SUSI 2022 – Call for application

The U.S. Embassy in Madagascar and Comoros solicits applications for the 2022 Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI): For Scholars For Secondary Educators. Deadline for email submission (with completed application form attached) to  raharijaf@state.gov  or  lalaharivonymi@state.gov  NO LATER THAN Thursday, December 30, 2021. Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) are intensive university-level programs with integrated study tours whose …

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Donation of additional 398, 970 Doses of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine to Madagascar: Press Statement by USAID Mission Director John Dunlop

Antananarivo, November 25, 2021 Good morning, It is both an honor and a relief to be here today to welcome about 400,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine. As we all know, COVID-19 remains a very real threat. We must remain vigilant and intensify efforts to encourage people to get vaccinated and provide Malagasy people with …

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United States Donates 398,970 More COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to Madagascar

Part of President Biden’s commitment to purchase 500 million vaccine doses for low- and lower-middle-income countries, these Pfizer vaccines have been proven safe and effective against COVID-19 and all known variants. Today, 398,970 doses of the safe and effective Pfizer COVID-19 arrived in Madagascar.  These vaccines were delivered via the COVAX facility and are part …

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Deputy Chief of Mission Tobias Glucksman Visits Union of the Comoros

Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Tobias Glucksman visited Grande Comore (Ngazidja), Mohéli (Mwali), and Anjouan (Nzwani) from November 16-19 alongside Defense Attaché Commander Jorge Garcia, Office of Security Cooperation Chief Ty-Jebeck Ruun, Deputy Political and Economic Chief Joe Narus, and Public Affairs Officer Ryan Bradeen.  Through this official visit, DCM Glucksman and the U.S. delegation sought to strengthen relations between the United States and Comoros, …

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U.S. Embassy and University of Comoros to revamp the American Corner in Moroni

The U.S. Embassy in Madagascar and Comoros signed on November 17 a Memorandum of Understanding to renew our partnership with the University of Comoros in hosting the American Corner Comoros at the IFERE Building in Moroni.  This American Corner will continue to build bridges between the people of the United States and Comoros through programs …

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The U.S. Government Launches Indoor Spraying Campaign to Protect 850,000 People from Malaria

The U.S. government and the Ministry of Public Health’s National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) have launched an indoor spraying campaign to control malaria that will protect 850,000 people in the Atsimo Andrefana and Ihorombe regions. Malaria remains a serious threat to the lives of millions of Malagasy people, it keeps children from school and adults …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar

  Location: Worldwide Event: On October 25, President Biden announced the United States will adopt a global air travel policy.  This policy prioritizes public health, protecting U.S. citizens and residents as well as those who come to visit us.  Effective November 8 all non-citizen, nonimmigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling …

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Donation of Additionnal 336,000 Doses of J&J COVID-19 Vaccine to Madagascar: Press Statement by Chargée d’Affaires Amy Hyatt

Antananarivo, October 25, 2021  Throughout this pandemic, the United States has stood side-by-side with the Malagasy people, like “mpirahalahy mianala,” to prevent, protect, treat, and vaccinate against COVID-19. The American people are funding activities throughout the country to protect healthcare workers so they can educate their communities, promote proper hygiene, test patients, track cases, and …

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United States Donates 336,000 More COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to Madagascar

The single-shot Johnson&Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, a donation from the American people, comes as Madagascar opens its borders to international travel.  The U.S. government has donated 336,000 doses of the Johnson&Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to Madagascar as part of the Biden Administration’s global effort to end the COVID-19 pandemic, mitigate its devastating social and economic impacts, and build back a world that is better prepared for future …

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Peace Corps Helps Launch Vaccination Campaign in Commune of Mantasoa

With the support of the U.S. Peace Corps, the Mantasoa CSB II launched its COVID-19 vaccination campaign yesterday.  The campaign is providing free, Johnson&Johnson vaccines – a donation from the U.S. government – to approximately 4,000 community members in the 11 Fokontany of Mantasoa. “It’s great that we can provide vaccinations to the people of …

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Announcement of USAID Project to Counter Corruption and Wildlife Trafficking: Press Statement by Chargée d’Affaires Amy Hyatt

Antananarivo, October 15, 2021 Wildlife trafficking is a serious crime that damages economic prosperity, the rule-of-law, good governance, conservation efforts, and human health.  Illegal wildlife trafficking is often enabled by corruption. Today we are announcing that that the United States Government is investing in the fight to end corruption and wildlife trafficking here in Madagascar. …

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U.S. Government Launches New Project to Combat Corruption and Wildlife Trafficking in Madagascar

The United States government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and on behalf of the American people, launched on October 15 a new $3.4 million, three-year project to address the growing problems of illegal wildlife trafficking and related corruption. “Wildlife trafficking is a serious crime that damages economic prosperity, rule-of-law, good governance, …

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United States Provides $200,000 for Urgent COVID-19 Assistance to Comoros

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Amy J. Hyatt announced that the American people – through their development agency, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), – are providing $200,000 in urgent COVID-19 assistance for Comoros in partnership with the World Health Organization. This assistance will support the Government of Comoros’s COVID-19 response in areas such as …

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U.S. Government Provides Personal Protective Equipment to Front Line Health Workers in Comoros

The U.S. government completed last week the distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontline health workers at seven health clinics in the Comoros.  The clinics, spread across the islands, were identified as some of those hardest hit by the global COVID-19 pandemic. “This head-to-toe equipment, donated by the U.S. government, will keep these Comorian …

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U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Honors Comorian Grant Recipients and Exchange Participants

