Embassy Promotes Social Cohesion in Sokode

The U.S. Embassy has been at the forefront of efforts to promote peace and social cohesion in Sokode following the eruption of violence that occurred in 2017. The latest initiative, entitled “Youth of Sokode on the Move for Social Cohesion,” was officially launched by Ambassador Gilmour during a ceremony at the Library and Cultural Center ...
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Comic book launch to fight Human Trafficking

On August 30, Ambassador Gilmour presided at the launching ceremony of an educational campaign against human trafficking in the Central Region of Togo in the presence of local political, religious, military, and civil society leaders, as well as Regional Director of Education. The event took place on the premises of the NGO Creuset in Sokode ...
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Afrofuturism Conference-Debate

PAS Lome teamed up with the ministry of Culture, the German Cultural Institute, local cultural association Tre Kha, and the movie theater chain Canal Olympia to organize Togo’s first-ever conference on the theme of Afrofuturism. Afrofuturism is a concept first expressed in the works of African-American science fictions writers and musicians that holds that the ...
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Embassy celebrated Earth Day 2018 with an “Eco-Jogging” activity

On Saturday, April 21, the Embassy celebrated Earth Day 2018 with an “Eco-Jogging” activity. Eco-Jogging is an innovative concept that combines sports, civic participation, and environmentalism by challenging participants to pick up as much waste as they can while jogging a pre-determined distance.  The event was financed by the Embassy and supported by the Club ...
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Jazz music concert to celebrate Black History Month.

On February 22, at the Alaffia Baguida Cultural Center, the celebration of Black History Month  vibrated to the beat of  jazz music,  fabulously orchestrated by Togolese, Cameroonian and American musicians. The audience of nearly 150 guests came from all sectors of social life, including ministerial and diplomatic personalities and the alumni community. For over an ...
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Ambassador David Gilmour remarks at the comic book launch event at the Canal Olympia Cinema

Ambassador Remarks Comic Book Launch Event Canal Olympia Cinema February 16, 2018, 1600 – 2000 Madame the Minister of Social Action Monsieur the Minister of Communication Monsieur the representative of Minister of Security Monsieur the director of Canal Olympia Cinema Monsieur the traditional chief of Hanoukopé Madame the director of RELUTET Messiers the directors of AGO ...
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Super Heroes Join the Fight Against Human Trafficking

On Feb. 26, at CanalOlympia  Godopé, Embassy Lome’s public affairs and ECO/POL sections launched a comic book, “Scarf”, featuring   a super hero who fight human trafficking in Togo. The launch was part of a gala event that also included the first screening of the new Marvel super hero movie Black Panther, about the super-powered, crime-fighting ...
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Honoring Martin Luther King

On Jan. 24, Embassy Lome’s public affairs section launched a three-week-long, multi-faceted celebration of Martin Luther King’s life and legacy with a kick-off event at the Ambassador’s residence. The program consisted of an exhibition about the life and the accomplishments of Dr. King, accompanied by a music concert featuring music from the American civil rights ...
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Remarks by Ambassador David Gilmour at Inauguration of the Alaffia Building in Baguida

Remarks by Ambassador David Gilmour Inauguration of the Alaffia Building in Baguida October 10, 2017 Madame the Minister of Grassroots Development Monsieur the Secretary General of the Cabinet Mister Tchala, the founder of Alaffia Honored guests Ladies and gentlemen It is my great pleasure to be with you today for the inauguration of Alaffia’s new ...
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ALAFFIA Cultural Center for connecting Togolese and American Art and Music

On Saturday, October 7, 2017, at the Alaffia Cultural Center, the American and Togolese cultures melted in an astonishing musical concert, thanks to the support of the Alaffia Company  created by the Togolese and American Olowo-N’djo Tchala. Performers were the Togolese artists Dama Damawuzan and the Sassamasso band, and  from the USA, Amanda Seales.  From ...
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Embassy and Peace Corps support youth empowerment with “Camp Unite”

On July 12, 2017, Ambassador Gilmour and staff from the U.S. Embassy visited “Camp Unité” , a leadership camp for teenage boys and girls organized by Peace Corps and the Togo YMCA, in Bagbe, a town about 35 km from Lome. ” Camp Unité” is a two-week  event that brings together 130 boys and girls ...
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World Ocean Day

On Saturday June 10,  more than 600 young people from schools, universities, NGOs and private companies from Lome participated in the World Ocean Day, organized by CAPLO (Friends of the Beach and Oceans) and STADD (African Science and Technology for Sustainable Development), and supported by the US Embassy in Togo. Apart from cleaning up a ...
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Embassy Exhibit Fosters Political Reconciliation

The launch of a new photo exhibit created by the Embassy’s Public Affairs Section has encouraged political healing in Togo. The exhibit, chronicling the state visit to Washington, D.C. and New York of Togo’s first President, Sylvanus Olympio, in 1962, was unveiled during a ceremony at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Lome on April 26.  ...
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Remarks Olympio exhibition vernissage

It is a great honor for me to be with you today to open this exhibition of historic images and documents about the visit of President Sylvanus Olympio to the United States. I discovered these images and documents in 2015 before my arrival in Lome, when I was preparing to take my post as ambassador.  ...
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Arts at Embassies

U.S. Ambassador David Gilmour and Mrs. Gilmour hosted a cultural celebration involving an art exhibition and music concert at their residence.   This purpose of the event was to highlight the role that art and culture can play in promoting economic growth, by showcasing a number of talented Togolese artists and musicians. It also marked the ...
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