U.S. Independence Day Celebration 2019

“The United States of America will celebrate the 243rd anniversary of its independence on July 4.  Ambassador Eric Stromayer gave a reception in Lomé on June 27, 2019 to celebrate the event. The reception brought together 300 guests including Togo’s minister of Foreign Affairs, members of the National Assembly, the diplomatic corps and international organizations, …

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Ambassador Stromayer Remarks at U.S. Independence Day Celebration 2019

Ambassador Stromayer Remarks U.S. Independence Day Celebration 2019 Your Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs, representative of the Togolese Government Your Excellencies the Ministers Honourable Members of the National Assembly Ambassadors Eminent representatives of diplomatic missions and international organizations Respectful administrative, religious and traditional authorities Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good evening and thank you …

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A major milestone in the fight against extremism

US Ambassador to Togo Eric Stromayer, Security Minister Yark Damehame, and Prefect Tone Douti Yendoukoa opened the conference “Preventing Violent Extremism through Social Cohesion” on June 18. Organized by the U.S. Embassy and the Togolese government, this meeting brought together about 100 representatives of the police, gendarmerie, administration, village development committees, women’s and youth groups …

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Top Togolese journalists rewarded

The “Laurels of Impact Journalism” sponsored this year by the embassies of France and Germany, UNDP and the Institut des Sciences de l’Information, de la Communication et des Arts (ISICA) released its final results during an award ceremony at the University of Lomé on May 25. Candidates submitted 76 productions in total, including 38 for …

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Grand Finale of English Clubs Competition 2018-2019

The 2018-2019 edition of the Togo Nationwide English Clubs Competition (ECC) held its grand finale April 17 in Lome. More than 400 students, teachers, parents, and guests gathered at the Hotel 2 Fevrier in downtown Lome to watch the final event of the annual competition, in which eight teams from all the academic regions of …

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New U.S. Ambassador to Togo Presents his Credentials

Eric Stromayer presented his credentials April 11 to the President of the Togolese Republic, Faure E. Gnassingbé, in his capacity as the newest Ambassador of the United States of America to the Togolese Republic. Eric Stromayer is the 22nd head of the U.S. diplomatic delegation to Togo since Leland Barrows (1960-1961), and succeeds David Gilmour …

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Regional Program on Migration in Africa

From 12 to 14 March 2019, a capacity-building workshop for the design of radio programs on trafficking in persons and exploitation was held at the Cristal Hotel in Kpalimé. This activity brought together journalists from the most active radio stations in areas particularly affected by the phenomenon of trafficking and exploitation of persons. Also participating …

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A New Resource Center for Social Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Embassy and the Government of Togo have agreed to enter into a partnership to support young social entrepreneurs in Togo. The agreement was signed March 25 on the margins of a workshop organized by the Embassy’s Public Affairs Section to promote the concept of social enterprises, which are broadly defined as organizations that …

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Exchange Program Alumni Help Togolese Women Overcome Obstacles

As part of its celebration of Women’s History Month, the U.S. Embassy in Togo on March 22 kicked off a new initiative aimed at helping Togolese women of all ages overcome obstacles in their personal and professional lives. The initiative, titled “How Women Rise,” includes a series of conferences in multiple cities spotlighting a cross-section …

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U.S. Military Helps Togo Prepare for Natural Disasters

Lome, March 22, 2019 —As part of the Partnership Program between the North Dakota National Guard (NDNG) and the Republic of Togo, U.S. military forces and U.S. government disaster relief specialists partnered with the National Civil Protection Agency (ANPC) of the Ministry of Security and Civil Protection to organize a crisis simulation exercise testing the …

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Black History Month Concerts Highlight People Power for Social Change

To celebrate Black History Month and the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., the U.S. Embassy organized a traveling historical exhibit paired with a series of public music concerts in four major Togolese cities from Feb. 19-23. The concerts featured a selection of songs from the American civil rights era performed by Heather Maxwell, a …

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Embassy program supports youth in Sokode who are helping their community

The U.S. Embassy honored Togolese youth who are following the example of Martin Luther King, the famous American peace and human rights activist, with a music concert and photo exhibit Feb. 21 in Sokode, the capital of the central region of Togo. A packed crowd of over 300 people attended the event, including local authorities, …

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Black history month concert celebrates changemakers then and now

The U.S. Embassy in Togo celebrated black history month with a concert and photo exhibit inspired by the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. that took place Feb. 19 at the residence of U.S. Ambassador to Togo David Gilmour. The concert featured a selection of songs from the American civil rights era performed by Heather …

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Ambassador Remarks at Martin Luther King Exhibit and Concert

Ambassador Remarks Martin Luther King Exhibit & Concert CMR February 19, 2019, 1800 – 2000 Distinguished guests Ladies and Gentlemen Good evening and welcome. Tonight is a very special night for me and Judith, as it marks the last time we will host an event at the Ambassador’s residence. I am very happy and touched …