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Amy J. Hyatt hosted a ceremony on October 4, 2021 in honor of the Comorian citizens who have participated in U.S. exchange programs and who have recently received small grants from the U.S. Embassy to help address challenges in their communities. Since 2020, the U.S. government has awarded Comorian individuals and organizations …

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U.S. Government-Supported Environmental Legal Clinic Opens in Morondava

This legal clinic will promote environmental justice and enforcement of environmental laws in the Menabe region Today, Ambassador Amy Hyatt, United States Chargé d’Affaires for Madagascar and the Comoros, cut the ribbon to officially open the U.S. Government-supported Environmental Legal Clinic in Morondava. This legal clinic is an independent entity that provides communities in the …

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U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Participates in Sustainable Agriculture Forum in Show of Support for Menabe Region

Supported by the U.S. government, the Menabe Sustainable Agriculture Forum is convening government officials, local leaders, and foreign ambassador from September 23-25 U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Amy J. Hyatt is participating in a three-day agriculture forum in Morondava aimed at finding sustainable solutions to the Menabe region’s environmental problems. The American people, through the United States …

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United States Continues Comprehensive Support to the Government of Madagascar’s COVID-19 Pandemic Response

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on behalf of the American people has provided an additional $5.1 million in assistance for Madagascar’s COVID-19 response. This funding, which supports national and community level primary health care facilities, will accelerate widespread and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccination and reduce morbidity and mortality from COVID-19. Through …

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USAID’s SHOPS Plus Project Closes with Track Record of Improving Private Healthcare in Madagascar

Today, the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Health Office Director, Sophia Brewer, and a Representative from the Ministry of Public Health officially closed out a collaborative project focused on improving access to quality healthcare services, primarily through private-sector engagement.  The project, Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector otherwise known as SHOPS Plus, …

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U.S. Embassy Celebrates 11 Young Malagasy Leaders for Completing Intensive U.S. Leadership Training

The U.S. Embassy in Madagascar and Comoros congratulated 11 young Malagasy leaders for completing a six-week intensive U.S. leadership training known as the Mandela Washington Fellowship in an official ceremony last night. The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of the U.S. government’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). In past years, it has provided …

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The U.S. Government Donates $1.5 Million in Medical Equipment to Enhance Quality of Services in 13 Districts

This donation is part of the U.S. government’s partnership with the Ministry of Public Health to improve the quality of health services for the Malagasy people The American people, through our development agency the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), have donated 200 beds and mattresses and other medical materials and equipment to health …

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Labor Day Message to Workers and Trade Unions

This is a joint op-ed co-authored by the U.S. Ambassadors and Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. to Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Zimbabwe. The story of the United States of America is the story of its workers, whose enduring contributions we recognize annually on …

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30 Teachers Introduced to “American English” Methods and Resources

Rigorous, modern methods for teaching English should also be interactive, communicative, and fun. That is the main lesson that thirty experienced or emerging teacher-trainers from Antananarivo learned through the U.S. Embassy’s American English Training-of-Trainers (AE TOT) workshop from September 2-4. During the three-day training, participants explored the U.S. Department of State’s American English teaching and …

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U.S. Department of Defense Donates 300,000 Pre-Packed Humanitarian Meals to Southern Madagascar

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Amy J. Hyatt donated nearly 300,000 pre-packed humanitarian meals from the U.S. Department of Defense to the regional office of the Bureau National de Gestion des Risques et Catastrophes (BNGRC) and Catholic Relief Services in an official handover ceremony on August 25. “This $2.1 million contribution by the U.S. Department of Defense …

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The U.S. Government Supports the National Campaign to Distribute Mosquito Bed Nets

With a contribution of more than 3.6 million bed nets from USAID, the national mosquito bed net campaign will protect over 22 million people from malaria The U.S. government steadfastly supports Madagascar’s efforts to protect its citizens from the dangers of malaria.  Since 2008, the U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development …

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U.S. Exchange Program for Young African Leaders Accepting Applications Now through September 15

The U.S. Embassy in Madagascar and Comoros opened today the four-week application period for the 2022 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. The Fellowship is the flagship program of the U.S. Government’s Young African Leaders Initiative. Since 2014, 77 young leaders from Madagascar and 21 young leaders from Comoros have participated in this prestigious …

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U.S. Government Donates Hygiene Supplies to the Ministry of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Rural Access to New Opportunities in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (RANO WASH) project, has donated equipment and supplies to the Ministry of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene to support Madagascar’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. USAID provided the ministry with 60 disinfectant sprayers, 400 …

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Humanitarian Assistance Partners Meeting: Remarks by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Amy Hyatt

Antananarivo, August 4,2021 Good morning.  Thank you very much for being here today to discuss the on-going crisis in southern Madagascar.  Today’s meeting will enable us to increase coordination among us, by bringing together the key technical and financial partners to discuss the situation, identify operational issues and gaps, consider options, and improve collaboration. The …

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Humanitarian Partners Coordinate Efforts to Address Drought in Southern Madagascar

Action is needed to support southern residents during the coming lean season. In the face of continuing food shortages in southern Madagascar caused by a series of droughts, more than 1 million people in the south face dire food insecurity as the next lean season approaches. The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for …

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United States Donates 302,750 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to Madagascar

The U.S. government donated 302,750 doses of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to Madagascar as part of the Administration’s global effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.The vaccines are part of the U.S. pledge to provide at least 25 million of 80 million doses globally to Africa.  The U.S. government coordinated closely with the African Union, Africa CDC, and COVAX on the country allocations.  COVAX …

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100,000 People in Southern Madagascar to Benefit from New U.S. Government Assistance

The U.S. government funding is feeding 683,000 people in the south and southeast For the past eight years, a series of droughts have devastated southern Madagascar, and this year the situation is especially severe.  Many people are struggling day-to-day to find enough food to eat.  Farmers are experiencing sandstorms instead of rainstorms and the outlook …

