Grow Your Mind with Gina and the U.S. Embassy

Leadership, empowerment, development.  Books from Nouveaux Horizons cover these topics and more – and one of our exchange program alums brings you great discussions on these topics every two weeks via her Facebook page. Gina Nzengue – perhaps best known for her morning show on Urban FM – shares new titles and new topics on …

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Sao Tome and Principe National Day

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 12, 2020 On behalf of the Government of the United States, I offer congratulations to the people of Sao Tome and Principe as you celebrate your independence on July 12.  The United States looks forward to maintaining our long-standing security partnership in the Gulf of Guinea …

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To Breathe Free

To Breathe Free Op-Ed, July 4, 2020 By Chargé d’affaires Robert Whitehead, U.S. Embassy Libreville Today we celebrate an idea and a document created 244 years ago, in 1776.  When colonists in the 13 British colonies of North America realized their attempts to convince the English King to accept them as equals had failed, they …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Voting in the 2020 General Election

If you are a U.S. citizen living abroad, you can receive an absentee ballot for the 2020 general election electronically (email, fax, or internet download).  Follow the directions below to register, request an absentee ballot, and vote. Register to Vote and Request an Absentee Ballot You can use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to …

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Digital Briefing on USAID’s Ongoing Development Priorities and COVID-19 Assistance Response in Africa

Special Briefing Via Telephone Dr. Kenneth Staley USAID Global Malaria Coordinator And COVID-19 Task Force Leader And Mr. Christopher Runyan USAID Senior Coordinator For The Bureau For Africa June 4, 2020Listen to or download the English audio file  here Moderator:  Good afternoon to everyone from the U.S. Department of State’s Africa Regional Media Hub.  I would …

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Telephonic Press Briefing on COVID-19 in Africa and the U.S. Response with Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs

Download or listen to the audio file  here . Moderator:  Good afternoon to everyone from the U.S. Department of State’s Africa Regional Media Hub.  I would like to welcome our participants dialing in from across the continent and thank all of you for joining this discussion. Before we begin today’s briefing, I would like to establish the …

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The United States Continues Leadership in the Global COVID-19 Response with More Than $270 Million in Additional U.S. Foreign Assistance

For more than a half century, the United States has been the largest contributor to global health security and humanitarian assistance.  Through the American people’s generosity and under the leadership of President Trump, the United States continues this outstanding record in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the announcement of more than $270 million …

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On the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Today, the United States observes the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day.  The United States is proud of its record as a world leader in promoting clean water and air, conserving natural resources, and protecting nature while driving economic growth and fostering resilience to natural disasters at home and abroad.  The United States is …

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Continuing U.S. Leadership in the Global COVID-19 Response Through Additional U.S. Foreign Assistance

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE APRIL 8, 2020 Thanks to the unmatched generosity of the American people and the efforts of the U.S. Government, the United States has continued to lead the world’s public health and humanitarian response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are building on that leadership, with another $225 million …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

Location:  Gabon Event: The Gabonese government has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Gabon. On March 20, the Gabonese government suspended all regular international and domestic flights to and from Gabon.  With the permission of the Gabonese government, a special commercial flight carrying American citizens wishing to return to the United States departed from Libreville for Washington …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon (March 21, 2020) Location:  Gabon Event: The Gabonese government has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Gabon. On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of US personnel and family members who have been medically determined to be at higher risk of a poor outcome …

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2019 Mandela Washington Fellows

Chargé d’Affaires Robert Whitehead hosted a lunch for the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellows at his residence on Wednesday March 11. The returning Mandela Fellows shared their US experience during the lunch while praising the program and comparing the United States policies to Gabon’s. The discussion covered the volunteerism aspect in the United States and how …

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The United States and Gabon Assume the Co-Secretariat of the Friends of Gulf of Guinea

STATEMENT BY MORGAN ORTAGUS, SPOKESPERSON March 4, 2020  The Department of State is pleased to announce that the United States and the Republic of Gabon have assumed the co-secretariat of the Friends of Gulf of Guinea, also known as the FoGG, for calendar year 2020.  Working together, we will promote unimpeded global commerce and freedom of …

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Embassy Libreville commemorates Martin Luther King Day

The Embassy of the United States, in partnership with The Link, a Gabonese English language association, commemorated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Wednesday, February 12, by organizing several activities at the John Lewis American Corner in Libreville. The event brought together 76 participants from English clubs of various schools in the Gabonese capital. In his …

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US Embassy donates equipment as part of a $1.12 million grant

Friday, January 31, the U.S. Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission Chris Tremann donated equipment to Gabon’s Ministry of Defense, to aid in the fight against HIV/AIDS. This donation is part of the U.S. government’s commitment to fight HIV/AIDs in Gabon. During a four year period, the Embassy will donate $1.12 million in equipment and expertise …

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Chargé d’Affaires Robert Whitehead addresses Gabonese government, NGO, and international partners concerning trafficking in persons.

