La Roche grad appointed Equatorial Guinea’s ambassador to United States

March 11th , 2015 → 11:11 am @

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President Barack Obama participates in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony with Amb. Miguel Ntutumu Evuna Andeme, Ambassador of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea in the Oval Office, Feb. 23, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

 

Miguel Ntutumu Evuna Andeme, a 2003 La Roche College graduate, was appointed Equatorial Guinea’s ambassador to the United States.

Andeme, 37, presented his credentials to President Obama in February at a White House ceremony marking the beginning of his ambassadorship.

“We at La Roche College are so proud,” college President Candace Introcaso said in a statement. Andeme could not be reached for comment.

Equatorial Guinea is a nation in central Africa of 1.6 million people.

Andeme was part of La Roche’s Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth) program, which brings students to La Roche from war-torn and developing nations.

He majored in international studies and co-founded the college’s International Forum of African Students, which seeks to bring awareness to African issues.

“Even as a student, his leadership and interpersonal skills were apparent,” Introcaso said. “And our community is humbled knowing that we were the first to welcome the ambassador to the United States.”

Before his ambassadorship, Andeme prepared statements and speeches for the president of Equatorial Guinea. In a statement, he said his time at La Roche was “key to the successes that I am having now.”

He credited the college with “helping to open my mind and giving me the tools to better understand other cultures while not negating my own culture.”

Andeme’s wife, Purificacion, is a 2004 La Roche graduate. The couple have five children: Alejandro, Alma de Miguel, Julia, Cirilo and Maria Jesus.

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New Equatorial Guinea Ambassador To The United States Presents Credentials To President Obama

March 4th , 2015 → 12:30 pm @

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Miguel Ntutumu Evuna Andeme presented his credentials as Equatorial Guinea’s ambassador to the United States to President Barack Obama on February 23, 2015.

Before being named ambassador to the United States, Ambassador Evuna Andeme was the General Director of Cabinet at the Department of Missions in the Presidency of the Republic in Malabo, where his responsibilities included preparing statements, speeches and correspondence for the president. Previously, he was Director General for Administrative Affairs for the Presidency and a procurement and contracts advisor for Hess Corporation in Equatorial Guinea.

Ambassador Evuna Andeme received a bachelor’s degree in international studies from La Roche College in Pittsburg

h, Pa., in 2003. While at La Roche, he co-founded the International Forum of African Students.

He was accompanied at the White House ceremony by his wife and five children.

The presentation of credentials is a traditional ceremony that marks the formal beginning of an ambassador’s service in Washington.

The United States and Equatorial Guinea have maintained diplomatic relations since the Equatorial Guinea’sindependence from Spain in 1968. American companies have been instrumental in developing the country’s petroleum sector, which has been the engine of explosive economic growth and social development. Today, Equatorial Guinea boast the highest literacy rate in Africa and the second-highest highest per capita spending on health.

SOURCE Republic of Equatorial Guinea

 

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Signing of the agreement between the National Parliament and the Interparliamemtary Union

February 26th , 2015 → 12:35 pm @

posted by: equatorialguineaonline.com February 25, 2015

The agreement signed last Tuesday, February 24, at the headquarters of the Chamber of Deputies in Malabo, including its president, Gaudencio Mohaba Mesu, and the Secretary General of the Interparliamemtary Union, Martin Chungong, provides for cooperation in technical assistance to improve management of human resources.

Speaking to reporters after signing the agreement, the Secretary General of the IPU, Martin Chungong, said that “our collaboration will know a new dynamism, with the functioning of the Bicameral Parliament and the relations between Parliament and the Government.”

Text and photos: Clemente Ela Ondo Onguene (D. G. Base Internet)
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office

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Clarification note from the Embassy of Equatorial Guinea in France

February 24th , 2015 → 12:50 pm @

posted by: equatorialguineaonline.com February 24, 2015

The Embassy of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea in France sent a clarification note in relation to the claims of some media regarding the participation of Equatorial Guinea in the recent Carnival in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). The document with the clarification note is attached.

The clarification note states that “the magazine Jeune Afrique, which has always maintained good relations with Equatorial Guinea, should avoid publishing information with unfounded statements about Equatorial Guinea.