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USAID Donates Computer and Communications Equipment to Improve Management of Public Funds

The donation will strengthen the Court of Account’s operational effectiveness, enhance their ability to conduct in-depth investigations and evaluations, and transparently share findings with the public. The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), donated computer and teleconference equipment in partnership with the Ministry of Justice to enhance management at Madagascar’s Court …

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245th Anniversary of the U.S. Independence Day: Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Tobias Glucksman

July 4, 2021 His Excellency, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Madagascar. Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Thank you for joining us today and welcome to the U.S. Embassy in Madagascar and Comoros’ celebration of the 245th anniversary of the independence of the United States. July 4th is a joyful time …

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U.S. Government Expands Infectious Disease Testing

A new project on infectious diseases strengthens public health diagnosis and surveillance and builds the capacity of local laboratories. The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance (IDDS) project, is helping Madagascar fight COVID-19 and other infectious diseases through the donation of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing …

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14 Participants from Madagascar and Comoros Selected for the 2021 Mandela Washington Fellowship

U.S. Embassy in Madagascar and Comoros is proud to announce that the following young leaders will participate in the 2021 Mandela Washington Fellowship:  Alexandre Manamamonjy, Henintsoa Rakotoarison, HeriniainaAndriamalala, James Rakotomalala, Jannie Nadia Ratsimba, Lova Randrianasolo, Misa Rasolofoarison, NabezaRazafindrakala, Tojosoa Ramarlina, Tsiry Randrianavelo, and Vony Randrianonenana from Madagascar; as well as Aincha Aboubakar Oumadi, Chamsoudine Ali Abderemane …

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Embassy Statement on the 10th Anniversary of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

No matter where you live, the simple act of buying a product can affect the human rights of someone you have never met.  It can also lead to the extinction of a plant or animal. Business activity – from producing to selling, to investing, and buying – impacts the lives of billions of people worldwide.  Every day we engage in some sort of business activity. …

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U.S. Government Provides Nearly $40 Million in Additional Emergency Assistance for Southern Madagascar

As food insecurity worsens, new funding will provide emergency food assistance for more than 729,000 people With recent assessments showing that the food security situation in southern Madagascar continues to worsen, U.S. Ambassador Michael Pelletier announced today that the U.S. Government would contribute nearly $40 million in additional support to the drought-stricken south.  This urgently …

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Pride Month: Statement from the U.S. Embassy in Madagascar and Comoros

This month, the U.S. Embassy is celebrating Pride Month to honor Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI+) communities and their contributions to making the United States a more perfect union.  June 28 marks the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, a turning point in the gay rights movement in the United States, during …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Antananarivo

Message to U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Antananarivo (May 26, 2021) Location:  Madagascar and Comoros Event:  U.S. citizens may directly return to the United States with certain expired U.S. passports. If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the …

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USAID’s Community Health Program Improved Health in Seven Regions of Madagascar

After five years of operation, the Mahefa Miaraka program has built a stronger community health system in rural regions Today, USAID Mission Director John Dunlop and the Minister of Public Health Professeur Rakotovao Hanitrala Jean Louis marked the close of USAID’s five-year CommunityCapacity for Health Program during an online ceremony.  Since 2016, the program, locally …

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U.S. Embassy Awards Malagasy Doctor for His Leadership on Efforts to Combat COVID-19

U.S. Ambassador Michael Pelletier recognized Dr. Gilbert Andrianandrasana with the U.S. Embassy’s Champions of Madagascar “Mpiaradia” Award for his leadership in delivering personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospitals and health centers across Madagascar. Dr. Gilbert is the Chief of Party for the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) IMPACT health program. The U.S. Department of …

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U.S. Government Donates Hygiene Supplies to COVID-19 Treatment Centers in Six Regions

The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Rural Access to New Opportunities in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (RANO WASH) project, has donated equipment and supplies to ensure proper sanitation and hygiene in six COVID-19 treatment centers. This donation supports the Ministry of Public Health’s COVID-19 response strategy in coordination with the Ministry of …

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United States Congratulates Madagascar on Arrival of First COVID-19 Vaccines

The United States congratulates Madagascar on the successful arrival of 250,000 doses of the Covishield COVID-19 vaccine on May 8.  This shipment was made possible through the COVAX Advance Market Commitment, a global initiative to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.  The United States recently announced an initial $2 billion obligation—out of a total planned $4 billion— …

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World Press Freedom Day – Statement from the U.S. Embassy in Madagascar and Comoros May 3, 2021

As we mark World Press Freedom Day 2021, we celebrate the role of a free and independent press, which is as important as ever. Throughout the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the press in Madagascar, Comoros, and around the world have continued to play a critical role in ensuring transparency, informing citizens, and fighting …

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U.S. Embassy Looks Forward to Air Quality Awareness Week May 3-7

The U.S. Embassy in Madagascar and Comoros joins the Environmental Protection Agency(EPA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Forest Service, and U.S. embassies around the world in celebrating the 15th annual Air Quality Awareness Week this May 3 -7 under the theme of “Healthy Air -Important for …

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U.S. Government Donates 3.6 Million Mosquito Bed Nets to Protect 6 Million People from Malaria

This donation of bed nets continues the U.S. government’s commitment to protecting the Malagasy population from malaria Malaria remains one of Madagascar’s major public health problems.  It is the fourth leading cause of disease and one of the top reasons people seek care at health centers.  In 2020, nearly two million cases of malaria were …

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2022-2023 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The U.S. Embassy in Madagascar and Comoros 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 U.S. university.  …

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U.S. Government Electrifies 10 Rural Health Clinics; 25 More Underway

