President Donald J. Trump’s Africa Strategy Advances Prosperity, Security, and Stability

We hope to extend our economic partnerships with countries who are committed to self-reliance and to fostering opportunities for job creation in both Africa and the United States. President Donald J. Trump PROMOTING PROSPERITY IN AFRICA AND AMERICA: President Donald J. Trump is releasing a Strategy toward Africa that will advance American and African prosperity. ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy, Libreville, Gabon (October 8, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy, Libreville, Gabon  (October 8, 2018) Location:   Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe Event:  A large crowd gathered in the city of Sao Tome near the Election Commission Headquarters at approximately 19:00 on Monday, October 8, 2018.   The crowd reportedly dispersed after a confrontation with the National Police. U.S. government personnel ...
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Counter illicit trafficking training enhances partnerships, protects wildlife

LOANGO, Gabon — According to the U.S. State Department, wildlife trafficking, illegal poaching, and transit and trade of natural resources generates more than $10 billion a year for transnational organized criminal networks. This illegal trade has the potential to threaten regional security, endanger wildlife species and put the natural resources of Gabon at risk. Central ...
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Joint Statement

Joint statement of the United Nations, the Economic Community of Central African States, the International Organization of La Francophonie, the European Union and the United States of America At the start of the electoral campaign, the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF), the General Secretariat of ...
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Apply to be a 2019 Mandela Washington Fellow

Applications are now open for the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship. Fellows will receive six weeks of training and mentoring at partner universities and colleges across the United States. Past Fellows have toured the Google headquarters in San Francisco, met with Fortune 500 executives and seen the latest sustainability techniques on farms in America’s heartland. After ...
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Gabon National Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo  Secretary of State Washington, DC August 17, 2018 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer my heartfelt congratulations to the people of the Gabonese Republic on the 58th anniversary of your independence on August 17th. Exchanges between our peoples continue to increase through programs ...
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Kenny Wesley on the Gabonese stage

While in Libreville at the invitation of the U.S. Embassy in Gabon, American singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Kenny Wesley led a series of activities including a workshop on cultural and creative entrepreneurship. The workshop held on Thursday 19 July at the Radisson Blu aimed to offer cultural professionals the opportunity to explore ways and means ...
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Sao Tome & Principe National Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary POMPEO Sao Tome & Principe National Day July 12, 2018 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer my heartfelt congratulations to the people of Democratic Republic of Sao Tome & Principe on the 43rd anniversary ...
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Remarks by US Ambassador Joel Danies 242th Independence Day Celebration

Presidents of the Constituted Bodies, Ministers, members of the Government, Representatives of the Diplomatic Corps and International Organizations, Mayors, Officers of the Defense and Security Corps, Distinguished Guests, • Thank you for joining us as we celebrate the 242nd anniversary of United States’ Independence. We celebrate this day in remembrance of the determination shown by ...
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The Mandela Washington Fellows Head to the United States

Five young leaders from Gabon and three young leaders from Sao Tome and Principe are on their way to the United States to take part in the Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship program of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI).  The Mandela Washington Fellowship brings together 700 Fellows from sub-Saharan Africa in a program that ...
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LGBTI Pride Month

Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC June 1, 2018   The United States joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month, and reaffirms its commitment to protecting and defending the human rights of all, including LGBTI persons. In many parts of the world, LGBTI ...
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Obangame Express : Closing Remarks – March 29, 2018

Admiral James Foggo I am honored to be here today in Libreville. First, I would like to begin by expressing my sincere appreciation to our gracious hosts here in Gabon. Mr. Secretary General of the Ministry of Defense, representing His Excellency the Minister of Presidential Affairs and National Defense, Excellency the Ambassador of the Gabonese ...
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Meet the 2018 International #WomenofCourage

First established in March 2007, the annual Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage  Award honors women around the world who have demonstrated exceptional courage, strength, and leadership in acting to bring positive change to their societies, often at great personal risk and sacrifice. Meet this year’s award recipients: L’Malouma Said (Mauritania) L’Malouma Said was ...
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Passport Fee Increase

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. Customers applying with the DS-11 ...
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Annual Observance of International Women’s Day

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC March 8, 2018 As we commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8th, the United States renews our steadfast commitment to addressing inequalities between women and men at home and abroad and reaffirms the importance of advancing the status of women and girls globally. We will ...
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Secretary Tillerson To Travel to Addis Ababa, Djibouti, Nairobi, N’Djamena, and Abuja

