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    US Supports Guinea in Fight Against Wildlife Trafficking

    The United States Embassy in Conakry commends the Ministry of Security and Interpol for seizure April 8 of illegal wildlife products and the arrest of alleged traffickers in Conakry.

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    CDC Team Arrives in Guinea

    In response to the Government of Guinea's request for assistance in responding to the Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreak, a team of five specialists from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention arrived in Conakry March 31.

  • Group of standing people smile for picture. (Embassy Image)

    WOFA Perform at Ambassador’s Residence

    On Wednesday, January 29, the WOFA Drum and Dance Company of The Pioneer Valley Performing Arts (PVPA) Charter School performed for an audience of 120 guests at the U.S. Ambassador’s Donka residence.

  • Ambassador Alexander Laskaris speaking to press (Embassy image)

    Forum on Human Rights at the U.S. Embassy in Conakry

    Promoting and improving human rights is an essential part of the U.S. effort to support democracy in Guinea. After years of abuses at the hands of autocratic regimes, Guinea’s transition to democracy creates the opportunity to end years of human rights violations – and improve the life of each person living in Guinea.

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  • Black Rhinos – photo courtesy of USFWS
    The United States Supports Guinea in the Fight Against Wildlife Trafficking

    The United States Embassy in Conakry commends the Ministry of Security and Interpol for seizure April 8 of illegal wildlife products and the arrest of alleged traffickers in Conakry. By confiscating illegally trafficked rhinoceros horns, and arresting three suspects, the Government of Guinea is sending a clear message that the illegal trade of wildlife products will not be tolerated.  

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    CDC Team Arrives in Guinea

    In response to the Government of Guinea's request for assistance in responding to the Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreak, a team of five specialists from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention arrived in Conakry March 31. The American health officials are joining their Guinean and international counterparts, who have been working effectively to monitor and halt the spread of this disease, to ensure that all necessary measures are taken to control the further spread of the infection. 

  • Group of standing people smile for picture. (Embassy Image)
    African Drumming and Dance Group WOFA Perform at Ambassador’s Residence

    On Wednesday, January 29, the WOFA Drum and Dance Company of The Pioneer Valley Performing Arts (PVPA) Charter School performed for an audience of 120 guests at the U.S. Ambassador’s Donka residence. 

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    Marines book donation

    The Marine Security Guards at the U.S. Embassy in Conakry practice the core values of honor, courage, and commitment outside the embassy as well. Here in Guinea, members of our Marine Security Guard spend time with children at a local orphanage, learning about America from a selection of Nouveau Horizon children’s books. Marines at the U.S. Embassy in Guinea are committed to giving back to our hosts, whether its exploring Guinea’s beautiful landscape by bicycle or volunteering in the local community. 

  • Secretary General for Human Rights, Mr. Lancinet Magassouba, delivers his speech (Embassy image)
    Forum on Human Rights at the U.S. Embassy in Conakry

    Promoting and improving human rights is an essential part of the U.S. effort to support democracy in Guinea. After years of abuses at the hands of autocratic regimes, Guinea’s transition to democracy creates the opportunity to end years of human rights violations – and improve the life of each person living in Guinea. In an effort to promote this goal, the U.S. Embassy in Conakry launched its First Annual Human Rights Forum on January 8, 2013. 

  • Rubban cutting ceremony (Embassy image)
    Museum Exhibition Room Inauguration

    On November 4, 2013, Ambassador Laskaris and Minister of Culture Ahmed Tidjani Cisse inaugurated the National Museum of Guinea’s newest exhibit, “Les Tresors de Niani Capitale de L’Empire Mandingue.” Guests at the event were entertained by the always amazing Ballet Africain. Be sure to check out the Museum next time you are in Conakry! 

  • The Marine Security Guard Detachment at the Fourth of July celebration at the U.S. Embassy in Conakry (Embassy image)
    4th of July Celebration at the U.S. Embassy in Conakry

    On July 4, 2013 the U.S. Embassy in Conakry celebrated the 237th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America. This holiday is celebrated on July 4th throughout the United States and by U.S. embassies around the world. During the festive evening, guests enjoyed the music of Guinean Jazz ensemble African Groove, watched a flag presentation ceremony by the marine security guard detachment, listened to the national anthems of the Republic of Guinea and the United States of America, and heard speeches by Ambassador Alexander Laskaris and Guinean Foreign Minister Francois Lonseny Fall. 

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