USAID is bringing solar power to 35 clinics, improving health care for 140,000 in northeast Madagascar If doctors do not have access to electricity, providing even basic health care can be perilous.  “A number of doctors have shared shocking stories of delivering babies in the dark and navigating complicated births by the light of their …

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U.S. Government Provides Personal Protective Equipment to Front Line Malagasy Health Workers

Health workers in 13 COVID hot spots received “head-to-toe” protection On March 11, front line health care workers in 13 areas of Madagascar hard hit by Covid-19 received welcome assistance – “head-to-toe” personal protective equipment (PPE) donated by the U.S. government to keep these critical health workers healthy and continuing their vital work of caring …

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SUSI 2021 call for application

The U.S. Embassy in Madagascar and Comoros solicits applications for the 2021 Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI): For Scholars For Secondary Educators. Deadline for email submission (with completed application form attached) to  raharijaf@state.gov  or  lalaharivonymi@state.gov  NO LATER THAN Thursday, March 11, 2021. Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) are intensive university-level programs with integrated study tours whose …

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U.S. Government-Funded Research to Investigate the Mystery of Madagascar’s Iconic Baobab Trees

USAID awards a $130,000 research grant to the University of Antananarivo Madagascar’s most iconic baobab tree species, the Adansonia grandidieri Baillon, are economically valuable and culturally emblematic of the nation.  They are also orphans. Research botanists like University of Antananarivo’s Dr. Seheno Andriantsaralaza consider plants like the baobab “orphaned” because the animals that naturally disperse …

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U.S. Government Helps Establish First Land Tenure Office in Analanjirofo

The new office will help 2,500 people secure land rights leading to greater financial stability and economic opportunity The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Mikajy activity, inaugurated the first land tenure office in Analanjirofo region on February 18.  USAID helped the Commune of Voloina establish this office because conflicts …

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U.S. Government Awards $2 Million in Grants to Combat Wildlife Trafficking and Illegal Logging in Madagascar

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) has awarded two $1 million grants in Madagascar for projects that combat wildlife trafficking and illegal logging. The U.S. Embassy in Madagascar announced the grants during a February 17 ceremony in Maroantsetra attended by John Dunlop, the Mission Director for the …

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USAID Presents a New Five-Year Strategy for its Development Activities in Madagascar

Under the new strategy, the U.S. government will invest more than $490 million over the next five years U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Tobias Glucksman led a briefing by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) officials to outline USAID’s new five-year Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) for Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Liva Djacoba …

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U.S. Department of Labor Awards $4.5 Million in Grants to Reduce Child Labor in Mica-Producing Communities in Madagascar

WASHINGTON, DC – To help reduce child labor in Madagascar, one of the leading suppliers of mica where estimates of 10,000 children work in the mines, the U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of a $4.5 million cooperative agreement to the United Nations Development Programme. The award will support implementation of a project …

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New 5-Year U.S. Government-Funded Program to Strengthen Management of Public Funds

ANTANANARIVO – U.S. Ambassador Michael Pelletier and the First President of the Supreme Court of Madagascar Rajaona Andriamanankiandrianina announced a new $4 million U.S. governmentfunded program that will build the capacity of Madagascar’s Court of Accounts and improve the management of public funds. The Court of Accounts is Madagascar’s supreme audit institution responsible for auditing …

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Ambassador Pelletier Speech – Launch of the TANTANA Cour des Comptes Program

His Excellency the First President of the Supreme Court, The President of the Cour des Comptes, Commissaire, Our valued partners, Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, Good morning friends and colleagues, I am honored to stand beside the First President of the Supreme Courttoday, just as the United States stands with the Malagasy people – as …

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U.S. Ambassador Reinforces U.S. Commitment to WHO During Visit to UN Resident Representative

To reinforce the United States’ renewed commitment to the World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. Ambassador Michael Pelletier paid a courtesy call on Wednesday to UN Resident Representative to Madagascar Issa Sanogo and WHO Resident Representative Pr. Charlotte Ndiaye. Ambassador Pelletier echoed President Biden’s recognition of the vital role that WHO plays in confronting the COVID-19 …

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2022-2023 FULBRIGHT FOREIGN STUDENT PROGRAM

The U.S. Embassy in Madagascar and Comoros is pleased to offer awards for a full-time study towards a master’s degree at a higher education institution in the United States for 2022-2023 academic year. The Fulbright funding is limited to TWO years. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is designed primarily to strengthen African universities and other …

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Health Alert: Comoros is experiencing a resurgence of COVID-19 cases

Comoros is experiencing a resurgence of COVID-19 cases. While most new cases have been concentrated in Moheli, rising numbers of new cases are being registered on all three islands.  U.S. government personnel in Comoros are required to request permission before travel off of Grande Comore. Actions to Take Comply with all host country measures to …

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Statement from the U.S. Embassy in Madagascar and Comoros: Storming of the United States Capitol

The United States Congress has completed its Constitutionally mandated count of the Electoral College vote and affirmed the election of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Kamala D. Harris.  They will be sworn into office and a peaceful transfer of power will occur on January 20, 2021.  The criminals who committed violent acts of terror against …

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U.S. Department of State Awards Malagasy Team $24,500 for “Women Break the Silence” Project

Antananarivo – The U.S. Embassy in Madagascar and Comoros is pleased to announce that Marie Christina Kolo and her team have won the U.S. Department of State’s 2020 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) award for their project Women Break the Silence.  Projected to begin in January, this project seeks to support victims of sexual violence, …

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Ambassador Pelletier Speech – Announcement of $100 Million in Food Security Programs