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC March 1, 2018 On his first official trip to Africa, Secretary Rex Tillerson will travel to N’Djamena, Chad; Djibouti, Djibouti; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Nairobi, Kenya; and Abuja, Nigeria, March 6-13, 2018. Secretary Tillerson will meet with leadership in each country, as well as the leadership of the ...
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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims February 2018 as National African American History Month

Issued on: January 31, 2018 This February, we celebrate National African American History Month to honor the significant contributions African Americans have made to our great Nation — contributions that stand as a testament to their resolve, resilience, and courage.  Over the course of our Nation’s history, African Americans have endured egregious discrimination and bigotry.  They ...
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Protest Alert – U. S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon (February 5, 2018)

Location: Libreville, Gabon Event: Taxi drivers are currently on strike to protest mistreatment by police. Their refusal to work has resulted in an increase in transportation costs and disruptions to the transit system. Student groups have blocked public roads and protested in Awendje and PK12. Police are using tear gas to disperse protestors. Actions to ...
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Join the Department of State and become a Foreign Service Officer

US Embassy Libreville will offer the Foreign Service Officer Test on Saturday, February 3rd @ 9am in the Multipurpose Room at US Embassy Libreville. To sign up for the test, create an account online at http://www.pearsonvue.com/fsot/ . Eligibility Requirements To be eligible, the U.S. Department of State requires that each candidate be: A U.S. citizen on ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: December 16 Knife Attack in Libreville Market.

The U.S. Embassy in Libreville advises U.S. citizens that two Danish citizens were injured in a knife attack at an artisan market in downtown Libreville on December 16. The suspect, a citizen of Niger residing in Gabon, was apprehended. An investigation is ongoing. We take this opportunity to remind you to review your personal security ...
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Statement from USAID Admnistrator Mark Green on the National Security Strategy

Today, President Trump outlined his bold vision for American leadership around the globe. As the world’s leading development and humanitarian assistance agency, USAID is in the forefront of helping our nation respond to, counter, and prevent complex threats and crises around the globe, while creating a more economically prosperous world. USAID is proud to play ...
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President Donald J. Trump Announces a National Security Strategy to Advance America’s Interests

Our government’s first duty is to its people, to our citizens — to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values. President Donald J. Trump A NEW NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY FOR A NEW ERA: Less than a year after taking office, President Donald J. Trump is unveiling ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Assault at Village des Artisans (Centreville)

On Saturday, December 16, 2017 at around 11:30 a.m., two foreign nationals were stabbed by a male in the artisan markets at 763 Avenue du Colonel Parent, Villages Des Artesans, located in downtown Libreville. The suspect was apprehended by the police and the individuals are receiving medical treatment. The motive for the assault, and the ...
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An Historic Moment for Zimbabwe

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC November 21, 2017 With the resignation of Robert Mugabe, today marks an historic moment for Zimbabwe. We congratulate all Zimbabweans who raised their voices and stated peacefully and clearly that the time for change was overdue. Zimbabwe has an extraordinary opportunity to set itself on ...
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Entrepreneurs and Investors Selected for the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 18, 2017 The United States and India are proud to announce the selection of the 1,500 individuals who will participate in the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which will be co-hosted by the United States and India in Hyderabad, India, November 28-30. Advisor to the President Ivanka ...
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Remarks at the Ministerial on Trade, Security, and Governance in Africa

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Thank you. And good morning, everyone. It really is my honor to welcome all of you to the State Department this morning. And we are grateful to see so many friends and partners here in the United States, and appreciate you traveling to be with us today for this event. I have been very ...
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The United States Withdraws From UNESCO

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC October 12, 2017 On October 12, 2017, the Department of State notified UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova of the U.S. decision to withdraw from the organization and to seek to establish a permanent observer mission to UNESCO. This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects U.S. concerns with ...
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Ambassador Nikki Haley Travels to Ethiopia, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Media Advisory October 20, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ambassador Nikki Haley will travel to Ethiopia, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo October 23-28. In addition to meeting with government officials, African Union officials, and representatives of UN agencies and programs, Ambassador Haley will meet with men, women, and children on the ground ...
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Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release October 02, 2017 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Our Nation is heartbroken.  We mourn with all whose loved ones were murdered and injured in last night’s horrible tragedy in Las Vegas, ...
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U.S.-African Partnerships: Advancing Common Interests

Remarks Thomas A. Shannon, Jr. Under Secretary for Political Affairs  U.S. Institute of Peace Washington, DC September 13, 2017   Introduction Good morning. Thank you President Lindborg for your very kind and generous introduction. To you and to Ambassador Carson I am grateful for the invitation to participate in this important and timely symposium. It is ...
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The application for the 2018 Mandela @WashFellowship for Young African Leaders is now open!

