary-General Guterres and other briefers, for being here today. I thank France as well for its leadership on the issue and for organizing today’s ...
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United States Pledging up to $60 Million in New Support for Security Assistance in the Sahel Region

Defeating terrorism depends on making sure terrorist organizations cannot have safe havens on any continent. To that end, pending consultation with Congress, the United States is today pledging up to $60 million to support the G5 Sahel Joint Force’s counter terrorism efforts. This money will bolster our regional partners in their fight to ensure security ...
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United States Pledging Up To $60 Million In New Support For Security Assistance In The Sahel Region

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY October 30 2017 United States Pledging Up To $60 Million In New Support For Security Assistance In The Sahel Region Defeating terrorism depends on making sure terrorist organizations cannot have safe havens on any continent. To that end, pending consultation with ...
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Fifteen Members of the Chadian Army Receive IED Training at the Chadian Military School of Engineering

Soldiers from the Chadian Army’s Counter Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) Section have received training on dismantling IEDs in the past two weeks from the U.S. Army’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Unit from Fort Carson, Colorado. The training, part of the Department of States’ Trans-Sahara Counter-Terrorism Program (TSCTP), provided the National Army of Chad with the ...
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Program Support Assistant, FSN-8

U.S. Mission N’Djamena Vacancy Announcement Number:  2017-0027   OPEN TO:                  ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES POSITION:                 Program Support Assistant, FSN-8 OPENING DATE:      10/26/2017 CLOSING DATE:      11/08/2017 WORK HOURS:        Full-time 40 hours/week SALARY:                   Ordinarily Resident (OR):  FSN-8, CFA 10,873,729 p.a. Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR):  FP-6* $ 47,170 p.a. *final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington ALL ORDINARILY ...
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Diversity Visa Program 2019

Diversity Visa Program 2019 Entry Instructions Important Notice The information in this section refers to the processing requirements for the DV-2019 program. DV-2019 Program: Online Registration DV-2019 Program: The revised online registration period for the DV-2019 Program begins on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concludes on Wednesday, ...
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United States Dedicates the New U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena, Chad

United States Dedicates the New U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena, Chad In an important symbol of our enduring partnership with the people of the Republic of Chad, U.S. Ambassador Geeta Pasi, Acting Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Ambassador William Moser, and Kassiré Isabelle, Prime Minister’s advisor for International Relations and Cooperation dedicated the ...
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Chad Visa Restrictions

 STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON October 17, 2017 Chad Visa Restrictions On October 13, National Security Advisor Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster spoke to Chad President Idriss Deby Itno to underscore the importance of the bilateral relationship and Chad’s effort as a key partner in countering terrorism.  In a recent Presidential Proclamation, the United States identified ...
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Ambassador William H. Moser’s biography

WILLIAM H. MOSER Director, Acting Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations U.S. Department of State Principal Deputy Director William H. Moser assumed the duties of Acting Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations in January 2017.  He is the former Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova where he served from 2011 to 2015. Ambassador Moser ...
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Ambassador Moser at NEC Ribbon Cutting Ceremony N’Djamena, Chad (October 16th)

Ambassador Moser at NEC Ribbon Cutting Ceremony N’Djamena, Chad (October 16th) Good afternoon, Distinguished members of the Government of Chad, Colleagues and guests. As Acting Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, I am honored to be here and would like to thank you for joining us for this important dedication ceremony. It is ...
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United States Dedicates the New U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena, Chad

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson 2017/10/16 MEDIA NOTE United States Dedicates the New U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena, Chad In an important symbol of our enduring partnership with the people of the Republic of Chad, U.S. Ambassador Geeta Pasi, Acting Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Ambassador William Moser, and Kassiré ...
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U.S. Embassy N’Djamena, Chad Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Closures

  The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena informs U.S. citizens that the Embassy and Consular Section will be closed on Monday, October 9, 2017 in observance of the American holiday Columbus Day. For emergency services, U.S. Citizens in Chad should call our 24/7 phone line +235 63 51 78 00. The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens ...
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Columbus Day Commemoration

The Embassy of the United States of America in Chad will be closed on October 9 in celebration of Columbus Day. Columbus Day is a U.S. holiday that commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492. It was unofficially celebrated in a number of cities and states as early ...
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Reminder

October 2, 2017:  The Embassy of the United States of America in N’Djamena is open for business as usual from 07:30 to 17:00 on Monday through Thursday.  On Friday the Embassy is open from 07:30 to 12:30.
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Chad NCOs Receive Training

       Chadian National Army personnel completed five days of multiple week-long training at the end of September at the Loumia Training Center.  The purpose of the training was to enable the Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO) to prepare for and conduct peacekeeping operation training necessary for their MINUSMA mission. The training included practical exercises in ...
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President Donald J. Trump Announces Enhanced National Security Measures

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release September 24, 2017 President Donald J. Trump Announces Enhanced National Security Measures New security measures establish minimum requirements for international cooperation to support U.S. visa and immigration vetting Today, President Donald J. Trump announced the establishment of enhanced national security measures, aimed at creating—for ...
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Enhancing vetting capabilities and processes for detecting attempted entry into the United States by terrorists or other public-safety threats

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 24, 2017 ENHANCING VETTING CAPABILITIES AND PROCESSES FOR DETECTING ATTEMPTED ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES BY TERRORISTS OR OTHER PUBLIC-SAFETY THREATS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERIC A PROCLAMATION In Executive Order 13780 of March 6, 2017 (Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist ...
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U.S. PRESIDENTIAL DECREE ON THE MIGRATION

The government of Chad is an important and valuable counterterrorism partner of the United States, and the United States Government looks forward to expanding that cooperation, including in the areas of immigration and border management.  Chad has shown a clear willingness to improve in these areas.  Nonetheless, Chad does not adequately share public-safety and terrorism-related ...
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Remarks by President Trump to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly United Nations

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Releas September 19, 2017 Remarks by President Trump to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly United Nations New York, New York PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Mr. Secretary General, Mr. President, world leaders, and distinguished delegates:  Welcome to New York.  It is a profound honor ...
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U.S. Embassy N’Djamena, Chad Message for U.S. Citizens: Updated Worldwide Caution

  The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena informs U.S. citizens that on September 13, 2017 the Department of State released an updated Worldwide Caution. Click here to read the full Worldwide Caution which replaces the Worldwide Caution dated March 6, 2017. For emergency services, U.S. Citizens should call our 24/7 phone line +235 63 51 78 00. ...
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U.S. Awards $25 Million to the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC September 14, 2017 The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce a groundbreaking $25 million award to the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery for transformational programs around the world to reduce the prevalence of modern slavery – also known as human trafficking. We ...
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2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship application is coming soon!  

2018 MANDELA WASHINGTON FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION IS COMING SOON! WHAT IS MANDELA WASHINGTON FELLOWSHIP? The Mandela Washington Fellowship the flagship program of the African Youth Leaders Initiative (YALI). This program will bring young African leaders to the United States in 2018 for academic and leadership training and will create unique opportunities in Africa to put those ...
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U.S. Embassy N’Djamena, Chad Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Closures

The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena informs U.S. citizens that the Embassy and Consular Section will be closed on September 1, 2017 in observance of the Chadian Holiday, Eid-Al-Adha (Tabaski) AND on September 4, 2017 in observance of the American Holiday, Labor Day. For emergency services, U.S. Citizens in Chad should call our 24/7 phone line ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall Meeting – September 13, 2017

The Consular Section is pleased to announce that it will host its second Town Hall of 2017 and it’s first at the new location for all U.S. citizens in Chad on Wednesday, September 13, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. Ambassador Geeta Pasi will deliver keynote remarks followed by brief remarks from the Consular Office and the ...
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s declaration on the occasion of Chad’s 57th year of independence

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State Washington, DC, August 11, 2017 On behalf of the people of the United States, our congratulations to the people of Chad as you celebrate your 57th year of independence on August 11. The United States commends Chad’s contributions to international peacekeeping operations and Chad’s hosting of Exercise ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Continued Uptick in Crime

U.S. Embassy N’Djamena wishes to inform U.S. citizens of an uptick in crime, including armed robberies, petty crime, and carjackings in N’Djamena.  The Embassy continues to receive multiple reports of armed robberies in the immediate vicinity of restaurants, hotels, and popular establishments targeting foreign expatriates.  Several U.S. citizens have been injured in these robberies, which ...
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Chadian Holiday – Independence Day

AMERICAN EMBASSY N’DJAMENA MANAGEMENT NOTICE No. 17-034 Date: August 4, 2017 Subject: Chadian Holiday – Independence Day Friday, August 11, 2017 The Embassy will be closed on Friday, August 11, 2017 in observance of the Chadian Holiday, Independence Day. TRADUCTION A l’occasion de la Fête de l’Independence, l’Ambassade des Etats-Unis d’Amérique au Tchad sera fermée le vendredi 11 ...
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The United States and Togo To Co-Host the 2017 AGOA Forum in Lomé, Togo

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC July 14, 2017 The United States and Togo will co-host the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum in Lomé, Togo August 8-10. The Forum will bring together senior government officials from the United States and 38 Sub-Saharan African AGOA-eligible countries to discuss ways to boost economic ...
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Inauguration of Karal Community radio (region of Hadjar Lamis)

On July 12, the U.S. Ambassador to Chad inaugurated a community radio station in the town of Karal (located near the southern shore of Lake Chad).  The radio station is part of a U.S. government regional effort to counter violent extremism and terrorism by amplifying moderate voices.   Several thousand people attended the ribbon-cutting event where ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Closure

The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena informs U.S. citizens that the Embassy and Consular Section will be closed for routine services on July 4, 2017 in observance of the American Holiday, Independence Day. For emergency services, U.S. Citizens in Chad should call our 24/7 phone line +235 63 51 78 00. The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. ...
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Tender/Bidder

26 June 2017 To All Prospective Bidders: The Employee Association at the U.S. Embassy N’Djamena, Chad invites tenders from experienced restaurant and cafeteria managers to operate the U.S. Embassy’s high-tech cafeteria located in N’Djamena at Chagoua Roundabout. There is also an option to sell snack bar items outside of café hours. The deadline to submit ...
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2017 EID AL-FITR MESSAGE FROM SECRETARY REX TILLERSON

June 22, 2017 Dear Mr. Minister On the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, I convey our warmest wishes to our Muslim friends around the world. This holiday marks the culmination of Ramadan, a holy month in which many experience meaning and inspiration in acts of fasting, prayer, and charity. On Eid al-Fitr I Muslims in the United ...
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Mr. Jareth Beain participed to U.S. Depatment of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program

Mr. Jareth Beain, Director of CROSET (economic think-tank) is the Chadian participant in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership program on « Emerging African Leaders : Entrepreneurship and Business Deevelopment that takes place in the U.S. June 5-23, 2017.
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Moundou, Chad

  The Consular Section is pleased to announce its first Consular Visit to Moundou, Chad! The Consular Section will host a Town Hall for all U.S. citizens in Moundou, Chad and the surrounding areas at La Residence Hotel on Saturday, June 24, from 12pm – 2pm. The Consul will be available to answer specific questions regarding ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Uptick in Crime

U.S. Embassy N’Djamena wishes to inform U.S. citizens of an uptick in armed robberies and petty crime in N’Djamena.  The Embassy has received multiple reports of armed robberies in the immediate vicinity of restaurants, hotels, and popular establishments in N’Djamena.  Several U.S. citizens have been injured in these robberies, which involved weapons such as knives ...
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The United States Commemorates the 17th Annual World Refugee Day

The United States is proud to be the largest provider of humanitarian assistance worldwide, partnering with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the World Food Program (WFP), and a number of other international ...
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Chadian Mandela Washington Fellows get ready for their program

Six Mandela Washington Fellows reported to the Embassy conference room for a pre-departure orientation.  The objective of the session was to provide them with information on the program as well as on life in the U.S. in order to put them in a position to fully benefit from the program.  In her opening remarks, Ambassador ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Updated Travel Warning

The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena informs U.S. citizens that on June 6, 2017 the Department of State released an updated Travel Warning for Chad. Click here to read the full Travel Warning which replaces the previous one dated November 4, 2016. As of June 12, the Consular Section can be reached at the new Embassy via ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: We’re Moving!

