Ambassador Pasi Highlights U.S. Engagement in Chad in Farewell Address

Ambassador Geeta Pasi highlighted American engagement in domains including entrepreneurship, security, humanitarian assistance and English-language learning during a September 18 farewell reception at the U.S. Embassy. Thanking Chadians for sharing “their hopes and aspirations” with her during her two years as Ambassador to Chad, she described that the Embassy’s work is “an expression of American ...
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Vacancy Announcement – Chauffeur (MSG)

Vacancy Announcement– September 20, 2018 U.S. Mission                                      Chad Announcement Number:             N’Djamena-2018-018-R Position Title:                                    Chauffeur (MSG) Opening Period:                               September 20, 2018 Closing Date:                                     October 3, 2018 Series/Grade:                                   1015/FSN-3 Salary:                                                  (USD) 23,045-(FCFA) 4,792,176 For More Info:                                   Human Resources Office: Rimtebaye Mayakoub Mailing Address:  American Embassy BP 413 Rond Point de Chagoua, ...
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Vacancy Announcement – Maintenance Foreman

Vacancy Announcement – September 19, 2018 U.S. Mission                                      Chad Announcement Number:             N’Djamena-2018-017-R Position Title:                                    Maintenance Foreman Opening Date:                                   September 19, 2018 Closing Date:                                     October 2, 2018 Series/Grade:                                   1210/FSN 6 Salary:                                                  (FCFA) 6,851,472 per annum For More Info:                                   Human Resources Office: Rimtebaye Mayakoub Mailing Address:  American Embassy BP 413 Rond Point ...
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Vacancy Announcement – Refugee Coordinator Assistant

Vacancy Announcement– September 19, 2018 U.S. Mission                                      Chad Announcement Number:             N’Djamena-2018-016-R Position Title:                                    Refugee Coordinator Assistant Opening Date:                                   September 19, 2018 Closing Date:                                     October 2, 2018 Series/Grade:                                   0105/FSN-9 Salary:                                                  (FCFA) 13,148,738 per annum For More Info:                                   Human Resources Office: Rimtebaye Mayakoub Mailing Address:  American Embassy BP 413 Rond Point ...
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Vacancy Announcement –   Pol/Econ Administrative Assistant

Vacancy Announcement– September 14, 2018 U.S. Mission                                      Chad Announcement Number:             N’Djamena-2018-021-R Position Title:                                    Pol/Econ Administrative Assistant Opening Date:                                   September 14, 2018 Closing Date:                                     Until Filled (First review of applications 2 weeks from opening date) Series/Grade:                                   FP-7 Salary:                                                  (USD) 43,031 to be confirmed by Office of Overseas Employment For More Info:                                   ...
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8 Qualities of Overseas Employees*

HR/OE/PC 6/2017 8 Qualities of Overseas Employees* Overseas employees will demonstrate the following characteristics essential for being a successful member of the United States Embassy, Consulate, or Mission team:  Composure and Integrity. To stay calm, poised, and effective in stressful or difficult situations; to be fair and honest.  Cultural Adaptability. To work and ...
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Vacancy Announcement – Public Affairs Assistant

Vacancy Announcement– September 17, 2018 U.S. Mission                                      Chad Announcement Number:             N’Djamena-2018-014-R Position Title:                                    Public Affairs Assistant Opening Date:                                   September 17, 2018 Closing Date:                                     Until Filled (First review of applications 2 weeks from opening date) Series/Grade:                                   FP-5 Salary:                                                  (USD) 53,844 to be confirmed by Office of Overseas Employment For More Info:                                   ...
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Vacancy Announcement – Community Liaison Officer

Vacancy Announcement– September 17, 2018 U.S. Mission                                      Chad Announcement Number:             N’Djamena-2018-020-R Position Title:                                    Community Liaison Officer Opening Date:                                   September 17, 2018 Closing Date:                                     Until Filled (First review of applications two weeks from opening date) Series/Grade:                                   FP-6 Salary:                                                  (USD) 48,135 to be confirmed by Office of Overseas Employment For More Info:                                   ...
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Vacancy Announcement – Residential Housing Coordinator

Vacancy Announcement– September 17, 2018 U.S. Mission                                      Chad Announcement Number:             N’Djamena-2018-019-R Position Title:                                    Residential Housing Coordinator Opening Date:                                   September 17, 2018 Closing Date:                                     Until Filled (First review of applications 2 weeks from opening date) Series/Grade:                                   FP-7 Salary:                                                  (USD) 43,031 to be confirmed by Office of Overseas Employment For More Info:                                   ...
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On the Anniversary of the 9/11 Terror Attacks

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC September 10, 2018 Tomorrow we honor the nearly 3,000 people who were killed in the terrorist attacks 17 years ago on September 11. Tomorrow also marks six years since the tragic loss in Libya of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, and Tyrone ...
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Ambassador Geeta Pasi Named to Senior Position at the Department of State in Washington, D.C.

United States Ambassador to the Republic of Chad Geeta Pasi has been named the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of African Affairs. “I am proud of the work accomplished by the Embassy and the progress made on relations between the United States and Chad during my tenure,” Ambassador Pasi said.  “The new Chancery ...
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Film Show: High school and university students watch “Miracle Worker”

U.S. Embassy N’Djamena invited 40 high school and university students to watch the movie entitled “The Miracle Worker,” which is about the 20th Century American Hellen Keller, who overcame deafness and blindness to become an advocate for people with physical disabilities. Acting Public Affairs Officer David Rochford opened the event with a short introduction about ...
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U.S. Embassy Consular office launches the new American Liaison Network program

On, July 26, 2018, U.S. Embassy Consular Chief Barbara Messmer met with Citizen Liaison Volunteers (CLVs) to announce the launch of the new American Liaison Network program. This new program will keep U.S. citizens alerted to the latest information on safety and travel issues in Chad. The Embassy encourages all U.S. citizens in Chad to register ...
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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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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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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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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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U.S. army conducts Medical Readiness Training Exercises with the Chadian medical community

U.S. Capt. Jamie Seidl, a family medicine physician with Munson Army Health Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and Dr. Arambi Etienne assess a patient’s ears and hearing during MEDRETE 18-2, on Apr. 13, 2018, at the Hôpital Militaire D’Instruction in N’Djamena. This year marks the fifth year that the U.S. is conducting MEDRETE with the Chadian ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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On the Occasion of Eid al-Adha

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC August 31, 2017 On the Occasion of Eid al-Adha As the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca and Medina comes to a close, I wish Muslims across the globe a meaningful and blessed Eid al-Adha. Eid al-Adha, also known as the ‘Festival of Sacrifice,’ is a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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U.S. Brigadier General Donald Bolduc, the Special Operations Command-Africa (SOCAF) Visits the Chadian Army

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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U.S. Embassy Celebrates World Press Freedom Day: Book Discussion

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 Mandela Washington Fellowship Pre-Departure Orientation

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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U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits Chad

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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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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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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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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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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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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Excerpts from President Obama’s Remarks at 25th Anniversary of Freedom Day — Warsaw, Poland

“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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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