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  • Secretary Kerry said the 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report is a reminder of what happens in many dark places, in need light. (Dept State image)

    2014 Trafficking in Persons Report

    The State Department released its 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report, compiling a year’s worth of research into modern sex slavery and forced labor conditions around the world.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry (Dept State Image)

    Let There Be No Hiding Place for Rapists in War

    Sexual violence plagues every country. It is not just a domestic criminal justice issue. Acts of sexual violence demean our collective humanity. They perpetuate conflict and instability for generations.

  • The six Washington Fellows from Guinea for 2014 are pictured (left to right): Pierre Balamou, N’Sira Daraba, Alpha Yaya Souare, Amadou Sekou Cissoko, Sekou Mansare, and Mohammed Yaya Diallo (Embassy Image)

    Bon Voyage to YALI Fellows from Guinea

    The 500 Washington Fellows from all over Africa arrived June 14 for six weeks of academic coursework and training at 20 of America’s top universities. The coursework and programs focus on three tracks: civic leadership, public management, and business and entrepreneurship.

  • Ambassador Laskaris with the Minister of Commerce Yombouno and the Minister of Social Affairs Women and Children Mrs. Kaba (Embassy image)

    AWEP Guinea 2 Day workshop

    On May 28 and 29, 2014, the U.S. Embassy in Conakry welcomed more than 100 African Women Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) members to a two-day workshop with a particular focus on the implementation of their action plan.

  • Political Officer Caleb Goddard and his 12 year old daughter (Embassy image)

    U.S Embassy Staff at Ebola Treatment Center

    During a recent trip to the Forest Region, Political Officer Caleb Goddard and his 12 year old daughter visited the Ebola isolation center in Gueckedou. Gueckedou has had the most confirmed cases of Ebola in Guinea.

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  • The six Washington Fellows from Guinea for 2014 are pictured (left to right): Pierre Balamou, N’Sira Daraba, Alpha Yaya Souare, Amadou Sekou Cissoko, Sekou Mansare, and Mohammed Yaya Diallo (Embassy Image)
    Bon Voyage to the 6 YALI Washington Fellows from Guinea

    The 500 Washington Fellows from all over Africa arrived June 14 for six weeks of academic coursework and training at 20 of America’s top universities. The coursework and programs focus on three tracks: civic leadership, public management, and business and entrepreneurship. On July 28-30, they will participate in a Presidential Summit for the Fellows convened by President Obama in Washington, DC. The Washington Fellowship is a key part of President Obama’s commitment to invest in the future of Africa.  

  • Family photo (Embassy image)
    An Alumnus organizes a workshop on family planning

    On Sunday, June 15, 2014, the Youth Movement for Non-Violence hosted a meeting on "Family planning and awareness about sexually transmitted diseases," The challenge was to discuss ideas and suggestions related to the topic and to educate young girls also train them to be better prepared in different areas such as volunteering, so they can inform and educate youth in their own communities. During the discussion, the president of the movement Abdourahmane Balde, newly returned from the United States, shared his American experiences and his knowledge on volunteering he has acquired during his IVLP program. 

  •  First Lady’s representatives attend the AWEP training (Embasssy image)
    AWEP Guinea 2 Day workshop

    On May 28 and 29, 2014, the U.S. Embassy in Conakry welcomed more than 100 African Women Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) members to a two-day workshop with a particular focus on the implementation of their action plan.  

  • Political Officer Caleb Goddard and his 12 year old daughter (Embassy image)
    U.S Embassy Staff Visit Ebola Treatment Center in Gueckedou

    During a recent trip to the Forest Region, Political Officer Caleb Goddard and his 12 year old daughter visited the Ebola isolation center in Gueckedou. Gueckedou has had the most confirmed cases of Ebola in Guinea. The center is run by Medecins Sans Frontieres, The World Health Organization, and Guinea’s Ministry of Health.  

  • Young friends of Obama in deeep Guinea (Embassy image)
    Obama fever in Guinea

    During a recent trip, we spotted this child wearing an Obama T-Shirt in a small village between Beyla and Kerouane. Our Embassy team stopped to give him and his friends a small book about President Obama.  

  • U.S. Embassy Conakry Press Releases  (Embassy image)
    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.  

  • 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.