December 14, 2020 Antananarivo His Excellency the President of Madagascar, The staff of the Presidency, Our valued partners, Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, Miarahaba anareo namana sy mpiara-miasa. Voninahitra ho ahy ny mijoro eto anilan’ny Filohan’ny Repoblika androany, tahaka ny ijoroan’i Etazonia eo anilan’ny vahoaka malagasy miatrika ny haintany sy ny tsy fanjarian-tsakafo izay mianjady amin’ny vahoaka …

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U.S. Government Provides $100 Million to Improve Food Security in South and Southeastern Madagascar

Three new USAID projects will deliver immediate food aid and long-term solutions ANTANANARIVO – Alongside President Andry Rajoelina, U.S. Ambassador Michael P. Pelletier was pleased to announce three new projects funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), making an additional $100 million commitment by the United States to combat food insecurity in …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Antananarivo

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Antananarivo (December 3, 2020) Location: The market behind the Leader Price across from the U.S. Embassy. Event: Demonstrations might take place on December 3, 2020. U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid the area this morning. Actions to Take:   Avoid the areas of the demonstrations. Be aware of your surroundings. Monitor …

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The U.S. Government Provides Critical Support to the Turtle Survival Alliance

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens more than the health and livelihoods of Madagascar’s people; it also jeopardizes thousands of critically endangered tortoises currently in the care of the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA). Facing a projected 80% drop in funding from its largest supporters — zoos and aquariums now shuttered due to COVID-19 — TSA thought it …

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The U.S. Government and the National Malaria Control Program Launch Indoor Spraying Campaign to Prevent Malaria

Malaria remains a severe risk to millions of people in Madagascar.  It is the fourth leading cause of disease and one of the top reasons people seek care at health centers.  Since the beginning of the year, over 1.4 million people in Madagascar, 5.6% of the population, have fallen ill with malaria. The U.S. Government …

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Atlas Corps: Madagascar Emerging Leaders Initiative

Apply for the Atlas Corps: Madagascar Emerging Leaders Initiative Priority deadline is December 31, 2020 The Atlas Corps: Madagascar Emerging Leaders Initiative is partially-supported by the U.S. Embassy in Madagascar and is looking to recruit emerging Malagasy social change leaders for professional development programs in the United States and online. Programs include Virtual Leadership Institute …

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The U.S. Government Donates Computer Equipment to the Ministry of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Rural Access to New Opportunities in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (RANO WASH) project, has donated $18,000 of computer equipment, including desktop and laptop computers, smartphones, and teleconferencing equipment, to the Ministry of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene. This support is the second donation of …

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MCC and Africa50 Announce Strategic Collaboration, Creating New Global Investment Platform

WASHINGTON, D.C – The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Africa50 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop and launch the Millennium Impact for Infrastructure Accelerator (MIIA) Development Partnership. The new MIIA entity will be a global investment platform designed to spur and attract impact investments in Africa by developing bankable infrastructure deals with measurable …

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64,000 Children in Southern Madagascar Will Benefit from U.S. Government Assistance to Combat Malnutrition

As food insecurity in southern Madagascar becomes more severe, the United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has provided $2.5 million to UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) to provide treatment for children under five years of age who are suffering from moderate and severe acute malnutrition. An analysis conducted in April 2020 …

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The U.S. Government Launches 5-Year Project to Improve Madagascar’s Health Information System

The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), in partnership with Madagascar’s Ministry of Public Health (MOPH), is officially launching the PMI Measure Malaria project to build up the national health information system and combat malaria in Madagascar. Funded by USAID and PMI, PMI …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Antananarivo

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Antananarivo (October 2, 2020) Location: The area in front of and near the Ministry of Communication (close to the Carlton Hotel) in Antananarivo. Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on October 5, 2020. U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid the area tomorrow. Actions to Take:   Avoid …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can get assistance in requesting and returning your absentee ballot.  Many states require voted ballots to …

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The U.S. Government Improves Access to Clean Water in Eastern Madagascar

For too many years, the communities of Anosibe Ifody (Moramanga, Alaotra Mangoro region) and Niarovana Caroline (Vatomandry, Atsinanana region) in Eastern Madagascar have struggled under the burden of undependable, contaminated water sources that led to sickness and poor sanitation. Anosibe Ifody was plagued with water quality problems including siltation during the rainy season and bacteriological …

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New Tablet Computers to Help Eliminate Malaria in Two Districts of Madagascar

The U.S. Government’s President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are donating 65 tablet computers to support the Government of Madagascar’s plan to stamp out malaria in the districts of Antsirabe II and Antsiranana I. The U.S. Government, through PMI and USAID, supports Madagascar’s Ministry of Public Health and …

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The U.S. Government Donates Millions of Tests and Treatments for Malaria

“While we are currently battling the COVID-19 outbreak, we must continue to be vigilant against other threats to our public health and safety. Malaria remains a significant challenge and a risk to the health and well-being of Malagasy people,” stated U.S. Ambassador Michael P. Pelletier, as he announced a significant donation from the U.S. Government …

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Funding Opportunity

U.S. Embassy Antananarivo of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to strengthen the capacity of Comorian civil society groups to work together with the government, including local elected officials such as mayors, to improve accountability and transparency, increase citizen engagement with local …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Alert:State of Health Emergency Extended

Event: The State of Health Emergency continues in Madagascar. Flights in and out of the country remain suspended. The U.S. Embassy in Madagascar continues to track possible extraordinary flights for U.S. citizens who wish to depart Madagascar. While no seats are available on additional flights at this time, U.S. citizens in possession of valid U.S. passports who are interested …

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Virtual celebration of the 244th Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America

Speech of Ambassador Michael P. Pelletier Virtual celebration of the 244th Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America Ladies and gentlemen, friends and colleagues, all those joining us from far and near: thank you for joining, or rather logging on, as we celebrate the 244th anniversary of the independence of the United …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Alert: State of Health Emergency Ongoing