The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena informs U.S. citizens that the Embassy and the Consular Section are moving!  Starting June 5, 2017 – June 12, 2017 the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena, Chad will be open for U.S. citizen emergencies only. The Consular Section will move to our New Embassy Compound from June ...
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U.S. Embassy Official makes an Official Visit to Faya Largeau

N’Djaména, le 1er juin 2017 Faya (24 May 2017):   U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Joyce Namde conducted an official visit to the City of Faya Largeau on 24 May.  Upon arrival, she was greeted by the Governor of the Region, General N’GaroAhmadou Ahidjio and other dignitaries.  The Deputy Chief of Mission then conducted an ...
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U.S. Embassy moving to new location

June 1, 2017 Effective Monday, June 12, 2017, the U.S. Embassy will begin operations at its new location at Rond-Point de Chagoua.  This state-of-the-art facility is a symbol of the United States’ enduring commitment to the people of Chad and bilateral relationship. The new Embassy complex will provide a secure, modern, and environmentally-friendly platform for ...
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Ammunition Storage Container handover to Special Anti-Terrorism Group (SATG)

On May 17th, U.S. Embassy N’Djamena Security Cooperation Chief LTC Chuck Lewis passed the keys for a new ammunition storage container to Chadian Special Anti-Terrorism Group (SATG) Commander Brigadier General Abdou Idriss at their headquarters in Amsinéné.  Jonathan Rickell (pictured shaking hands with General Abdou) and Danra Baimale represented the Mines Advisory Group (MAG).   The ...
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on the occasion of ramadan

May 26, 2017 STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON On the Occasion of Ramadan On behalf of the United States Department of State, Renda and I sincerely wish Muslims around the world a peaceful and blessed Ramadan. Ramadan is a month of reverence, generosity, and self-reflection.  Most importantly, it is a cherished time for family and friends to ...
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U.S. Embassy provides donation to Chadian school for special needs children

N’Djamena (19 May 2017): At an informal visit to Special Education Center for Children (CESER) located in N’Djamena, Deputy Chief of Mission Joyce W. Namde and multiple U.S. Military representatives donated wood pallets to assist CESER. The school will utilize these pallets for various projects that will provide the operational funding needed to continue to ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Closure

  The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena informs U.S. citizens that the Embassy and Consular Section will be closed for routine services on May 29, 2017 in observance of the American holiday, Memorial Day. For emergency services, U.S. Citizens should call our 24/7 phone line +235 63 51 78 00. The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to ...
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Job Opening: Association Manager

Job Opening Association Manager Job Summary Location: U.S. Embassy N’Djamena Job Type: Part-Time (15hrs. per week) Years of Experience: 2 to 5 Years Education Level: Associate’s Degree or higher Language: Fluent French and working level of English Salary: 1500 CFA per hr. About the Job Position Description: The Embassy N’Djamena Employee Association (ENEA) seeks an innovative, dynamic, self-starting Association Manger to oversee all ...
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Medical and/or Laboratory Technologist, FSN-7 – Closing date: 05/25/2017

U.S. Mission N’Djamena Vacancy Announcement Number:  2017-008   OPEN TO:                  ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES POSITION:                Medical and/or Laboratory Technologist, FSN-7 OPENING DATE:                               05/12/2017 CLOSING DATE:      05/25/2017 WORK HOURS:       Full-time 40 hours/week SALARY:                   Ordinarily Resident (OR):  FSN-7         CFA 8,159,191 p.a. Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-7* $ 41,206 p.a. *final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington ...
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U. S. military surgical team begins joint medical training with Chadian doctors

N’Djamena, May 11, 2017:   U.S. and Chadian doctors began joint medical training at the Military Teaching Hospital in N’Djamena on May 2.  Chadian Maj. Gen. Beure Mbaindonadji, Director of Health at the Ministry of Defense, welcomed the Chadian and American military medical professionals who were participating in the 16-day exercise.  He said, “We are here ...
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Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2016

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   Chad is a centralized republic in which the executive branch dominates the legislature and judiciary. In April, President Idriss Deby Itno, leader of the Patriotic Salvation Movement (MPS), was elected to a fifth term with 59.92 percent of the vote. While the election was orderly and had a high voter turnout, it ...
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United States Sponsors Regional Counter-Terrorism Conference for Lake Chad Basin Countries

N’Djamena, May 4, 2017  The United States Department of Justice, in partnership with the Chadian Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, and the Chadian Ministry of Public Security and Immigration, sponsored a “Lake Chad Basin Regional Counter-terrorism Conference” for law enforcement and justice officials from Chad, Niger, Cameroon, and Nigeria in N’Djamena from April 25-27.  ...
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Joint Local Declaration of the European Union, the Embassy of the United States of America, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany…

April 25, 2017 Joint Local Declaration of the European Union, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Embassy of France, the Embassy of the United States of America and the Representative Office of Switzerland We are concerned by the detention of several civil society activists, by the lack of information concerning the charges ...
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Joint Local Declaration of the European Union, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Embassy of France, the Embassy of the United States

We are concerned by the detention of several civil society activists, by the lack of information concerning the charges against them, as well as the conditions of their detention, and wish to reiterate our support for the respect for fundamental liberties, among them the freedom of expression and right to demonstrate, essential elements of democracy.  ...
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Holiday Closure – Labor Day May 1, 2017

U.S. Embassy N’Djamena, Chad Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Closure – Labor Day May 1, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena informs U.S. citizens that the Embassy and the Consular Section will be closed for routine services on May 1, 2017, in observance of the Chadian holiday, Labor Day. For emergency services, U.S. Citizens should ...
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U. S. provides Chadian military with 950 million FCFA worth of food and military gear to support Chad’s operations in Lake Chad Basin

N’Djamena, April 13, 2017:   At an informal ceremony in Amsinene, U.S. Ambassador Geeta Pasi donated goods worth nearly one billion FCFA to 2nd Deputy Chief of Staff Brigadier General Nguinambaye Bardé to support operations against Boko Haram.  The items included 7,500 cartons of Halal Meals Ready-to-Eat (MREs) valued at 483 million FCFA and uniforms, boots, ...
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Ambassador Nikki Haley Meets with Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat

New York City April 18, 2017 Today, Ambassador Nikki Haley met with Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, and congratulated him on his new role as top executive of the organization. They discussed the United States and the African Union working together to advance peace, security, and human rights across the continent. ...
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Ambassador Nikki Haley Chairs Historic UN Security Council Thematic Meeting on Human Rights

04/18/2017 “We don’t know where the next revolt against basic violations of humanity will come. But we know from history that they will come. And when they do, the Security Council will be called upon to react. We are much better off acting on the front end, standing for human rights before the absence of human rights forces us to react. It’s past time for this Council to fulfill the mandate we were given 72 years ago. It’s past time that we dedicate ourselves to promoting peace, security, and human rights.” – Ambassador Nikki Haley
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Closure AND Federal Taxes

  April 12, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena informs U.S. citizens that the Embassy and Consular Section will be closed for routine services on April 17, 2017 in observance of Easter Monday. U.S. Embassy N’Djamena also reminds U.S. Citizens that as overseas residents you are provided an automatic two month extension by the Internal ...
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Handover of newly refurbished arms rooms

On April 6th, LTC Chuck Lewis, Chief of the Office of Security Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena, participated in a ceremonial opening of a newly refurbished arms room for the Chadian Special Forces Special Anti-Terrorism Group (SATG).   The renovation was conducted by the Mine Advisory Group Chad under the supervision of Didier Perardel ...
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Statement by President Trump on Syria

Mar-a-Lago, Florida 9:40 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  My fellow Americans:  On Tuesday, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians.  Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women, and children.  It was a slow and brutal death for so many.  Even beautiful babies were ...
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Statement from Pentagon Spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis on U.S. strike in Syria

Release No: NR-126-17 April 6, 2017 At the direction of the president, U.S. forces conducted a cruise missile strike against a Syrian Air Force airfield today at about 8:40 p.m. EDT (4:40 a.m., April 7, in Syria).  The strike targeted Shayrat Airfield in Homs governorate, and were in response to the Syrian government’s chemical weapons ...
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FULBRIGHT FOREIGN STUDENT PROGRAM – 2018

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Chad is pleased to announce the annual competition for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program (formerly known as Fulbright Junior Staff Development Program (JSD)). This is the largest Fulbright program with Africa, primarily designed to strengthen African universities through higher degree training. Qualified candidates from other educational, ...
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HUBERT H. HUMPHREY FELLOWSHIP – 2018

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Chad is pleased to announce the annual competition for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. This one-year, full-scholarship program is offered to mid-career professionals who have a proven track record of leadership, a public service commitment and the capacity to take full advantage of a self-defined ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Kidnapping of French National in Eastern Chad

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Kidnapping of French National in Eastern Chad March 24, 2017 U.S. Embassy N’Djamena wishes to inform U.S. citizens of the ongoing search of a French citizen who was kidnapped by armed assailants in Eastern Chad, near the town of Goz Beida, on March 23.  The French authorities are working closely ...
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FLINTLOCK Special Operation Exercise

Chadian Soldiers prepare for beach infiltration training during  #Flintlock17  March 8 in N’Djamena, Chad. Flintlock is an annual special operations exercise involving more than 20 nation forces that strengthens security institutions, promotes multilateral sharing of information, and develops interoperability among partner nations in North and West Africa.
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Leading the Way: Women in Chad Address Challenges, Opportunities (DVIDS News)

N’DJAMENA, Chad – The room spun with a diverse pattern of clothing, dialects and languages as 120 women and men from every swath of Chad and the U.S. sipped tea—and discussed how to change their world. “This is important work,” said Ruth Mawjioloum Beko, a local interpreter wearing a shy smile and a bright red ...
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Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Remarks “Africa’s Place on the World Stage”