This is your chance to have access to a six-week training course at a top U.S. university in one of three different tracks: Business and Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership or Public Management. Apply to one of three Fellowship tracks: Business and Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership or Public Management. Do you meet the application requirements? Find out here: ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Rally at Jean Ping’s Headquarters April 25, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Libreville has learned that a political rally is scheduled to take place on August 25 at Jean Ping’s Headquarters.  There are increased police checkpoints throughout the city, including one going northbound at Lycee d’Etat that is pulling over many motorists.   This may result in blocked roads and transportation disruptions. Even demonstrations ...
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Young African Leaders Put Mandela Day into Action with #YALIServes

By Jane Carpenter-Rock on July 18, 2017 The influence of Nelson Mandela and his example of servant leadership has transformed lives around the world. From his humble beginnings in the Eastern Cape of South Africa to freedom fighter and Father of a Nation, Nelson Mandela used his life to advance the lives of others. Therefore, ...
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Remarks at a UN Security Council Open Debate on Peace and Security in Africa

Ambassador Nikki Haley U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City July 19, 2017 AS DELIVERED Thank you to our briefers, and thank you to China for organizing this very important debate. Over the past couple of decades, a welcome shift has occurred in the international community’s ...
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STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON – Sao Tome and Principe National Day

July 12, 2017 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, congratulations to the people of Sao Tome and Principe on the 42nd anniversary of your independence on July 12th. The United States commends Sao Tome and Principe’s long tradition of democracy, reinforced by the peaceful transfer of power after the presidential ...
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Ambassador Nikki Haley Delivers Remarks at an Emergency UN Security Council Meeting on North Korea

“North Korea’s destabilizing escalation is a threat to all nations in the region and beyond. Their actions are quickly closing off the possibility of a diplomatic solution…The United States is prepared to use the full range of our capabilities to defend ourselves and our allies. One of our capabilities lies with our considerable military forces. ...
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Ambassador Nikki Haley Calls for Action to Stop Atrocities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

New York City June 16, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The United States has recently been made aware of new reports of the Congolese government engaging in severe human rights violations in the Kasai regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The latest report accuses the Congolese military of actively engaging in increased human rights ...
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Ambassador Nikki Haley Delivers Remarks at a UN Security Council Meeting on the African Union

“The African Union has a unique capacity to anticipate crises, mediate conflicts, and deploy troops and police on short notice. They do this, moreover, in some of the most challenging environments in the world. We applaud the increasing leadership the AU has exercised in contributing to peace operations and battling terrorist and insurgent groups…We are ...
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Ambassador Nikki Haley Delivers Remarks at a UN Security Council Meeting on the African Union

“The African Union has a unique capacity to anticipate crises, mediate conflicts, and deploy troops and police on short notice. They do this, moreover, in some of the most challenging environments in the world. We applaud the increasing leadership the AU has exercised in contributing to peace operations and battling terrorist and insurgent groups…We are ...
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2017 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC June 7, 2017   In recognition of LGBTI Month, the Department of State affirms its solidarity with the human rights defenders and civil society organizations working around the world to uphold the fundamental freedoms of LGBTI persons to live with dignity and freedom. We also ...
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On the Occasion of Ramadan

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC May 26, 2017 On behalf of the United States Department of State, Renda and I sincerely wish Muslims around the world a peaceful and blessed Ramadan. Ramadan is a month of reverence, generosity, and self-reflection. Most importantly, it is a cherished time for family and ...
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Statement Commemorating International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on May 29

Ambassador Nikki Haley U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations May 26, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The United States joins the world in honoring the brave men and women serving in United Nations peacekeeping missions. Since 1948, UN peacekeepers have come to the aid of civilians in countries torn ...
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Congo Basin Regional Workshop on Combatting Timber Trafficking

Over 30 officials from Gabon, Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo were in Libreville May 15-19 to participate in a Congo Basin Regional Workshop on Combatting Timber Trafficking. The participants include prosecutors, judges, and forestry crimes investigators, many of whom attended an initial training held in Douala, Cameroon ...
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Earth Day Workshop at Libreville American Corner

The Libreville American Corner has hosted an open, interactive workshop as a follow up to Earth Day, led by two environmentalists, Emmanuel Ndong from the World Wildlife Fund Gabon and Juliette Ngoua, founder of the NGO “Youth and Environment” (Jeunesse et Environnement). The main topics covered during the workshop were climate change, sustainable development, oceans ...
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Let’s Save our Oceans!