Event: The State of Health Emergency continues in Madagascar. Flights in and out of the country remain suspended. The U.S. Embassy in Madagascar continues to track possible extraordinary flights for U.S. citizens who wish to depart Madagascar. While no seats are available on additional flights at this time, U.S. citizens in possession of valid U.S. passports …

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Message fo U.S. Citizens: Health Alert: State of Health Emergency Extended

Event: On May 30, the Government of Madagascar extended the State of Health Emergency for another 14 days.  Flights in and out of the country remain suspended. The U.S. Embassy in Madagascar continues to track possible extraordinary flights for U.S. citizens who wish to depart Madagascar. While no seats are available on additional flights at this …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Health Alert

Event: The Government of Madagascar has extended the State of Health Emergency for another 15 days.  Flights in and out of the country remain suspended. The U.S. Embassy in Madagascar continues to track possible extraordinary flights for U.S. citizens who wish to depart Madagascar. While no seats are available on additional flights at this time, U.S. …

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Telephonic Press Briefing on COVID-19 in Africa and the U.S. Response with Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs

Download or listen to the audio file … ENG … FR Moderator:  Good afternoon to everyone from the U.S. Department of State’s Africa Regional Media Hub.  I would like to welcome our participants dialing in from across the continent and thank all of you for joining this discussion. Before we begin today’s briefing, I would like to establish the ground …

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Op-Ed by U.S. Ambassador Michael P. Pelletier on the U.S. contribution to fight COVID-19

April 20, 2020 The story of U.S. leadership in the global battle against Covid-19 is a story of days, months, and decades. Every day, new U.S. technical and material assistance arrives in hospitals and labs around the world. These efforts, in turn, build on a decades-long foundation of American expertise, generosity, and planning that is …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Air France flight from Antananarivo to Paris CDG on April 23 leaving at 8 PM

The U.S. Mission to Antananarivo has learned that Air France will operate a flight from Antananarivo to Paris CDG on April 23 leaving at 8 PM. Priority for this flight’s seats go to French and EU citizens. If there are seats available, Americans may be considered. If you are interested in being placed on the …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible flight to Addis Ababa April 14

The U.S. Mission to Madagascar has learned of a flight possibility to Addis Ababa. A local Japanese travel agency named ARICS TOURS is orgainzing a special charter flight with Ethiopian Airlines to fly from Antananarivo to Addis Ababa in the afternoon of Tuesday April 14, 2020.  This flight is not organized by the U.S. Government. …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Tsaradia Flights to Antananarivo

The U.S. Mission to Antananarivo has learned that Tsaradia has scheduled flights today April 8 and tomorrow April 9 running from regional cities to the capital Antananarivo.  The cities listed include Antsiranana (Diego-Suarez), Nosy Be, Morondava, Mahajanga, Toliara, Taolagnaro (Fort Dauphin), and Sambava.  Please contact Tsaradia for more information and to inquire about availability. To …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Update 2 for 3/29

The U.S. Mission to Madagascar is still working on the two flight options discussed in previous emails. The State Department continues to explore other options but there are no guarantees. Those who emailed about tomorrow’s flight to Dulles per the last alert’s instructions will receive an email shortly about your status on the flight and …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Update 1 for 3/29

The U.S. Mission to Madagascar is still working on the two flight options discussed in previous emails. The State Department continues to explore other options but there are no guarantees. Those who emailed about tomorrow’s flight to Dulles per the last alert’s instructions will receive an email shortly about your status on the flight and …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Confirmed availability of seats on a charter flight from Antananarivo to Dulles airport in Washington, DC.

The U.S. Mission to Madagascar has confirmed potential availability of seats on a charter flight from Antananarivo to Dulles airport in Washington, DC.  The flight would likely leave at 3:34 PM Madagascar time on Sunday March 29 and arrive at Dulles Airport in Washington, DC on Monday March 30 at 3:49 PM EST. If interested please …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Availability of seats on a charter flight from Antananarivo to Dulles airport in Washington, DC.

The U.S. Mission to Madagascar has confirmed potential availability of seats on a charter flight from Antananarivo to Dulles airport in Washington, DC.  The flight would likely leave the morning of Sunday March 29 or Monday March 30 but this is still to be determined.   Availability is still to be determined.  If interested please send the information requested …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Update 2 for 3/27

The Embassy continues to explore all options for evactuation in the midst of a rapidly changing situation. At this time, there is no new information to report. If you wish to stop receiving updates, you can un-enroll through your STEP account. Madagascar has declared a state of health emergency, placed restrictions on movement, and instituted …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Update 1 for 3/27

The Embassy continues to explore all options for evacuation while the situation continues to rapidly evolve. At this time, there is no new information to share. If you wish to stop receiving updates, you can un-enroll through your STEP account. Madagascar has declared a state of health emergency, placed restrictions on movement, and instituted a …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Update 2 for 3/26

The State Department continues to explore all options for evacuation. However, there is nothing new to report at this time. Madagascar has declared a state of health emergency, placed restrictions on movement, and instituted a curfew. Amcits have reported issues due to the restrictions. Please read about the restrictions by following links on the Embassy’s  COVID-19 website

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Update One for 3/26

The State Department continues to explore all options to help American citizens evacuate. Thank you to all who provided the information necessary to express interest in the private charter which may be run by Ethiopian Airlines from Antananrivo to Addis Ababa on Tuesday March 31 leaving at 14:30 and arriving at 19:10.  Again, there are no guarantees …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Available seats on a charter flights from Antananarivo to Addis Ababa.  

