Madagascar 2017 International Religious Freedom Report

Executive Summary The constitution provides for freedom of religious thought and expression and prohibits religious discrimination in the workplace. Other laws protect individual religious freedom against abuses by government or private actors. In January the government promulgated a law amending the nationality code and allowing a Malagasy woman to transmit her nationality to a child ...
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Statement from the U.S. Embassy – The U.S. Embassy in Antananarivo congratulates Prime Minister Ntsay on his June 4th appointment

The U.S. Embassy in Antananarivo congratulates Prime Minister Ntsay on his June 4th appointment and is encouraged by his commitment at the handover ceremony to preparing  “inclusive, transparent, credible elections, the results of which will be accepted by all.”  We  urge all parties to continue to abide by the Constitutionally-mandated process, to include court rulings ...
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Job Opportunity – Cultural Affairs Specialist

ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: Antananarivo-2018-013 OPEN TO:                 All interested candidates POSITION:               Cultural Affairs Specialist; FSN-10, FP-5 OPENING DATE:    June 7, 2018 CLOSING DATE:     June 21, 2018 WORK HOURS:       Full-Time, 40 hours per week For full Performance Level (PDF 91KB) DS 174 Form (PDF 94KB)  
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Job Opportunity – Project Management Assistant (PMA) for USAID

SOLICITATION NUMBER:  72068718R10002 ISSUANCE DATE: June 5, 2018 CLOSING DATE/TIME: July 2, 2018 Project Management Assistant, FSN-09 USAID/Madagascar … see full announcement   (PDF 260K) … USAID 302-3 Application Form (DOC 198K) Dear Prospective Offerors: The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development Mission to Madagascar (USAID/Madagascar), is seeking offers from qualified persons to provide personal services as a ...
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2019-2020 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The American Embassy is pleased to announce the annual competition for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program.  This one-year, full scholarship program is offered to mid-level professionals who have a proven record of leadership, commitment to public service, and the capacity to take full advantage of a self-defined program of independent study at a leading ...
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Alert: Demonstrations – U. S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the Coliseum in Antsonjombe and near the downtown and surrounding neighborhoods of City Hall in Analakely, Antananarivo. Event: Demonstrations expected to take place on May 26 beginning at 10:00 am.  Supporters of the current President will gather at the Coliseum and the opposition groups will gather downtown. ...
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Chargé Wilson Swears-in 44 New Peace corps Volunteers in Health and Agriculture Fields

ANTANANARIVO – On May 17th, 44 new Peace Corps Volunteers were sworn-in to service by the Chargé d’ Affaires Stuart R. Wilson in a ceremony at the Peace Corps Training Center in Mantasoa.  The new Volunteers will work in the fields of health and agriculture.  Volunteers recently finished 11 weeks of intensive cultural, language, and ...
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Alert: Continued Large Gatherings – U. S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar

Location: Antananarivo and regional cities throughout Madagascar Event: Opposition politicians continue public meetings downtown every day starting at 10 a.m. and dispersing typically around 6:00 in the evening.  All protests that have taken place to date have gathered in the area of May 13th Square in downtown Antananarivo.  Recent gatherings have drawn large crowds and shown the ...
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Senior Operations Specialist for USAID

The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking offers from qualified U.S. citizen, Green Card holder, and Third Country Nationals who can speak English, write and edit at a native level, already residing in Madagascar, to provide personal services as a Senior Operations Specialist under a Personal Service ...
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Public (sealed bid) auction at the Embassy

The U.S. Embassy Antananarivo will hold a public (sealed bid) auction of used items, including vehicles, IT equipment, office equipment, household goods and furniture, and other miscellaneous items, at the Embassy parking lot in Andranoro Antehiroka in accordance with the following schedule: Saturday, May 12, 2018 (08:30 to 14:00): Individuals interested in participating in the ...
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Alert: Large Gathering – U.S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar

Location: Downtown and surrounding neighborhoods of City Hall in Analakely, Antananarivo. Event: Opposition politicians have said that they will continue public meetings downtown every day starting at 10 a.m. for the foreseeable future.  Recent gatherings have drawn large crowds and shown the potential for tensions to escalate.  U.S. citizens are strongly advised to use caution if going ...
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Alert: Large Gathering – U.S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar

Location: Downtown and surrounding neighborhoods of City Hall in Analakely, Antananarivo. Event: A large gathering is reportedly planned in downtown Antananarivo today and, as we have seen in the recent past, there is the potential for tensions to escalate.  U.S. citizens are strongly advised to avoid the area at this time. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas ...
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Civil Unrest Alert – U. S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar

Location: Downtown and surrounding neighborhoods of City Hall in Analakely, Antananarivo Event: An estimated 10,000 demonstrators are reportedly gathered in downtown Antananarivo and the situation remains tense.  U.S. citizens are strongly advised to avoid the area at this time. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstrations in Analakely and the surrounding areas in ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, downtown and surrounding neighborhoods of City Hall in Analakely, Antananarivo Event: Demonstrations expected to take place on the morning of April 21. The opposition groups led by the members of parliament from the opposition parties intend to protest against the election law. Recent protests were ...
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“Commandeur de l’Ordre National Malagasy” for Ambassador Robert T. YAMATE

“In recognition of his merits and achievements” during his tenure in Madagascar, Ambassador Robert T. Yamate has been awarded by the Malagasy Minister of Foreign Affairs Henri Rabary-Njaka the distinction “Commandeur de l’Ordre National Malagasy” during an official ceremony today.  Ambassador Yamate has received it “on behalf of his colleagues” from the U.S. Mission to Madagascar. ...
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Ambassador Robert T. Yamate Paid a Farewell Visit to President Rajaonarimampianina

U.S. Ambassador Robert T. Yamate discussed with the President of The Republic of Madagascar about what the U.S. and Madagascar have achieved during his three year tenure here. He paid a farewell visit to President Rajaonarimampianina today at Iavoloha Palace. Among other topics, they have noted the work done together to restore AGOA, the President’s ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Robert T. Yamate

