Security Alert-U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Location: throughout Guinea Event: We have received reports that unrest and violent clashes continue to occur throughout Guinea and we expect that this situation will continue at least through the weekend.  Protesters have started fires, are burning tires, spreading motor oil on roads, and have set up roadblocks.  We have received reports that security forces have ... Read More»

Security Alert-Civil Unrest-U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Location: Conakry Event: We have received reports that unrest and violent clashes are occurring throughout Conakry.  Protesters have started fires, are burning tires, and have set up roadblocks.  There are reports that shots are being fired in some neighborhoods. You should exercise increased caution and minimize unnecessary travel. The U.S. Embassy will operate this week with core ... Read More»

Subject: Security Alert-Possible Civil Unrest-U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Location:  Throughout Guinea Event:  We have received reports that unrest and violent clashes may continue to occur throughout the country.    You should exercise increased caution and minimize unnecessary travel.  The U.S. Embassy will operate this week with core staff only.   The American School of Conakry will be closed all week. The U.S. Department of State has ... Read More»

Subject: Security Alert: Large Crowds Gathering in Conakry-U.S. Embassy Conakry

Location: Gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following areas: Rue de la Prince Hamdallaye Bellevue Cosa Event: Large crowds are gathering in Conakry with heavy/blocked traffic U.S. government personnel are being advised to avoid any non-essential travel. Avoid demonstrations and crowds. Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust ... Read More»

Message to U.S. citizens – Election on Sunday, October 18, 2020; U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Subject:  Message to U.S. citizens – Election on Sunday, October 18, 2020; U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea (October 17, 2020) Location:   throughout Guinea Events:   The Guinean presidential election is scheduled for Sunday, October 18. We have been informed that the Conakry International Airport will be closed from Saturday evening until 20h00 Sunday evening. On election day, all ... Read More»

Statement by Assistant Secretary Tibor Nagy on Guinea’s Elections

October 17, 2020 I spoke with President Alpha Condé and Cellou Dalein Diallo yesterday to stress the importance of a free, fair, inclusive, and peaceful electoral process. The U.S. encourages all Guineans, regardless of political affiliation, to refrain from violence and respect each other’s rights. As a longtime friend of Guinea, I have seen firsthand ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Location: throughout Guinea Events: We have been informed that the Conakry International Airport will be closed from Saturday evening until 20h00 Sunday evening. We have been informed that the Kaloum district of Conakry has been closed to traffic. We have been informed that the city of Kindia is closed to incoming and outgoing traffic. The ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Still Have Voting Questions? Online Voting Assistance via ZOOM

The Federal Voting Assistance Program is offering recurring virtual voting assistance via Zoom for the next two weeks to provide direct support to overseas citizens. Voters can participate in any of the meetings and speak with an FVAP voting Ambassador who can answer questions about absentee voting, including inquiries about the FPCA and FWAB forms. ... Read More»

Chargé d’Affaires Steven Koutsis Engages with Guinean Journalists on Presidential Elections

Today, the United States Embassy partnered with Maison de la Presse de Guinée to host a press conference with Chargé d’Affaires Steven Koutsis. This engagement served as an opportunity for the Chargé to directly discuss with journalists about the upcoming presidential elections. The U.S. Embassy remains committed to a transparent electoral process. Chargé d’Affaires Steven ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Location: Gbessia Airport traffic circle and vicinity Event: On Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 14h15 we received information that a demonstration at the above location has become violent.  U.S. government personnel have been instructed  avoid the above area. Traffic in Conakry is expected to be extremely heavy through the rest of today.    The Guinean presidential elections are scheduled for Sunday, ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Locations: Demonstration One:  Autoroute Fidel Castro from Gbessia roundabout to the Peoples Palace esplanage in Kaloum, through Gbessia Condebounyi, Bonfi, Matam, Kenian, Madina Koleah, and Castro bridge. The concerned Communes are Matoto, Matam, and Kaloum. Demonstration Two:  National Football Stadium in Dixinn. Event:  We have received information that two protest marches/demonstrations will take place on Friday, ... Read More»

Chargé D’affaires Steven Koutsis Urges Peaceful And Credible Elections In Guinea At Police Academy Graduation

On October 12, Chargé d’Affaires Steven Koutsis attended the graduation ceremony for the new officer class of Guinean National Police Academy. The Guinean National Police Academy receives training and support from the U.S. Embassy Conakry through its Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). The event was also attended by the Guinean Minister ... Read More»

Guinean Police Academy Graduation – As Prepared Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Steven Koutsis

As Prepared Remarks for Chargé d’Affaires Steven Koutsis Guinean Police Academy Graduation National School for Police and Civil Protection | October 12, 2020 | 10:30AM-12:30PM I would like to thank His Excellency Mr. Camara for inviting me here today. Congratulations to all of you for completing your police training. You will soon be assigned to ... Read More»

U.S. Government makes donation of U.S. $90 Thousand Dollars to help Guinea’s Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

On October 9, U.S. Embassy Conakry through its Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and implementing partner International Organization for Migration participated in an official handover ceremony to commemorate the United States government’s donation of $90,000 in personal protective equipment (PPE) and tech equipment to the Ministry of Security. As a part ... Read More»

Chargé d’affaires Steven Koutsis’ Remarks at the INL-IOM PPE Handover Ceremony

As Prepared Remarks for Chargé d’Affaires Steven Koutsis U.S. Embassy Conakry, INL, IOM  – PPE Handover Ceremony IOM Guinea Headquarters | October 9, 2020 | 10:00AM-12:00PM Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, First and foremost, I would like to thank his excellency, Minister Camara for joining us today, as well as our implementing partner the International ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – COUNTDOWN-Mail Your Ballot!

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away!  Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can get assistance in requesting and returning your absentee ballot.  Many states require ... Read More»

Important Information for U.S. Passport and CRBA Appointments

Many US citizens are arriving for their appointments late and/or unprepared.  Please remember that our resources are extremely limited, and we cannot assist those who arrive unprepared or with incorrect or missing documentation.  Current appointment wait times are over one month for passport applications and almost two months for CRBA applications.  If you arrive unprepared ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea (September 28, 2020) Location: The announced route includes: Yimbayah Tanerie circle Transversal 1/the Autoroute Route de Donka The People’s Palace Event:  We have received information that a protest not approved by the Government of Guinea will take place tomorrow, September 29, 2020 at the location(s) above.  The protest ... Read More»

United States Recognizes World Rabies Day and support the prevention of zoonotic diseases in Guinea

Conakry, September 28, 2020 For Immediate Release The United States and the global community commemorate World Rabies Day on September 28, 2020. Leading the U.S. Government’s routine zoonotic disease surveillance, detection, and response efforts in Guinea is the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA). With the world’s attention focused on the global COVID-19 pandemic, the United ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away!  Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can get assistance in requesting and returning your absentee ballot.  Many states require ... Read More»

Security Alert – Upcoming Election in Guinea-U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea 

Location: Throughout Guinea Event:  Guinean Presidential Election Scheduled for Sunday, October 18, 2020 The Guinean presidential elections are scheduled for Sunday, October 18.  There is always a possibility protest activity may occur in Conakry and throughout Guinea at any given time. The frequency and intensity of protest activity increases as an election date approaches, and U.S. citizens should remain particularly vigilant until well after October 18. The U.S. Department of State has issued a  Level 3 Travel Advisory for Guinea , advising U.S. citizens to reconsider ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Time Flies – Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Time is running out.  You must register to vote and each state has deadlines, which can be found on the Federal Voting Assistance Program site at  https://www.fvap.gov/ . U.S. Embassy Conakry will begin returning absentee ballots on October 5, 2020.  ... Read More»

USAID Supports the Electoral process in Guinea

As part of the program for the upcoming presidential elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI), with financial support from USAID through the National Democratic Institute (NDI), organized a second meeting of the Inter-Party Committee on Friday, August 28, 2020 at the Hotel Riviera de Kaloum in Conakry. The objective of this meeting was to ... Read More»

Announcing U.S. Embassy Conakry’s Fulbright Student Program and Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program for 2022-2023

Conakry, September 8 2020 For Immediate Release U.S. Embassy Conakry is pleased to announce the opening of two Fulbright program competitions for the 2021-2022 academic year: the Fulbright Foreign Student Program and Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.  These exchange programs are funded by the U.S.  Department of State and were initiated by U.S. Senator William J. Fulbright ... Read More»

Presidential Elections: The U.S. Embassy reaffirms its commitment to Democratic Institutions and Processes

The United States remains committed to democratic institutions and processes.  It is ultimately up to the Guinean people to decide the future of their country, which should be done through a consultative, free, fair, and transparent process.  We believe in regular, democratic transitions of power, which yield more accountability, stronger institutions, more constructive citizen participation ... Read More»

Guinean Alumnus Selected for the Mandela Washington Fellowship Leadership Impact Award

Conakry, August 10 2020 For Immediate Release U.S. Embassy Conakry is pleased to announce that  Ibrahima Kalil Gueye , a 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumnus from Guinea, is the winner of the 2020  Leadership Impact Award .  This annual award recognizes the individual achievements of one member of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Network.  U.S. Embassies and Consulates and other stakeholders submitted nominations, and ... Read More»

United States supports COVID-19 response in Guinea

Conakry, August 8 2020 For Immediate Release The Embassy of the United States is pleased to announce the strengthening of cooperation between the United States and the Republic of Guinea in the health sector. For this purpose, Mrs. Izetta Minko-Moreau, the Acting USAID Guinea Mission Director and Mr. Pierre Ngom, UNICEF Country Representative, in collaboration ... Read More»

Update to Guinea’s Travel Advisory-Level 3-Reconsider Travel

Location: Guinea On August 6, 2020 the U.S. Department of State updated the Travel Advisory for Guinea to Level 3-Reconsider travel to Guinea due to COVID-19.  Exercise increased caution in Guinea due to civil unrest. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Guinea due to COVID-19. Guinea has lifted stay at home ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Location:  Throughout Guinea Event:  COVID-19 and U.S. Embassy Operations in Guinea As of August 3, 2020, Guinea has confirmed 7,364 cases of COVID-19 within its borders since March 12, 2020, and 46 hospital deaths.  Guinea does not report non-hospital deaths due to COVID-19.  The state of health emergency in Guinea has been extended through August 15, 2020. The Government ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens-Do This NOW If You Plan to Vote in November 

