Ambassador’s Welcome Reception Remarks May 8, 2019

Good evening, and welcome to the residence of the U.S. Embassy. Many of you may know the house better than I do!  That’s because it’s your house, too, and a symbol of the importance the United States places on our bilateral cooperation. Thank you officials of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Ambassadors, ...
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Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2019 – June 4-5, The Hague, the Netherlands

The 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit is gathering the world’s top entrepreneurs around five innovation sectors. Do you have a transformative tech solution for Agriculture, Food, Connectivity, Energy, Health, or Water? https://www.ges2019.org/ges-2019-at-a-glance/why-attend-ges-2019 Is your innovation more than just a concept, with a functioning, market-ready business model? Is your enterprise investor-ready and capable to be scaled up internationally? ...
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Independence Day Security Alert- U.S. Embassy Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

Location:  Malabo Event:  During the upcoming 50th Anniversary of Independence celebration from October 10-12, Equatoguinean authorities are likely to increase security in Malabo.  During a military parade scheduled for October 12, road blockages are anticipated between Arab Contractors Branch Office to the Paseo and from the President’s Palace to Arab Contractors Branch Office.  Expect an ...
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Huge Crowd Celebrates Beginning of Biodiversity Week 2018

Embassy Malabo concluded its two-month Earth Day/Biodiversity Week 2018 programming with a theatrical presentation in Malabo on May 21.  The presentation was part of an opening ceremony at the Spanish Cultural Center in honor of Biodiversity Week 2018.  Following remarks by the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, and Environment and the Director of the American ...
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Embassy Partner Opens Headquarters to Serve Equatoguinean Women

On May 19, Equality and Human Rights for Women in Africa Director Anastasia Nzang Nze inaugurated the organization’s new headquarters and center for training underemployed women.  Anastasia Nzang Nze is a well-known woman’s rights advocate with whom the Embassy has partnered with for outreach events related to women empowerment and countering gender-based violence.  The opening ...
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Checkmate! U.S. Embassy Malabo Supports Successful Chess Competition

Congratulations to everyone who attended the March 31 chess competition at the Hilton Hotel. Special kudos to the players who, despite their young age and inexperience, showed real professionalism during the tournament!  We are pleased to announce that a Chess Workshop welcomes everybody at the Equato-guinean Cultural Center from noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday!
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Passport Fee Increases

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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Equatorial Guinea’s 2371 Implementation Report Response

The government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea has begun its tenure on the United Nations Security Council with important accomplishments to bring peace and stability to a world full of challenges.  Officials are representing their country well.  Nevertheless, members of the United Nations Security Council also must serve as role models and the Equatoguinean ...
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Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot ...
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Improvements to Safety and Security Information

On January 10, 2018, the Department of State made changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of advice.  The Travel Advisory will give ...
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Holiday Security Reminder

The U.S. Embassy encourages U.S. citizens to maintain a high level of vigilance and bolster their personal security on and around the Equatoguinean public holidays of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The U.S. Embassy advises all U.S. citizens to be particularly vigilant around places of worship; locations where large crowds may gather; government facilities; ...
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Local Academies Thrilled to Receive U.S. Embassy Support

Two academies eagerly received book donations from U.S. Embassy Malabo.  Bethel has almost 500 students and African Child Academy opened one month ago with a long-term plan spearheaded by an educator with almost 20 years of experience.  Both struggle to pay for English-language materials and profusely thanked the Embassy for their assistance. Long-term EducationUSA programs were discussed.
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Book Donation to Victory College, Malabo

U.S. Embassy Malabo donated books to Victory College, a school with more than 700  pupils from nursery to high school. The students happily received a donation of challenging reading material in English. The school’s director was incredibly appreciative and made additional suggestions on how the Embassy can provide guidance to her pupils. The PAO discussed ...
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Book Donation to the Nigerian-Equatorial Guinea International School

The Nigerian-Equatorial Guinea International School with a population of more than 1000 students happily received a donation of challenging reading material in English. The school’s director was incredibly appreciative and made additional suggestions on how the Embassy can provide guidance to his pupils. The Public Affairs Officer discussed potential EducationUSA presentations.
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Recall of Tainted Imported Liquor Products

The U.S. Embassy alerts U.S. citizens that the Equatorial Guinean government has found toxic substances in liquor products imported from India.  Specifically, two brands of liquor, Goldach and Crown Black, were found to be adulterated and possibly contain methanol instead of ethanol.  These brands have been removed from local stores and are not supposed to ...
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Civil Society Workshop

August 2, twenty-six members of Equatorial Guinea’s civil society participated in a workshop to further the strength and motivation of communities.  Hosted by the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Malabo, the 26 worked on structure in civil society implementation projects.  Split into subgroups on Motivation, Youth, Education, English Instruction, and community improvement, ...
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Absentee Voting Week

Absentee Voting Week is September 26-October 3 Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2016 elections is October 10.  For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and ...
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Department of State Human Rights Report: Concerns about Equatorial Guinea

Last month, the Department of State released the annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.  The Human Rights Reports document the human rights situation in 199 countries and territories around the world.  Every year, diplomats and staff at U.S. embassies and consulates work with human rights activists, governments, non-governmental organizations, and colleagues in Washington to ...
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Voting in 2016 elections

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt ...
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Change in Consular Fees

The Department of State has published an interim final rule that makes changes to the passport book fees and fees related to the relinquishment of nationality. On September 26, 2015, the Department of State lowered the passport book application fee by $20 and raised the passport book security surcharge (enhanced border security fee) by $20 to ...
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Worldwide Caution

1. The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a ...
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