Ribbon-cutting at the New Education Building – Centre Valbio Ranomafana – March 16, 2018 The Honorable Minister of Environment The Honorable Dr. Patricia Wright, I am so very happy to be here with you all today, to make one last visit to this beautiful campus and its amazing founder, Dr. Patricia Wright, and to lay ...
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USAID Launches Environmental Support for Madagascar

USAID Launches Environmental Support for Madagascar, Announcing the First of Two Major Activities ‘Hay Tao’ will focus on strengthening local governance of natural resources  ANTANANARIVO — U.S. Ambassador Robert T. Yamate announced USAID’s ‘Hay Tao’ program today, the first significant piece of a new Conservation and Communities Project (CCP). Hay Tao is the largest U.S. environmental investment ...
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Ambassador Yamate Remarks at World Wildlife Day Event

The “Wildly Beautiful” countering wildlife trafficking campaign is vitally important to help preserve the most vulnerable species here in Madagascar.   Ambassador Yamate Remarks at World Wildlife Day Event Thursday, March 8, American Center Tanjombato His Excellency the Prime Minister of Madagascar; Her Excellency the Minister of Environment, Ecology, and Forests; Members of Government; Honored ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Yamate at the Launch of the Access Program

Embassy Multi-Purpose Room Wednesday, February 28, 2016 I am so very happy to celebrate this landmark with you here today. The United States Embassy in Madagascar is committed to supporting the advancement of the English language, and we are proud to be able to extend the English Access Microscholarship program to Thriving Youth Madagascar Association. ...
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20 lycée students selected to participate in English Access Program

ANTANANARIVO – In a launching ceremony organized at the Embassy in Andranomena on February 28 to mark the installment of the “English Microscholarship Access Program”, Ambassador Robert Yamate congratulated the 20 students from public lycées in Antananarivo who have been selected to participate in a two-year English study program.The program is funded by the U.S. ...
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Reception of Sorghum in Tolagnaro

Speech of Ambassador Robert T. Yamate Reception of Sorghum in Tolagnaro
 and Announcement of USAID/FFP $4.3 million contribution to WFP operations Taolagnaro, February 09, 2018. I am very pleased to be here with you today to highlight the partnership between the governments of Madagascar and the United States to provide this sorghum. It is our ...
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EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE

2019-2020 FULBRIGHT FOREIGN STUDENT PROGRAM The American Embassy is pleased to offer an award for full-time study towards a degree at an academic institution in the United States for 2019-2020.  Fulbright funding is limited to TWO years. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is designed primarily to strengthen African universities and other institutions through higher-degree training. ...
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Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot ...
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U.S. Embassy to the Union of the Comoros

The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent. The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security. Review your personal ...
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Ambassador Yamate Remarks

2018 Madagascar Elections Ambassador Yamate Remarks for the Announcement of $1.2 Million Grant to the UNDP Donors Program for the 2018 Madagascar Elections National Independent Election Commission (CENI) Headquarters Thursday, December 7, 2017, 2:00 pm CENI President Mr. Hery Rakotomanana, United Nations Representative Violet Kakyomya, Honored guests, Ladies and gentlemen. 2018 will be an important ...
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Press Release

2018 Election United States Government Contributes $1.2 Million to Strengthen 2018 Elections Preparedness Contribution will support CENI and civic engagement in elections process ANTANANARIVO — The United States government today announced $1.2 million to help Madagascar conduct free, fair, transparent, and inclusive elections in 2018.  The money is a grant to the United Nations Development ...
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PLAGUE RESPONSE

U.S. ANNOUNCES $2 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL PLAGUE RESPONSE The total U.S. contribution to plague response in Madagascar is now $3.5 million ANTANANARIVO — U.S. Ambassador Robert T. Yamate today announced an additional $2 million from the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Emergency Reserve Fund to help the people of Madagascar respond to this ...
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Ambassador Yamate Remarks

Donation of Project C.U.R.E. Medical equipment to the Centre Hospitalier de Soavinandriana and the Direction Centrale de Service de Sante Militaire November 27, 2017  I am honored to be here today to celebrate this partnership that will help advance Madagascar’s health and security sector.  Today’s event demonstrates the strong security cooperation between the United States ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens

Update on Plague Outbreak in Madagascar This is an update on the 2017 plague outbreak in Madagascar.  Plague outbreaks occur annually in Madagascar.  This year there have been confirmed cases and deaths of both bubonic and pulmonary (also known as pneumonic) plague in urban areas, including Antananarivo and Toamasina. U.S. citizens are informed that health ...
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U.S. Government Assistance to tackle plague

U.S. Government provides a total of USD 1.5 million of assistance to tackle plague ANTANANARIVO – U.S. Ambassador Robert T. Yamate and USAID Mission Director Michele Godette announced the award of an additional emergency assistance of one million dollars to support the Government of Madagascar’s efforts to manage the plague outbreak.  While the epidemic seems ...
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Solar Power Plant Inauguration

Fluidic/Henri Fraise Solar Power Plant Inauguration and Launch of 100 Villages Project Antananarivo/Madagascar – United States Ambassador Robert T. Yamate joined President Hery Rajaonarimampianina, local and national leaders, and a representative from Henri Fraise today to inaugurate the Fluidic/Henri Fraise solar power plant of the pilot site in Belobaka, Bongolava Region, a project that will ...
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Ambassador Yamate Remarks

Fluidic/Henri Fraise Solar Power Plant Inauguration and Launch of 100 Villages Project I am honored to be here today to celebrate this partnership that will help advance Madagascar’s development in the energy sector.  Today’s event demonstrates the strong commercial cooperation between the United States and Madagascar, and it’s potential for helping both our countries. The economic ...
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2016 Child Labor Report

