Presentation of Credentials by Ambassador Melanie H. Higgins

Ambassador of United States to Burundi Melanie H. Higgins presented her credentials on March 2, 2021 at Ntare House. In her speech, Ambassador Higgins reiterated the U.S commitment to a strong bilateral relationship with Burundi.  Ambassador Higgins appreciated the warm welcome and that she plans to travel and discover the country. Ambassador Higgins expressed how she …

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Wednesday for Women at Rosa Parks American Corner Kamenge

In 2020, the world commemorated 25 years since the adoption of the global agenda for advancing the rights and empowerment of women and girls everywhere.  Last year’s theme was “My voice, our equal future” at the Rosa Parks American Corner, Kamenge.  We work together to advance these issues at Wednesday for Women (W4W), a group …

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Women Building Peace Award

 September 15, 2020, Habonimana Odette, one of the former American corner Coordinators was selected as a finalist for the prestigious inaugural women building peace award from over 150 nominations of women peace builders from 51 countries.  Her work is transformational for communities in and around Burundi.  Her commitment and leadership to empower women in local …

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International Day of People with Disabilities

December 3 was International Day of People with Disabilities, a fitting occasion for the United States to reaffirm its commitment and support for full inclusion of persons with disabilities in daily life of the community.  Each individual must have an equal opportunity to develop his or her unique talents and must be free to pursue …

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PPE Donation

The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce a PPE donation composed of critical medical supplies and personal protective equipment to assist frontline health workers in Burundi in the fight against COVID-19.  The United States Chargé d’Affaires a.i. to Burundi, Stephanie Bunce, and Lieutenant Colonel Gerald Mathis, United States Military Senior Defense Official/Defense Attaché presented the supplies to …

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The new U.S President, Joseph R. Biden Jr.

Joseph R. Biden Jr. was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Minutes before, Kamala D. Harris took the oath of office to become the first woman, the first Black American, and the first South Asian American to be elected vice president. Biden is at work to …

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