The Way Forward to an End in 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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»
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