In 2016, Madagascar made a moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor The Government increased the number of child labor inspectors from 4 to 15, launched a study with UNICEF to assess violence and exploitation of children in Madagascar, and expanded the implementation of the Code of Conduct for the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Plague Outbreak in Madagascar including Antananarivo and Toamasina

U.S. Embassy Antananarivo alerts U.S. citizens to a plague outbreak which occurs each year in Madagascar.  To date, there have been confirmed cases and deaths of both bubonic and pulmonary (also known as pneumonic) plague in urban areas, including Antananarivo and Toamasina. Bubonic plague is a bacterial disease that is initially spread by bites from ...
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Ambassador’s Robert YAMATE’s Remarks

Ceremonial Signing of Fluidic-Henri Fraise-USTDA Agreement   September 14, 2017, Ministry of Water, Energy, and Hydrocarbons His Excellency the Minister of Water, Energy, and Hydrocarbons; The Vice President of Henri Fraise Fils & Cie; The Regional Vice President of Fluidic Energy; Honored guests and members of government; Ladies and Gentlemen.  On behalf of the United States ...
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Power Infrastructure & Energy Efficiency Investors Conference

DCM’s Remarks at RENPOWER Madagascar Renewable Energy   Power Infrastructure & Energy Efficiency Investors Conference Wednesday, September 13, 11:00 AM Carlton Hotel Thank you for the invitation to speak at this important and very interesting event. It’s great to be with everyone this morning. Although I’ve just arrived in Madagascar, it’s already clear to me how ...
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International Professional Advanced Leadership course

Ambassador Robert T. YAMATE closing remarks   Good afternoon. His Excellency the Minister of National Defense, The Honorable Chief of the General Army Staff, The Honorable Deputy Commander of the National Gendarmerie, Commander Gibson and Mr. Roarke, instructors of the International Professional Advanced Leadership course, Participants of the Int’l Professional Advanced Leadership course, Honored guests, ...
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New Peace Corps Volunteers to Teach English Language in Madagascar

ANTANANARIVO – 29 new Peace Corps Volunteers were sworn in by the United States Ambassador on September 8, 2017, in a ceremony that included the Ministry of the National Education. The new Volunteers will be teaching English as a Foreign Language in middle and high schools across Madagascar. They completed a thirteen-week intensive pre-service training ...
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Ambassador Yamate Remarks

CODEL Reception :    Salutations I am so very happy to welcome you here tonight, to honor an extraordinary visit to Madagascar.   Embassy Antananarivo is honored to welcome to Madagascar six distinguished members of the United States House of Representatives, and their spouses and family members, their legislative staff, and military staff supporting their travel. ...
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Ambassador Yamate Remarks

Launch of Symbion Power Plant Mandroseza   Wednesday, August 16, 9:00 AM Ladies and Gentlemen, It is an honor and a pleasure to be here today at the inauguration of the Symbion Power plant.  Today’s event is the successful result of the tremendous effort made by Symbion, along with their partners in the Malagasy government, ...
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United States Congressional Delegation Visit

United States Congressional Delegation Visit Underscores Commitment to Madagascar   Antananarivo – A delegation of six members of the United States House of Representatives, led by Chairman of the Judiciary Committee Robert Goodlatte, will be in Madagascar for the next two days.  The delegation will attend the inauguration of the Symbion Power Plant Mandroseza along with ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Political Rally in Antananarivo on July 29

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid the vicinity of Mahamasina Stadium and central Antananarivo during a planned political rally on Saturday, July 29. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large ...
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2017 Independence Day Celebration

Speech of Ambassador Robert T. Yamate July 4th Celebration CMR Ambaranjana, Antananarivo June 30, 2017 Thank you everyone for joining us today, to help us celebrate the 241st anniversary of American Independence, and the 150th anniversary of the establishment of American-Malagasy relations. In 1866, one hundred and fifty years ago, President Andrew Johnson sent the ...
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Message from President Trump

  “Dear Mr. President, On behalf of the people of the United States of America, I want to congratulate you and all citizens of Madagascar on the fifty seventh anniversary of your country’s independence on June 26th. The United States remains committed to working closely with the people of Madagascar to fight international terrorism, enhance ...
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Launch of HOPE Association by the CEDS 12TH Cohort

 Opening Remarks by Ambassador Robert T YAMATE   June 15, 2017 – American Center Madame Foreign Minister, President of the CENI, President of the HOPE Association, Excellencies, Honorable guests, Ladies and gentlemen, It was almost a year ago that I congratulated members of the 12th cohort for successfully completing their year of seminars at the ...
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LGBTI Pride Flag Unveiling

Ambassador Robert T. Yamate Remarks   June 15, 2017 Colleagues and friends: Thank you for gathering here today to mark the unveiling of the LGBTI Pride Flag. Every June, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender and Intersex Pride Month is celebrated to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan that marked a turning point in ...
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Reform of English Teaching Curriculum

Reform of English Teaching Curriculum for Secondary School Completed With the U.S. Embassy Support    ANTANANARIVO, MAY 12 – U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Stephen Anderson and Minister of Education Paul Rabary spoke today at the closing ceremony for a symposium on revising the National Curriculum for the Teaching of English Language for the 10th, 11th, and ...
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U.S. AFRICOM

A delegation led by Alex Laskaris, the Deputy to the Commander for Civil-Military Engagement (DCME) from United States Africa Command (U.S. AFRICOM), accompanied by Ambassador Robert T. Yamate, paid a courtesy call to President Rajaonarimampianina at Iavoloha Palace today. The visit was part of the U.S. AFRICOM tour in the Indian Ocean region. The delegation ...
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Study in U.S. Military Academies