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 elections it is important to complete your FPCA as soon as possible, preferably by August 1. In order to vote in the November 2020 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  in 2020.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots ... Read More»

Donation of Computer Equipment to ANSS to Support Management of DHIS2 data

USAID, through its Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance (IDDS) project, provided 20 tablets and 5 laptops to the National Agency for Health Security (ANSS) to support DHIS2 data management. This donation enhances ANSS’s ability to make evidence-based decisions in the detection and monitoring of Covid-19 to prevent and control the disease. Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Location: Conakry Event:   Demonstrations We have received reports of sporadic protest activity and clashes between protestors and Guinean security elements in Conakry. Areas that re ortedly experiencing flashes of tension include the sector of Rue Le Prince between Hamdallaye and Bambeto circles, and the district of Wanindara. Additionally, there are reports of small groups of protestors attempting ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Location: Throughout Guinea Event:  COVID-19 and U.S. Embassy Operations in Guinea As of July 20, 202 Guinea has confirmed 6,544 cases of COVID-19 within its borders since March 12, 2020, and 39 hospital deaths.  Guinea does not report non-hospital deaths due to COVID-19. The Government of Guinea has announced that the Gbessia International Airport in Conakry is reopening. Please follow information about commercial options on the websites of commercial ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Location:  Throughout Guinea  Event:  COVID-19 and U.S. Embassy Operations in Guinea   As of July 13, 2020, Guinea has confirmed 6,141 cases of COVID-19 within its borders since March 12, 2020, and 37 hospital deaths.  Guinea does not report non-hospital deaths due to COVID-19.    The Gbessia International Airport in Conakry is closed to commercial traffic, and there are no regular options for air travel into or out of Guinea.     ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Appointments Now Available for Passport Renewals and Reports of Birth

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Conakry Guinea announces that we have a limited number of appointments now available for the following services:  renew an expired U.S. passport or one which will expire prior to December 31, 2020; report a U.S. passport that has been lost or stolen and apply for a new ... Read More»

First meeting of the Inter-Party Committee for upcoming presidential election

USAID, through its project “Strengthening electoral capacities and accountability, orderly standards and democratic governance (BEACON-DG)”, implemented by the National Democratic Institute (NDI), supported the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) to organize the first meeting of the Inter Party Committee (IPC) in preparation of the upcoming presidential election This meeting, which took place on Friday July ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Location:  Throughout Guinea  Event:  COVID-19 and U.S. Embassy Operations in Guinea   As of July 6, 2020, Guinea has confirmed 5,521 cases of COVID-19 within its borders since March 12, 2020, and 33 hospital deaths.  Guinea does not report non-hospital deaths due to COVID-19.    The Gbessia International Airport in Conakry is closed to commercial traffic, and there are no regular options for air travel into or out ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Location: Clashes between Guinean security forces and civilians are occurring in the following areas along Rue de la Prince: ·        Bambeto Circle ·        Hamdalaye Circle ·        Cosa Intersection Event: Clashes between Guinean security forces and civilians are currently taking place in the areas above, following a funeral procession this morning for protesters killed earlier this year. U.S. government ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Renewal of Expired and Expiring U.S. Passports

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Conakry Guinea announces that any U.S. citizen whose U.S. passport has expired or will expire prior to September 1, 2020, and who wishes to renew their U.S. Passport should email us at  ConakryACS@state.gov so we can make arrangements for an appointment.  If this request is for a minor child, BOTH parents must be present for the application. If ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Location:  Throughout Guinea  Event:  COVID-19 and U.S. Embassy Operations in Guinea   As of June 29, 2020, Guinea has confirmed 5,342 cases of COVID-19 within its borders since March 12, 2020, and 31 hospital deaths.  Guinea does not report non-hospital deaths due to COVID-19. The Gbessia International Airport in Conakry is closed to commercial traffic, and there are no regular options for air travel into or out of Guinea. ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Renewal of Expired and Expiring Passports

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Conakry Guinea announces that any U.S. citizen whose U.S. passport has expired or will expire prior to August 1, 2020, and who wishes to renew their U.S. Passport should email us at  ConakryACS@state.gov  so we can make arrangements for an appointment. You MUST include a photo of the biographic page of your passport and your local telephone ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Location:  Throughout Guinea Event:  COVID-19 and U.S. Embassy Operations in Guinea  As of June 22, 2020, Guinea has confirmed 4,988 cases of COVID-19 within its borders since March 12, 2020, and 27 hospital deaths.  Guinea does not report non-hospital deaths due to COVID-19.   The Gbessia International Airport in Conakry is closed to commercial traffic, and there are no regular options for air travel into or out ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Operations and COVID-19 in Guinea

Location:  Throughout Guinea Event:  COVID-19 and U.S. Embassy Operations in Guinea As of June 15, 2020, Guinea has confirmed 4,572 cases of COVID-19 within its borders since March 12, 2020, and 26 hospital deaths.  Guinea does not report non-hospital deaths due to COVID-19. The Gbessia International Airport in Conakry is closed to commercial traffic, and there are no regular options for air travel into or out ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Location:  Throughout Guinea Event:  COVID-19 and U.S. Embassy Operations in Guinea As of June 7, 2020, Guinea has confirmed 4,165 cases of COVID-19 within its borders since March 12, 2020, and 23 hospital deaths.  Guinea does not report non-hospital deaths due to COVID-19. The Gbessia International Airport in Conakry is closed to commercial traffic, and there no regular options for air travel into or ... Read More»

To Achieve Peace, There Must Be Justice For All

The U.S. Embassy community joins me in mourning the death of George Floyd. Like countless others, I was shocked by the footage of the abhorrent actions of the Minnesota police officers who arrested George Floyd, and deeply saddened by the subsequent violence that took place throughout the United States. Despite the ongoing unrest, the importance ... Read More»

Health Alert:  June 2 Repatriation Flight Departure and COVID-19 Embassy Operations

Health Alert:  June 2 Repatriation Flight Departure and COVID-19 Embassy Operations (June 2, 2020)  As of May 31, 2020, there are 3,706 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 23 deaths of hospitalized individuals reported in Guinea since March 12, 2020.  Guinea does not report non-hospital deaths due to COVID-19. A U.S. government repatriation flight for U.S. citizens departed on June 2, ... Read More»

Health Alert: June 2 Repatriation Flight is FULL and COVID-19 Embassy Operations

Location:  Throughout Guinea Event:  June 2 Repatriation Flight is FULL and COVID-19 Embassy Operations A U.S. government repatriation flight for U.S. citizens scheduled for June 2, 2020 is now fully booked.  All confirmed and standby passengers were successfully notified individually via email on Saturday, May 30 and provided with their check-in times via individual email ... Read More»

Health Alert: COVID-19 in Guinea and Special Flight for U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents Leaving Conakry on June 2 to the United States

As of May 28, 2020, there are 3,446 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 21 deaths of hospitalized individuals reported in Guinea since March 12, 2020.  Guinea does not report non-hospital deaths due to COVID-19. The Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Conakry have arranged a special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. ... Read More»

Health Alert: COVID-19 in Guinea and Special Flight for U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents Leaving Conakry on June 2 to the United States

As of May 28, 2020, there are 3,446 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 21 deaths of hospitalized individuals reported in Guinea since March 12, 2020.  Guinea does not report non-hospital deaths due to COVID-19. The Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Conakry have arranged a special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful ... Read More»

Health Alert: COVID-19 in Guinea and Special Flight for U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents Leaving Conakry on June 2 to the United States

As of May 27, 2020, there are 3,446 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 21 deaths of hospitalized individuals reported in Guinea since March 12, 2020.  Guinea does not report non-hospital deaths due to COVID-19. The Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Conakry have arranged a special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent ... Read More»

Health Alert: COVID-19 in Guinea and Special Flight for U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents Leaving Conakry on June 2 to the United States

As of May 27, 2020, there are 3,358 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 20 deaths of hospitalized individuals reported in Guinea since March 12, 2020.  Guinea does not report non-hospital deaths due to COVID-19.  The Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Conakry have arranged a special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful ... Read More»

Health Alert: COVID-19 in Guinea and Special Flight for U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents Leaving Conakry on June 2 to the United States

As of May 27, 2020, there are 3,358 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 20 deaths of hospitalized individuals reported in Guinea since March 12, 2020.  Guinea does not report non-hospital deaths due to COVID-19. The Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Conakry have arranged a special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful ... Read More»

Alert: Health Alert: COVID-19 in Guinea and Special Flight for U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents

Health Alert: COVID-19 in Guinea and Special Flight for U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents Leaving Conakry the week of June 1 to the United States As of May 26, 2020, there are 3,275 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 20 deaths of hospitalized individuals reported in Guinea since March 12, 2020.  Guinea does not report non-hospital ... Read More»

Health Alert: COVID-19 and Possible Ethiopian Airlines Flights 

Subject:  Health Alert: COVID-19 and Possible Ethiopian Airlines Flights (May 15, 2020) As of May 15, there are 2,473 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 24 deaths reported in Guinea since March 12, 2020. The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging additional repatriation flights from Guinea to the United States at this time.  U.S. citizens who wish to depart Guinea should do so as soon as a commercial option is ... Read More»

Health Alert: COVID-19 and Possible Ethiopian Airlines Flights

Subject:  Health Alert: COVID-19 and Possible Ethiopian Airlines Flights (May 8, 2020) There are 1,927 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and eleven deaths reported in Guinea since March 12, 2020. The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging additional repatriation flights from Guinea to the United States at this time.  U.S. citizens who wish to depart Guinea should do so as soon as a commercial option is available or ... Read More»

Telephonic Press Briefing on COVID-19 in Africa and the U.S. Response with Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs

On May 6, 2020, U.S. Department of States’ Africa Regional Hub hosted a telephonic press briefing with Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, on the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa and coordination efforts with national governments on the content. To read the transcript, click here . To listen to ... Read More»

Health Alert: COVID-19 and the Status of Embassy Operations in Guinea

There are 1,650 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and seven deaths reported in Guinea since March 12, 2020.   The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging additional repatriation flights from Guinea to the United States at this time.  U.S. citizens remaining in Guinea should be prepared to remain here until a commercial flight is available.  We are not aware of any upcoming commercial ... Read More»

