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U.S. Embassy Nairobi’s American Reference Center Celebrates Black History Month

The U.S. Embassy Nairobi’s American Reference Center (ARC) hosted over 50 students and teachers from Starehe Girls’ Center on February 18, to learn about Black History Month, a celebration of the achievements of African Americans.  The students watched the video Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks and discussed the history of the American civil ...
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Launch of Mobile Blood Donation Unit and Valentine’s Day Blood Drive

First Lady of the Republic of Kenya, Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta launched the Mobile Blood Donation Unit and Valentine’s Day Blood Drive on February 14.  U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert F. Godec was present at the event along with other government officials.  Through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. government has ...
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Robert F. Godec remarks for the launch of the Valentine’s Day Blood Drive and Mobile Donation Unit Kenya International Conference Center

Your Excellency, Margaret Kenyatta, first lady of the Republic of Kenya; Dr. Evans Kidero, Governor of Nairobi; and other distinguished guests: Good morning!  Habari Zenu.  Thank you for inviting me to participate in this important occasion to highlight the need for blood donation in Kenya.  I want to thank the Ministry of Health and all ...
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American Corner Mombasa Introduces New Technologies for Learning English

Over 30 Madrassa teachers at the American Corner Mombasa, located in the Muslim Education and Welfare Association (MEWA) were introduced to Playaways (audio books) and Kindles on February 12, 2013.  The teachers regularly use the American Corner (AC) to learn and improve their English language skills and to obtain relevant educational resources for their classrooms, which ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Isiah Parnell Opens Shimoni Slavery Museum and Tours Slave Caves

Deputy Chief of Mission Isiah Parnell officially opened the Shimoni Slavery Museum on February 12, marking it as a tourist attraction and a sustainable form of income generation for the village of Shimoni, located on the southern coast of Kenya.  Previously a colonial district commissioner’s residence, the museum is now a constituent of the National ...
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