Two Malagasy Students to Study in U.S. Military Academies   U.S. Ambassador Robert Yamate, Malagasy Army Chief of Defense General Lantoarinjaka Razafindrakoto, and the Vice Admiral Jean Marie Lucien Rakotoarisoa ,Chief of Staff of the Malagasy Ministry of Defense presented today at the U.S. Embassy Andranomena the two Malagasy students selected to join the ranks ...
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Kenny Wesley

Kenny Wesley Band Reinforces Ties Through Music   Kenny Wesley and his band, named Soulful Nerd, helped celebrate the 150th anniversary of U.S.-Madagascar bilateral relations and the international Jazz day. Soulful Nerd featured at the official “America Week: 150 Years of Partnership” launch ceremony to spread American culture through soul music. Kenny and his band ...
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America Week

The United States and Madagascar celebrate 150 years of friendship U.S. Ambassador Robert T.  Yamate, accompanied by a representative of the Malagasy Government launched “America Week” at City Hall Analakely on April 25, 2017.  This is part of the American Embassy’s celebration 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Madagascar and the United States.  In his ...
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2018-2019 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

2018-2019 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program   The American Embassy is pleased to announce the annual competition for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program.  This one-year, full scholarship program is offered to mid-level professionals who have a proven record of leadership, commitment to public service, and the capacity to take full advantage of a self-defined ...
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2016 Madagascar Human Rights Report

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2016 Full Report English  (PDF 194K) French  (PDF 556K) Malagasy Secretary’s Preface Promoting human rights and democratic governance is a core element of U.S. foreign policy. These values form an essential foundation of stable, secure, and functioning societies. Standing up for human rights and democracy is not just a moral imperative ...
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Update on Tropical Cyclone ENAWO

March 7, 2017 (3:16PM) : Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Tropical Cyclone ENAWO  Tropical Cyclone ENAWO has been upgraded to a Category 4 storm, according to the RSMC Tropical Cyclone Center.  ENAWO is moving westward and made landfall in Northeast Madagascar earlier this morning. Heavy  rainfall, leading to potentially dangerous flooding and landslides, ...
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Tropical Cyclone ENAWO

Security Message to U.S. Citizens: Tropical Cyclone ENAWO – March 6, 2017 According to the RSMC Tropical Cyclone Center, Tropical Storm ENAWO will hit northeast Madagascar between Antalaha and Fenerive Est, with maximum wind speed of 115 miles/hour.  ENAWO is moving westward at 7 km/h and is likely to make landfall Tuesday morning, March 7. ...
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38’ Metal Shark Boat to Malagasy Navy

United States Gives 38’ Metal Shark Boat to Malagasy Navy   NOSY BE – Ambassador Robert Yamate and President Rajaonarimampianina attended today in Nosy Be the commissioning of the Metal Shark Defiant Response Boat.  The donation of this new vessel is a response to a request submitted by the Malagasy government in 2014.  Minister of ...
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Speeches

02/22/2017 : Ambassador Yamate Remark – 38’ Metal Shark Boat to Malagasy Navy   (Salutations) Thank you attending this important event. I am so very honored to be able to represent the United States as together with President Rajaonarimampianina, we observe long standing traditions of Navies around the world in commissioning a naval vessel and ...
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The 25th Anniversary of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency’s work in Madagascar

ADRA’s impact in Madagascar grew over time and the organization expanded to other activities in the health, education and food security sectors and five additional regions of Madagascar. Protocol greetings… Ladies and gentlemen, I am honored to be here tonight to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency’s active presence, ...
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MUSEA Reception Remarks

Ambassador Yamate Madagascar/United States Exchange Alumni (MUSEA) Reception Remarks American Center Tanjombato, February 9, 2017 Distinguished and proud members of MUSEA – the Madagascar United States Exchange Alumni; Which includes – alumni of the IVLP, Humphrey, Fulbright, YALI, AWEP, and SUSI exchange programs; Honorable guests, ladies and gentlemen, colleagues and friends. Thank you all so ...
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Ambassador Yamate ACCESS Event Remarks

Ambassador Yamate ACCESS Event Remarks American Center Tanjombato, Saturday, January 28, 2017, 10:00 – 11:00 Minister of National Education, ETP Board Director, ETP Director, Distinguished guests, family members, and ACCESS graduates and future participants, I am honored to celebrate with you today a double event ­­– the graduation of the 5th cohort and the launch ...
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PAS Small Grant Program

PAS Small Grant Program U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY ANTANANARIVO PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM The U.S. Embassy Antananarivo Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our funding ...
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$2.7 million for drought relief

01/30/2017 : U.S. government provides another $2.7 million for drought relief; calls for a formal emergency declaration New funding brings the total U.S. government contribution to over $39 million for emergency food relief to southern Madagascar Antananarivo – As the emergency in the south of Madagascar continues into the lean season between harvests, the United ...
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Visa issuance to aliens

01/31/2017 : Visa issuance to aliens   Urgent Notice: Per U.S. Presidential Executive Order signed on January 27, 2017, visa issuance to aliens from the countries of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen has been suspended effective immediately until further notification.  If you are a national, or dual national, of one of these ...
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Interfaith Dialogue

U.S. Ambassador Robert Yamate Remarks – Interfaith Dialogue American Center Tanjombato, January 18, 2017 I am so happy to be able to join you today for this important event.  I would like to thank all of those who worked on bringing this event together, which was a direct result of the work our Embassy and ...
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2016 Comoros Trafficking in Persons report

DEAR READER: If there is a single theme to this year’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, it is the conviction that there is nothing inevitable about trafficking in human beings. That conviction is where the process of change really begins—with the realization that just because a certain abuse has taken place in the past doesn’t ...
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Immigration Requirements for Foreigners

Reminder-Immigration Requirements for Foreigners United States Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar Message for U.S. Citizens:  Reminder-Immigration Requirements for Foreigners December 27, 2016 This message is a reminder that local law requires all foreigners in Madagascar to carry their original immigration documents at all times. You must carry a valid residence permit or passport showing immigration stamps as ...
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2016 Origin Africa