Alert: Health Alert: COVID-19 and U.S. Embassy Operations in Guinea

There are 954 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and six deaths reported in Guinea since March 12, 2020 The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging additional repatriation flights from Guinea to the United States at this time.  U.S. citizens remaining in Guinea should be prepared to remain here until a commercial flight is available. U.S. citizens who have not already done ... Read More»

 Health Alert: COVID-19 in Guinea and the Status of Evacuation Efforts 

There are 438 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and four deaths reported in Guinea since March 12, 2020.  Please go the website of the Guinean Agency for Health Security at  https://ANSS-guinee.org/  for additional information on COVID-19 in Guinea. The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging additional repatriation flights from Guinea to the United States at this time.  U.S. citizens remaining ... Read More»

Health Alert:  ASKY/Ethiopian Airlines April 19, 2020 Flight to Newark, New Jersey  

Health Alert:  Confirmed Passengers for the April 19 ASKY/Ethiopian Air Flight from Conakry to the U.S. must arrive at the Airport by 7 a.m. for check-in Event: ASKY/Ethiopian Airlines April 19, 2020 Flight to Newark, New Jersey   Passengers for the ASKY/Ethiopian Airlines flight to Newark, New Jersey must arrive at the Conakry Gbessia Airport NO LATER THAN 7 a.m. on Sunday, April 19 to check in ... Read More»

Ambassador Henshaw’s Op-Ed on COVID-19

04.16.2020 Ambassador Henshaw’s Op-Ed on COVID-19 U.S. leadership in the global battle against COVID-19 is rooted in a history of foreign assistance that is strong today and will endure for decades. Every day, new U.S. technical and material assistance arrives in hospitals and labs around the world. These efforts, in turn, build on a long-standing ... Read More»

Health Alert: Possible Air France Flight on April 20, 2020

Location:  Guinea Event:  The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging additional repatriation flights from Guinea to the United States at this time. U.S. citizens who wish to depart Guinea should do so as soon as a commercial option is available or be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. We will pass on any information we receive ... Read More»

Health Alert: COVID-19 in Guinea and Possible Commercial Flights to the U.S.

Subject:  Health Alert:  COVID-19 in Guinea and Possible Commercial Flights to the U.S. Event:  There are 363 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one death reported in Guinea.  The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging additional repatriation flights from Guinea to the United States at this time. U.S. citizens who wish to depart Guinea should do so as soon as a commercial option is ... Read More»

Health Alert: Current Status of Evacuation Efforts for U.S. Citizens from Guinea

April 13, 2020 Subject:  Possible Special Commercial Flights to the United States Event:  The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging additional repatriation flights from Guinea to the United States at this time. U.S. citizens who wish to depart Guinea should do so as soon as a commercial option is available or be prepared to remain abroad for ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Subject:  Possible Special Commercial Flights to the United States Event:  The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging additional repatriation flights from Guinea to the United States at this time. U.S. citizens who wish to depart Guinea should do so as soon as a commercial option is available or be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  ... Read More»

Security Alert: Current Status of Evacuation of U.S. Citizens from Guinea

Location:  Guinea Event:  The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging additional repatriation flights from Guinea to the United States at this time. U.S. citizens who wish to depart Guinea should do so as soon as a commercial option is available or be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. Potential Flights from Conakry to Paris: Air ... Read More»

Health Alert: Current Status of Evacuation of U.S. Citizens from Guinea 

Health Alert: Current Status of Evacuation of U.S. Citizens from Guinea  A special chartered flight for U.S. citizens departed Conakry on Tuesday April 7, 2020 for Dulles Airport in the Washington DC area and arrived in the early morning hours of April 8.  We have no plans for additional chartered evacuation flights from Guinea to the United ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: US Government Charter from Conakry to Dulles Airport-Tuesday, April 7

A special chartered flight for U.S. citizens is scheduled to depart Conakry on Tuesday April 7 2020 for Dulles Airport in the Washington DC area. All passengers will need to reimburse the U.S. Government for the flight, and a promissory note for approximately $1,137.00 must be signed at the airport before boarding. No cash or ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea (April 4, 2020)  Location:  Throughout Guinea  Event:  COVID-19 Health Alert and Notice on Embassy Operations  There are approximately 111 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Guinea and some are now due to community transmission.  The CDC has elevated Guinea to a Level 3 country with ongoing widespread transmission of COVID-19.  On March 19, 2020 the Department of State issued a  Level 4 Global Health Advisory  to U.S. citizens to ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Alerts and Messages for Guinea   Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea (April 4, 2020)  Location:  Throughout Guinea  Event:  COVID-19 Health Alert and Notice on Embassy Operations  There are approximately 111 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Guinea and some are now due to community transmission.  The CDC has elevated Guinea to a Level 3 country with ongoing widespread transmission of COVID-19.  On March 19, 2020 the Department of State issued a  Level 4 Global Health Advisory  to U.S. citizens ... Read More»

Alert: ASKY/Ethiopian Airways Charter Evacuation Flight from Conakry on April 10, 2020; Purchase Ticket by April 6

Event:  ASKY/Ethiopian Airways Charter Evacuation Flight on April 10, 2020; Purchase Ticket by April 6   The U.S Embassy in Conakry is working to facilitate a special commercial charter flight through Satguru Travel Agency for U.S. citizens and those eligible to travel to the U.S. This potential ASKY/Ethiopian Airways flight will transit through Freetown and Lomé to Newark, New Jersey.  The ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Flight Delay-US Government Charter from Conakry to Dulles Airport-Flight Delay

The special chartered flight for U.S. citizens scheduled to depart Conakry on Friday, April 3 has been delayed and we do not yet have a new confirmed date and time.  Please be assured the Department of State is making every effort to facilitate this flight.  Confirmed passengers should continue to monitor these messages AND THEIR EMAIL.  ... Read More»

Alert: Message for U.S. Citizens: Special Flight Date Change-Now Leaving Conakry No Earlier than Friday, April 3 to the United States

The special chartered flight for U.S. citizens scheduled to depart Conakry on Thursday, April 2 for Dulles Airport has been delayed.  We are working to confirm the new date and time.  Confirmed passengers should continue to monitor these messages AND THEIR EMAIL.  Passengers confirmed on this flight will be notified via email of the new flight ... Read More»

Alert: Conakry-Commercial Charter Evacuation Flight on April 10, 2020; Purchase Ticket by April 6

Event:  Commercial Charter Evacuation Flight on April 10, 2020; Purchase Ticket by April 6    READ ENTIRE NOTICE  The U.S Embassy in Conakry is working to facilitate a special commercial charter flight through Satguru Travel Agency for U.S. citizens and those eligible to travel to the U.S.   This potential ASKY/Ethiopian Airways flight will transit through Freetown and Lomé en route to Newark, New Jersey.  The flight is tentatively scheduled to depart on Friday, April 10.  ... Read More»

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea (March 31, 2020)

Location:  Throughout Guinea Event:  COVID-19 Health Alert:  Government of Guinea Declares Health Emergency There are twenty-two confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Guinea with some attributable to community transmission. On March 19, 2020 the Department of State issued a  Level 4 Global Health Advisory  to U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. In ... Read More»

Alert: Special Chartered Flight Departing on Thursday, April 2, 2020 is Fully Booked

Location:  Guinea Event:  Special Chartered Flight departing on Thursday, April 2, 2020 is fully booked All seats have been filled on the special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents scheduled to depart Conakry on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 1415 for Dulles Airport.  Please continue to monitor these messages as we continue to make ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Expresses Concern Over March 22 Elections

The Embassy of the United States is deeply concerned about the political divisions within Guinea following the March 22 vote.  Our own observations, and government reports of closed or ransacked polling stations, bring into question the credibility of the announced turnout figures and results.  The only path forward is an immediate end to all violence, ... Read More»

Correction to Message for U.S. Citizens: Special Flight Date Change-Now Leaving Conakry on Thursday, April 2 to the United States

The special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents initially scheduled to depart Conakry on Wednesay, April 1, 2020 at 1415 for Dulles Airport, is now scheduled to depart Conakry on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 1415 for Dulles Airport.  Please continue to monitor these messages as exact departure time and routing are subject ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Special Flights Leaving Conakry on Wednesday, April 1 to the United States

Message for U.S. Citizens: Special Flights Leaving Conakry on Wednesday, April 1 to the United States The Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Conakry have arranged a special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents departing Conakry on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 1415 and arriving at Dulles Airport.  Exact departure ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Location:  Throughout Guinea Event:  COVID-19 and Embassy Operations There are eight confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Guinea.  No cases of local transmission have been confirmed. All consular services, including services for U.S. citizens, have been suspended until further notice.  If you are a U.S. citizen with a life or death emergency, please call +224-655-10-40-00.  ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

March 27, 2020 Location:  Throughout Guinea Event:  COVID-19 and Embassy Operations There are eight confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Guinea.  No cases of local transmission have been confirmed. All consular services, including services for U.S. citizens, have been suspended until further notice.  If you are a U.S. citizen with a life or death emergency, please call +224-655-10-40-00.  All other ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Location: Guinea Event:  Air France Flight to Paris We have been informed that Air France has a commercial flight scheduled to fly from Conakry to Paris at 19h30 tonight, March 25.  This is a commercial flight which must be booked and paid for by the traveler.  Any U.S. citizen traveler who wishes to attempt to take ... Read More»

United States Condemns Violence, Expresses Disappointment over March 22 Vote in Guinea

For Immediate Release March 25, 2020 The United States has grave concerns over the violence surrounding the vote in Guinea on March 22, and we condemn all such actions.  We call on the Government of Guinea to investigate in a speedy and transparent manner all deaths associated with demonstrations and the election, with the results ... Read More»

Security Alert – Airport Closure – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Location: Guinea Event:  Closure of Conakry Gbessia International Airport to Commercial Air Traffic The Government of Guinea has announced the closure of Gbessia International Airport in Conakry to commercial air traffic for the next 45 days, effective immediately. On March 19, 2020 the Department of State issued a  Level 4”Do Not Travel” Global Health Alert  to U.S. citizens. Given the closure of airports ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Location:  Guinea Event:  COVID-19 Embassy Operations and Travel Restrictions There are two confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Guinea. On March 14, the  Department of State authorized the departure  from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of US personnel and family members who have been medically determined to be at higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed to ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Phone and Internet Outages March 21 and March 22, 2020 in Guinea

