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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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, ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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: ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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. ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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. ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»
Show More ∨