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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Ambassador Furuta-Toy’s Speech on Human Trafficking

” Ladies, gentlemen, and distinguished guests, I am extremely happy to see you all here today as I mark my final week as the United States Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea. Over the course of my time in Equatorial Guinea, I have worked to raise awareness of the problem of Trafficking in Persons.  It is important ...
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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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Ambassador Furuta-Toy’s Remarks at the Equatorial Guinea Gas Summit, October 4, 2018

Since my arrival in Malabo almost 3 years ago, I have reminded the Government, His Excellency the President, and the public that my goals for the country are to help expand the Democratic space, diversify the economy, and ensure that the programs of the U.S. government and U.S. companies benefit the people of Equatorial Guinea.  ...
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Ambassador Attends International Day of Youth Event

On August 11, Ambassador Julie Furuta-Toy attended an event organized by Equality and Human Rights for Women in Africa Director Anastasia Nzang Nze at the Sede del Punto de Información Juvenil de Guinea Ecuatorial. The event, which featured speeches, dances, poetry, songs, and games, marked the International Day of Youth  and celebrated gender equality.
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Available Consular Appointments

Atención, solicitantes de visados! Favor de hacer sus citas tan pronto posible porque las citas estarán limitadas hasta nueva orden. Las citas para visados de no inmigrantes estarán disponibles del día 4 al 7 de Febrero 2019  en la mañana.  Las citas para las emergencias serán extremadamente difíciles durante este periodo. Las limitadas citas ya están disponibles ...
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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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A Fondo Interviews U.S. Ambassador Furuta-Toy: Human Trafficking Is a Global Problem We Can Solve Together

Human trafficking is modern slavery, and it doesn’t just exist in history books. Ambassador Julie Furuta-Toy appeared on A Fondo to discuss the misery of human trafficking and how everyone can contribute to ridding the world of this horrible crime. Every country and every individual, working together, can solve this global challenge. For more information, ...
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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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Equatoguinean Government Must Take Positive Advantage of Opportunities

When I arrived in Equatorial Guinea and presented my credentials to President Obiang, I stated that my goals as Ambassador were to work with the Government of Equatorial Guinea to help expand the democratic space, diversify the economy, and ensure our programs benefit the people of Equatorial Guinea. The Government’s own National Dialogue, celebrated in ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Embassy landline is operational

The U.S. Embassy in Malabo informs U.S. citizens that the landline phones at the Embassy are currently operational.  Emergencies after hours regarding U.S. citizens should be directed to the duty cell phone number at +240 555 516 008. For further information: See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution , Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Equatorial Guinea Country Specific Information. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ( STEP ...
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Ambassador Furuta-Toy to Equatoguineans: U.S. Academic Institutions Welcome You!

Every year, students from more than 150 countries grace the halls of institutions of higher learning throughout the United States.  Do you want to be one of them? Are you considering an overseas experience at a community college, a four-year college or university, or a technical school?  If you are, the United States may be ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: EG Legislative Elections on November 12, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Malabo informs U.S. citizens of upcoming legislative elections scheduled for November 12, 2017.  Regional electoral districts in Equatorial Guinea include: Bata, Mbini, Ebebiyin, Mongomo, Rebola, Luba, Moeri, Baneye, Riaba, Moka, Ureka, and Downtown Malabo. Equatoguinean authorities are likely to increase security throughout the country during the electoral period.  There is presently ...
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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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Op-ed from Ambassador Furuta-Toy: Equatorial Guinea’s Greatest Resource

President Obiang and the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea participated in the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly in September 2017.  As a future non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea seems to be considering its role in the international arena and ...
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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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Ambassador’s Self Help Fund Donates a new roof to the Batete Community/Cultural Center

August 8, Ambassador Futura-Toy attended the final presentation of  a Self-Help donation to add a new roof to the community cultural and social center in Batete.  The addition and renovation makes it possible to conduct activities and presentations in the space in all seasons.  The Batete mayor and other officials were present for a children’s ...
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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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The Way Forward to End Trafficking in Persons in Equatorial Guinea

On June 27, 2017, the Secretary of State released the seventeenth annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report in a public event at the State Department.  The title of this year’s TIP Report is “Enhancing Criminal Accountability and Addressing Challenges in Prosecution Efforts.”  The report focuses on the specific responsibility of governments under the Palermo Protocol ...
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Ambassador Furuta-Toy’ 4th of July Remarks

Independence Day Celebration June 29, 2017 Hilton Hotel – Malabo   It is my sincere pleasure to welcome you all to our celebration, to commemorate the 241st anniversary of the independence of the United States of America. Allow me to take this opportunity to thank the entire Embassy staff who made this event possible.  Many ...
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Global Wellness Day Run: June 11, 2017

Thanks to our partners: Hilton Hotel, Clinica Esperanza, Policlinico Loeri Comba, Lufthansa, Ministry of Health, Hospital La Paz de Malabo, BBPP, BTMP and the general public, this year’s Global Wellness Day celebration was a great success with food, prizes, and merriment.  Eager participants of all ages ran in the rain and attended an informative health ...
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2017 Mandela Washington (YALI) Pre-departure Orientation

Six eager Mandela Washington fellows visited U.S. Embassy Malabo for their pre-departure orientation.  PAO Jason Seymour described everything they needed to know about the dynamic, multi-week program that focuses on developing impactful leadership skills.  In addition, the majority of participants had never traveled to the United States and this adventure will be their first opportunity. ...
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Check out Our New Site!

Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The Seven Sections are: Visas – For all your Visa needs and questions. U.S. Citizen Services – Providing ...
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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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Village of Ureka Gets a Crash Course in Health

  San Antonio de Ureka is a small village on the southern coast of Bioko Sur, approximately 25 miles from the closest health care facility.  Since “Urekan” villagers have no phone service, cars, or even first aid kits, any injuries to residents can quickly lead to serious trouble.  Last weekend, U.S. Embassy Malabo’s nurses visited ...
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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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Thoughts on the Democratic Process in Equatorial Guinea

The United States remains committed to supporting the free and full participation of the Equatoguinean people in the electoral processes for the current and future elections.  The U.S. Embassy has consistently encouraged the Government to ensure that its National Electoral Commission is truly independent of influence from the governmental administration, that all political parties in ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Update about EG Presidential Elections on Sunday, April 24, 2016

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in Equatorial Guinea of the upcoming Presidential elections scheduled for April 24, 2016.  U.S. citizens are urged to exercise caution and remain abreast of the security situation prior to, during, and after the election. The U.S. Embassy has received reports of unrest in the Perez barrio in Malabo near Banapa. ...
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Ambassador Furuta-Toy’ Introductory Message

I am really pleased to be here.  As the new American Ambassador, I hope we can continue to promote the goals that will help you expand your democratic space, diversify your economy and increase the economic, health, and educational opportunities for all of your citizens. I hope the U.S. Embassy’s programs in EG will demonstrate ...
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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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Land Borders Reopened

U.S. Embassy Malabo would like to inform U.S. citizens that Equatorial Guinea’s government has reopened all land borders that were closed while the ruling party, Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (Partido Democrático de Guinea Ecuatorial or PDGE), held its congress to select its candidate for the upcoming 2016 Presidential Election. For further information: See the ...
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Land Border Closures Until November 15

U.S. Embassy Malabo would like to inform U.S. citizens that Equatorial Guinea’s government has ordered all land borders closed until November 15 while the ruling party, Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (Partido Democrático de Guinea Ecuatorial or PDGE), holds its congress to select its candidate for the upcoming 2016 Presidential Election.  Borders nationwide are affected ...
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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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President Obama Makes Historic Visits to Kenya and Ethiopia

President Barack Obama has just completed historic visits to Kenya and Ethiopia.  This was the first time that a sitting U.S. president had visited either country. On July 25, President Obama and President Kenyatta opened the 6th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), co-hosted by the United States and the Government of Kenya.  The President announced ...
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Worldwide Delay in Visa and Passport Processing

The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our overseas passport and visa systems.  This issue is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability. Passport applications accepted overseas ...
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Earth Day 2015

On April 22,   the 45th anniversary of Earth Day was celebrated here in Equatorial Guinea and throughout the world.   In the United States, Earth Day is recognized as one of the founding events of the modern environmental movement.  I remember attending the very first celebration of Earth Day in 1970 when I was a college ...
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Equatorial Guinea: Concerns Regarding Arrests and Extrajudicial Restrictions on Movement

The United States is deeply concerned by reports of detentions and restrictions on movement of Equatoguinean citizens for political reasons. Guillermo Nguema Ela, a leader of the opposition party Republican Democratic Force (FDR) was detained on March 17, flown to his native village near the mainland city of Mongomo, and directed not to leave the ...
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International Women’s Day

Secretary Kerry Op-Ed – International Women’s Day,  March 8, 2015 Every day, we read about women and girls around the world who are victims of heinous violence. From Iraqi women abducted and enslaved by ISIL to Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped and forced into marriage, these tragedies seem to belong to medieval times. Too often, women bear ...
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Travel Warning: Cameroon

1. The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the high risk of traveling to Cameroon and cautions U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to the Far North region of Cameroon.  This replaces the Travel Warning of August 6, 2014 and updates information on the continuing threat of kidnappings and other armed attacks in the ...
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The United States Condemns the Terrorist Attacks in Paris

Following the brutal terrorist attacks in Paris on January 10 against journalists at French magazine Charlie Hebdo and customers at the Hyper Cacher supermarket that took the lives of 16 innocent people and injured dozens more, President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron wrote a joint opinion piece condemning these atrocious l crimes. In ...
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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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