On Friday January 13, Juliette Bengone Ngoua, an active member of the Embassy’s Book Club and AWEP Gabon member, launched the “Youth and Environment” (Jeunesse et L’Environment) initiative to raise awareness among youth regarding the importance of protecting our oceans in a conference funded by a grant from Embassy Libreville. Building on ideas presented during ...
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U.S. Embassy donates ambulance and pickup truck to the Mabanda Medical Center

On April 25, Cynthia Akuetteh, the US Ambassador to Gabon and Sao Tome and Principe, officially donated both a medical ambulance and a utility vehicle to the Mabanda health center in Nyanga province, in the south of the country. This donation is part of the Humanitarian Assistance Excess Property Program run by the U. S. ...
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How to Face the Current Financial Crisis? Dynamic Coach Gives Clues

On April 13, Public Affairs Section, organized a half-day workshop to guide women entrepreneurs in how to successfully face and overcome obstacles created by the current economic crisis in Gabon. The workshop was presented by Iselle Dimas, Creator and Director General of AK consulting, a dynamic coach who traveled from Port Gentil, Gabon’s economic center. She ...
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Montana Special Election Scheduled for May 25

The State of Montana will conduct a special election on Thursday, May 25, 2017, for its at-large Congressional District to replace Ryan Zinke who was confirmed as the U.S. Secretary of the Interior.  This district represents all counties in Montana. Service members, eligible family members and overseas citizens may use the Federal Post Card Application ...
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Ambassador Welcomes SSH Grantees to Embassy

The Ambassador presided over a grant signing ceremony with Gabonese recipients of FY2015 Special Self Help (SSH) funds on February 28 at the Embassy. SSH funds are used to promote small-scale and sustainable development projects which positively impact their respective communities. The six SSH projects range in scope from biodiversity awareness to female health education ...
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Ambassador Observes Small Boat Ops Training

On February 7, Ambassador Akuetteh boarded a vessel that took part in a Small Boat Operations course, led by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) in Libreville’s bay, in order to experience the training firsthand.  16 members of the Gabonese Navy and the two members of Gabonese Customs undertook a two-week-long training with the USCG ...
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Check out Our New Website

Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The Seven Sections are: Visas – For all your Visa needs and questions. U.S. Citizen Services – ...
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Statement following the ruling by the Constitutional Court

The United States Embassy in Libreville acknowledges the Gabonese Constitutional Court’s ruling on the Presidential election. We are grateful that all parties chose to use the legally established procedures to peacefully adjudicate their concerns. Now that the ruling has been issued, we urge the court to release details of its proceedings publicly, to allow for ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Limited Operations

The United States Embassy in Libreville will be open, but with limited operations, on Friday, September 23.  The limitation of operations is due to the likelihood of transportation problems throughout the city stemming from an expected Constitutional Court ruling. Visa services and other routine consular services have been cancelled, but emergency services for U.S. citizens ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Post-Election Civil Disturbance in Gabon

The U.S. Embassy wishes to inform U.S. citizens about the strong possibility of demonstrations and civil disturbance after the Gabonese Constitutional Court announces its ruling regarding the disputed Gabonese presidential election results.  The Court’s decision is expected to be announced on or around September 23. Roads may be blocked and transportation, including commercial air travel, ...
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Political crisis in Gabon

The United States Embassy in Libreville welcomes the decision by Mr. Jean Ping and two other candidates in the 2016 presidential election to resolve differences peacefully through the Constitutional Court. The long-term interests of the Gabonese people for political stability and development are at the heart of solving this dispute. To increase confidence and the ...
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Statement by John Kirby, Spokesperson