 Internet Outages March 21 and  March 22, 2020 throughout Guinea  The U.S. Embassy in Conakry has been informed that extensive upgrades to Guinea’s internet network infrastructure are scheduled to occur this weekend and will disrupt all internet service.  All internet service providers will shut down internet services on Saturday, March 21 at 1:00 a.m. until at least ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Location: Throughout Guinea Event:  Guinean legislative elections and a constitutional referendum are scheduled to take place in Guinea on Sunday, March 22, 2020. On election day, all roads will be closed to non-emergency traffic.  Vehicles without special election worker permits will not be allowed on the roads. As always, there is the possibility protest activity may occur ... Read More»

Commemoration of International Women’s Day

On March 9, the American Mission in Conakry hosted a reception at the residence of Ambassador Simon Henshaw to commemorate the International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. Some 50 distinguished guests, mostly women, discussed and exchanged on the progress made in the struggle for women’s empowerment in Guinea. Ambassador Henshaw hailed the achievements and ... Read More»

Public Announcement on Availability of FY 2019 Disability Program Funding

The Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DRG) within the Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is inviting all interested USAID Missions to apply for FY19 Disability Funding to support programming in the area of Employment and Economic Empowerment (EEE). Approximately $6 ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Location: Gathering points and routes have not been released, but typical locations for protest activity often include, but are not limited to, Rue le Prince from the Cosa intersection, to the Bambeto traffic circle, to the Hamdallaye traffic circle. Event:  Protests have been announced to take place in on Thursday, March 5, 2020.  The Embassy will be open ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Location: Throughout Guinea Event:  The Guinean legislative elections and a constitutional referendum scheduled for Sunday, March 1, 2020, have been postponed.  We have been informed that traffic restrictions for March 1 have been lifted. Protest activity has been reported this morning, Saturday, February 29, 2020 on Rue de la Prince between Bambetto and Bellevue traffic circles. ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Location: Throughout Guinea Event:  Guinean legislative elections and a constitutional referendum will take place in Guinea on Sunday, March 1, 2020, which has been declared a local holiday. On election day, all roads will be closed to non-emergency traffic.  Vehicles without special election worker permits will not be allowed on the roads.  Local stores will also be closed ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Location: Gathering points and routes have not been released, but typical locations for protest activity often include, but are not limited to, Rue le Prince from the Cosa intersection, to the Bambeto traffic circle, to the Hamdallaye traffic circle. Event:  Protests have been announced to take place in Conakry and throughout Guinea  on Thursday, February 27, ... Read More»

 Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea February 18, 2020

Location: Gathering points and routes have not been released, but typical locations for protest activity often include, but are not limited to, Rue le Prince from the Cosa intersection, to the Bambeto traffic circle, to the Hamdallaye traffic circle. Event:  Protests have been announced to take place in Conakry and throughout Guinea for Wednesday, February 19 ... Read More»

Swearing – in Ceremony of New Peace Corps Volunteers

Thirty-six new Volunteers were sworn in on Friday, February 7 at the Peace Corps headquarters. The ceremony was presided over by Ambassador Simon Henshaw, in the presence of Mr. Mohamed Camara, Secretary General of the Ministry of International Cooperation, by Mr. Yomba Sanoh, Director General of the National Agency for Youth Volunteering at the Ministry ... Read More»

Updated Travel Advisory – U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Guinea – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution    The Department of State renewed its Travel Advisory for Guinea on February 13, 2020.  The Department advise travelers to exercise increased precautions in Guinea due to elections and civil unrest. Country Summary: Legislative elections and a constitutional referendum vote are scheduled for March 1, 2020.  Demonstrations occur frequently throughout ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea February 11, 2020

Location: Gathering points and routes have not been released, but typical locations for protest activity often include, but are not limited to, Rue le Prince from the Cosa intersection, to the Bambeto traffic circle, to the Hamdallaye traffic circle. Event:  The Embassy will be open tomorrow, February 12, 2020 with core staffing and operations only. The ... Read More»

Press Statement by Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo on U.S. Concerns Over Electoral Process in Guinea

U.S DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release February 7, 2020 U.S. Concerns Over Electoral Process in Guinea The United States is concerned about the Government of Guinea’s current plans to hold legislative elections and a constitutional referendum on March 1.  We question whether the process will be free, fair, and transparent ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea January 27, 2020

Location: Specific locations have not been announced Event:  Protests are expected in Conakry on Tuesday, January 28 and Wednesday, January 29, 2020 The Embassy will be open tomorrow, January 28, 2020 with core staffing only.   The consular section will honor appointments for those who can safely travel to the Embassy. Avoid demonstrations and crowds. Monitor ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following areas:     Bambeto traffic circle     Bellevue traffic circle     T1 road between the autoroute and the Concasseur intersection. Event:  We have received numerous reports of protest activity in Conakry, including tire and vehicle burning. The Embassy will be open today, ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following area: Bambeto Circle Event:  We have received reports of the funeral planned for today in the area of Bambeto Circle, for a protester killed during recent unrest. In addition, we have received reports of planned protest activity scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday of ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea January 15, 2020

Locations:  -Pita -Labe -Dalaba -Lelouma -Tougue -Daka -Throughout Middle Guinea Event:  We have received official and unofficial reports of violence related to protest activity, and of increased criminal activity, throughout Middle Guinea, and of increasing official and unofficial roadblocks throughout the region. In Pita, the gendarmerie and central police stations were attacked, ransacked, and set ... Read More»

Civil Unrest Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Locations: Bambeto traffic circle Hamdallaye traffic circle Gbessia (airport) traffic circle The area between Bambeto and Gbessia traffic circles The area between Bambeto and Hamdallaye traffic circle Event: The Embassy has received reports of roadlocks, protesters, and heavy police presence between the Bambeto and Hamdallaye and Gbessia (airport) traffic circles and portions of T1 and ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

January 13, 2020 Location: Bambeto traffic circle Hamdallaye traffic circle Gbessia (airport) traffic circle The area between Bambeto and Gbessia traffic circles The area between Bambeto and Hamdallaye traffic circles T-1, T-2, and T-3 roads T-2 road at Kapporo Rails North Corniche in the vicinity of the Riviera Hotel Event: Today, Monday January 13, 2020, ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea January 10, 2020

Location: Bambeto traffic circle Hamdallaye traffic circle The area between Bambeto and Hamdellaye traffic circles Event: The Embassy has received reports of a large gathering and heavy police presence between the Bambeto and Hamdallaye traffic circles. U.S. government personnel have been instructed to avoid the area in the vicinity of the Bambeto and Hamdellaye traffic ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea January 9, 2020

Location: Reports of protestors and heavy police presence between the Bambeto and Hamdallaye traffic circles. Bambeto Traffic Circle Hamdallaye Traffic Circle Areas between and around the two traffic circles U.S. Embassy personnel have been directed to stay away from the Bambeto and Hamdallaye traffic circles, including areas in the vicinity of those traffic circles. As ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Conakry January 6, 2020

Location: Conakry, Guinea Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. Out of an abundance of caution, U.S. Embassy personnel have been instructed to review their travel patterns and remain alert, especially in areas frequented by foreigners. The Embassy will ... Read More»

Conakry Protests on Monday, January 6, 2020

The Embassy has received reports of a scheduled demonstration in Conakry today, Monday, January 6, 2020 starting at 10:00 a.m. The demonstration is scheduled to start on the AutoRoute at the Tannerie Roundabout in the Matoto Commune and continue on the AutoRoute to Transversal 1, then to Rue de le Prince and continue on Route ... Read More»

Conakry Protests on Monday, January 6, 2020

The Embassy has received reports of a scheduled demonstration in Conakry today, Monday, January 6, 2020 starting at 10:00 a.m. The demonstration is scheduled to start on the AutoRoute at the Tannerie Roundabout in the Matoto Commune and continue on the AutoRoute to Transversal 1, then to Rue de le Prince and continue on Route ... Read More»

Security Alert: Protest in Conakry

There is a planned protest march in Conakry on Thursday, December 12, 2019 starting at 9:00 a.m. The protest march is scheduled to start on Rue de Prince between at Hamdallaye traffic circle and continue to the September 28 Stadium via Bellevue Circle. This protest march is likely to impact normal traffic patterns throughout Conakry. ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

December 10, 2019 There is a planned protest march in Conakry on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 starting at 10:00 a.m. The protest march is scheduled to start on the AutoRoute at Tannerie in the Matoto Commune and continue on the AutoRoute to Transversal 1, then to Rue de Prince, ending at the September 28 football ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

There is a planned protest march in Conakry on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. The protest march is scheduled to start on the AutoRoute at Tannerie in the Matoto Commune and continue on the AutoRoute to Transversal 1, then to Rue de Prince, ending at the September 28 football Stadium via Bellevue Circle. This protest march ... Read More»

Security Alert: Protest March in Conakry and Throughout Guinea on Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The National Women’s Committee of the Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG) has announced a planned protest march to occur in Conakry and across all of Guinea on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.  In Conakry, the protest march is projected to start on Rue de Prince at Bambeto circle, continue through Hamdallaye circle, and end ... Read More»

Joint Statement of the United Nations, the European Union and the Embassies of the United States and France in Guinea

The Missions of the United Nations, the Delegation of the European Union, and the Embassies of the United States and France learned with sadness and disappointment that the funeral service for those who died during the October 14 and 15 demonstrations was tainted by the deaths of new victims of violence. Our Missions will follow ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Urges Peace

Press Statement Conakry, November 06, 2019 For Immediate Release As U.S. Ambassador, I urge all parties to avoid any violent or provocative acts during Thursday’s march. Security forces should exercise maximum restraint and marchers should avoid acts of aggression.  The deaths of 4 November were tragic.  The government’s promise of a full investigation of the ... Read More»

Signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the development of a mining concession in Guinea

As part of the development of the mining sector and the promotion of American investment in Guinea, the Government of Guinea, represented by its Minister of Mines and Geology, Abdoulaye Magassouba, and the American company Providence Mining LLC, represented by its President Shawn McCormick, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the development of a mining ... Read More»

Ambassador Henshaw in Boke, accompanied by the Director of the Office of West African Affairs of the State Department