Atlantic Council, 12th Floor (West Tower), 1030 15th Street, NW Thursday, March 9, 2017, 3:45 PM Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Good afternoon, everyone. Pham, thanks to you and the Atlantic Council team for inviting me here today and for organizing this event.  Ambassadors and colleagues from embassies throughout Africa and beyond, friends from across ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Zika Virus Update

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Zika Virus Update March 14, 2017 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its Zika travel guidance on March 10, 2017, recommending that pregnant women not travel to any area where there is a risk of Zika virus infection.  For a world map of the Zika affected areas, ...
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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 2017 as Women’s History Month

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH, 2017 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION We are proud of our Nation’s achievements in promoting women’s full participation in all aspects of American life and are resolute in our commitment to supporting women’s continued advancement in America and around ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Updated Worldwide Caution

U.S. Embassy N’Djamena, Chad Message for U.S. Citizens: Updated Worldwide Caution March 7, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena informs U.S. citizens that on March 6, 2017 the Department of State released an updated Worldwide Caution. Click here to read the full Worldwide Caution which replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September 9, 2016. For emergency services, ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder

  Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder March 2, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena reminds U.S. Citizens to stay cautious and vigilant regarding their personal security in N’Djamena and throughout Chad. Recent media reports indicate heightened security in and surrounding N’Djamena.  U.S. citizens are reminded to review their personal security plans, maintain copies ...
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On President Trump’s Speech to Joint Session of Congress

Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC March 1, 2017 As the President laid out in his address to Congress, the State Department will continue to engage to advance U.S. interests in the world in cooperation with our partners and allies. We will also continue to support policies and institutions that keep Americans safe, ...
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Chadian women get ready to be candidates in future elections

PAS N’Djamena organized a DVC on the importance of the involvement of women in the electoral process.  The program was facilitated from Washington, DC by Caroline Hubbard, Senior Advisor for Gender, Women and Democracy at the National Democratic Institute.  Participants included civil servants, human rights activists, businesswomen, journalists and alumnae of various Embassy-administered exchange programs. ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Upcoming Holiday Closure

  The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena informs U.S. citizens that the Embassy and the Consular Section will be closed for routine services on Monday, February 20, 2017 in observance of the American holiday, Presidents’ Day. For emergency services, U.S. Citizens should call our 24/7 phone line +235 66 62 21 00 or +235 22 51 ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall Meeting – February 22, 2017

  Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall Meeting – February 22, 2017 February 13, 2017 The Consular Section is pleased to announce that it will host its first Town Hall of 2017 for all U.S. citizens in Chad at U.S. Embassy N’Djamena on Wednesday, February 22, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Ambassador Geeta Pasi will deliver ...
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Chargée remarks at vehicle donation ceremony

I am very happy to be here today as we transfer these 86 beautiful new vehicles to the Chadian military for use of their Special Anti-Terrorism Group.   We have worked very closely with SATG since its establishment over 12 years ago and have watched it grow under General Abderahmane Mery’s strong leadership over the past ...
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U. S. provides 86 new vehicles to Chadian Special Anti-Terrorism Group

N’Djamena, February 2, 2017:   At a ceremony in Amsinéné at the headquarters of the Chadian Special Anti-Terrorism Group (SATG) the United States transferred 86 new vehicles to these Chadian Special Forces.   U.S. Embassy Chargeé d’Affaires Joyce Namde and Chadian Chief of Defense Lieutenant General Brahim Seid Mahamat conducted the formal vehicle handover ceremony. The vehicles ...
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Chauffeur, FSN-3 (Closing date: February 12, 2017)

U.S. Mission N’Djamena Vacancy Announcement Number:  2017-004   OPEN TO:                  ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES POSITION:                Chauffeur, FSN-3 OPENING DATE:                               01/30/2017 CLOSING DATE:      02/12/2017 WORK HOURS:       Full-time 54 hours/week SALARY:                   Ordinarily Resident (OR):           FSN-3, CFA 4,581,689 p.a. Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR):  FP- BB, $22,502 p.a. *final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington ALL ORDINARILY ...
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Customs (Shipment) Expediter, FSN-6 (closing date: February 9, 2017)

U.S. Mission N’Djamena Vacancy Announcement Number:  2017-003   OPEN TO:                  ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES POSITION:                Customs (Shipment) Expediter, FSN-6 OPENING DATE:                               01/27/2017 CLOSING DATE:      02/09/2017 WORK HOURS:       Full-time 40 hours/week SALARY:                   Ordinarily Resident (OR):           FSN-6, CFA 6,564,443 p.a. Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR):  FP-8*, $36,837 p.a. *final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington ALL ...
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America First Foreign Policy

The Trump Administration is committed to a foreign policy focused on American interests and American national security. Peace through strength will be at the center of that foreign policy. This principle will make possible a stable, more peaceful world with less conflict and more common ground. Defeating ISIS and other radical Islamic terror groups will ...
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President Trump’s inaugural speech

THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people. Together, we will determine the course of ...
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CHAD to Host FLINTLOCK 2017 Exercise

Today, planning was finalized for the upcoming Flintlock military exercise to be hosted by Chad from late February through mid-March.  The event will take place in N’Djamena and Chadian military training sites through mid-March. “This is a tremendous opportunity for our nation’s military to strengthen our relationship with our neighbors,” said Gen. Zakaria Ngobongue. “It ...
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Dedication of FLINTLOCK facilities at N’Djamena airfield

N’Djamena – 11 January 2017:  Preparations for next month’s FLINTLOCK regional  counterterrorism exercise are in their final stages, as representatives from participating nations are currently meeting in N’Djamena to work out the final details for next month’s event. Today Chadian Air Force Chief of Staff Major General Mahamat Ahmat Fadoul and the Chargee d’Affaires of ...
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Presidential Proclamation — National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2017

NATIONAL SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION MONTH, 2017 By the President of the United States of America A PROCLAMATION Our Nation wrestled with the issue of slavery in a way that nearly tore us apart — its fundamental notion in direct contradiction with our founding premise that we are all created equal. The courageous individuals ...
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SENIOR GUARD, FSN-5

  U.S. Mission N’Djamena Vacancy Announcement Number:  2017-001   OPEN TO:                  Current employees of the Mission, US Citizen eligible family members (USEFMs), eligible family members (EFMs, members of household (MOH) – all agencies) POSITION:                SENIOR GUARD, FSN-5 OPENING DATE:     01/05/2017 CLOSING DATE:      01/19/2017 WORK HOURS:       Full-time 40 hours/week SALARY:                   Ordinarily Resident (OR):  FSN-5, CFA 6,278,946 ...
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2016 Mandela Washington Fellow donates consumables to a local hospital

Habsita Mahamat Abakar, a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow and IVLP alumna, visited the hospital of Notre Dame des Apôtres in N’Djamena on December 23, 2016.  She delivered medications and medical supplies including syringes, needles, tongue depressors, compresses, cotton and other materials. This donation was made possible thanks to contacts she met in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, during ...
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LOCAL GUARD FORCE SHIFT SUPERVISOR, FSN-6 (Closing date:January 11, 2017)

U.S. Mission N’Djamena Vacancy Announcement Number:  2016-51   OPEN TO:                  Current employees of the Mission, US Citizen eligible family members (USEFMs), eligible family members (EFMs, members of household (MOH) – all agencies) POSITION:                LOCAL GUARD FORCE SHIFT SUPERVISOR, FSN-6 OPENING DATE:     12/27/2016 CLOSING DATE:      01/11/2017 WORK HOURS:       Full-time 40 hours/week SALARY:                   Ordinarily Resident (OR):      ...
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Electrical Controls Technician, FSN-7 (Closing date: January 11, 2017)

U.S. Mission N’Djamena Vacancy Announcement Number:  2016-50   OPEN TO:                 ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES / ALL SOURCES POSITION:                Electrical Controls Technician, FSN-7 OPENING DATE:     12/27/2016 CLOSING DATE:      01/11/2017 WORK HOURS:       Full-time 40 hours/week SALARY:                   Ordinarily Resident (OR):           FSN-7, CFA 7,495,364 p.a. Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR):  FP-7*, $41,206 p.a. *final grade/step for NORs will be determined ...
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First U. S. shipment of Light Armored Vehicles arrives in N’Djamena for combatting Boko Haram

N’Djamena (8 December 2016):   As part of U.S.–Chadian efforts to counter the forces of Boko Haram, the United States will provide 60  Toyota Davids to the Chadian Joint Task Force for use during counterterrorism operations. The first 20 of these vehicles were delivered to the Directorate General of Strategic Reserves (DGRS) logistics facility on Thursday, ...
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Secretary Kerry: Today, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered remarks on Middle East peace.

Today, I want to share candid thoughts about an issue which for decades has animated the foreign policy dialogue here and around the world — the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Throughout his Administration, President Obama has been deeply committed to Israel and its security, and that commitment has guided his pursuit of peace in the Middle East. This is ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Upcoming Holiday Closures

The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena informs U.S. citizens that the Embassy and the Consular Section will be closed for routine services on December 26, 2016 and January 2, 2016 in observance of the American holidays, Christmas and New Year’s. For emergency services, U.S. Citizens should call our 24/7 phone line +235 66 62 21 00 ...
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COP22 to support the Paris Climate Agreement

COP22 will take place in Marrakech, Morocco from November 14-18 and will focus on implementation and action. 2016 has been a historic year for climate action.  We saw rapid entry into force of the Paris Agreement, which puts us on an accelerated path towards implementation of our climate goals.  We secured an ambitious amendment to the ...
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Media Note – Under Secretary Sewall Visits Chad with Focus on Civilian Security

Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall visited Chad October 28 – November 1, 2016. The visit focused on humanitarian needs for Chad’s large refugee population, stabilization challenges resulting from the campaign against Boko Haram, and strategies for addressing violent extremism more broadly. In N’Djamena, the Under Secretary met ...
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First U. S. shipment of Light Armored Vehicles

N’Djamena (8 December 2016):   As part of U.S.–Chadian efforts to counter the forces of Boko Haram, the United States will provide 60  Toyota Davids to the Chadian Joint Task Force for use during counterterrorism operations. The first 20 of these vehicles were delivered to the Directorate General of Strategic Reserves (DGRS) logistics facility on Thursday, ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens in N’Djamena, Chad

U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena informs U.S. citizens that due to a security incident outside the embassy we are on limited staffing Wednesday, November 30, 2016. As previously mentioned the embassy will be closed on December 1, 2016, in observance of Freedom and Democracy Day. The Consular Section remains available for emergency services for U.S. citizens. ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens : Upcoming Holiday Closures

The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena informs U.S. citizens that the Embassy and the Consular Section will be closed for routine services on November 24, 2016 in observance of the American holiday, Thanksgiving Day. Additionally, the Embassy and Consular Section will be closed on November 28 and December 1 in observance of the Chadian Holidays, Proclamation ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations and Ghost Town

The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena informs U.S. citizens of potential demonstrations Thursday, November 17.  Demonstrations are being organized by the opposition party, the New Opposition Front for Alternation and Change (FONAC). The FONAC has also called for a national “Ghost Town” on Tuesday, November 22 from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Even demonstrations intended to ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Closure – Veterans’ Day