11/03/2016 : Official opening in Antananarivo of the Textile and Apparel Fair “Origin Africa”,   Antananarivo – Assistant United States Trade Representative for Africa Florie Liser attended the official opening in Antananarivo of the Textile and Apparel Fair “Origin Africa”, chaired by President Rajaonarimampianina this morning. Noting her presence, the President said in his remarks ...
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Presidential Election Results

11/09/2016 : Ambassador Yamate Election Results Press Conference Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 13:00MPR, U.S. Embassy Thank you all for coming today to cover this momentous occasion – the results of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. Since our country’s founding, the electorate in the United States has progressed from one where only a small portion of ...
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U.S. Africa Business Forum

Two Malagasy Business Leaders attend U.S.-Africa Business Forum   ANTANANARIVO —  Two prepresentatives of Madagascar’s Business Community are attending the U.S.-Africa Business Forum in New York today.  Zouzar Bouka, the CEO of Vision Madagascar (ViMa) and Marcellin Andrianarivelo-Razafy, the Business Development Manager for Henri Fraise Fils & Cie are among the hundreds of attendees participating ...
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Launch of Youth Civic Center

New venue to empower Malagasy youth leadership, civic engagement and democracy ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR—On September 15, the Minister of Culture, Promotion of Handicraft, and Safeguard of Patrimony Jean Jacques Rabenirina joined U.S. Ambassador Robert Yamate to cut the ribbon marking the opening of the Youth Civic Center (Y.C.C.), or “Ivotoerana Fikoloana Tanora ho Mendrika,” located in ...
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September 12, 2016 : Worldwide Caution

September 12, 2016 As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about relevant events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.  Current information suggests that terrorist groups continue to ...
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Africa Endeavor Dinner

Welcome Remarks by Ambassador Robert Yamate Africa Endeavor Dinner   Minister of Defense Distinguished government and military members from more than 40 countries and international organizations, Ladies and gentlemen, I wanted to take this opportunity to personally welcome you to Madagascar and to the Africa Endeavor Senior Leader Communications Symposium.  I am sure you will ...
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Africa Endeavor 2016

ANTANANARIVO – The Armed Forces of Madagascar, in partnership with the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), is hosting representatives from 40 African nations and several regional and international organizations for the Africa Endeavor 2016 Leader Symposium in Antananarivo August 22 to 26. The President of Madagascar Hery Rajaonarimampianina and the U.S. Africa Deputy to the Commander ...
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Planned Demonstration in Antananarivo

United States Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Planned Demonstration in Antananarivo  August 17, 2016 U.S. Embassy Antananarivo cautions U.S. citizens to avoid the Avenue de l’Independence and its vicinity in central Antananarivo during a planned political protest on the morning of Friday, August 19, 2016. As with any political demonstration, there is ...
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48 Lycée Students selected to Participate in English Access Program

In a launching ceremony to mark the 6th installment of the English Microscholarship Access Program at the American Center in Tanjombato, U.S. Ambassador Robert Yamate along with the Minister of National Education Paul Rabary congratulated the 48 students from 11publiclycées in Antananarivo who have been selected to participate in a two-year English study program at the ...
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Wednesday Movies

The Best Movies in English on Town are at the American Embassy Every Wednesday at 1300 All the movies in July will be dedicated to the topic “ Independence Day” July 6, 2016: “Independence Day: The History of July 4th” (50 min)  https://goo.gl/2FRjaa Throughout America, the 4th of July is a summer celebration of beaches barbecues ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Avoid Avenue de l’independence in Antananarivo

U.S. Embassy Antananarivo cautions U.S. citizens to avoid the Avenue de l’independence and its vicinity in central Antananarivo, due to the possibility of politically motivated violence in the area. Additionally, U.S. citizens should exercise caution and avoid large crowds, gatherings, demonstrations or protests, as even peaceful gatherings can escalate into a violent or dangerous situation. ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Robert Yamate on the Occasion of the United States Independence Day Reception

The Honorable Prime Minister of the Republic of Madagascar, The Honorable President of the Senate, The Honorable President of the National Assembly, The Honorable President of the High Constitutional Court, The Honorable Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, The Honorable Ministers of the Government of Madagascar, Representatives of the Government and Institutions of Madagascar, Representatives of ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Avoid Avenue de l’independence in Antananarivo

U.S. Embassy Antananarivo cautions U.S. citizens to avoid the Avenue de l’independence and its vicinity in central Antananarivo, due to the possibility of politically motivated violence in the area. Additionally, U.S. citizens should exercise caution and avoid large crowds, gatherings, demonstrations or protests, as even peaceful gatherings can escalate into a violent or dangerous situation. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Heightened Awareness After June 26 Explosion

On June 26, at approximately 7:00 p.m., there was an explosion at Mahamasina Stadium in Antananarivo during a music concert being held as a part of Madagascar’s Independence Day celebration.  No U.S. citizens were among the two dead approximately 80 injured.  Separate explosions – that did not result in injuries – were reported at the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Heightened Awareness After June 26 Explosion

On June 26, at approximately 7:00 p.m., there was an explosion at Mahamasina Stadium in Antananarivo during a music concert being held as a part of Madagascar’s Independence Day celebration.  No U.S. citizens were among the two dead approximately 80 injured.  Separate explosions – that did not result in injuries – were reported at the ...
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United States Provides $8 Million to Help Drought Victims in Southern Madagascar

The U.S. Embassy in Madagascar, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing $8 million in additional emergency humanitarian assistance to help people suffering from the ongoing drought in the south of Madagascar.  The funding will be used to provide food and nutritional supplements to people in the Androy, Atsimo Andrefana and Anosy ...
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45 new Peace Corps Volunteers were sworn-in in a Ceremony at the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence

On May 3rd, 2016, forty-five new Peace Corps Volunteers were sworn-in to service by U.S. Ambassador Robert Yamate in a ceremony at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence in Antananarivo. The new Volunteers will work in the fields of health and agriculture.  Volunteers recently finished three months of intensive cultural, language, and technical training and have now ...
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Deputy Secretary Higginbottom Travels to Madagascar, April 26 – 28

Deputy Secretary Higginbottom is among the most senior U.S. State Department officials to visit Madagascar.  As the country returns to democracy, her visit underscores the support of the U.S. Government for the Malagasy people.  During the visit, she will discuss governance, including transparency and accountability, development and economic growth, and the preservation of Madagascar’s unique ...
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Worldwide Caution

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Current information suggests that ISIL, al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, al-Shabaab, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those ...
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Worldwide Caution

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Current information suggests that ISIL, al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, al-Shabaab, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those ...
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Town Hall Meeting – March 8, 2016 at 16:00

U.S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar Message for U.S. Citizens:  Town Hall Meeting of the American Community March 8, 2016 at 16:00 The Ambassador of the United States of America, Robert Yamate, is pleased to invite U.S. citizens to attend a town hall meeting of the American community on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 8, 2016. The town hall will begin at 4:00 p.m. at ...
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Town Hall Meeting – March 8, 2016 at 16:00

U.S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall Meeting of the American Community March 8, 2016 at 16:00 The Ambassador of the United States of America, Robert Yamate, is pleased to invite U.S. citizens to attend a town hall meeting of the American community on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 8, 2016. The town hall will begin at 4:00 p.m. ...
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Ambassador Robert T. Yamate’s Remarks for the Access Graduation Ceremony

English Teaching Program (ETP) ACCESS Graduation Ceremony Saturday, February 13, 2016 10:00 a.m. American Center, Tanjombato Mr. Secretary General (SG) of the Ministry of Education, Rolland Rabeson ETP Board Director, Mireille Razafindrazaka ETP Director Vony Razanadrakoto Distinguished guests, friends and family members, and most of all, ACCESS graduates: I am so very happy to celebrate ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Robert Yamate – “Celebrate the Achievements” of Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) – A7C Hotel, Antananarivo

Speech by Mr. Robert Yamate, US Ambassador, during the ceremony at the A&C Hotel, Antananarivo Dear Minister of Health Dear Minister of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Dear Minister of Population, Dear Minister of Interior and Decentralization Dear Chief of Party of the MAHEFA project, Dear Regional Directors of Health and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Dear CCDS ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Robert Yamate – Transparency Internationl – Corruption in Madagascar

Honorable [minister of….] Government officials Colleagues from the non-governmental sector, diplomatic colleagues and friends…. Nothing will unlock Africa’s economic potential more than ending the cancer of corruption. These are from the remarks made by President Obama at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa last July.  It is a simple fact that is as true ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Robert Yamate – Ceremony for the Launching of the 2015-2016 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Project

Prime Minister’s Palace Museum in Andafiavaratra| Thursday, January 21, 2016 Honorable Minister, Colleagues, and friends, It is a great pleasure for me to be here this morning for the launching of this project, the “Preservation of the 19th Century Prime Minister’s Palace Museum in Andafiavaratra.” This project, unlike any other that the U.S. Embassy has ever ...
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2016 English Microscholarship Access Program

The Embassy of the United States supports Malagasy youth education through English Microscholarships The Embassy of the United States and the English Teaching Program (ETP) launched the call for this year’s “English Microscholarship Access Program”.  The program calls for the participation of talented teenagers of 13 to 20 year-old from public high schools that come from ...
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Protest Near Democracy Park on January 9, 2016

A protest organized by “Hetsika Madagasikara ho an’ny Malagasy” is planned for Saturday, January 9 in Antananarivo, in Ambohijatovo, near Democracy Park. Such demonstrations have turned violent in the past and there is the possibility of conflict with authorities about holding a political demonstration. Organizers stated they would march from the Democracy Square in Ambohijatovo to ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Robert T. Yamate Disney Conservation Hero Award – Prof. Jonah Ratsimbazafy American Center Tanjombato

I am so very happy to be here this evening, to present the Disney Conservation Hero award to Prof. Jonah Ratsimbazafy. It is an important honor not just for him personally, but for the organizations with which he has worked over his long career.  His work, and this award, bring attention to the importance of ...
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USAID Mission Director Signs Governance, Environment and Health Amendment Agreements with Minister of Finance

USAID Mission Director Susan Sawhill Riley and Minister of Finance and Budget Rakotoarimanana Gervais have signed three grant agreement amendments for support to Madagascar’s governance, environment and health. The Minister of Water, Hygiene and Sanitation, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Interior and Decentralization, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment, Ecology, the ...
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Planned Demonstrations in Antananarivo

A protest organized by “Hetsika Madagasikara ho an’ny Malagasy” is planned for Saturday December 12th, 2015 at 9:00am in Ambohijatovo, near Democracy Park.  Such demonstrations have turned violent in the past, and there is the possibility of conflict with authorities about holding a political demonstration.  The CUA (Commune Urbaine d’Antananarivo) gave authorization to the organizers ...
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Seeds and food assistance to Help Victims of Drought in Southern Madagascar begins in Ambovombe

Over 500 people received vouchers in Ambonaivo commune, Ambovombe district, Androy region this week, with which they bought seeds and agricultural tools to prepare for the upcoming planting season. More than 200 other beneficiaries received food for their work on rehabilitating a community rain-catchment basin in Beratro I. This agricultural fair and food-for-work activity, funded ...
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Ambassador Yamate – Equipment Donation – GHPIEGO to the Regional Hospital in Toamasina

Remarks by Ambassador Robert T. Yamate during the handover ceremony of donated equipment from USAID-funded project JHPIEGO to the regional hospital – Toamasina December 7, 2015 Mesdames et Messieurs, Bonjour. I am very pleased to be here today to officially launch the Maternal and Child Survival program (MCSP) in the Atsinanana region. Improving maternal and child health ...
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U.S. Ambassador Officially Launches Maternal and Child Survival Program in Atsinanana Region