Ambassador Simon Henshaw, accompanied by the Director of the Office of West African Affairs of the State Department, Troy Fitrell, paid a working visit to Kamsar and Boké from 31 October to 1 November. In Kamsar on October 31, the American diplomat and his host visited the facilities of the Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée ... Read More»

 Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea November 4, 2019

Location: Bambeto Circle, Conakry, Guinea Event: A demonstration is currently taking place in the Bambeto Circle area of Conakry.  Tear gas has been used, and burning debris has been seen.  U.S. government personnel have been advised to avoid the area and find alternate routes if travel is unavoidable. Avoid demonstrations and crowds. Monitor local media ... Read More»

Launch ceremony of projects of the Special Fund of the Ambassador (SSH) and (ESTH)

On Thursday, 10 October 2019, the Embassy of the United States organized a launch ceremony of projects of the Special Fund of the Ambassador (SSH) and the one for the Environment, Science, Technology and Health (ESTH) for the year 2019. Representatives of the recipient organizations attended a presentation on the administration of these funds. The Deputy ... Read More»

Call for applications: 2020 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation

The U.S. Mission to Guinea is pleased to issue a notice of funding opportunity for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP).  AFCP was established to help countries preserve cultural heritage and to demonstrate U.S. respect for other cultures. The Fund is aimed at preserving cultural sites or objects that have a historical or cultural ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Conakry – Press Statement

Conakry, October 17, 2019 For Immediate Release Declaration of the Missions to the Republic of Guinea of the United Nations, ECOWAS, the Delegation of the European Union, the United States, France, Belgium, Italy, Germany and the United Kingdom: The political crisis in the Republic of Guinea is a source of concern for the international community. ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: Protests in Guinea on Monday, October 14, 2019

Due to reports of multiple protests planned in Conakry and throughout Guinea on Monday, October 14, and the potential for violence associated with these protests, Embassy Conakry has advised Embassy personnel against all but emergency movement beginning after dark tonight, Sunday Oct 13th, and continuing until the morning of Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019, and is ... Read More»

US, EU and France Embassies Joint Statement on September 28 Stadium Massacre

Joint Statement from the Embassies of the United States, France, and the Delegation of the European Union on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of 28 September stadium massacre: On the tenth anniversary of that tragic day, the Embassies of the United States of America and France, and the Delegation of the European Union express ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Consular Section in Conakry closed on September 23 and 24, 2019

The U.S. Embassy Consular Section in Conakry will be closed on September 23 and 24, 2019. We will resume business on September 25, 2019. Thank you! Read More»

Ambassador Simon Henshaw meeting with Minister of Communication

US Ambassador Simon Henshaw visited the Minister of Information and Communication Amara Somparé on August 20. The two personalities had discussion over the Guinean public and private media situation and the prospects for a stronger collaboration between the Embassy of States United in Guinea and the Department of Information and Communication, notably for to providing more ... Read More»

Ambassador Henshaw meets the civil society in Kankan

Ambassador Simon Henshaw spent Tuesday, July 9 to meet with civil society organizations in the Kankan region. Ambassador Henshaw first engaged with a group of women peace actors called “Women Leaders” from Kankan and Dinguiraye prefectures, and then met with a group of youth called “Young Ambassadors for Peace” also from Kankan and Dinguiraye.   ... Read More»

Ambassador’s visit to the University of Kankan and certificates hand-over ceremony

On Monday, July 8, US Ambassador Simon Henshaw presented certificates to some 20 journalists working in the city of Kankan. The ceremony marked the culmination of six months of English language introductory courses offered by the U.S. Embassy to Kankan’s media men and women. The U.S. Embassy maintains a good working relationship with the Guinean ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea; June 25, 2019

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea; June 25, 2019 Event: The Guinean National Football team is participating in the Africa Cup tournament between 21 June 2019 and 19 July 2019. On days and times when the Guinean team plays, expect deteriorating traffic conditions before and after the game. If power cuts occur and ... Read More»

Solicitation for a 100 KVA electric transformer

US EMBASSY CONAKRY June 19th, 2019 Dear Prospective Quoters Subject: Request for Quotations number 19GV1019Q0013 Enclosed is a Request for Quotations (RFQ) to provide electric transformer of 100 KVA including cable, accessories and install required for the new system at Kipe 7. If you would like to submit a quotation, follow the instructions in Section ... Read More»

IRC – Webinars for Tax Practitioners

The IRS has five upcoming webinars that are aimed to assist Americans living abroad with their tax filing requirements. The IRS requests that we share this webinar information, as shown below, with our posts abroad so that those interested can attend the webinars.  The link below provides access to the details of each webinar. Sign ... Read More»

Ambassador Simon Henshaw at Kofi Annan University

Ambassador Simon Henshaw visited Kofi Annan University, where he observed students debate the importance of knowledge vs. money, in English Language Specialist Ollie Rashid’s class. He then visited the campus and discussed U.S. Embassy collaboration with Founder Ousmane Kaba and Rector Mohamed Boussema.     Read More»

Ambassador Simon Henshaw in Boké Region

From April 23 to 25, Ambassador Simon Henshaw visited the Boké region.  He had fruitful discussions with local authorities, including the Governor, the Prefect and the first deputy Mayor of Boké. Ambassador Henshaw also visited the bauxite mines in Boké and Boffa. The United States is resolutely committed to promoting inclusive economic growth and prosperity ... Read More»

Ambassador Simon Henshaw Visits Central Police Station and Labe House of Justice

During his trip to Labé in March, Ambassador Simon Henshaw paid a visit to the Central Police Station and the local “House of Justice.”  The Labé Police Station has benefited from a training program for community policing led by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, which builds trust between residents and the ... Read More»

Ambassador Simon Henshaw Visits the Futa-Jallon Region

Ambassador Simon Henshaw visited the University of Labe, where Rector Mamadou Dian Gongore Diallo and other university leaders received him. Ambassador Henshaw visited the university and donated books on behalf of the United States Embassy in Conakry.  During his stay in Labé, Ambassador Simon Henshaw visited the Shoemakers’ Center of Dalaba, an association of shoemakers ... Read More»

Restoring forests to save the Bossou Chimpanzees

Tackling a major threat to this unique population of great apes Situated in the Lola Prefecture, the Bossou Forest Reserve forms part of the Nimba Mountain World Heritage site. It is surrounded by small hills (70-150 m high) that are covered in primary and secondary forests. Bossou and the surrounding communities provide a rare example ... Read More»

State Department Sponsors Workshop to Train Guinean Scientists on Safe and Secure Laboratory Practices

From March 5-9, 2019, trainers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Sandia National Laboratories (DOE/SNL) provided classroom and hands-on instruction on biorisk management fundamentals to 30 Guinean laboratory and biological science professionals from the Guinean public health, academic, and law enforcement sectors.  The training was held in Kindia, Guinea at the Ecole National de Santé ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Presents Letters of Accreditation to President Alpha Condé

U.S. Embassy Conakry warmly welcomes Ambassador Simon Henshaw, who presented his credentials to President Condé on March 4, 2019.  He looks forward to working with Guineans to advance policy priorities, such as boosting trade and investment, improving the quality of healthcare, supporting Guinea’s democracy, as well as the human rights of all Guineans, and increasing ... Read More»

U.S. Department of State Alumni hold National Forum on Governance in Guinea

On February 15 and 16, 2019, the Organization for Positive Change, which is chaired by a former Mandela Washington Fellowship Fellow,  organized the National Forum on Governance at the Kaloum Hotel. The objective of this forum was to provide citizens with relevant information on democratic governance, administrative procedures, budget allocations, effective means of combating corruption ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea; November 19, 2018

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea; November 19, 2018 Location:  Conakry, Guinea Sino Guinean Hospital North Corniche/Taouyah Road Metal Guinea Road Kipe Kaloum Events: Protests are planned throughout Guinea for the week of November 19, 2018.  These demonstrations and marches have not been approved by the Government. This morning, November 19, there are ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert U.S.-Embassy Conakry; November 9, 2018

In the past several days two youth protestors and one police officer have been killed in Conakry. Increased police and gendarme presence in key areas throughout Conakry should be anticipated for the next several days. Small groups of protestors are blocking traffic and causing disturbances at the Bambeto traffic circle and in the Koloma neighborhood ... Read More»

Subject: Alert: Funeral Procession Alert-U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea; October 19, 2018

Alert:  Funeral Procession Alert-U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea; October 19, 2018 Location:  Conakry, Guinea Ignace Deen Hospital Bombeto Circle Hamdallaye Circle Rue de la Prince Transversal 2 Road Event: The Embassy has received reports of a funeral service scheduled to take place today, October 19, 2018, between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for an individual who ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea, October 16, 2018 and October 18, 2018

Location:Conakry, Guinea Matoto Marche Autoroute 28 Septembre Stadium, Dixinn Rue de la Prince Bambeto Traffic Circle Hamdallaye Mosque Traffic Circle Event: A ville morte (general strike) has been called for Tuesday, October 16, 2018, and a protest march and rally for Thursday, October 18, 2018. The march on Thursday is planned to begin in the ... Read More»

Welcome lunch with Mandela Washington Fellows

On September 25, the Chargé d’Affaires Hugues Ogier was pleased to host the welcome back lunch for the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellows and few alumni from previous years at Sheraton Grand hotel in Conakry.  During the lunch, the fellows shared their U.S. experiences and promised to serve as an example through their actions.  The Chargé ... Read More»

Launch of the pineapple harvest campaign in Friguiagbé

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supports young Guineans in agriculture to become agricultural entrepreneurs. USAID supports pineapple producers in Guinea to improve household incomes. Launch at Friguiagbé the pineapple harvest campaign by the Federation of Planters of the Fruit Sector of Lower Guinea (FEPAF-BG). #Feedthefuture #USAIDTransforms Read More»

Deputy Chief of Mission Hugues Ogier Visits Mining Site

Deputy Chief of Mission, Hugues Ogier donated hundreds of books to the university of Nzerekoré library on September 12 as part of a $ 18,000 grant. He also met with the Préfet of Lola and visited the iron ore mining company SMFG site. The U.S. Embassy support American private investments in Guinea, because American companies believe ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Resumes Normal Visa Processing in Guinea