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Ambassador Gilmour Remarks Regional Final of English Clubs Competition

AMBASSADOR GILMOUR REMARKS REGIONAL FINAL OF ENGLISH CLUBS COMPETITION UNIVERSITY OF LOME AUDITORIUM FEBRUARY 13, 2019 @ 2 PM Madame the Vice President of the University Monsieur the Regional Director of Education for Lome Golfe Monsieur the President of TETO Honored teachers and inspectors of English Dear Parents Students  First of all, I would like …

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Opening Remarks at TEDx Conference in ETI Conference Center

Ambassador Opening Remarks TEDx Conference ETI Conference Center February 9, 2019   Distinguished guests Ladies and Gentlemen It is a real pleasure for me to be with you for the opening ceremony of this conference. I was fortunate enough to have participated in the first TEDxTokoin conference in 2017, and I am very pleased to …

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Remarks at Closing Ceremony of Nenyo City Good Governance Initiative

Closing Ceremony of Nenyo City Good Governance Initiative Prefecture of Zio February 9, 2019   Monsieur the Minister of Territorial Administration, Decentralization, and Local Collectives Monsieur the Minister of Communication Monsieur the Director General of ANASAP Monsieur the Prefect of Zio Monsieur the Mayor Representatives of the diplomatic corps Distinguished guests Ladies and Gentlemen Good …

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MCC Threshold Program Officially Launched in Togo

U.S., Government of Togo Sign Millennium Challenge Corporation Threshold Program February 14, 2019 Lome, February 14, 2019— The U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the Government of Togo today signed the new $35 million MCC Togo Threshold Program to support economic growth and reduce poverty. MCC Vice President for Administration and Finance and Acting …

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U.S. Assistant Secretary for Africa, Ambassador Tibor Nagy, traveled to Lomé

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Africa, Ambassador Tibor Nagy, traveled to Lomé, Togo November 1-2 to preside over a meeting of American Ambassadors and Chargés d’Affaires from 16 countries in the region. The Chiefs of Mission Conference was held at the U.S. Embassy and included the heads of the U.S. diplomatic missions of Benin, Burkina Faso, …

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Delivery of New Boat Strengthens Maritime Security

A new speedboat donated by the U.S. Government to the Togolese Navy will help keep Togo’s waters safe and secure. The Defender-class speedboat, also called a Respond Boat, was officially handed over by Ambassador David Gilmour during a ceremony at the Lomé Naval Base on Oct.12. Also in attendance were the Chief of General Staff …

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The Ambassador’s Self-Help Program grants 22.5 million francs to ten community projects

On September 26, Ambassador David Gilmour signed funding agreements for ten Self Help program projects. The Ambassador told the recipients, “The purpose of the Special Fund for Self-Help is to encourage communities to improve their living conditions in the fields of economy, health, and social well-being, through projects they implement themselves. ” This year, the …

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Innovative Technology Helps Improve Local Governance

The citizens of Zio, a prefecture of 300,000 people 30 minutes north of Lome, are now able to easily report problems to local authorities, thanks to an innovative application called “Nenyo City” developed by a group of young Togolese software developers and financed by the U.S. Embassy. On September 27, 2018, the Embasy’s Deputy Chief …

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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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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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Paving the way for English Learning

From November 08 through 18, 2017, the Embassy’s educational advisor and representatives of the Togolese English Teachers Organization (TETO) held training sessions for all the English clubs in the eight academic regions of the country, during which they distributed an English Clubs Handbooks prepared by the Regional English Language Office (RELO). The objective of the …

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Joint Declaration 9/22/2017

Joint Declaration of the Embassies of the United States of America, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, the United Nations Coordination Office, and the Delegation of the European Union to Togo Lomé, September 2017- While observing that the various Togolese political forces have been able to demonstrate this week and publicly express their convictions, the …

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U.S. Secretary of State Meets Togo’s Foreign Minister in Washington D.C.

During their discussion, the two men discussed the preparations for the annual AGOA (African Growth and Opportunity Act) Forum which will take place in Lome from Aug. 8-10, and the progress of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) program in Togo. There was also talk of the first Africa-Israel Summit in Lome in October. An event …

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U.S. Independence Day Celebration

The Embassy held its official Independence Day celebration on June 28 at Lomé’s Radisson Blu hotel. Over 250 guests from all walks of Togolese society – government, civic organizations, and the business community – and Lomé’s diplomatic community attended. Following the Embassy Marine detachment Color Guard ceremony and national anthems, Ambassador Gilmour and the representative …

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Ambassador Gilmour’s Remarks at the 2017 Independence Day Celebration

Remarks July 4 celebration 2017 (protocol opening) Good evening and thank you for joining us to celebrate the 241st anniversary of the independence of the United States of America. We are privileged to celebrate here tonight in the beautiful Radisson Blu, thanks to the very generous financial support of several private sector donors: American companies, …

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