The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena informs U.S. citizens that the Embassy and the Consular Section will be closed for routine services on November 11, 2016 in observance of the American holiday, Veterans’ Day. For emergency services, U.S. Citizens should call our 24/7 phone line +235 66 62 21 00 or +235 22 51 70 09. ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Updated Travel Warning

The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena informs U.S. citizens that the Department of State has released an updated Travel Warning for Chad. Click  here  to read the full Travel Warning which replaces the Travel Warning issued on April 18, 2016.  You can also visit our website for more information. For emergency services, U.S. Citizens should call our ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Closure – All Saints Day

The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena informs U.S. citizens that the Embassy and the Consular Section will be closed for routine services on November 1, 2016 in observance of the Chadian holiday, All Saints Day. For emergency services, U.S. Citizens should call our 24/7 phone line +235 66 62 21 00 or +235 22 51 70 ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall Meeting

The Consular Section is pleased to announce that it will host its third Town Hall of 2016 for all U.S. citizens in Chad at U.S. Embassy N’Djamena on Thursday, October 19, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Ambassador Geeta Pasi will deliver keynote remarks followed by brief remarks from officers from our Political and Economic Section, the ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Closure – Columbus Day

The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena informs U.S. citizens that the Embassy and the Consular Section will be closed for routine services on October 10, 2016 in observance of the American holiday, Columbus Day. For emergency services, U.S. Citizens should call our 24/7 phone line +235 66 62 21 00 or +235 22 51 70 09. ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting Season

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. Citizens that Absentee Voting Week is September 26-October. Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2016 elections is October 10.  For some voters this might ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Closure – Tabaski (Eid al-Adha)

The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena informs U.S. citizens that the Embassy and the Consular Section will be closed for routine services on September 12, 2016 in observance of the Chadian holiday, Tabaski (Eid al-Adha). For emergency services, U.S. Citizens should call our 24/7 phone line +235 66 62 21 00 or +235 22 51 70 ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Closures, August 8 and 11

The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena informs U.S. citizens that the Embassy and the Consular Section will be closed for routine services on August 8 and August 11, 2016; in observance of the Government of Chad’s Presidential Inauguration events and the Chadian National Independence Day. For emergency services, U.S. Citizens should call our 24/7 phone line ...
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Attack in Nice

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC Today’s horrendous attack in Nice is an attack against innocent people on a day that celebrates Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. On behalf of all Americans, and especially the great many with close ties to France, I offer our deepest condolences to the friends and family of ...
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United States Provides Additional $27 Million for Lake Chad Basin Humanitarian Response

Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), Anne C. Richard, announced on July 13 from Cameroon nearly $27 million in new humanitarian assistance to support those affected by Boko Haram violence across  the Lake Chad Basin region.  Together with United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel, Toby Lanzer, ...
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Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard Travels to Cameroon and Chad

Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard will travel to Cameroon (July 11-14) and Chad (July 14-17). She will highlight efforts to strengthen international cooperation to ease the desperate plight of refugees and internally displaced persons in the two countries, as well as in the broader Lake Chad Basin region. ...
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2016 Eid Al-fitr Message from President Obama

On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I convey our best wishes to the people of your country as you celebrate Eid al-Fitr. Ramadan is a time when Muslims around the world – including the diverse and vibrant community of Muslim Americans − come together in acts of devotion, charity, and goodwill.  It is ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Closure

The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena informs U.S. citizens that the Embassy and the Consular Section will be closed for routine services on July 4, 2016 in observance of Independence Day. The Embassy will remain closed through the Chadian holiday Eid-Al-Fitr which is anticipated to be July5, but could possibly be celebrated July 6. For emergency ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Independence Day Celebration

The Consular Section at U.S. Embassy N’Djamena would like to cordially invite all U.S. citizens to our Independence Day celebrations on July 8, 2016 from 7pm to 9pm.  Please RSVP as soon as possible and bring your U.S. passport with you on the evening of the celebration. To RSVP please send the full name, passport ...
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U.S. Embassy and Five Chadian Associations and Groups Sign Grants

The U.S. Ambassador, James Knight,  presided over a grant signing ceremony between the Embassy and five Chadian associations and groups. This grant from the African Development Foundation (USADF) which totals $45,000 or about 22.5 million FCFA, was distributed among the Amarna Group for its spirulina production project in the Lake District; Al- Hai Bichif Group ...
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As the Global Entrepreneurship Summit Begins in Silicon Valley, New Announcements to Support Inclusive Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Home

On Friday, President Obama will speak at the 7th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), bringing together over 700 entrepreneurs from every corner of the globe—and from all across America. Entrepreneurship is a fundamental American value, and it is also a force that has the ability to unlock opportunity for people globally. GES is a reflection ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Knight for the Signing of Five Agreements for African Development Foundation

As prepared for publication Dear Representatives of Civil Society, I would like to welcome you to the Embassy of United States of America in N’Djamena on the occasion of the signing ceremony of five (5) funding agreements with civil society organizations as part of the program the Foundation for the Development of Africa (ADF).  Thank ...
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Statement by the President on the UK Referendum

The people of the United Kingdom have spoken, and we respect their decision.  The special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom is enduring, and the United Kingdom’s membership in NATO remains a vital cornerstone of U.S. foreign, security, and economic policy.  So too is our relationship with the European Union, which has ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: Remarks at the Opening of the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Secretary Kerry:  Thank you so much.  You’re the best.  I love you.  You are terrific. Thank you so much.  Thank you.  (Cheers.)  Patricia, thank you.  Thank you so much.  Good morning, everybody.  Are you all energized?  (Cheers.)  I saw that video.  I thought I’d quit as Secretary and become an entrepreneur immediately.  (Laughter.)  I was ...
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U.S. Army Medical Team Returns to Chad

American and Chadian medical professionals are participating in a three week joint military program called the Medical Readiness Training Exercise.   Beginning June 6, U.S medical and surgical personnel joined forces with their Chadian counterparts at a local military hospital, where they are performing surgical and lifesaving procedures on Chadian patients, using only locally available resources ...
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U.S. Embassy N’Djamena, Chad Message for U.S. Citizens: Ramadan

The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena informs U.S. citizens that Ramadan celebrations will commence June 6 and last until July 6, 2016.  U.S. Citizens are reminded to exercise caution, be vigilant, and avoid large crowds whenever possible. The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to review and follow the guidance in the  Travel Warning for Chad , and remain alert for ...
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U.S. Embassy N’Djamena Introduces Online Appointment System for U.S. Citizen Services on June 15, 2016

Effective Wednesday, June 15, 2016 U.S. Embassy N’Djamena will begin using a new, online system for scheduling all routine U.S. Citizen Services.  This includes all passport and citizenship services.  Henceforth, all applicants must schedule their appointments online. In order to access this new system, applicants should visit the website at https://evisaforms.state.gov/Instructions/ACSSchedulingSystem.asp .   This new system is ...
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Final Results of the Presidential Elections in the Republic of Chad

The United States notes the announcement by Chad’s Constitutional Council that President Déby Itno won re-election for a fifth term, and we applaud the Chadian people for their strong commitment to democracy as evidenced by the historic voter turnout.  Their continued peaceful involvement in the political process is vital to the development of democratic institutions ...
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Provisional Results of the Presidential Elections in the Republic of Chad

The United States Embassy applauds the broad participation of the Chadian people in the April 10 presidential elections. You have shown a commendable determination to participate in the democratic process by registering to vote and going to the polls in historic numbers.  We congratulate you for the effort you have made to choose your national ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Reminder about Personal Security

The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena reminds U.S. citizens to exercise caution and situational awareness when traveling throughout the weekend, particularly in and around N’Djamena.  Following the announcement of the results of the Chadian Presidential Elections late yesterday evening and subsequent reports of celebratory gunfire, please be aware of your surroundings, remember to exercise vigilance, and ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Reminder about Personal Security

The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena reminds U.S. citizens to exercise caution and situational awareness when traveling throughout the weekend, particularly in and around N’Djamena.  Following the announcement of the results of the Chadian Presidential Elections late yesterday evening and subsequent reports of celebratory gunfire, please be aware of your surroundings, remember to exercise vigilance, and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations

The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena informs U.S. citizens of potential demonstrations this evening in central N’Djamena and in the area of the Place de la Nation.  Large groups of demonstrators are expected, which may have an adverse effect on traffic.  Please be aware and plan your travel/activities accordingly. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at a Press Availability in Maroua, Cameroon

As Delivered Good afternoon – or good evening, everybody. Thank you for your patience here, we’re a little late. I just want to start by reporting to you with great sorrow that as we, the United Nations, and Cameroonian officials drove to Mokoko this morning, a vehicle in the convoy that we were a part ...
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Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Travels to Chad

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power will travel to Cameroon, Chad, and Nigeria April 16-23 to highlight the growing threat Boko Haram poses to the Lake Chad Basin region. Boko Haram is one of the deadliest terrorist groups in the world. It poses an acute threat to civilians across the Lake Chad Basin, and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations

The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena informs U.S. citizens that there are ongoing demonstrations throughout N’Djamena.  Currently a demonstration is taking place along Avenue Felix Eboué at La Fountain roundabout. Large crowds are expected and local authorities have reportedly begun using tear gas to disperse the crowds.  There are no reports of targeting westerners or foreigners. ...
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Statement on Allegations of Abuse Committed by Peacekeepers in the Central African Republic

Ambassador Samantha Power U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations Bambari, Central African Republic The reports of new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse committed by UN and non-UN personnel in the Central African Republic are sickening. At the request of the Secretariat, the Security Council is meeting today ...
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U.S. Embassy N’Djamena Introduces Online Non-Immigrant Visa Appointment System

Starting Monday, April 4, 2016 U.S. Embassy N’Djamena, Chad will begin using a new, online system for scheduling non-immigrant visa (temporary visas) appointments.  All applicants for non-immigrant visas must schedule their appointments online visa https://evisaforms.state.gov/ . To access this new system, applicants should visit the website . This new system is designed to offer a more transparent ...
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Remarks by Secretary Kerry on the International Women’s Day

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the world’s women—past, present, and future—and recognize their many contributions and reflect on what more needs to be done to empower over half of the world’s population. We remember the extraordinary achievements of women throughout history, and we applaud the ...
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AFRICOM Deputy Chief Commander Visits Chad; Underscores Security Partnership

Ambassador Alexander M. Laskaris, U.S. Africa Command Deputy to the Commander for Civil-Military Engagement, arrived in Chad today for discussions with senior officials.   A meeting with Prime Minister Albert Pahimi Padacké is scheduled to be the highlight of his visit. Ambassador Laskaris’s first visit to Chad as Deputy to AFRICOM’s Commander will allow him an ...
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Three Instructors Needed for French and Chadian Arabic Language Training

