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Martin Luther King Cultural Center
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The Martin Luther King (MLK) Cultural Center

The Martin Luther King (MLK) Cultural Center at the Embassy of the United States of America is responsible for providing information about the United States, including policies, society, history, culture, and values. 
The MLK Center hosts a wide array of events to exchange ideas and information with Central African audiences, such as seminars, workshops, panel discussions, exhibits, cultural offerings, and book and speaker programs.  Topics so far have included: American experiences, American government and history, African American History Month, education, security, music, women's equality, and a wide variety of other topics.

The MLK Center is also home to our Library, which contains computer terminals, over 1,000 books in English and French, a sampling of international magazines and Bangui newspapers. The Center no longer offers English Language classes. Private English classes are available in Bangui.

Opening Hours

  • The Library is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon, and from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. The Library is closed on weekends and on U.S. and Central African Republic holidays.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT INFORMATION AND TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. Tel: 21-61-02-00 and ask for extension 3237 or 3212, or call 75-73-64-71. Appointments must be made at least one day in advance and persons may reserve up to three hours of Library usage on any given day. Use of Library computers is limited to one hour depending on demand, and computer use must be reserved with the Library staff when you arrive for your Library visit. For those who prefer to come to the Library to make an appointment in person, they may do so as long as it is at least one day in advance.