We find that, starting from the rumors of certain comments made by its magazine about the alleged presence of the Obiang family in the Rio carnival, it denotes a clear desire to tarnish the image of the family. We inform you that a delegation of Equatorial Guinean artists and folk groups was invited, as a sign of reciprocity within the framework of cultural and sports exchanges between the two countries, to participate in the parade of dance schools in Rio; a delegation led by H.E. Guillermina Mokuy Mba, Minister of Culture and Tourism.

Therefore, within the framework of this type of exchanges, the possibility of a private or personal financial contribution by the presidential family of Equatorial Guinea is totally inconceivable.

In Paris, February 18, 2015.”

Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office 

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Jonathan Meets Presidents Of Congo, Equatorial Guinea

February 24th , 2015 → 12:40 pm @

posted by: equatorialguineaonline.com February 24, 2015

 

presidentPresident Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria on Monday met with the President of the Republic of Congo, Denis Sassou Nguesso and the President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Mbasogo and held discussions on issues of common interest to the countries.

The visit by the two Presidents is a consolidation of a decision made by the Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), during their summit in Yaunde, Cameroon, on February 16.

The three Presidents reviewed the current security challenges facing some countries of the Economic Communities of West African States (ECOWAS) and Central African Regions, especially terrorism and the menace of the insurgency by Boko Haram.

They unequivocally condemned the insurgency, its destructive activities such as indiscriminate killing of people, the wanton destruction of property, the abduction of innocent women and children, especially young school girls, who had been turned to sex slaves.

The Presidents underscored the imperative of a multi-prolonged approach to fighting the terrorist group and in particular, commended the initiative of the member states of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), for a Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF), to combat the Boko Haram insurgency.

They welcomed the active support of the international community, especially the African Union, the United Nations and other partners, for the efforts of the LCBC and the Benin Republic to enable the earliest deployment of the MNJTF.

While underscoring the fact that the MNJTF is wholly owned and driven by the member states of the LCBC, they urged the international community to render necessary material, financial support and assistance to its on-going efforts.

The three Presidents welcomed the proposal to have a joint summit of the ECOWAS and ECCAS to further mobilise international support for the MNJTF.

President Jonathan promised to contact the ECOWAS chairman on the proposal while the visiting presidents promised to relay the positive outcome of the meeting to the other Heads of States and government of the ECCAS.

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Presentation of ambassadors to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

February 19th , 2015 → 12:54 pm @

posted by: equatorialguineaonline.com February 19th, 2015

Six new ambassadors in Equatorial Guinea were interviewed on Wednesday, February 18, by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Agapito Mba Mokuy, to present their credentials, before doing the same before the President of the Republic, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

Gilberto Buta Lutucuta, Ambassador of the Republic of Angola in Equatorial Guinea residing in Malabo, was the first diplomat who met in the office of the Equatorial Guinean Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, to present his credentials. Mba Mokuy, in addition to congratulating him on his appointment, had a conversation with him regarding the mechanisms to expand economic and trade cooperation with the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP).

After meeting with the ambassador of Angola, Mba Mokuy also received the Ambassadors of Swaziland, the Philippines and Comoros: Promise Mbisa, Alex Villaluz Lamadrid and Assouman Youssuof Mondaha, respectively, who also fulfilled the same formality in submitting their accreditations to the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The Ambassador of Senegal residing in Libreville (Gabon), Saoudatou Ndiaye Seck and the Ambassador of the Republic of Guatemala residing in London (Great Britain) were the last to meet with Agapito Mba Mokuy.

Text and photos: Clemente Ela Ondo Onguene (D. G. Base Internet)
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office

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Inauguration of the new Board of Directors of FEGUIFUT

February 19th , 2015 → 12:53 pm @

posted by: equatorialguineaonline.com February 19th, 2015

The president of the Equatorial Guinean Football Federation (FEGUIFUT), Andres Jorge Mbomio published the composition of the Board of Directors that has taken office on the morning of February 18 at the event held at the House of Football in Malabo.