United States Supports Proposed AU Mission to Gabon, Continues to Call for Calm The United States remains concerned about the tense political situation in Gabon.  We continue to call on all parties and their supporters to refrain from violence, inflammatory language, and aggression against all people living in Gabon, regardless of their ethnic background or ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Post-Election Civil Disturbance

The U.S. Embassy in Libreville informs U.S. citizens that sporadic vandalism, fires, road blocks, and security operations continue in limited parts of Libreville and other cities throughout Gabon. The airport in Libreville is open and operational, and commercial flights are available. The Embassy recommends U.S. citizens be aware of their surroundings and exercise caution in ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Civil Disturbance

The U.S. Embassy in Libreville informs U.S. citizens that widespread, violent demonstrations, rioting, looting, and road blocks continue, both in Libreville and other cities throughout Gabon. At this time the airport in Libreville is open and operational and commercial flights are available. The Embassy recommends U.S. citizens remain in a safe location and avoid non-essential ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Gabonese Election

The U.S. Embassy in Libreville informs U.S. citizens that widespread, violent demonstrations, rioting and looting have taken place in Libreville, particularly in the area of Cite de la Democratie-Voie Express-Boulevard Triomphal, and extending through many of the city’s central and southern neighborhoods following the announcement of presidential election results.  Further protests and demonstrations are expected ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Gabonese Election

The U.S. Embassy in Libreville informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations have been reported in Libreville in the area of Cite de la Democratie-Voie Express-Boulevard Triomphal, which police have attempted to disperse with tear gas. Further protests and demonstrations are possible throughout Gabon following the announcement of the results of the Gabonese presidential election. Even demonstrations ...
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Election Statement Tuesday

Statement from Embassy of the United States of America in Gabon The United States Embassy in Libreville congratulates the people of Gabon on the peaceful conduct of the August 27 presidential elections.  The strong voter turnout and the candidacies of many individuals illustrate a commitment to the democratic process.  We thank and congratulate the government ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Gabonese Election

The U.S. Embassy in Libreville informs U.S. citizens of the possibility of protests and demonstrations throughout Gabon in the lead up to and aftermath of the Gabonese presidential election. The election will be held on Saturday, August 27. Election results may be announced as early as the evening of Monday, August 29. In the past, ...
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Now is the time to invest in Africa

Last month, an outstanding group of over 100 entrepreneurs from sub-Saharan Africa attended the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University. Among many others, they included Habiba Ali, who started a solar energy business in Nigeria; Toussaint Billa, who created a mobile phone application for financial transactions in Gabon; and Naomi Tulay-Solanke, who started a ...
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Rally and March Expected at Rond Point de Nkembo

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens in Gabon of a planned political rally and march scheduled to take place on March 10.  The march is scheduled to depart at 10:00 am from the Rond point de Nkembo and has as its destination l’Assemblée Nationale.   The march assembly area is near-to Eglise St Michel church.  Police ...
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U.S. Secretary of the Interior travel to Gabon

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell arrived in Gabon on Thursday to meet with President Ali Bongo Ondimba and Ministers Regis Immongault and Flore Josephine-Mistoul, engage with Gabonese environmental NGOs, and visit the Wonga-Wongue Presidential Reserve. This visit continues the United States’ work to combat the illegal trade of wildlife products in the United ...
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President Obama Speaks at United Nations Summit

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen:  Seventy years after the founding of the United Nations, it is worth reflecting on what, together, the members of this body have helped to achieve. Out of the ashes of the Second World War, having witnessed the unthinkable power of the atomic age, ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry: Sao Tome and Principe National Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principeon the 40th anniversary of your independence on July 12. Sao Tome and Principe and the United States share a commitment to democracy and the rule of law.  Our nations continue ...
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Consular Systems Problems

The Bureau of Consular Affairs continues to experience technical problems with our visa systems.  This is a global issue, and we are working around the clock to fix it.  More than 100 computer experts from both the private and public sectors across the United States are working on this problem 24/7. That said, we do ...
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2015 Iqbal Masih Award for the Elimination of Child Labor

The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce the selection of Alain-Georges Moukoko as the recipient of the U.S. Department of Labor’s 2015 Iqbal Masih Award for the Elimination of Child Labor. Through his extraordinary efforts to combat child labor in Gabon since 2007, Prosecutor Alain-Georges Moukoko has mounted legal investigations against exploiters of child labor ...
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Supporting the U.S.-Africa Partnership Through the AGOA Extension and Enhancement Act of 2015

