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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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