U.S. Embassy N’Djamena Chad seeks instructors to provide language classes in French and Chadian Arabic. Duration and Location of Service Instructors will provide a combined total of 700 hours of training. Instruction will take place on the Embassy compound, from Monday through Friday, during normal business hours. No services will be rendered on U.S. or ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Political Protest

U.S. Embassy N’Djamena, Chad Security Message for U.S. Citizens Political Protest February 22, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena informs U.S. citizens to exercise vigilance and caution when traveling in N’Djamena. U.S. Embassy N’Djamena reminds U.S. citizens that demonstrations are a common occurrence throughout the city and often unpredictable. Opposition groups have called for a ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations

The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena informs U.S. citizens to exercise vigilance and caution when traveling in N’Djamena.  U.S. Embassy N’Djamena reminds U.S. citizens that demonstrations are a common occurrence throughout the city and often unpredictable. A youth protest outside of the University of N’Djamena is underway on Avenue du Felix Eboué.  Crowds are forming and ...
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AFRICOM Commander Visits Chad; Underscores Security Partnership

Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commander, U.S. Africa Command, arrived in the Republic of Chad today for discussions with senior Chadians that is scheduled to be highlighted by a visit with President Idriss Déby Itno at Chad’s Presidential Palace. Rodriguez’s fourth visit to Chad follows a two-day visit to Nigeria where he met with Nigerian officials ...
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AFRICOM Commander Visit to Chad

It’s an honor to meet with President Deby and other senior leaders of the government of Chad on my fourth trip to this beautiful country. I am grateful for the warm welcome. The visit provides an important opportunity for us to continue discussions about common defense and security concerns, as well as an opportunity for ...
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Civil-Military Support Element in Bardai, Chad

The US Civil-Military Support Element and the Special Anti-Terrorism Group Action Civilo Militaire donated books to the Bardai Primary School while visiting the village to assess medical care and essential services in the area. The two teams will work to continue to provide support to the local population and increase Chad’s capacity to provide these ...
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Statement on Syria Negotiations

John Kerry Secretary of State Department Washington, DC Secretary Kerry: For almost five years, the world has watched in horror as Syria has disintegrated into a brutal conflict, killing hundreds of thousands and displacing millions both within and outside the country. Syria today is an unfolding humanitarian catastrophe, unmatched since World War II. In recent ...
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U.S. Army Brigadier General Donald C. Bolduc, the Special Operations Command Africa commander visits the Chadian Army

Today, U.S. Army Brigadier General Donald C. Bolduc, the Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAFRICA) commander met with Brigadier General Abderamane Youssouf Mery, Commander of the Special Anti-Terrorist Group (SATG) and Chadian Special Operations Forces counterparts while touring local military bases in N’Djamena.  SOCAFRICA, based in Stuttgart, Germany, is U.S. Africa Command’s lead counter-terrorism component and ...
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Statement by the President on Iran

Statement by the President on Iran The Cabinet Room  10:48 A.M. EST This is a good day, because, once again, we’re seeing what’s possible with strong American diplomacy. As I said in my State of the Union address, ensuring the security of the United States and the safety of our people demands a smart, patient ...
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Town Hall Meeting

The Consular Section is pleased to announce that it will host its first Town Hall of 2016 for all U.S. citizens in Chad at U.S. Embassy N’Djamena on Wednesday, January 27, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Ambassador James Knight will deliver keynote remarks followed by a question and answer period.  There will be an introduction of ...
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Knight Opens Traditional Leader Engagement in Faya Largeau

Ambassador Knight traveled by aircraft to Faya Largeau December 7 in order to participate in the opening of a three-day workshop targeting traditional leaders in the Borkou and Tibesti Regions of Chad’s far north.  The workshop was organized by the civil-military unit of the Chadian Special Anti-Terrorist Group (SATG) with funding support and technical assistance ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: International Human Rights Day 2015

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was forged in the aftermath of World War II to protect freedom and prevent future atrocities. As we commemorate it today, we recall President Franklin Roosevelt’s 1941 Four Freedoms address, which inspired the Universal Declaration, and which the United Nations selected as this year’s theme for International Human Rights ...
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Remarks by President Obama at the First Session of COP21

President Obama:  President Hollande, Mr. Secretary General, fellow leaders.  We have come to Paris to show our resolve. 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 ...
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U.S. Condemns Boko Haram Attacks in the Lake Chad Basin Region

The United States strongly condemns the recent deadly suicide bombings and callous attacks in Chad, Niger, Nigeria, and Cameroon by Boko Haram.  Through these senseless acts of brutality, Boko Haram terrorists are depriving the people of the Lake Chad Basin region of their fundamental right to live in peace and security.  We extend our condolences ...
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Address to the Nation by the President

Oval Office **Please see below for a correction, marked with an asterisk. 8:01 P.M. EST The President:  Good evening.  On Wednesday, 14 Americans were killed as they came together to celebrate the holidays.  They were taken from family and friends who loved them deeply. They were white and black; Latino and Asian; immigrants and American-born; ...
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Book Donation to English Language Centers

In November 2015, Pol/Econ received from PAS three packages of books to share with two grammar schools and an English Learning Center during a site visit in the south. The Grants Assistant that organized that site visit offered these books to the institutions that have made the request (Kélo, Bessada and Sarh). Indeed, schools in ...
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Remarks by President Obama and President Xi of China Before Bilateral Meeting

President Xi:  (As interpreted.)  (In progress.)  At the present, the world economy is recovering slowly.  Terrorism is on the rise and climate change is a huge challenge.  There is more instability and uncertainty in the international situation.  Against this backdrop, it’s very important for China and the United States to be firmly committed to the ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry on World AIDS Day 2015

On World AIDS Day, we recognize the millions of people impacted by HIV/AIDS – the lives lost and the families forever torn apart by this disease. We also acknowledge the heroic and life-saving work of partners from governments, the private sector, civil society, and faith-based organizations across the world. I have been involved in the ...
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Joint Statement on Donors’ Pledge of $248M USD to Least Developed Countries Fund to Support Climate Change Adaptation

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Begin Text Today in Paris, we announce contributions totaling $248 million USD [1] to the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), hosted by the Global Environment Facility ...
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Worldwide Travel Alert

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both official ...
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Ambassador Bisa Williams to Attend G5 Sahel Summit

Ambassador Bisa Williams will be the United States’ representative to the G5 summit taking place in N’Djamena, November 18-20, and who is also expected to meet Chadian officials. The “G5 Sahel” was founded on February 16, 2014 and includes: Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad with its headquarters in Mauritania.  The organization works to:  ...
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Statement by the President on the Situation in Paris

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room The President:  Good evening, everybody.  I just want to make a few brief comments about the attacks across Paris tonight.  Once again, we’ve seen an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians.  This is an attack not just on Paris, it’s an attack not just on the people of France, ...
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President’s Audio-Video Message to the People of Burundi

Intro for Audio Message:   Amahoro (ah-mah-HOR-ro).[1]  This is President Barack Obama.  Today, I want to speak directly to you—the people of Burundi. Video Message: Amahoro (ah-mah-HOR-ro).  Today, I want to speak directly to you—the people of Burundi. Burundi is a proud and beautiful country.  But in recent months, the future of the land you ...
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USAID Governance Activity Receives Encouragement from Ambassador Knight

Ambassador Knight attended an October 22 awards ceremony recognizing best practices of local governments to promote transparency and civic engagement.  The event, held at the Cinema Normandie theater in N’Djaména, was organized by the USAID Peace through Development (PDev II) project that builds individual and community resilience to violent extremism.  Following a theatrical sketch which generated ...
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Security Checkpoints

The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena reminds U.S. citizens to exercise vigilance and caution when traveling in N’Djamena.  U.S. Embassy staff have been aggressively approached and searched during security checkpoints.  Security checkpoints are a common occurrence throughout the city because of security threats. When approaching a checkpoint, remember to: Slowly approach the check point. Turn on ...
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Future Chadian Women Leaders Inspired and Encouraged During IDG Event

PAS N’Djamena held an early commemoration of the International Day of the Girl (IDG) to encourage female empowerment with a panel discussion on girls’ rights, bringing together 100 teen girls and their female teachers from various high schools and English clubs throughout N’Djamena. Ambassador James Knight opened the program in the Residence garden by welcoming ...
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Travel Warning

This Travel Warning is being issued to remind U.S. citizens that on September 11, the Department of State authorized the departure of eligible family members and non-emergency personnel from the U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena, Chad.  U.S. citizens are urged to carefully consider the risks of travel to Chad and, if already in Chad, are encouraged ...
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U.S. Embassy Fghts Malaria in N’Djamena

On September 30, 2015, Ambassador James Knight attended a mosquito net donation at SOS Village d’Enfants in N’Djamena.  The donation was a joint venture between the U.S. Embassy N’Djamena and local medical center Europ Assistance to decrease malaria cases.  Two hundred mosquito nets were donated to orphaned children living at the facility, as well as ...
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Remarks by President Obama at the Leaders’ Summit on Countering ISIL and Violent Extremism

United Nations Headquarters New York, New York 10:53 A.M. EDT President Obama:  Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, heads of state and government.  Last year, here at the United Nations, I called on the world to unite against the evil that is ISIL, or Daesh, and to eradicate the scourge of violent extremism.  And I challenged ...
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Central African Republic: United States Condemns Ongoing Violence and Calls for Perpetrators to be Held Accountable

The United States condemns in the strongest terms the continuing violence in Bangui, Central African Republic, that started on Friday, September 25.  We offer our condolences to the families of those killed. We call upon those who engaged in violence, or are considering further violence, to lay down their weapons and return home.  Those guilty ...
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Remarks by President Obama at Closing Session of Sustainable Development Goals Summit

General Assembly Hall United Nations New York, New York 3:04 P.M. EDT President Obama:  Good afternoon.  Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen.  It is a great honor to be here to address the topic of sustainable development. In many of our nations, especially developed countries, there is among our general population a genuine ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry On Eid Al-Adha

Teresa and I extend our best wishes to Muslims around the world for a blessed Eid al-Adha.  We congratulate the nearly three million Muslims – including thousands of Americans – who are performing Hajj this year in fulfillment of one of the fundamental pillars of their faith. Eid al-Adha is a special time when Muslims ...
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U.S. Embassy Adjusts Security Restrictions

Due to ongoing threats to security, U.S. Embassy staff are prohibited from traveling on the main road adjacent to Dembe market, which is between the new Embassy compound and the Kempinski Hotel.  Embassy personnel furthermore are directed to avoid public gatherings on Fridays, and are advised to limit shopping to supermarkets with identifiable security measures ...
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Recent Actions by Elements of the Presidential Guard in Burkina Faso

The United States is deeply concerned about the unfolding events in Burkina Faso. We call for the immediate release of President Kafando, Prime Minister Zida, and all other officials being held. The United States strongly condemns any attempt to seize power through extra-constitutional means or resolve internal political disagreements using force. We call for an ...
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U.S. Embassy Resumes Routine Operations

The U.S. Embassy will resume routine operations on the Chancery compound, Monday September 14. For security and safety reasons U.S. Embassy staff are still prohibited from visiting public open-air markets; public places of worship; public events not held at U.S. government facilities or residences. When choosing to go out for dining, please consider the security ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Closed on Tuesday September 8, 2015

