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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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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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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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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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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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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