U.S. Embassy Conakry Honors Anti-Corruption Champion Ibrahima Kalil Gueye

Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Steven Koutsis presented Ibrahima Kalil Gueye the Anticorruption Champion award today at U.S. Embassy Conakry.  Around the world, corruption threatens security and stability, hinders economic growth, undermines democracy and human rights, destroys trust in public institutions, facilitates transnational crime, and siphons away public and private resources.  The Biden Administration recognizes that we …

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U.S. Government Makes Donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Valued at $75,000 to the Guinean Ministry of Health

On February 10, U.S Embassy Conakry through its Office of Defense Cooperation donated medical personal protective equipment (PPE) worth $75,000 to the Guinean Ministry of Health to support their efforts in the fight against COVID-19 while upkeeping the maintenance of routine quality health care services. This donation of medical PPE, which includes disposable protective suits, …

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West Africa Trade & Investment Hub Co-Invests with Cordaid to Support SMEs in the Region

Conakry, January 25,2021 For immediate release Press Release West Africa Trade & Investment Hub Co-Invests with Cordaid to Support SMEs in the Region $37 Million of New Private Investment to be Catalyzed Thanks to U.S. Government Support In partnership with the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) , the USAID-funded West Africa Trade & Investment Hub has announced its first co-investment project with Stichting Cordaid (Cordaid), managed …

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PAO Gaïna Dávila launches covid19 partnership with guinean music group Banlieuz’art

Messieurs les partenaires de l’Ambassade des Etats-Unis  Mesdames, Messieurs les Journalistes  Chers Invités,  C’est un plaisir de prendre la parole lors de cette conférence de presse pour le lancement de la vidéo « WO BAVETTE SA », en français “porter les bavette.” La vidéo est réalisée par le groupe Banlieuz’Art.  Cette vidéo a reçu le soutien de …

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U.S. Embassy Conakry Joins Forces with Banlieuz’Art to Fight COVID-19

U.S. Embassy Conakry Joins Forces with Banlieuz’Art to Fight COVID-19   The U.S. Embassy Conakry has been an active partner in supporting Guinea’s efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the U.S. Embassy Conakry’s Public Affairs Section Small Grants Program, the U.S. Embassy has been able to award over $200,000 in grants to Guinean NGOs to …

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U.S. Embassy Conakry Statement on the Occasion of Human Rights Day

U.S. Embassy Conakry Statement on the Occasion of Human Rights Day    Today, the United States Embassy in Guinea is pleased to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. An American, former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt chaired the UN Human Rights Commission that drafted this landmark document. The Declaration proclaims, among other rights, that all …

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In Recognition of LES Appreciation Day

On Wednesday, November 18, the State Department family celebrated the second annual LE Staff/FSN Recognition Day, when the Department of State, USAID and other foreign affairs agencies express our deep gratitude to the more than 56,000 LE Staff whose experience, expertise, and professionalism make our mission possible. Here at the U.S. Embassy in Conakry, our LE Staff are essential to …

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Statement on Guinea’s Presidential Election 

Statement on Guinea’s Presidential Election The United States notes the Guinean Independent National Electoral Commission’s announcement of the provisional results of the October 18 presidential election. We express concern about the questions raised by election observers and civil society on the lack of transparency in vote tabulation and inconsistencies between the announced results and tally …

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Statement by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Steven Koutsis on Guinea’s Elections

October 18, 2020 Wishing all Guineans a peaceful  election day! It is ultimately up to the Guinean people to decide the future of their country, which should be done through a consultative, free, fair, transparent and peaceful electoral process during and after election day. The rule of law, free and fair elections, and freedom of …

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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 …

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Chargé d’Affaires a.i. 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 a.i. 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.   …

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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 …

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