The U.S. Embassy will be closed to normal operations on Tuesday, September 8. Emergency consular services will still be available to U.S. citizens. For security and safety reasons U.S. Embassy staff are still prohibited from visiting public open-air markets; public places of worship; public events not held at U.S. government facilities or residences; and dining ...
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U.S. Embassy Travel Restrictions

Due to increased security threats and recent bombings in N’Djamena, U.S. Embassy staff is prohibited from all travel in N’Djamena except between home and the Embassy. U.S. citizens should consider limiting movement until further notice as well. U.S. citizens are encouraged to review and follow the guidance in the  Travel Warning for Chad , and remain alert for potentially ...
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U.S. Embassy Travel Restrictions and Security Review

Due to increased security threats and recent bombings in N’Djamena, U.S. Embassy staff is prohibited from visiting public open-air markets; public places of worship; public events not held at U.S. government facilities or residences; and dining at Restaurant L’Amandine. Embassy personnel are furthermore encouraged to avoid public gatherings on Fridays; and are advised to limit ...
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Urgent Need for Political Dialogue in Burundi

Today’s inauguration in Burundi demonstrates the ruling party’s intent to ignore the voices of its people in pursuit of its own political agenda.  An inauguration – without a government that represents the population’s many political voices and without a comprehensive and inclusive dialogue – will not resolve the political and security crisis in Burundi. The ...
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2015 “Women to Women” Program Participants Debriefing

Ambassador James Knight welcomed back eight teenage Muslim girls from their three-week long Women2Women exchange program in Boston, MA, and explained the significance of this program to the 13 media organizations present.  In turn, the girls elaborated about the brief but intense “W2W” experience — leadership workshops, conflict resolution seminars, and trust building exercises.  They ...
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International Envoys Call for Restraint and Urge Resumption of Dialogue in Burundi

The ongoing political impasse and instability in Burundi call for  restraint, leadership, and vision from all concerned citizens of Burundi to prevent further violence. We condemn the recent attacks and commend those calling for calm. Following months of unrest and the controversial electoral process, the Burundian government can begin to restore credibility through engagement in ...
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Chad’s National Day

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I extend my warmest congratulations to the people of Chad as you commemorate 55 years of independence on August 11. I applaud Chad’s leadership in the fight against Boko Haram and recognize the great sacrifices ...
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Obama at YALI Presidential Summit Town Hall

The President: Well, hello, everybody! (Applause.) Audience: Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday, Mr. President, happy birthday to you! (Applause.) The President: Thank you. Everybody sit down. Thank you so much. (Applause.) Well, this is a good crowd here! (Applause.) First of all, can everybody please give Grace another big round ...
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Remarks by President Obama to the People of Africa

Mandela Hall African Union Headquarters Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2:07 P.M. EAT The President:  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you so much. Madam Chairwoman, thank you so much for your kind words and your leadership.  To Prime Minister Hailemariam, and the people of Ethiopia — once again, thank you for your wonderful hospitality and for hosting this ...
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Women to Women 2015 Pre-Departure Briefing

PAS N’Djamena organized a pre-departure briefing for the eight Women2Women 2015 delegates. Beside the delegates, the event brought together one W2W alumna – who will be a staff intern this year — ten reporters from local media organizations and Embassy staff.  The PAO introduced the Ambassador who gave welcoming remarks and congratulated the delegates on ...
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Trial of Former Chadian President Hissène Habré

The United States commends the government of Senegal and the African Union for bringing former Chadian President Hissène Habré before the Extraordinary African Chambers of Senegal.  Following a 19-month investigation, Habré has been charged with torture, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, including murder and enforced disappearances. As a signal of our support for these ...
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2015 Eid Al-fitr Message from President Obama

Dear Mr./Madam President/Prime Minister (or other appropriate salutation): The American people join Michelle and me as we extend our best wishes to you and the people of your country as you celebrate Eid al-Fitr. During Ramadan, Muslims around the world – including our strong and vibrant American Muslim community – have striven to get closer ...
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Independence Day Remarks

Excellences Mesdames et Messieurs les Membres du gouvernement de la République du Tchad ; Excellences Madame l’Ambassadrice, Mesdames et Messieurs les Ambassadeurs, et Membres du Corps Diplomatique accrédités au Tchad; Chers représentants des organisations internationales; Honorables invités; My fellow Americans It is my great pleasure and honor to welcome you all to our celebration of ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria

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Due to the bombings in N’Djamena on Monday June 15, U.S. Embassy personnel are restricted from attending public gatherings until further notice, and are prohibited from traveling throughout the city of N’Djamena between the hours of 13:00 -17:00 local time June 19. U.S. citizens are encouraged to follow the same guidance, review the Travel Warning for Chad , and ...
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Due to the bombings in N’Djamena on Monday, June 15, U.S. Embassy personnel are required to travel in armored vehicles and are restricted from traveling after dark to public places such as bars, restaurants, and markets. U.S. citizens are encouraged to review the Travel Warning for Chad , and to remain alert for potentially dangerous situations. U.S. citizens should ...
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Greetings – Secretary General, representative of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and African Integration, – Secretary General of the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Public Security, – The representative of the Secretary General of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transportation and Civil Aviation, – The Members of Parliament, – Ambassadors and Chargés d’Affaires, – The Governor ...
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Today, May 13th 2015, U.S. Brigadier General Donald Bolduc, the Special Operations Command-Africa (SOCAF) commander based in Stuttgart, Germany, met with Chef d’Etat-Major General des Armees (CEMGA) Major General Brahim Seid Mahamat in N’Djamena to discuss the United States’ ongoing partnership with Chadian military forces.  CEMGA works directly with President Idriss Deby to ensure the ...
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Today, May 13th 2015, U.S. Brigadier General Donald Bolduc, the Special Operations Command-Africa (SOCAF) commander based in Stuttgart, Germany, met with Chef d’Etat-Major General des Armees (CEMGA) Major General Brahim Seid Mahamat in N’Djamena to discuss the United States’ ongoing partnership with Chadian military forces.  CEMGA works directly with President Idriss Deby to ensure the ...
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The U.S. Embassy Chad celebrated World Press Freedom Day by arranging a book discussion on a “The elements of journalism: what newspeople should know and the public should expect” (Nouveaux Horizons, written by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel). The discussion brought together about 26 communication professionals to talk discuss the future of their profession. Opening ...
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The Embassy conference room was the venue for the Mandela Washington Fellowship pre-departure orientation that brought together four 2015 Fellows, three YALI alumni and the Embassy staff members. The 4-hour session started with DCM Eric Whitaker’s welcome remarks during which he congratulated the fellows on their selection for this prestigious program. He predicted that the ...
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The Chadian Alumni Association (AVITE/USA) Celebrates World Press Freedom Day

The Chadian Alumni Association (AVITE/USA) seized the opportunity of World Press Freedom Day to hold a discussion on “The Role and Responsibility of the Press during the Election Process” at the Embassy.  Deputy Chief of Mission Eric Whitaker mentioned the importance of the day, paid tribute to killed or imprisoned journalists, and cited the various ...
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Supporting the U.S.-Africa Partnership Through the AGOA Extension and Enhancement Act of 2015

Last week, Congress introduced several bills that are important to the economic future and national security interests of the United States. Central among them is a 10-year extension of the African Growth and Opportunity Act, legislation that has served as the cornerstone of the U.S.-African economic relationship and has dramatically expanded U.S trade with Africa ...
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On April 8-9, a U.S. Congressional delegation including Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Senator Christopher Coons of Delaware, Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Senator Gary Peters of Michigan, Representative Susan Davis of California, and Representative Kathleen Rice of New York is visiting Chad. The delegation is meeting with President of the Republic, Idriss Deby ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on the Global Entrepreneurship Summit and the President’s Travel to Africa

The Government of Kenya has agreed to co-host the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) this July.  Organized annually since 2009, the GES has emerged as a global platform connecting emerging entrepreneurs with leaders from business, international organizations, and governments looking to support them.  This will be the first time the GES will take place in ...
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Embassy N’Djamena Inspires Future Women Leaders

The Chargé opened the program which brought together 45 female participants including NGO leaders, civil servants, IVLP, YALI and SUSI alumni, 2015 YALI nominees and female university students.  Citing the many USG programs designed to inspire and prepare girls and women, he stressed the importance of nurturing leadership skills in them so that they may ...
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Ground Breaking Ceremony: Fact Sheet

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Ground Breaking Ceremony: Media Note

In an important symbol of our enduring friendship with the Republic of Chad, U.S. Ambassador to Chad James Knight broke ground on the new U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena today. The new Embassy will be situated on a 12-acre site in the Chagoua neighborhood southeast of downtown N’Djamena, and will include a chancery, a U.S. Marine ...
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Flintlock ’15 exercise

During the 2015 Flintlock exercise, Chad welcomed representatives from countries throughout Africa, Europe and North America during the annual, African-led military exercise and humanitarian relief operation held February 16 to March 9. Chad led the development of the exercise’s training objectives to help build relationships that reinforce the capacity of participating militaries to secure a ...
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Security Messages for U.S. Citizens: Travel Warning for Chad

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Chad and recommends citizens avoid travel to all border regions, particularly those areas adjacent to Chad’s eastern border and the Lake Chad region. The entire Lake Chad region, not only along Chad’s border with Nigeria, is especially vulnerable because of rising activities ...
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This week, the White House is convening a three-day summit on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) to bring together local, federal, and international leaders – including President Obama and foreign ministers – to discuss concrete steps the United States and its partners can take to develop community-oriented approaches to counter  hateful extremist ideologies that radicalize, recruit ...
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Appointment of Rashad Hussain as United States Special Envoy and Coordinator for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Rashad Hussain as United States Special Envoy and Coordinator for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications. Special Envoy Hussain will lead a staff drawn from a number of U.S. departments and agencies to expand international engagement and partnerships to counter violent extremism and to develop strategic counterterrorism communications around the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Reminder to Review Travel Warning

The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to review security recommendations outlined in the most recent U.S. Travel Warning for Chad.  The Embassy advises U.S. citizens to remain alert for potentially dangerous situations.  Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates.  Maintain a high level ...
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Town Hall Meeting

On January 21, Embassy N’Djamena hosted its first Town Hall of 2015, with a large turnout of more than 100 U.S. citizens and visitors.  Ambassador Knight greeted the guests and took questions on security, introduced recently arrived officers, and the director of the New Embassy Compound (NEC) under construction provided an overview of the project. ...
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Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address

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Remarks on the Terrorist Attack in Paris

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Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE)

The Special Anti-Terrorist Group (SATG) conducted a Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE) in the village of Mini with Civil Military Support Element (CMSE) Chad focusing on respiratory illness, malaria, and malnutrition.  The SATG gained access to and built rapport with the local population and cooperatively maintained security with the Police and Gendarmerie. The SATG treated ...
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IVLP Alumnus and Local Opinion Leaders Discuss Separation of Powers in the U.S.

