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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Consular Announcement

As of September 13, the U.S. Embassy in Conakry, Guinea has discontinued issuing B, F, J, and M visas to Guinean government officials and their immediate family members, with limited exceptions. Under Section 243(d) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, when so requested by the Secretary of Homeland Security due to a particular country’s refusal ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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.  
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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