Effective August 27, 2018, the Government of the United States ended visa restrictions in Guinea and resumed normal visa processing at U.S. Embassy Conakry for all visa categories.  On September 13, 2017, U.S. Embassy Conakry discontinued visa issuance to employees of the Government of Guinea, and their spouses and children, with some exceptions.  Visa restrictions ... Read More»

Closing workshop in Kindia for USAID-funded Farmer to Farmer Program

On July 14 in Kindia, the Minister of Technical Education, Vocational Training, Employment and Labor, His Excellency Lansana Komara, chaired the closing workshop ceremony for “Farmer to Farmer,” a USAID-funded technical assistance program comprised of American volunteers that seeks to promote agricultural education and training in Guinea.  USAID Guinea Financial Controller, Andrew Williams, was present, ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea (July 9, 2018)

Location: City of Conakry Event: Demonstrations in Conakry are scheduled to continue through at least Wednesday, July11, 2018, with major activity beginning on Tuesday, July 12.  Traffic patterns have been seriously impacted throughout the city, and incidents of rock throwing and tire burning, as well as scattered gunshots, have been reported.  Many businesses have closed and taxi service ... Read More»

Pre-departure Orientation for the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship

The Public Affairs Section organized a pre-departure orientation for the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders (YALI) cohort to prepare this year’s participants for their program. Guinea’s nine Fellows will join other young leaders from across the continent for six weeks at various institutes in America to build their skills in the areas ... Read More»

Revision of Guinean Pharmaceutical Law

 USAID supported the revision of the Guinean pharmaceutical law that was finally enacted by Parliament on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Since 2015, USAID has been providing technical assistance to the Ministry of Health to revise the law that governs medicine, health products and the pharmaceutical profession. The existing law, that was last revised in April ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations throughout Conakry on May 14, 2018

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea (May 14, 2018) Location: Conakry and outlying regions of Guinea including, but not limited to, the following: Rue le Prince between Bambetto and Hamdalleye circles Dixinn Kosa Dubreka Coya Event: Possible sporadic violent demonstrations stemming from an opposition led “Ville Morte” (or Dead City Day). In the ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea (March 13, 2018)  Location: Greater Conakry Event: Sporadic violent demonstrations due to the impending announcement of election results and in reaction to the teacher’s strike. Roads are temporarily blocked and demonstrators are throwing rocks at drivers. U.S. Government personnel has been told to limit non-essential travel within Conakry. ... Read More»

Epidemiological Surveillance: CDC and GHSA implementation partners support Guinean Government

Stakeholders representing the Guinean ministries of Health, Livestock and Environment and international partners met in Kindia from January 29 to February 1, 2018 for a workshop to review and update data collection tools used for the surveillance of priority epidemic-prone diseases (EPDs). Examples of priority EPDs include cholera, measles, meningitis, polio, viral hemorrhagic fevers (including ... Read More»

Swearing – in Ceremony of New Peace Corps Volunteers

Ambassadeur Dennis Hankins administered the oath to 42 new Peace Corps Volunteers during their swearing-in ceremony on February 9.  These Volunteers headed to their worksites throughout Guinea over the weekend, where they will work in public health and agroforestry.  During the ceremony, some of the Volunteers made remarks in French, Soussou, Poular, Malinke and Kissi, ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea

Location: Conakry and outlying regions of Guinea including, but not limited to, the following: Rue le Prince between Bambetto and Hamdalleye circles Bonfi Dixinn Event: Sporadic violent demonstrations stemming from recent local elections. Actions to Take: Limit all non-essential travel over the weekend Avoid the area around Bambeto Circle Avoid demonstrations Avoid crowds Be aware ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea (February 7, 2018)

February 7, 2018 Location: Conakry and outlying regions of Guinea including, but not limited to, the following: Rue le Prince between Bambetto and Hamdalleye circles Bonfi Dixinn Event: Sporadic violent demonstrations stemming from local elections held on February 4. Roads are temporarily blocked and demonstrators are throwing rocks at drivers. Actions to take: Avoid the ... Read More»

Alumni Networking

The Public Affairs section hosted a networking event for alumni of various U.S. Department of State exchange programs, including the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), Fulbright, the Mandela Washington Fellowship program and the YALI Regional Leadership Center in Dakar. Alumni of these programs were able to get better-acquainted so that they can work together to ... Read More»

Secretary Tillerson Meets With African Foreign Ministers

Link to source: https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2017/11/275854.htm Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 22, 2017 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with delegations from 37 countries and the African Union Commission, in addition to representatives from the U.S. and African private sectors and civil society on November 17 to address our cooperation in increasing trade ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations throughout Conakry

The U.S. Embassy has received reports of sporadic demonstrations in the city of Conakry, as well as in some outlying regions of Guinea. Some major routes in Conakry have been temporarily blocked, and traffic remains blocked or congested on Rue le Prince, Autoroute Fidel Castro, and the route from Bambeto Circle to the Gbessia International ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstration in Conakry on October 4

The U.S. Embassy has received reports that a political demonstration is expected to occur in Conakry on Wednesday, October 4.  The demonstration is currently planned to take place along the autoroute, starting from the tannery to Bonfi Stadium.  However, the route is subject to change at any time. There have been media reports that this ... Read More»

Consular Announcement

NOTICE REGARDING SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICES The Social Security Administration (SSA) has consolidated its overseas operations into several regional offices that provide a full range of SSA services for U.S. citizens residing outside of the United States.  Effective October 1, 2017, individuals residing in Guinea who require social security services or have questions about SSA benefits must ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Burial March and General Strike Planned for September 27 and 28 in Conakry

The U.S. Embassy has received reports that a burial procession for two individuals killed in events surrounding last week’s demonstration is expected to occur in Conakry on Wednesday, September 27.  The demonstration is currently expected to start near Donka hospital, pass Stade 28 Septembre and proceed along Route le Prince, through the Bambeto traffic circle, ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration and general strike planned for September 20th and 21st in Conakry

The U.S. Embassy has received reports that a political demonstration is expected to occur in Conakry on Wednesday, September 20.  The demonstration is currently expected to take place along Route le Prince, from Cosa, through the Bambeto traffic circle and on to Stade 28 Septembre, but the route is subject to change at any time. ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Boke Region

The U.S. Embassy has received reports of demonstrations and roadblocks in Boke Region relating to the lack of electricity.  Avoid travel to Boke Region until the demonstrations end and the roadblocks have been lifted. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and ... Read More»

Consular Announcement

The United States Embassy in Conakry, Guinea remains unable to resume routine nonimmigrant visa services, including for student visas.  We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date. You may email  conconakry@state.gov  if you believe you are eligible for an emergency appointment involving life or death.  We ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Conakry Announces Opening of Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Fellowship Applications for 2018

The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Guinea is pleased to announce that applications for the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship will be accepted beginning September 13, 2017. The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative, and a key part of the U.S. commitment to invest in the future of Africa.  Guinean ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Political Demonstrations

The U.S. Embassy has received reports that political parties and civil society organizations are planning a series of demonstrations.  According to these reports, demonstrations are currently planned for August 2, August 9, and August 16.  Please note that these dates are subject to change, additional dates may be added, and demonstrations could occur in various ... Read More»

USAID Supports Visits by the National Assembly’s Health Commission to Conakry and Upcountry Hospitals

On July 24, members of the National Assembly’s Health Commission began a series of visits to USAID-funded hospitals in the prefecture of Dubréka, located 50 kilometers from Conakry. The parliamentarians are touring health facilities in 21 prefectures in the Lower, Middle, Upper and Forest regions of Guinea.  The purpose of the tours is to evaluate ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Political Demonstrations

The U.S. Embassy has received reports that political parties and civil society organizations are planning a series of demonstrations against delays in holding local elections.  According to these reports, four separate demonstrations are currently planned as listed below.  Please note that these dates and locations are subject to change: Kaloum, Conakry – Sunday July 16 ... Read More»

Happy 241st Birthday, America!

Chargé d’Affaires Hugues Ogier hosted U.S. Embassy Conakry’s official Independence Day ceremony on July 5.  It was a great pleasure for us to celebrate America’s independence with our Guinean, American and other international friends.  In his remarks, Chargé Ogier emphasized our mutual commitment to strengthening the U.S.-Guinea relationship, and our cooperation with Guinea throughout the ... Read More»

Supporting the Global Health Security Agenda

On Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at the launch of the USAID-funded project, “Supporting the Global Health Security Agenda,” (GHSA) which aims to fight against zoonotic diseases and strengthen animal health in Africa, the Guinean government confirmed the presence of a national plan to monitor for brucellosis in cattle, sheep and goats. Government representatives also shared ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Emergency American Citizen Services only, June 16-23, 2017

United States Embassy Conakry, Guinea Message for U.S. Citizens:  Emergency American Citizen Services only, June 16-23, 2017  June 13, 2017 The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Conakry will be closed for routine visa and American Citizen Services from Friday, June 16, 2017 through Friday, June 23, 2017. U.S. citizens needing emergency services should ... Read More»

U.S. Mission Conakry and Partners Support Health Infrastructure in Guinea

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with the Government of Guinea, formally handed over renovated infrastructure at Kindia National Health School on June 5, 2017.  The facility also received equipment offered by USAID for strengthening and improving basic health education and quality of midwifery training in Guinea. USAID – through the ... Read More»

Better Access to Medicine, Bed Nets Reduces Malaria Cases in Rural Guinea

USAID’s StopPalu project, which launched in 2013 and ends in September 2017, aims to reduce malaria prevalence by 50 percent by strengthening malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment in Guinea. In 2016, USAID’s StopPalu project distributed more than 3.3 million insecticide-treated bed nets in Guinea, reaching almost 1 million households — nearly 90 percent of all households targeted. ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Public Affairs at Student Forum

On June 1, the opening of the first edition of the Guinean Students Forum, organized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The Forum (FEG) is a space for information, discovery and, above all, guidance on the choice of studies, training and opportunities that can be offered to students and pupils.  Information available ... Read More»

Achievements from the first FETP cohort in Guinea

CDC, through its partners, the African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) and the Research Triangle Institute International (RTI), together with the Ministry of Health (MoH), is implementing the Field Epidemiology training Program (FETP) in Guinea. The program was launched in November 2016. Twenty-five public health leaders from 23 prefectures and two staff from the National Agency ... Read More»