US Ambassador Officially Launches Maternal and Child Survival Program in Atsinanana Region; Donates Basic Equipment to local University Hospital and Midwifery School The United States Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development and their partner, Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) donated basic essential equipment to the University hospital and midwifery school in Toamasina ...
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Ambassador Yamate – Launch of CARE/CUA IARIVO Project

Honorable Executive Secretary for the BNGRC Honorable Chef de District Honorable Mayor Representatives from the Urban Commune of Antananarivo Representatives from the Private Sector Platform Dear partners, Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen It is my honor to be here at the Antananarivo Town Hall with with all of you to congratulate you on a successful ...
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Launch of USAID/OFDA-funded Project for Flood-prone Communities in the Capital

Ambassador Yamate Speech – Launch of CARE/CUA IARIVO Project The United States Agency for International Development, through its Office for Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), is providing help to the urban commune of Antananarivo (CUA) to cope with natural disasters through a project named “IARIVO.” Implemented by a USAID partner—CARE and the urban commune of Antananarivo, this ...
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The U.S. Embassy in Madagascar is pleased to be participating in International Education Week

U.S. Embassy celebrates International Education Week The U.S. Embassy in Madagascar is pleased to be participating in International Education Week.  This annual event is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchanges worldwide.  The Embassy’s participation— a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education—is part ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Robert Yamate at the Ceremony to Donate Jackets to Volunteers at Marojejy National Park

Mr. Prime Minister, Dr. Patel, staff of Duke Lemur Center, local dignitaries, residents, partners, and friends, It is a pleasure to be visiting SAVA today – my first opportunity as Ambassador.  And I am particularly pleased to be meeting with such a dedicated group of individuals, committed to preserving and protecting Madagascar’s unique biodiversity while ...
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The U.S. Embassy announces Cybersecurity: Public Awareness Week

To enhance public awareness and to help create a culture of cybersecurity where we live and work, the U.S Embassy is conducting a social and traditional media campaign on cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is critical to global security.  All nations have a responsibility to protect their own networks and information infrastructure, to ensure that their networks and ...
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U.S. Embassy launches the application of the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

The U.S Embassy Public Affairs Officer in Antananarivo, Mr. Luke Zahner, officially announced the opening of the application for the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). The Mandela Washington Fellowship, which began in 2014, will bring 1000 young leaders to the United ...
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U.S. Ambassador Closes Week-Long Conference on “Enhancing Human Security”

U.S. Ambassador Robert T. Yamate presided over the closing ceremony along with the Minister of Defense Lieutenant General Dominique Rakotozafy to mark the completion of a week-long seminar on “Human Security” at Cercle Mess Soanierana from September 21 through September 25, 2015.  As part of the military cooperation between the U.S. and Madagascar, this seminar, ...
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Alumni Reception

Minister  of Education Paul Rabary, Head of the Alumni Association, Head of the YALI Association, Thank you all for coming to this event.    This week has been full of celebrations for all of us involved in the American Center.  For tonight’s event, we have brought together a group of extraordinary people — individuals who have ...
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Opening of the American Corner/Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Innovation Space

On September 17, a hundred alumni from U.S. exchange programs joined U.S Ambassador Robert Yamate to celebrate the opening of the American Corner/Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Innovation Space located in the American Center building, Tanjombato.  The American Corner is open to all, but as a YALI Innovation Space, will be particularly important to our ...
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“Island of Lemurs: Madagascar”

As part of the inauguration of the American Center in Antananarivo, the U.S Embassy and the Ranomafana Valbio Center and MICET (Madagascar Institute for the Conservation of Tropical Environments) jointly organized on September 16 a screening of the IMAX film “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar”, featuring Stony brook University’s Distinguished Professor and Primatologist Dr. Patricia Wright ...
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Opening of the American Center of Madagascar

It is truly a pleasure for me to be here today, in such esteemed company, for this momentous event.  After several years of effort, together we are opening this beautiful facility, the American Center of Madagascar. Over five years since our former cultural center in downtown Antananarivo closed, I am pleased that there is once ...
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American Center inauguration

On September 15, the American Center in Madagascar was officially inaugurated in a ceremony co-chaired by the President of Madagascar Hery Rajaonarimampianina and U.S. Ambassador Robert Yamate. Representatives of the Malagasy government, the diplomatic corps, civil society, business leaders and hundreds of guests were in attendance. Ambassador Yamate said in his keynote address: “Together, we ...
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U.S. Citizen Town Hall with New Consul Michael Richards – Cristal Itsandra Beach Hotel

Cristal Itsandra Beach Hotel The new Consul, Michael Richards,  is pleased to invite all U.S. citizens to attend a Town Hall meeting for the American community in the evening of Friday, September 4, 2015. The Town Hall will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Cristal Itsandra Beach Hotel. The meeting will provide an opportunity for the American community ...
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Possible Demonstrations in Fianarantsoa

Some local political parties have called for demonstrations and public displays of support for their candidates in a closely contested mayoral race in Fianarantsoa today, Friday, August 7, 2015 and tomorrow, August 8, which may continue through the weekend.  Madagascar’s national government has sent additional security forces, which are stationed in the area in reaction ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Robert Yamate

Independence Day Reception Villa Philadelphia, AntananarivoJuly 1, 2015 Honorable guests, What a pleasure it is to be hosting you here at Villa Philadelphia, the first time we have had an Independence Day reception at the Ambassador’s residence in six years, and the first time in as many years that a United States Ambassador has had ...
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USAID/Food for Peace’s Fararano Program

