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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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