Guinea and United States strengthen economic ties

On May 28, Ambassador Dennis Hankins and Conakry Port Director Mrs. Hawa Keita co-hosted a ceremony and reception at the Ambassador’s residence to celebrate the partnership between the sister ports of Miami and Conakry.  They warmly welcomed Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson and her delegation; Guinean Minister of Transportation Oye Guilavogui and other dignitaries ... Read More»

Peace and Security: Gangan III Battalion is Ready

On May 24, Ambassador Dennis Hankins presided over the closing ceremony for a training program that 850 soldiers of the ‘’Gangan III’’ battalion at the military base of Samoreya in Kindia took part in. Thus, the United States and Guinea reaffirm their strong commitment to ensure peace and security in Mali. Read More»

Women Realize Their Rights in Rural Sierra Leone

March 2017—As in most parts of rural Sierra Leone, women in Koinadugu district have been relegated to the background by broad social and cultural constraints. As a result, they are not just denied social recognition, but suffer economic and political disempowerment as well. Sayon Mansaray, 42, is a social worker and former teacher in Koinadugu. ... Read More»

How Guinea’s Government Is Collaborating to Improve Health Care

May 2017—In Guinea, a country that has some of the lowest health indicators in the world, strengthening the Ministry of Health is important to improving health outcomes. And so is increasing the involvement of the National Assembly in health care budgeting as it represents the needs of the populace. USAID’s Health, Finance and Governance project (link is external) is working with the ministry ... Read More»

The United States supports social cohesion and peace in Guinea

Ambassador Dennis Hankins is pleased to announce the strengthening of cooperation between the United States and Guinea in the area of conflict mitigation and management through dialogue, reconciliation and peacebuilding. The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), launched the Cultural Cohesion for Peace and Prosperity (2C2P) project on Wednesday, May ... Read More»

USAID partners with LFTR to improve health care in Guinea

In May,  USAID in partnership with Live from the Republic (LFTR) , founded by three American brothers with Guinean roots, donated medical supplies to Ignace Deen Hospital in Conakry.  Also participating in the handover ceremony were Dr. Abdourahmane Diallo, Guinea’s Minister of Health and Dr. Jennifer Mbabazi, USAID Guinea Health Deputy Team lead.   Read More»

Book Fair at the American Corner in Kankan

The U.S. Embassy’s American Corner received distinguished visitors as the Conakry Capital Mondiale du livre program shifted attention to the city of Kankan.  Visitors explored the American Reading Room and its many resources, including Nouveaux Horizons books, English language materials and an active program that engages students and local residents.  The American Corner supports reading ... Read More»

World Malaria Day celebration in Labé

During the commemoration of World Malaria Day on April 25th in Labe, Barbara Dickerson, Director of USAID Guinea and Sierra Leone participated in a one-kilometer walk to raise public awareness about malaria prevention in an effort to end the disease in Guinea for good. Read More»

The U.S. Embassy participated in the opening ceremony of Conakry’s World Book Capital

U.S. Embassy Conakry participated in the opening ceremony of Conakry’s book fair and designation as World Book Capital.  And we’re very pleased to welcome American author Donald Grant and our colleague Christian Garnier from African Regional Services (ARS) in Paris!  We look forward to greeting visitors at our booth at CCFG, where Nouveaux Horizons books ... Read More»

Conakry Public Affairs Team visits Forest Region

During the week of April 9-16, PAO Teta Moehs and colleagues M. Diallo and M. Benemou traveled to the Forest Region, with stops in Mamou, Kissidougou, Faranah and N ‘Zérékoré.  Among the highlights was the delivery of lab equipment and books at University of N ‘Zérékoré, which will further enhance science programs for students. The ... Read More»

Grand opening at the National Museum

Ambassador Hankins and the Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific Research and of Culture, Sports and Historical Preservation were pleased to join the National Museum Director and staff in a special opening of the exhibit “Archaeological Explorations of the Rio Pongo.”    After the ribbon cutting, Fulbright Specialist Kelly Goldberg gave a tour of the historical ... Read More»

Embassy Upcountry Travels

Embassy Conakry’s Cultural Attache visited the Upper Guinea region of Kankan recently. While there, he led a few programs at Mission Guinea’s American Reading Room at the University Julius Nyere of Kankan, and supported the activities of 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow Mamoudou Berete, who fights to keep children from working in Upper Guinea’s gold mines ... Read More»

U.S.-Guinea Security Cooperation

In a training program to foster positive relations between local communities and the police, implementing partners organized a 3 day training program.  Ambassador Hankins opened the program on March 22.Together with Partners Global, Coginta and Le CECIDE, the national police exchanged ideas and information to increase citizens’ confidence and security. The closing day included a ... Read More»

FECPA and U.S. Embassy collaborate on Women’s Rights

Not just on March 8 but throughout March, members of FECPA (Women, Citizenship and Peace Center), in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy, organized a series of discussions on women’s rights in local communities.  The month long program highlighted achievements of women and the important role they play in Guinean society, while collaborating to find solutions ... Read More»

USAID promotes the increase of Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Services

On March 18, over 300 participants joined USAID Director Barbara Dickerson and the First Lady of Guinea at La Terrasse de Dixinn to promote the increase of Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Services (RMNCH) through improvement of quality services. The First Lady stated, “I encourage all mothers to take their children to be vaccinated ... Read More»

US Embassy supports International Women’s Day

The Public Affairs Officer of the United States Embassy, Guinean  officials and activists and other guests took part in a conference organized by the NGO “Women for Development and Human Rights in Guinea” on March 10.  Participants reflected on the essential contributions of women and discussed ways to end discrimination and obstacles women face in ... Read More»

President Donald Trump Proclaims March 2017 as Women’s History Month

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH, 2017 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION  We are proud of our Nation’s achievements in promoting women’s full participation in all aspects of American life and are resolute in our commitment to supporting women’s continued advancement in America and around the world. America honors the celebrated women ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Nongo

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that local security forces are currently not permitting traffic to enter the Nongo neighborhood due to expected gatherings and demonstrations. Additional roads may be blocked without notice. U.S. citizens are advised to use caution when leaving their homes and to turn back or seek alternate routes should they encounter ... Read More»

Ambassador Hankins speaks on U.S. – Guinean cooperation

Ambassador Hankins visited Lynx FM this morning and spoke at length about the continued strong relationship between our two countries.  With rising investment by private U.S. companies as well as continuing cooperation on issues including economic growth, security, agriculture, health and education, Ambassador Hankins is optimistic about future bilateral relations.  While priorities are sometimes adjusted ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Conakry

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are taking place throughout Conakry today, with unconfirmed reports of gunshots fired near Bambeto.  Roads may be blocked without notice, and there are reports of demonstrators throwing rocks. U.S. citizens are advised to use caution when leaving their homes and to turn back or seek alternate routes ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Measles Epidemic in Conakry

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the Ministry of Health of the government of Guinea has declared a measles epidemic in Conakry.  U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Guinea should obtain recommended vaccinations. Further information about vaccinations recommended for Guinea can be found in the Country Specific Information for Guinea and by contacting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  A ... Read More»

Deputy Chief of Mission Visits Fouta Djallon Region

Deputy Chief of Mission Hugues Ogier recently returned from a voyage of discovery to the Fouta Djallon in Central Guinea. During his trip, he visited the National School Water and Forestry in Mamou, met with the Prefect and other officials from Pita, visited the rural radio station and two NGOs in Pita, held meetings with ... Read More»

Book Reading program at St. Joseph’s School in Conakry

On January 26, the US Embassy participated in a reading program at St. Joseph’s School in Conakry. Three brave students discussed three biographies they read: one about Benjamin Franklin, one about Rosa Parks, and one about George Washington Carver, all of them American heroes. The students discussed the importance of reading, and the Embassy donated ... Read More»

Book Donation to the Franco-Guinean Cultural Centre

On 27 January, the US Embassy participated in a donation of books to the Franco-Guinean Cultural Center (CCFG) with the assistance of Christopher Snipes, Director of Africa Regional Services , an office of ARS, the U.S. Department of the State in Paris, which is also headquarters of the publishing house Nouveaux Horizons. The Embassy donated nearly 400 books to the (CCFG) library, demonstrating ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Concerning Demonstrations in the Country

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are taking place throughout Conakry today, starting in the area of Madina Marche. Roads may be blocked without notice, and there are reports of demonstrators throwing rocks. U.S. citizens are advised to use caution when leaving their homes and to turn back or seek alternate routes should ... Read More»

Ambassador Hankins and Justice Minister Sako Sign Assistance Agreement for September 28th Trials

For immediate release Conakry, Guinea – On Tuesday, September 27, 2016, Ambassador Dennis Hankins and Minister of Justice Cheick Sako signed an agreement to advance the work of Guinea’s Ministry of Justice.  The document provides U.S. government funding for the Ministry’s Atrocity Accountability and Reconciliation project, including preparations for the September 28 Stadium Massacre trial.  ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador and Minister of Security and Civil Protection sign accord

For immediate release Conakry, Guinée – On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, Ambassador Dennis Hankins and the Minister of  Security and Civil protection, Abdoul Kabélé Camara, signed an agreement to increase the Ministry’s capabilities in the areas of public health emergency preparedness and response, civil affairs and community engagement, and interagency coordination and cooperation. On this ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Traffic Advisory for Bambeto Cemetery and Circle

U.S. citizens should be aware that the funeral for a person killed at Tuesday’s demonstrations is scheduled for this afternoon in Conakry.  Starting at 10:00 am, the procession from the hospital to the Bambeto mosque will begin, with prayers at 1:30 p.m., followed by the procession and burial at Bambeto Cemetery, starting at approximately 2:00 p.m. Past high profile funerals ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Conakry on Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place in Conakry on Tuesday, August 16.  The demonstration is currently expected to take place along Route le Prince, from Bambeto traffic circle toward Stade du 28 Septembre, but is subject to change at any time.  Members of the opposition UFDG political party ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Conakry Now

Please be advised of a demonstration beginning now and possibly lasting throughout the day, Wednesday August 10th. The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place beginning outside the Conakry headquarters of the UFDG political party on Route de Donka, near the Embassy of North Korea. Members of the party are ... Read More»

