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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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