IVLP alumnus Armand Dobsoumouna Doumngoul (FY 15 AF/RP “Young African Leaders: Grassroots Democracy and Mid-term Elections in the U.S.”) gave a presentation on “Separation of Powers in the U.S.” and answered questions from the audience of 26 including IVLP and YALI alumni, journalists and human rights and youth association leaders over an hour at the ...
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Chad to Host Flintlock 2015

Chad announced it will host the Flintlock 2015 exercise, U.S. Africa Command’s premier Special Operations Forces exercise, which will kick off Feb. 16, 2015 in the capital N’Djamena with outstations in Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon and Tunisia, and will run through March 9, 2015. The announcement was made Thursday by Brig. Gen. Zakaria Ngobongué, Exercise Director ...
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Chad to Host Flintlock 2015

Chad announced it will host the Flintlock 2015 exercise, U.S. Africa Command’s premier Special Operations Forces exercise, which will kick off Feb. 16, 2015 in the capital N’Djamena with outstations in Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon and Tunisia, and will run through March 9, 2015. The announcement was made Thursday by Brig. Gen. Zakaria Ngobongué, Exercise Director ...
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Book Donation to Centre Catholique Universitaire (CCU)

On November 24, Ambassador James Knight and PAO Julie Nickles donated books to the library of Centre Catholique Universitaire (CCU).  In celebration of International Education Week (IEW), the Ambassador presented 215 books to the Center’s library.  He highlighted the advantages of international education and exchange programs and also mentioned the U.S. Government’s commitment to support ...
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Chadian Youth Receive School Supplies from USAID Peace Through Development Project

Educational  teaching aids and schools supplies valued at $4,250 were transferred to a secondary school in N’Djaména November 19 during a ceremony involving city officials, school administrators and their students, project staff from the USAID Peace through Development project (PDev II) and a representative from the U.S. Embassy.  The secondary school targeted by this donation ...
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High-Ranking U.S. Department of State Delegation Visit Chad

Ambassador W. Stuart Symington, Special Representative for the Central African Republic (CAR), visited Chad on November 13.  He met with President Idriss Deby Itno and other senior officials of the Government of the Republic of Chad. He discussed Chadian assistance to Central African refugees and Chadian returnees, and asked the Chadian Government’s perspective on developments ...
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General David Rodriguez, Commander of the United States Africa Command Visits Chad

General David Rodriguez, Commander of the United States Africa Command, is visiting Chad from November 5-6, 2014.  During his visit, he met with President Idriss Deby Itno and Chadian senior military leaders to discuss future joint cooperation efforts and to witness first-hand the joint commitment and partnership that has developed between the two militaries as ...
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U.S. Department of State Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Visits Chad

Visiting U.S. Department of State Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, David Gilmour, and U.S. Ambassador, James Knight, were received by Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno. The meeting focused on the peace and security in the sub-region. Talking to the journalists after the meeting, M. Gilmour thanked President Deby for his efforts to promote peace ...
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Webinar14.3 – “Strange Weather: Climate Change Activities for the English Classroom”

Twenty 20 Chadian English teaching professionals from the national teaching colleges, English language centers and secondary schools in N’Djamena, attended an English teaching webinar at the American Embassy on Wednesday, October 8, 2014.  After following the live transmission, the participants took time to discuss climate change and how to adapt the notions learned during the ...
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HS Students Discuss Essays on Sexual Exploitation, Girls’ Education at U.S. Embassy

25 students from the N’djamena English International School (NEIS) were invited to the American Embassy September 25 to discuss and debate essays they had written several months ago about sexualtrafficking of children, the treatment of rape victims, and/or the rights of girls to an education the same as boys.  Acting Public Affairs Officer David Andresen ...
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Remarks by President Obama in address to the United Nations General Assembly

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Workshop for Chadian Social Entrepreneurs

A dozen social entrepreneurs from Chadian volunteer organizations and communal associations participated in an American Embassy program on NGO Management, September 25.  At the workshop community activists and NGO leaders examined and discussed the essentials of setting up and operating an NGO in Chad, “NGO Management 101,” as it were. Most of the invitees are ...
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Studying in the U.S./American Education Topics of the Day in Chad

Terminal students from five of N’Djamena’s best lycees met with the US Embassy’s Education Advisor September 19 to discuss higher education in the United States and how to apply to American universities.  The students — selected by their principals to represent the schools —  were walked step-by-step through the typical application process, and the Embassy’s ...
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9/11 Remembered at U.S. Embassy N’djamena

Under a hot mid-day sun in N’Djamena, members of the U.S. Embassy community — Americans and Chadians alike — joined Ambassador James Knight in observing a moment of silence to remember and reflect on the events of September 11, 2001.  Standing before an American flag at half-mast, the assembled group bowed their heads at 1:46PM ...
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Chadian English Teachers Participate in Webinar on Peer Review

17 English teachers from public and private secondary schools in N’Djamena participated in a webinar (a real time seminar available via the internet: web + seminar = webinar) at the U.S. Embassy on Wednesday, September 10.  “Teachers helping Teachers: Peer Observation for Professional development” was the first of six programs in the 14th edition of the “Shaping ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports Work of Chadian NGOs Promoting a Democratic Society

American Ambassador James Knight and eight Chadian community leaders met at the U.S. Embassy on September 9 for a signing ceremony at which their non-government organizations and civic groups received financial grants totaling nearly 42,500,000 CFA ($85,000).  These awards were granted to the recipients to help them organize regional conferences, conduct public service campaigns, and ...
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American Embassy Awards Grants to Five Chadian NGOs

N’Djamena — American Ambassador James Knight presided over a signing ceremony at the U.S. Embassy September 4 at which five Chadian non-government associations and groups received financial grants totaling nearly 25,000,000 CFA ($50,000).  The embassy grants will enable the recipients to purchase tools and materials needed to promote fish farming and increase sales in the ...
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International Telephonic Press Conference on Ebola Outbreak

Journalists and reporters from three Chadian media organizations gathered at the U.S. Embassy on September 3 to participate in an international telephonic press conference with Dr. Tom Kenyon, Director of the Center for Global Health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Gayle Smith, Special Assistant to the President and Senior ...
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U.S. Major General James Linder Visits Chad

The Commanding General of AFRICOM’s Special Operations Command, U.S. Major General James Linder, visited Chad August 20 – 22 to meet with his Chadian counterparts and other officials to discuss military matters of bilateral and regional concern.  At the Ministry of Defense on August 21, he met with General Ndoubayo Marc, Deputy Chief of Staff.  ...
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Chadian Youth Receive Skills Training from USAID Peace Through Development Project

Fifty youth from three districts in the Chadian capital completed two weeks of skills training in the manufacture of paving stones and were awarded completion certificates at an August 6 ceremony which involved municipal authorities, personnel from the USAID project that funded the training, and the USAID Country Program Manager.  The purpose of the project ...
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Ambassador James Knight Hosts Iftar Dinner

Ambassador and Dr. Knight welcomed N’Djamena’s Grand Imam and 50 key contacts to the Embassy’s Iftar at the CMR on July 18. Guests included members of the interfaith community, IVLPs, civil society, education, government, youth, media, and artists. Guests, including the Grand Imam’s remarks, noted the warm feeling of being welcomed into the U.S. Ambassador’s ...
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The Commemoration of the 238th Anniversary of the Independence of the United States

On July 4th, Ambassador James Knight and Dr. Amelia Rector Bell Knight hosted hundreds of  Americans, Chadians and members of N’Djamena’s  international community in a celebration of  America’s 238th “Birthday.”  Guests enjoyed a return engagement of the U.S. Air Force band “Wings of Dixie” who filled the air with traditional Dixieland jazz.   Ambassador Knight’s remarks to ...
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USAID Funds Teacher Training Through Regional Peace Through Development Project

A three-day workshop was recently held in N’Djamena to train 24 Koranic school teachers from Chad in interactive teaching methods.  Instruction was provided by an American non-governmental organization, Salam Institute, with funding from the USAID Peace through Development (PDev II) project.  The American instructor and Vice-President of Salam Institute, Dr. Amr Abdalla, was assisted by ...
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Secretary of U.S. Navy Visits Chad

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus made a visit to Chad on June 12-13, 2014, where he met top Chadian officials.  Secretary Mabus’ visit underscores the importance of bilateral relations between the two countries, as well as military cooperation. Mabus’ visit to Chad represents a continuation of the Department of the Navy’s focus on ...
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Chad: U.S. Army Africa Conducts Joint Medical Readiness Training

In partnership with the Chadian Armed Forces, U.S. Army Africa conducted joint Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE), in N’Djamena, Chad from June 2-12, 2014.  Military medical personnel from Chad and the United States participated in this exercise.  MEDRETE 14-5 allowed medical professionals from both militaries to build and strengthen medical capacity.  The exercise focused on the ...
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U.S. Army Africa Brigadier General Moore Visits Chad

From June 11-12, 2014, Brigadier General Kenneth H. Moore, Jr., U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) deputy commanding general, visited Chad. During this visit, Brig. Gen. Moore celebrated the successful conclusion of a partnership between USARAF and the Chadian Armed Forces.  Military medical personnel from Chad and the United States participated in the joint exercise, Medical Readiness ...
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Remarks by President Obama at 70th Anniversary of D-day

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial Omaha Beach Normandy, France 11:16 A.M. CET President Obama: President Hollande; to the people of France; friends; the family; our veterans: If prayer were made of sound, the skies over England that night would have deafened the world. Captains paced their decks. Pilots tapped their gauges. Commanders pored over maps, ...
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President Obama:  Hello, Warsaw!  (Applause.)  Witaj, Polsko!  (Applause.) Mr. President; Mr. Prime Minister; Madam Mayor; heads of state and government, past and present — including the man who jumped that shipyard wall to lead a strike that became a movement, the prisoner turned president who transformed this nation — thank you, Lech Walesa, for your ...
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“Our democracies must be defined not by what or who we’re against, but by a politics of inclusion and tolerance that welcomes all our citizens.  Our economies must deliver a broader prosperity that creates more opportunity, especially for young people.  Leaders must uphold the public trust and stand against corruption, not steal from the pockets ...
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First American Town Hall of 2014

Embassy N’Djamena successfully hosted it first American Town Hall of 2014 on May 29, with a rousing turnout of more than 100 American citizens and visitors.  Ambassador Knight greeted the guests and answered their many questions, and Embassy officers explained their roles in the Mission. In between refreshments and an opportunity for the American community ...
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Chadian Returnees Exposed to Tolerance Messaging at Gaoui Camp

The USAID regional Peace through Development (PDev II) project conducted a Peace and Tolerance Awareness Campaign April 25-26 at the Gaoui Transit Center on the outskirts of N’Djamena where 5,000 Chadian returnees are being temporarily resettled after having fled violence in Central African Republic.  Initiated by the administrative authorities from three N’Djamena districts near the ...
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Remarks of First Lady Michelle Obama