The U.S. Mission to Madagascar has confirmed potential availability of seats on a charter flights from Antananarivo to Addis Ababa.  The flight would be a private charter run by Ethiopian Airlines on Tuesday March 31 leaving at 14:30 and arriving at 19:10. These are not U.S. government operated or funded flights.  Availability and cancellations are controlled by …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar

Location:  Madagascar and Comoros Event: As of March 18, 2020, there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases in Madagascar or Comoros, but the health systems in both countries have limited capacity to respond in the case of an outbreak. The Government of Madagascar announced that all international flights will be cancelled effective March 20, 2020.  The Government …

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2019 Comoros Human Rights Report

Preface From the time we declared our independence as a free nation, the United States has committed itself to the ideals of democracy, individual freedom, equal protection under the rule of law, and the protection of human rights.  Our nation was founded on the premise that all human beings are created equal in rights and …

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Statement of the U.S. Embassy

January 19, 2020 The United States congratulates Madagascar on the launch of today’s tree-planting campaign in Ankazobe.  The United States Embassy is proud to partner with the government and people of Madagascar on environmental conservation activities aimed at protecting the island’s spectacular biodiversity and natural resources.  The Government of the United States of America, through …

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Explore Investment and Partnership Opportunities in Madagascar’s Textile Sector

U.S. Embassy Antananarivo Presents: Explore Investment and Partnership Opportunities in Madagascar’s Textile Sector   Webinar Details: Wednesday, January 29 @ 10:00 am (EST) Wednesday, January 29@ 6:00 pm (Madagascar time) … Click here to register online by Monday, January 27   Information and conversation on the webinar are not treated as business confidential. For questions requiringbusiness confidentiality, please directly contact the Embassy POC provided during …

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Call for application for the Summer 2020 Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI)

The American Embassy is accepting applications for the Summer 2020 Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI): For Scholars For Secondary Educators. Please submit application forms by email to raharijaf@state.gov or lalaharivonymi@state.gov NO LATER THAN Friday, December 27, 2019 Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) are intensive university-level programs hosted by various institutions throughout the United States focusing …

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40 New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn-in

ANTANANARIVO – 40 new Peace Corps Volunteers were sworn-in to service by the American Ambassador, His Excellency Michael Pelletier, in a ceremony held at his residence in Ambaranjana today. These new Volunteers will work in the field of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). They recently finished eleven weeks of intensive cultural, language, and …

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PAS Small Grants Program

 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY ANTANANARIVO PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM   Funding Opportunity Title:  U.S. Embassy Antananarivo PAS Annual Program Statement Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-ANTAN-FY20 CFDA Number:  19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs Contact:  Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Antananarivo Email: AntanPASGrants@state.gov A. FUNDING OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy Antananarivo Public Affairs Section (PAS) …

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Alert: Security Alert for Comoros Explosions

Location: Throughout the island of Anjouan, Union of Comoros Event: Recently, explosions near roadways have been reported on the island of Anjouan.  The explosions have been unpredictable and the source is unclear. Actions to take: Reconsider travel to the Island of Anjouan, in the Union of Comoros. Monitor local media for updates. Be aware of your …

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U.S. Embassy Hosts 21st Century Skills English Teaching Symposium

U.S. Embassy Hosts 21st Century Skills English Teaching Symposium The U.S. Embassy holds Madagascar’s largest capacity-building workshop for local English teachers ANTANANARIVO – The opening ceremony of the U.S. Embassy’s 21st Century Skills English Teaching Symposium took place today at the Centre de Conference International (CCI) Ivato. Supporting President Andry Rajoelina’s initiative to strengthen English …

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New United States-Funded Health Project to Deliver Medical Supplies in 13 Regions of Madagascar

The $32 million IMPACT program will improve the supply and delivery of materials for maternal and child health, malaria, and family planning ANTANANARIVO — The United States government has introduced its second major health program of the year, officially launching activities for the Improving Market Partnership and Access to Commodities Together (IMPACT) program, in partnership …

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2018 Madagascar Human Rights Report

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2018 Full Report … English  (PDF 201K) … French (DOC 67K) … Malagasy (DOC 74K) EXECUTIVE SUMMARY     Madagascar is a semipresidential democratic republic with a popularly elected president, a bicameral legislature (Senate and National Assembly), prime minister, and cabinet. A presidential election was held November 7, with a two-candidate run-off on December …

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Security Alert for Comoros Elections

Location: Throughout Anjouan and Moheli, Comoros  Event: Upcoming elections raise the potential for internal travel disruption in the Union of the Comoros. In such an event, roads may be blocked and travel off of the islands may become impossible. Embassy employees are prohibited from conducting non-official travel to Anjouan and Moheli from March 22, 2019 to …

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Ambassador Michael Pelletier Meets President Andry Rajoelina

The new U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Madagascar, Michael Pelletier, presented his credentials to President Andry Rajoelina during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace on March 5, 2019. During the meeting, Ambassador Pelletier reiterated America’s ongoing partnership with Madagascar. The Ambassador also stated that he looks forward to working together with the government, as …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar (February 28, 2019) Location:  Madagascar, country-wide Event: There is an outbreak of measles across Madagascar.  The CDC has issued a Travel Notice for Madagascar with detailed information regarding the outbreak.  There have been more than 82,905 cases of the disease in which 622 deaths are confirmed and 304 suspected as of …

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Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Madagascar and the Union of the Comoros

January 28, 2019 Michael Peter Pelletier appointed as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Madagascar and the Union of the Comoros Michael Peter Pelletier was appointed as the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Madagascar and the Union of the Comoros on January 2, 2019.  …

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STATEMENT BY ROBERT PALLADINO, DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON

January 19, 2019 Congratulatory Statement on Madagascar’s Presidential Election The United States commends the Malagasy government and its citizens for the peaceful presidential election, which further strengthens Madagascar’s democracy. Since Madagascar’s independence in 1960, the United States has supported the development of the country’s democratic processes and institutions. We will continue to promote a prosperous, …

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Alert: Political Demonstration – U.S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar

 Location: Downtown Antananarivo specifically around City Hall and the broader Independence Avenue. Event: A political demonstration is currently taking place in downtown Antananarivo, on Independence Avenue, specifically by City Hall.  Please avoid this area until further notice. Embassy personnel have been required to avoid the area during this time. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas …

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Alert: Political Demonstration – U.S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar 

 Location: Downtown Antananarivo specifically City Hall, the Soarano train station, and the broader Independence Avenue. Event: A political demonstration is currently taking place in downtown Antananarivo, on Independence Avenue, specifically by City Hall and Soarano train station.  There have been reports of conflict between demonstrators and security forces.  Please avoid this area until further notice. …

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Statement of the U.S. Embassy on its electoral observation mission

For the final round of Malagasy Presidential elections, the U.S. Embassy fielded over 40 observers across 10 cities.  Overall, the U.S. observation reports detailed a smooth and peaceful electoral process, with polling station workers being better informed and trained than in the first round. The teams observed the final day of campaigning, the day of …

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Statement by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Stuart Wilson after the second round of the election

Congratulations Madagascar.  After a peaceful election season, you have made your voices heard by participating in the most democratic of processes – that of choosing your next president.  We, the U.S. Embassy, had over 40 election observers traveling across Madagascar to witness your country’s electoral process. It was wonderful to see communities throughout the country gathering together to …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar

Location: The Coliseum (near Ivandry) and Mahamasina Stadium in Antananarivo. Event: A large political demonstration will gather at the Coliseum, less than a mile from the Ivandry neighborhood, and Mahamasina Stadium on Saturday, December 15, and Sunday, December 16, beginning at 7:00 a.m. for a political event which may cause heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic. …

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CDA Stuart R. Wilson’s Remarks at Swearing-in of new Peace Corps Volunteers and Celebration of Peace Corps Madagascar’s 25th Anniversary

I am honored to be here today to celebrate the swearing-in of Peace Corps Madagascar’s newest Education Volunteers. It has now been 57 years since President John F. Kennedy ignited the imagination of a nation by creating the Peace Corps.  Today, each of the future volunteers participating in today’s ceremony is joining the legions of …

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Summer 2019 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators

The American Embassy solicits applications for the Summer 2019 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators. This is an intensive post-graduate level academic program with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign secondary educators the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions.  The ultimate goal of the …

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Political Rally – U. S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar

Location: Downtown Antananarivo specifically Ambohijatovo. Event: A political rally will gather at downtiwn Antananarivo specifcially Ambohijatovo on Saturday, November 10 beginning at 12:00pm to 6:00pm.  Riot police may interrupt or engage the rally participants. U.S. citizens are strongly advised to avoid this area. Embassy personnel have been required to avoid downtown Antananarivo during this time. …

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Demonstration Alert U. S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar

Location: The Coliseum (near Ivandry) and Mahamasina Stadium in Antananarivo. Event: A large political demonstration will gather at the Coliseum, less than a mile from the Ivandry neighborhood, and Mahamasina Stadium on Saturday, November 3, and Sunday, November 4, beginning at 7:00 a.m. for a political event which may cause heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic.  U.S. citizens …

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U.S Chargé D’Affaires Stuart Wilson Paid a Courtesy Call on Acting President Rivo Rakotovao

“I congratulated the President for respecting the constitution. We are actually of the same mindset. We agreed that we need to follow the constitution; and in this regard, we’re both pleased with the process so far,” said U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Stuart Wilson during his courtesy call on Acting President Rivo Rakotovao on Monday, October 29. …

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Death of an American Diplomat in Antananarivo, Madagascar

We are deeply saddened to confirm that a U.S. Foreign Service Officer was found dead in their residence in the overnight hours of Friday, September 21. Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and the U.S. Embassy Antananarivo community. U.S. investigators have opened an investigation into the matter as have the local Malagasy authorities, …

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Alert: Madagascar’s National Day – U. S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar

Location: Madagascar, countrywide Event: Madagascar’s National Day celebrations have been on-going since June 1, 2018 and will culminate on June 26, 2018.  Police officers and gendarmerie will likely carry out checkpoints throughout the city.  You should carry proper identification at all times – a U.S. passport with a current Malagasy visa. Actions to Take Be aware of …

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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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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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2017 Madagascar Human Rights Report

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017 Full Report English  (PDF 185K) French  (PDF 714K) Malagasy  (PDF 641K) Madagascar is a semipresidential democratic republic with a popularly elected president, a bicameral legislature (Senate and National Assembly), prime minister, and cabinet. The current president and National Assembly were elected in 2013, the first national elections after the 2009 …

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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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The United States reiterates the importance of non-violence

Charge d’Affaires Stuart Wilson paid a courtesy call to the Minister of Defense and Minister of Public Safety today. The United States reiterated the importance of non-violence, presented condolences to the families of those who lost their lives during the events of April 21, and supported the statement by the security forces who underscore respect for …

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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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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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Large Gathering Alert – U. S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar

Large Gathering Alert – U. S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar (April 21, 2018) Location: Downtown and surrounding neighborhoods of City Hall in Analakely, Antananarivo Event: Following four deaths during today’s events, a public wake will be held for the victims at City Hall starting at 10:00 am tomorrow. U.S. citizens are strongly advised to avoid the …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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$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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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 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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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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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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