Avian Influenza 2

Attention all American citizens: The U.S. Embassy in Conakry, Guinea is issuing this Warden Message to inform Americans that the Government of Nigeria has confirmed the first case, in Nigeria, of a human infected with the H5NI (Avian Flu) virus.  The victim died on January 17, 2007, according to a statement from the Nigerian Information ... Read More»

Avian Influenza 1

How to Prepare for “Sheltering-In-Place” Health professionals are concerned that the continued spread of a highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) virus among animals in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe has the potential to significantly threaten human health. If a virus such as H5N1 mutates and spreads easily from one person to another, avian influenza ... Read More»

We congratulate this year’s YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship program participants

On Tuesday May 24,  Ambassador Hankins welcomed this year’s Mandela Washington Fellows to his residence. The Ambassador asked the Fellows, “What about Guinea makes you the proudest” as well as “What do you see are the biggest challenges of your country?” Many Fellows said that they love that Guineans are so welcoming. The Mandela Washington ... Read More»

Book Fair in Boke

On invitation of the organizers of the 72h of the book of Conakry, the Ambassador of the United States in Guinea Dennis Hankins visited Boke to participate in festivities celebrating the book and the cultural wealth of Guinea. While in Boke for the second part of the book fair, the Ambassador met with local leaders ... Read More»

Ambassador Hankins Celebrates Earth Day

The Ambassador of the United States to Guinea Dennis Hankins presided over the celebration of the World Earth Day on April 21,  along with representatives of the Ministry of Health, USAID’s partner, NGO HC3, and staff of Matam hospital in Conakry. Ambassador Hankins hailed “the outstanding role of women who tirelessly work for the family’s ... Read More»

Under Secretary Dr. Sarah Sewall Visits Guinea

U.S. Embassy Conakry welcomed Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Dr. Sarah Sewall to Guinea from 18-20 April, 2016. During her three days in Conakry and N’Zerekore Dr. Sewall met with government officials and civil society leaders to speak about human rights, justice, and the U.S. and Guinea’s partnership and commitment to ... Read More»

Medical equipment donation to the Armed Forces of Guinea

On April 13, 2016, Ambassador Hankins presented medical equipment to the Armed Forces of Guinea at a ceremony at camp Samory Toure, attended by the Minister of Defense Mohamed Diane. This gift was made possible by an HIV/AIDS prevention program implemented by the U.S. Department of Defense. Ambassador Hankins said the United States are proud ... Read More»

Visit to N’Zérékoré Ebola Prevention

Ambassador Hankins and Dr. Sakoba visited N’Zerekore to support cooperative action and fight Ebola.  “It is important that the public remain vigilant.  Early reporting of symptoms to health authorities and avoiding practices and contact that can spread the disease are key to preventing further cases.  With the public’s cooperation future cases can be contained and ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Conakry Statement regarding new Ebola cases in Guinea

For immediate release The Government of Guinea confirmed two cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) on March 17, in the prefecture of N’Zerekore.  The U.S Embassy and its partner agencies the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) are working closely with Guinean authorities and international and ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens : Vigilance and Travel to Guinea

On March 15 the U.S. Department of Defense issued a travel advisory that places restrictions on unofficial, i.e., personal, travel by Department of Defense personnel to Senegal, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Guinea until June 30, 2016.  These restrictions only apply to active duty and civilian employees of the Department of Defense.  The U.S. ... Read More»

The US Embassy and AWEP Guinea celebrate International Women’s Day

On March 10, 2016, the African Women Entrepreneurship Program of Guinea (AWEP Guinea), in collaboration with the US Embassy in Conakry hosted a coffee to commemorate International Women’s Day. 70 Women from all sectors had coffee and networked with each other. Ambassador Dennis Hankins greeted the women and stressed the U.S.’s commitment to promoting women’s ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens : Nationwide Strikes: High Fuel Prices and Economic Conditions

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that a nationwide strike began on February 15 protesting high fuel prices and general economic conditions.  It is unclear when the strike will be over. As a result of the strike, public transportation could be unavailable and supply trucks may be delayed, causing empty store shelves.  U.S. citizens are ... Read More»

Guinean journalists at election reporting workshop

The U.S. Embassy hosted an elections reporting workshop on February 17.  In advance of the country’s local elections scheduled in June, the Johannesburg-based Africa Regional Hub afforded the opportunity to discuss responsible journalism with American journalists.  The media play a particularly important role in providing accurate and timely information to the public before and during ... Read More»

U.S. and Guinea: partners on Global Health Security

Pour Diffusion Immédiate U.S. Mission Conakry and its partners welcome health experts who have travelled to Guinea this month to implement the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA).  A formal launch will take place on Tuesday, February 16. GHSA  is a partnership with 50 nations, international organizations and public and private stakeholders, to accelerate progress toward ... Read More»

USAID and WFP Program Launch in Guinea

For Immediate Release U.S. Embassy Conakry is pleased to announce the visit by U.S. Ambassador Dennis Hankins and USAID Mission Director Michelle Godette, along with the WFP Country representative, Elisabeth Faure, and Government of Guinea representatives to a Food for Peace School Meals site in Boke, Guinea on Friday, January 22. As part of the ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Disturbance at Central Prison in Downtown Conakry

The Embassy has learned of a military deployment to the central prison in downtown Conakry. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid travel to, near, or through the Surety neighborhood for the rest of the day and to consult local information sources for a situation update before travelling to this area in the near future. U.S. ... Read More»

Launching of Agriculture and Rural Journalism Prize

On Thursday October 15, 2015, the NGO Media and Agriculture for Rural Development (AMEDAR) organized a press conference to launch the Agriculture and Rural Journalism Prize. This first edition of the Award will encourage journalists to cover agriculturally relevant topics and help explore the relationship between journalists’ critical thinking skills and their experiences in agricultural ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens Demonstrations due to Presidential Elections

Vote counting of the recent Guinea presidential elections ballots continue. Official results are expected to be released later in the week. As there is an increased potential for demonstrations during this period and possibly after the results are announced, the U.S. Embassy has recommended that all U.S. personnel and dependents remain at home and avoid ... Read More»

Ambassador Laskaris visits Boke

Ambassador Laskaris travelled to Boke this week and spoke with civil society leaders, youth, political parties and other citizens about their hopes for free, credible, peaceful elections.  Afterwards, he gave an interview at the local rural radio station.  Radio plays an important part in relaying information to people throughout Guinea.  “Elections are on everyone’s minds, ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Reports of closed roads, demonstrations…

The embassy is receiving reports of closed roads, demonstrations, and confrontations in/around Medina and broader Conakry, and advises U.S. citizens to defer of non-essential travel in the city. For further information: See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution , Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Guinea. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ( STEP ) to receive security messages ... Read More»

Africa: ‘Decisive Moment for Democracy’ – John Kerry

For Immediate Release guest column By John Kerry October 8, 2015 Washington, DC — Last May, I shared in an extraordinary moment. I had the privilege, together with many leaders from across Africa, of bearing witness to the first peaceful, democratic transition of power between two parties in Nigeria. I traveled to Lagos earlier this ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens Demonstrations due to Presidential Elections

Guinea will hold presidential elections on Sunday, October 11, 2015. On that day, only authorized vehicles conducting official elections activity will be allowed on the roads. The U.S. Embassy has recommended that assigned personnel and dependents who are not involved in observing the election remain in their residences on the 11th and recommends that U.S. ... Read More»

Getting acquainted in Haute Guinea

PAO Teta Moehs recently returned from her first visit getting to know beautiful Haute Guinea. She and her team spoke with students about diversity at the American Corner in Kankan, and discussed the impact of communication on their communities with rural radio and TV stations. Visits at Kankan’s Islamic Center, UNDP office, and with NGOs ... Read More»

Human Rights Youth Workshop at U.S. Embassy Conakry

The U.S. Embassy in Conakry hosted youth from different organizations from the commune of Ratoma, a suburb of Conakry, on Tuesday, September 15, for a training on Human Rights organized by the NGO Women’s Development and Human Rights. The Minister of Human Rights, Mr. Kalifa Gassama Diaby, opened the training, showcasing the cooperation that Guinea ... Read More»

Political Agreement reached in Guinea between Ruling and Opposition Parties (August 21, 2015)

For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY JOHN KIRBY, SPOKESPERSON Political Agreement reached in Guinea between Ruling and Opposition Parties  We commend the agreement reached between Guinea’s ruling and opposition political parties, which clears the way for Guinea to hold the first round of presidential elections on October 11.  The Government of Guinea and the main opposition ... Read More»

US Embassy Conakry supports the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Kenya

Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) comes to Conakry! On Saturday July 25, 2015, members of  the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP Guinea ), young entrepreneurs and the US Embassy came together to mark the opening of GES in Kenya.  The discussion and sharing of experience encouraged participants to learn more about educational opportunities, mentoring, and growing ... Read More»

Grassroots Political Activism for Youth

On Monday, July 13, U.S. Embassy Conakry hosted a webconference entitled “Political Activism for Youth.” Adrienne Lever, of Democracy Works and TurboVote.org, both nonpartisan American nongovernmental organizations, gave Guinean youth practical ideas for building successful grassroots political campaigns. The attendees left the webconference full of enthusiasm and great ideas for sharing positive ideas for change ... Read More»

Deputy Assistant Secretary Ambassador Bisa Williams visits Guinea

 From June 28-July 2, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Ambassador Bisa Williams visited Guinea, traveling to the capital and to different regions of the country to engage with various audiences. Ambassador Williams witnessed the fight to bring an end to Ebola in Forécariah, spoke to approximately 1,000 university students in N’Nzérékoré, and gave a speech ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential Unrest during Upcoming Soccer Match

United States Embassy Conakry, Guinea The U.S. Embassy in Conakry advises U.S. citizens to avoid traveling during the upcoming soccer match this Sunday as there could be potential for disruptions and heightened security measures due to Guinea’s national team’s participation in the Africa Cup of Nations Quarter Finals. The Embassy anticipates large crowds and traffic ... Read More»

Department of Health and Human Services Visit to Guinea

Karen DeSalvo, Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, Jimmy Kolker, Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs, traveled to Liberia and Guinea for three days to visit Ebola response sites in the region.   In Guinea, Dr. DeSalvo and Ambassador Kolker visited the 115 Call Center and the Emergency Operations Center. They also met with mothers and their babies ... Read More»
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