The ceremony was led by the president of the FEGUIFUT, Andres Jorge Mbomio Nsem Abua. After the ceremonial introduction, the Secretary General of the FEGUIFUT, Tadeo Nsue Onva, he proceeded to read Resolution number 1 establishing the new Board of Directors of the Federation after the elections, whose list of members and their corresponding appointments was followed by the guidelines of the president of the institution, Andres Jorge Mbomio.

In his speech, the leader of the Federation said that this event marks the formal beginning of the journey of the new management team “to prove to the fans of national soccer that the FEGUIFUT needed a change.”

-“Our mission is to give the fans of football in our country joy, passion and restore the credibility of the institution,” said Mbomio Nsem. The head of the Equatorial Guinean football also urged the Board to use teamwork, honesty, transparency and mutual respect, “Since teamwork and effectiveness will constitute the best tools to achieve our goals.”

After the ceremony and after the relevant photos, all the participants went to a reception and then met with the Association of Teams, to outline the points on the start of the league.

Text: David Monsuy Senior
Photos: Clemente Ela Ondo Onguene
(D.G. Base Internet Team)
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office

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The Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs visits several countries in Africa

January 13th , 2015 → 12:02 pm @

posted by: equatorialguineaonline.com January 13th, 2015

Wang Yi, Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs, is on an official visit to Africa. The tour began on January 10 and will last until January 17. At the invitation of his counterpart, Agapito Mba Mokuy, the Chinese leader will visit Equatorial Guinea in coming days.

In addition to Sudan and Kenya, which he has already visited, other countries to be visited by Wang Yi will be: Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo. These trips respond to a joint invitation from the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the countries listed above. The spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hong Lei, said at a press conference that these visits will implement the results of those already made to Africa in 2013 and 2014, by President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang, respectively.

It is already a tradition -from the early nineties- that the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of China make their first annual diplomatic visit to Africa.

Wang Yi confirmed in Sudan the willingness of his country to intensify efforts to resolve conflicts on the continent. In Kenya he also proposed to strengthen cooperation in infrastructures and agriculture, to relocate Chinese production technology; help using renewable energy and protect the ecology.

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Acting Zimbabwe president meets Equa. Guinea special envoy

January 9th , 2015 → 12:34 pm @

posted by: equatorialguineaonline.com January 9th, 2015

Zimbabwe’s acting President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday met a special envoy of Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo in Harare to discuss bilateral relations between Harare and Malabo. Equatorial Guinea External Security Minister Juan Antonio Bibang Nchuchuma handed to the acting Zimbabwean leader a special message from Mbasogo to President Robert Mugabe.

Mugabe is on vacation in an unnamed Far East country.

Nchuchuma said the meeting with Mnangagwa discussed ways of strengthening economic and political ties between Zimbabwe and Equatorial Guinea.

Relations between Zimbabwe and Equatorial Guinea have grown since 2004 when Harare intercepted a group British and South African mercenaries that was on its way to stage a coup in Malabo.

Zimbabwean security forces arrested British mercenary Simon Mann and 69 others at the Harare International Airport as they waited to collect weapons for their mission to overthrow Mbasogo’s government.

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The Embassies of Equatorial Guinea congratulated the President

January 6th , 2015 → 1:18 pm @

posted by: equatorialguineaonline.com January 6th, 2015

The Equatorial Guinea embassies in the United States and Nigeria wished H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo a happy Christmas and New Year, in view of the levels of development achieved by Equatorial Guinea under his mandate.

Roman Obama Ekua, charge d’affaires of the Embassy of Equatorial Guinea to the United States and Job Obiang Esono Mbengono, Extraordinary Ambassador and Plenipotentiary of Equatorial Guinea to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, transmitted to the President the congratulations of the staff of the diplomatic delegations, and the Equatorial Guinean colony residing in both countries.

The two notes expressed the wish that Equatorial Guinea continue to enjoy the development, peace and welfare it has experienced under the guidance of H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea, and encourage Equatorial Guineans within the country and abroad  to assist in the proper course of the Horizon 2020 Plan.

In the messages stood out the direction traced by the President and his Government that has made Equatorial Guinea a leading country in Africa, both in the defense of its sovereignty and in the socio-economic aspect.

The congratulations end by wishing the President a long life and wellbeing along with that of his family.

Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office

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