On January 23, Ben Wiselogle from the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons led a productive discussion with government and local partners on trafficking victim identification. Protection is key to the victim-centered approach that the international community takes in its efforts to combat modern slavery.  Effective victim protection entails identifying victims, providing referrals …

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Additional U.S. Contribution to Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State January 27, 2020 To honor Holocaust victims, to preserve the Auschwitz and Birkenau Memorial and Museum so future generations never forget, and to further efforts to combat contemporary forms of anti-Semitism, the Department of State, working with Congress, intends to contribute an additional $2 million to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation.  This contribution is in …

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Proclamation on National Day Of Remembrance Of The 75th Anniversary Of The Liberation Of Auschwitz, 2020

Issued on: January 24, 2020 On the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, we remember the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust and pay tribute to the American soldiers and other Allied Forces who fought tirelessly to defeat the Nazi regime. We also recommit ourselves to the fight against anti-Semitism and to …

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Presidential Message on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 2020

Issued on: January 27, 2020 On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we remember the millions of precious souls who perished as a result of the horrific crimes perpetrated by the Nazi regime.  We also reaffirm our steadfast commitment to confronting the vile poison of anti-Semitism wherever and whenever it arises. This year’s annual observance of International …

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Proclamation on National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2020

Human trafficking erodes personal dignity and destroys the moral fabric of society.  It is an affront to humanity that tragically reaches all parts of the world, including communities across our Nation.  Each day, in cities, suburbs, rural areas, and tribal lands, people of every age, gender, race, religion, and nationality are devastated by this grave …

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The US Embassy is proud to partner with the eco-guards in helping stop poaching and Gabon

More than 70% of the African forest elephant species has been wiped out, primarily by poachers slaughtering them for their ivory. Park rangers are on the front lines defending them. But in the Central African country of Gabon these park rangers, also known as eco-guards, aren’t going it alone. Now the U.S military is joining …

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International Anticorruption Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State December 9, 2019 Today, on International Anticorruption Day, we reaffirm our commitment to prevent and combat corruption globally.  Corruption obstructs economic growth and development, facilitates transnational crime, and fuels terrorism, robbing citizens around the world of their basic rights.  Corruption enables and sustains autocratic leaders, weakens faith …

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International Human Rights Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State December 10, 2019 In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) to identify common rights and freedoms for all people in all nations. An American, former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, chaired the UN Human Rights Commission that drafted this landmark …

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United States Takes Action Against Corruption and Serious Human Rights Abuse

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State December 10, 2019 This week and last, the United States announced 72 sanctions designations under the Global Magnitsky sanctions program.  These actions target serious human rights abuse and corruption on a global scale, demonstrating the United States’ action to pursue tangible and significant consequences for those who undermine …

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Fifty-four Gabonese Magistrates Complete Training in Trafficking in Persons

The U.S. government partnered with the Gabonese Ministry of Interior and Justice to provide training to over 50 magistrates on handling cases of human trafficking October 28-30.  The Department of State, in collaboration with the Warnath Group, brought two U.S. district court judges to Libreville to lead the interactive training, which included multiple case studies …

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DFC AND AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK PARTNER TO SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA

November 12, 2019 Sign MOU strengthening collaboration to advance shared goals across the continent   JOHANNESBURG – Adam Boehler, Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), today joined Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group, to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) strengthening collaboration in support of development in Africa. …

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Meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo October 29, 2019 It was an honor to chair this Administration’s second meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. I was pleased to be joined by several members of the U.S. …

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Deputy Secretary John J. Sullivan Remarks at Roundtable Discussion on Enhancing Trade and Investment in Africa

REMARKS JOHN J. SULLIVAN, DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE PALACE HOTEL NEW YORK, NY SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN:  Well, thank you, Keith.  It’s a great honor for me to be here. Your Excellencies, members of the business community, distinguished guests, friends and colleagues, thank you so much for being here for this important discussion we have this morning to discuss trade …

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Chargé d’affaires Robert Whitehead visits São Tomé and Príncipe

Chargé d ’affaires Robert Whitehead visited São Tomé and Príncipe meeting with Prime Minster Jorge Bom Jesus and visiting Amedy Pereira, who recently returned from the Embassy-sponsored Mandela Washington Fellowship program in the United States. Mr. Amedy Pereira showed the Charge the many facets of his business, which includes producing coffee and cocoa and hosting …

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U.S. Army Special Forces Member provides training to Gabonese gendarmes

Showcasing the strong partnership the United States and Gabon have, U.S. Special Army Forces took part in training with the Groupe spécial d’intervention de la Gendarmerie nationale. The U.S team, informally known as the Green Berets,  gave one-on-one instruction to the Gabonese during an advanced marksmanship course and also provided training on helping wounded fellow …

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Gabon National Day Statement

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State August 17, 2019 On behalf of the United States, I send my best wishes to the Government and people of Gabon on the celebration of the 59th anniversary of your independence. The United States and Gabon share a strong economic and security relationship. Gabon’s partnership on maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea, …

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U.S. Department of State turns 230

The U.S. Department of State reached a milestone of 230 years of diplomacy on July 27. It is America’s oldest executive agency, created in 1789 and first called the Department of Foreign Affairs. Thomas Jefferson was the first secretary of state. Today, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo advises the president, administers diplomatic missions and negotiates treaties with foreign entities, among other …

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Chargé Samuel Watson meets with the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellows

The 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship program selected five candidates from Gabon and three from Sao Tome and Principe. The group of eight young leaders join 700 from across Africa to participate in this prestigious program.   The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). …

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The US Coast Guard Cutter THETIS conducts maritime security drills in Sao Tome and Principe

The US Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) THETIS conducted a week-long maritime security engagement in Sao Tome and Principe (STP) from March 31 to April 6. During the week, the USCG provided seminars to the STP Coast Guard on boat maintenance, boarding procedures and concluded the security cooperation engagement with a Water Security Exercise (WASEX), which …

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Exit Visas No Longer Required

U.S. Embassy Libreville has confirmed that exit visas for U.S. citizens with residence permits (cartes de séjour) are no longer required. Short-term visitors to Gabon are permitted to stay up to 90 days.  Visitors who wish to remain in the country for longer than 90 days must obtain a residence permit (carte de séjour).  In …

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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 …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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