On June 19, the Minister of Environment Ralava Beboarimisa, the US Ambassador Robert T. Yamate, and the USAID Mission Director Susan S. Riley visited the village of Kelilalina to witness development activities provided through USAID/Food for Peace’s Fararanoprogram.  They spent the morning meeting with mothers and their small children who received nutritious food rations of ...
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Pregnancy Test Kits introduced in Community Health Workers’ Activity address unmet Family Planning Needs

Over the past few years, the increase in the use of modern contraceptives in Madagascar has slowed down. Enabling couples to determine whether, when and how often to have children is vital to safe motherhood and healthy families. Increasing access to family planning results in profound health, economic and social benefits, and could prevent up ...
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United States to give $2.2 million for Polio Eradication in Madagascar

The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will contributee $2.2 million to support the efforts of the government of Madagascar to eradicate polio in the country.  Over 4.3 million Malagasy children under the age of five will directly benefit from this support. In Madagascar, the last wild polio virus case ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Demonstrations

In light of the current political atmosphere, spontaneous demonstrations are possible around the country, including in Antananarivo.  The U.S. Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens carefully read the Safety and Security section of the Country Specific Information for Madagascar. Please remember that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  Avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution ...
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Statement by John Kirby, Spokesperson (Madagascar’s Current Political Situation)

The United States is closely following ongoing political developments in Madagascar.  The country has made tremendous progress since its 2013 elections and return to democracy, and we hope that current developments do not jeopardize those gains. We call on all parties to resolve the current political impasse with respect for the rule of law and ...
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Special Envoy Hochstein Visits Madagascar

The U.S. State Department Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, Amos J Hochstein, visited Madagascar May 14-15, 2015.  He advises the Secretary of State on global energy security and diplomacy.  He promotes U.S. interests to ensure energy resources are used to increase economic opportunity, stability and prosperity around the world.  He also advises ...
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Remarks of Ambassador YAMATE at YALI Press Conference

Members of the media, alumni of the YALI program, family members and, especially, this year’s Mandela Fellows:  Welcome, thank you for coming, and congratulations to this year’s fellows. In 2010, President Barack Obama launched the Young African Leaders Initiative –“YALI” – to empower the incredible talent and creativity of young Africans.  Last year, President Obama ...
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U.S. Ambassador Robert Yamate Presents the 2015 Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) Washington Fellows from Madagascar and Comoros

On May 12, U.S. Ambassador Robert T. Yamate along with USAID Director Susan Riley announced the nine young people from Madagascar and Comoros who have been invited to participate in the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) Washington Fellowship this year.  These YALI Fellows – six from Madagascar and three from Comoros – along with 500 ...
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Remarks of Ambassador Yamate at the Opening of the International Trade Board of Madagascar’s “USA Day”

It is truly an honor for me to be with you here today at the opening of “USA Day,” organized by the International Trade Board of Madagascar with the support of the American Chamber of Commerce and the United States Embassy. The economic and commercial relations between the United States and Madagascar run deep.  The ...
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Remarks of Ambassador Yamate on the Occasion of the 15th Anniversary of ESSVA

His Excellency Mister Prime Minister, Her Excellency Madam Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, His Excellency Mister Minister of Public Health, His Excellency Mister Minister of Transport, Tourism and Meteorology, Ladies and Gentlemen, members of the Diplomatic Corps, Mr. Chief of the Vakinankaratra Region, Mr. President of the Special Delegation, Antsirabe I, Mr. the ...
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Security Message to U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm FIFTEEN

This security message alerts U.S. citizens residing and traveling in Madagascar that according to published reports by the RSMC Tropical Cyclone Center, Tropical Storm FIFTEEN will hit Madagascar between Morondava and Maintirano, with winds between 60 and 70 km/hour. According to published reports, it is slowing moving eastward at 7 km/h, and is likely to make ...
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Madagascar Declares Flooding Disaster, Rains and Landslide Risks Continue

This emergency message alerts U.S. citizens to reports that heavy and consistent rains have caused severe flooding in the central highlands of Madagascar, and has prompted the Government of Madagascar to declare a state of disaster, including in the capital of Antananarivo.  Extensive flooding has washed out dikes and roads, and landslides are making transportation in the ...
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Ambassador Robert Yamate’s Speech – “Human Rights and Law of Armed Conflict”

Distinguished members from the Malagasy government and military, Leaders from the Defense Institute for International Legal Studies, Ladies and gentlemen, Thank you all for taking the time to commit to this vital training.  The safeguarding of human rights has been central to the United States since our establishment over 200 years ago.  Today the promotion ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Honorary Consul Kidnapped in Antananarivo

According to published reports, a local businessman from the Indo-Pakistani community who is also the honorary consul of a foreign country in Antananarivo was abducted by armed assailants in a residential area near his home on January 30.  Reports indicate he was potentially targeted due to a dispute over a local business transaction. While kidnappings ...
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Remarks Following Credential Ceremony

It was a pleasure to present my credentials to President Rajaonarimampianina today. My appointment, as the first ambassador to Madagascar to be named in five years, is a symbol of the restored bond between our two countries, and I look forward to engaging with the President, the government, and Malagasy people, to help Madagascar realize ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Toamasina (Tamatave)

The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens to avoid the downtown area of Toamasina (Tamatave) due to demonstrations. We remind U.S. citizens that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations. ...
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Holiday Security in Antananarivo

The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that Antananarivo traditionally sees an increase in crimes as the prices of goods rise and certain products become less readily available during the holiday season. In addition, traffic becomes extremely congested in Antananarivo leading up to Christmas and New Year’s Day. The U.S. Embassy notes there have been steady ...
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Town Hall Meeting with New Chargé d’Affaires

The Chargé d’Affaires,  Mr. Stephen Anderson,  is pleased to invite U.S. citizens to attend a Town Hall meeting for the American community on the afternoon of Tuesday, November 18, 2014. The Town Hall will beginat 5:00 p.m. in the Consular Section on the Embassy Compound.  You may enter via the Consular Section security entrance across from Jovenna. ...
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