Hello everyone, I’m Michelle Obama, and on this Mother’s Day weekend, I want to take a moment to honor all the mothers out there and wish you a Happy Mother’s Day. I also want to speak to you about an issue of great significance to me as a First Lady, and more importantly, as the ...
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Ambassador James Knight Participated to the Launching of African Vaccination Week at Kinasserom (Lake Chad)

Ambassador James Knight accompanied Chad’s Health Ministry and Red Cross officials to an island in Lake Chad to help draw attention to the April 23 launching of African Vaccination Week.  The ceremony marking this event was held in Kinasserom, a fishing village where Chadians mix with populations from neighboring Cameroon and Nigeria.  Local administrative and ...
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U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard Visits Chad

U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) Anne C. Richard is visiting Chad from April 1 – 7. In N’Djamena, she is meeting with Chadian government officials and representatives of both international and non-governmental organizations, as well as participating in an inter-ministerial committee meeting on refugees and returnees. The purpose ...
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U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard Visits Chad

U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) Anne C. Richard visited Chad from April 1 – 7. In N’Djamena, she met with Chadian government officials and representatives of both international and non-governmental organizations, as well as participating in an inter-ministerial committee meeting on refugees and returnees. The purpose of her ...
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The Inauguration of a U.S.-Provided Security System at the Border Crossing Facility at Ngueli

Ambassador James Knight helped mark the inauguration of a U.S.-provided security system at the border crossing facility at Ngueli.  PISCES, a Department of State program providing airport and border security systems, is already fully functional at N’Djamena Hassan Djamous Airport and several other border crossings in Chad.  The system registers fingerprints, photos, and travel documents ...
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U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits Chad

On March 19-20, a U.S. Congressional delegation including Congressman Rob Wittman of Virginia, Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo of Guam, and Congressman Brad Wenstrup of Ohio visited Chad.  The delegation met with President Idriss Déby Itno, as well as other senior officials of the Government of the Republic of Chad in N’Djamena, and also visited the ...
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Women Play a Central Role in Peace

International Women’s Day is more than a moment marked on a calendar. It is a day not just to renew our determination to make the world a more peaceful and prosperous place – but to recognize that a world where opportunities for women grow, is a world where the possibilities for peace, prosperity, and stability ...
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The U.S. Donated One Million Dollars Equipment to Humanitarian Security

Visiting U.S. Department of State Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs David Gilmour and U.S. Ambassador James Knight participated in a ceremony transferring $1 million of equipment funded by a U.S. government donation.  The transfer of equipment was conducted by the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) at its N’Djamena headquarters.  UNHCR Representative ...
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U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits Chad

From February 19-20, a U.S. Congressional delegation involving Congressman Michael J. Rogers of Michigan, Congressman Michael R. Pompeo of Kansas, and Congressman James Himes of Connecticut visited N’Djamena, Chad.  The delegation met with President Idriss Déby Itno as well as other senior officials of the Government of the Republic of Chad. The Congressmen are all ...
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U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits Chad

From February 19-20, a U.S. Congressional delegation including Congressman Michael J. Rogers of Michigan, Congressman Michael R. Pompeo of Kansas, and Congressman James Himes of Connecticut visited N’Djamena, Chad.  The delegation met with President Idriss Déby Itno as well as other senior officials of the Government of the Republic of Chad. The Congressmen are all ...
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U.S. Ambassador Knight Visits Chadian Returnee Transit Site

Ambassador James Knight visited a Chadian returnee transit site in N’Djamena today to see first-hand the plight of those fleeing the violence in Central African Republic (CAR).  Since December 21, 2013, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has registered almost 40,000 Chadian returnees.  Ambassador Knight was given a briefing by Chadian government officials and IOM ...
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Interfaith Dialog Workshop

Interfaith dialogue was the focus of a five-day workshop held in N’Djamena January 19-23.  The event was organized by Salam Institute, a U.S. non-governmental organization, within the context of the USAID Peace through Development II project. Approximately 25 participants who are members of the clergy from Muslim, Catholic and Protestant communities in six regions of ...
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President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address

Remarks of President Barack Obama State of the Union Address Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Washington, D.C. The President: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, my fellow Americans: Today in America, a teacher spent extra time with a student who needed it, and did her part to lift America’s graduation rate to its highest ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Eric Whitaker Visits the High Council for Islamic Affairs

On the commemoration of Prophet Mohammed’s birthday (Almawlid), Chargé d’Affaires Eric Whitaker paid a courtesy call to the President of the High Council for Islamic Affairs sheik Hissein Hassan Abakar. The visit which is not the first of kind was part of the mission’s continued effort to strengthen the friendly relationship between the U.S. Embassy ...
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U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

Statement by the Press Secretary Announcing the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit The White House is pleased to announce that the United States will host the first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC on August 5 and 6, 2014.  President Obama looks forward to welcoming leaders from across the African continent to the Nation’s Capital to further ...
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World AIDS Day

On December 5 and 6, 2013, the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section in collaboration with the Don Bosco Center and the American Corner organized a series of film screening on HIV/AID in commemoration of World AIDS Day. The events attracted a large number of young students from high schools and universities.  The film shows sparked ...
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General David M. Rodriguez, Commander of United States Africa Command, Visits Chad

During his visit to Chad from November 20-21, 2013, General David M. Rodriguez, Commander of United States Africa Command, met with President Deby Itno and Chadian senior military leaders regarding future joint cooperation efforts, and to witness first-hand the joint commitment and partnership that has developed between the two militaries as they move forward together ...
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NGO Management Workshop

Nicole Gotthelf, Director of Institutional Advancement at the Chicago-based Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT), visited N’Djamena from October 27 – 31 on the invitation of the U.S. Embassy, to facilitate a workshop on NGO Management for 32 local NGO and associations leaders.  Nicole’s program started with a talk on NGO management at the American Corner ...
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President Obama at U.N. General Assembly’s 68th Session

President Obama: Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen: Each year we come together to reaffirm the founding vision of this institution. For most of recorded history, individual aspirations were subject to the whims of tyrants and empires. Divisions of race and religion and tribe were settled through the sword and the ...
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Ambassador Visits Mabrouka Islamic Center

Ambassador James Knight traveled to the town of Sarh in southern Chad September 14-15 to participate in an opening and closing ceremony for two Embassy-funded training programs that were held at the Mabrouka Islamic Center located in the nearby village of Manda.  The Ambassador, who was accompanied on this visit by the USAID Country Program ...
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American Citizens at U.S. Embassy Ndjamena

Ambassador James Knight welcomed  more than 100 American citizens residing in Chad to his home on Thursday, September 5, 2013.  Embassy staff spoke on topics including American Citizen Services, security and the bilateral relationship.  The Ambassador places paramount importance on engaging with the American community and was extremely pleased to meet so many Americans so ...
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U.S. Financial Support to Local Chadian Associations

Ambassador James Knight hosted a signing ceremony at the U.S. Embassy for two letters of agreement from the African Development Foundation (ADF), a public corporation of the U.S. government that awards economic development grants to marginalized and underserved populations in Africa.  The recipients are the Djamadji Group from the West Logone region in Moundou, which ...
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President Obama’s Remarks on Syria

The President: Good afternoon, everybody. Ten days ago, the world watched in horror as men, women and children were massacred in Syria in the worst chemical weapons attack of the 21st century. Yesterday the United States presented a powerful case that the Syrian government was responsible for this attack on its own people. Our intelligence ...
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50th Anniversary of The March on Washington

On the 50th anniversary of The March on Washington, which featured Martin Luther King Jr.’s world-renowned “I Have Dream” speech, A/DCM Susan Zelle spoke with 35 young Chadians about the history of the struggle for civil rights in the United States. The program at the U.S. Embassy’s American Corner at Centre al-Mouna included a documentary about ...
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Remarks by the President at the “Let Freedom Ring” Ceremony Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

The President:  To the King family, who have sacrificed and inspired so much; to President Clinton; President Carter; Vice President Biden and Jill; fellow Americans. Five decades ago today, Americans came to this honored place to lay claim to a promise made at our founding:  “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men ...
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President Obama’s Message to Muslims on Ramadan

Statement by the President on the Occasion of Ramadan With the start of the sacred month of Ramadan, Michelle and I extend our best wishes to Muslim communities here in the United States and around the world. For the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims, Ramadan is a time for thoughtful reflection, fasting and devotion. It is ...
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U.S. Efforts to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

Wildlife trafficking is a multi-billion dollar illicit business that is decimating Africa’s iconic animal populations.  Many species — most notably elephants and rhinoceroses — now face the risk of significant decline or even extinction.  Like other forms of illicit trade, wildlife trafficking undermines security across nations.   Well-armed, well-equipped, and well-organized networks of poachers, criminals, and ...
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Remarks by President Obama and President Kikwete of Tanzania at Joint Press Conference

President Kikwete: You Excellency, Barack Obama, President of the United States of America — Mr. President, let me once again welcome you and the U.S. First Lady, and your entire delegation to Tanzania. I thank you, Mr. President, for accepting my invitation to visit Tanzania.  The people of Tanzania love you.  (Applause.) You have seen the ...
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Remarks by President Obama at Cap Town (South Africa)

President Obama: Thank you!  (Applause.)  Thank you very much.  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Please, please, everybody have a seat.  Hello Cape Town! Audience: Hello! President Obama: Thobela.  Molweni.  Sanibona.  Dumelang.  Ndaa.  Reperile. Audience: Reperile! President Obama: See, I’ve been practicing.  How-zit?  (Applause.)  Did I leave anybody out?  All right, well, I didn’t want to leave anybody ...
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Remarks by President Obama and President Sall of Senegal in an Exchange of Toasts at Presidential Palace in Dakar

President Sall: (As interpreted.)  Your Excellency, Barack Obama; distinguished First Lady, Michelle Obama; distinguished First Lady of Senegal, Marieme Sall; distinguished members of the American delegation; distinguished Speaker of the Parliament; distinguished Prime Minister; Madame President of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council; distinguished senior ministers, distinguished ministers; honorable members of Parliament; Your Excellencies, distinguished ambassadors; ...
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Remarks by President Obama and President Sall of the Republic of Senegal at Joint Press Conference at Presidential Palace in Dakar

President Sall:  (As interpreted.)  Mr. President, Mr. Barack Obama, good morning, ladies and gentlemen.  I’m extremely happy to welcome President Barack Obama for his first trip to Africa since his reelection in November last year. So, Mr. President, I’d like to once again welcome you to Senegal and wish you a pleasant stay in Senegal.  ...
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Signature of Memorandum of Understanding between the American Embassy and the Ministry of Public security and Interior

It is a great privilege to sign an agreement with Chad’s new Minister of Interior and Safety to significantly strengthen Chad’s border and immigration control efforts.  Chad has long been an important partner for the United States in the shared fight against terrorism.  This agreement is a sign of our continued shared commitment to that ...
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Kerry on New U.S. Assistance for People in Sahel

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson Statement by Secretary Kerry U.S. Responds to Humanitarian Needs in the Sahel I am pleased to announce that the United States is providing an additional $51 million in humanitarian assistance to the people of the Sahel region. The Sahel is one of the poorest regions of the ...
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