Last week, Congress introduced several bills that are important to the economic future and national security interests of the United States. Central among them is a 10-year extension of the African Growth and Opportunity Act, legislation that has served as the cornerstone of the U.S.-African economic relationship and has dramatically expanded U.S trade with Africa ...
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Update on Memorial Services for Andre Mba Obame

The U.S. embassy has received reports that the body of Andre Mba Obame has not departed for Oyem as originally scheduled.  There are large crowds and a heavy police presence near the Leon Mba International airport. U.S. citizens are urged to continue avoiding the area around the airport and to exercise caution within the vicinity ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Memorial Services for Andre Mba Obame

The U.S. embassy informs U.S. citizens in Gabon of the possibility for large crowds and police presence along the routes to/from and at the locations referenced below.  This is an update to the Security Message sent to U.S. citizens on April 24, 2015. U.S. citizens are urged to avoid any area with large crowds and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Memorial Services for Andre Mba Obame

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens in Gabon of the possibility for large crowds and police presence near the Leon Mba International Airport and other areas around Libreville on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 in connection with the arrival of Andre Mba Obame’s casket and the subsequent memorial services. U.S. citizens are urged to avoid any ...
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Ambassador Cynthia Akuetteh – Remarks for the Announcement of Dates for the 2015 AGOA Forum

Mr. Minister, Distinguished Guests. I am grateful for the opportunity to be here today, and I want to thank Minister Tchango for the invitation. And thank you to all of you for coming out today.  Your attendance – and your hard work – is a testament to the commitment between the United States and Gabon ...
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Proclamation on National African American History Month

By The President of the United States of America A Proclamation For generations, the story of American progress has been shaped by the inextinguishable beliefs that change is always possible and a brighter future lies ahead. With tremendous strength and abiding resolve, our ancestors — some of whom were brought to this land in chains ...
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Excerpt from the Remarks by President Obama in State of the Union Address

Full address is at http://www.whitehouse.gov I believe in a smarter kind of American leadership.  We lead best when we combine military power with strong diplomacy; when we leverage our power with coalition building; when we don’t let our fears blind us to the opportunities that this new century presents.  That’s exactly what we’re doing right now.  ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and 16 Days of Activism

Today, we mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and the start of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. Over the next two weeks, U.S. embassies and missions around the world will all be working to raise awareness of the irreparable harm caused by gender-based violence. This issue is seared ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry: International Education Week

The Departments of State and Education celebrate the 15th annual International Education Week November 17-21, 2014. During this week, literally thousands of events will be held around the world to highlight the benefits of global learning and student exchanges. To understand why this is important, we have only to consider the consequences when people lack ...
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Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Dan Ashe on Gabon’s New Marine Protected Areas

On behalf of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, I commend President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon on his country’s decision to create a marine protected area network covering more than 18,000 square miles. This action underscores Gabon’s commitment to conserving wildlife on both land and sea, and further establishes its leadership among Central African ...
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2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship Application

The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and embodies the President’s commitment to invest in the future of Africa.  The first class of Mandela Washington Fellows arrived in June 2014 for six weeks of intensive executive leadership training, networking, and skills building, followed by a Presidential ...
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U.S. Embassy in Gabon Donates Toys, Clothes to Refuge Center

On August 26th, 2014, Embassy Libreville’s Community Liaison Officer Rosa Villaseñor and Sergeant Uddin of the Marine Security Guard Detachment visited the Centre d’Accueil Pour Enfants en Difficultes Sociales d’Angondje (CAPEDS) to donate toys, clothing, and supplies. Under the supervision of the Ministry of Social Welfare and National Solidarity, CAPEDS is home to more than ...
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American People Donate Back to School Books for Orphans

On September 10, 2014, Embassy Libreville’s Chargé d’Affaires Katherine Brucker hosted representatives of the Gabonese Association YEMALY as part of a Back to School Book Donation for Gabonese children living in orphanages in Libreville and Port-Gentil. The U.S. Embassy supports activities that aim at empowering youth, and along with YEMALY, this donation will provide books ...
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Facts about Ebola Hemorraghic Fever

The first Ebola virus species was discovered in 1976 in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo near the Ebola River. Since then, outbreaks have appeared sporadically.   The natural reservoir host of ebola viruses remains unknown. However, on the basis of available evidence and the nature of similar viruses, researchers believe that the ...
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