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  • Secretary Kerry on Gabon National Day

    Secretary Kerry on Gabon National Day

    On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send my heartfelt congratulations to the people of the Gabonese Republic as you celebrate 54 years of independence this August 17.

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    U.S to help Nigeria search for girls

    The Pentagon will help rescue more than 200 girls who were kidnapped by Islamic militants in Nigeria. At the direction of the White House,the U.S. military will send a small team of experts to Abuja.

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  • A new American Corner in Sao Tome

    A new American Corner in Sao Tome

    As a part of the U.S. State Department’s Arts Envoy program, American artist Edgar Arceneaux redesigned a library on the campus of the Instituto Superior Polytechnic, Sao Tome’s public university.

  • Charge d'Affaires with Award Recipients

    Awards for Gabonese Investigators

    Chargé d’Affaires, the Police Chief and the Regional Security Officer present awards to six Gabonese investigators for work on the investigation into the murder of a Peace Corps Volunteer.

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  • August 12, 2014:

    Facts about Ebola Hemorraghic Fever

    Consular Affairs Ebola Fact Sheet

    FACT SHEET: Response to the Ebola Virus

    August 6, 2014: We have made significant progress and issued most of the delayed visas worldwide. We are working to bring our systems back to full operational capacity. We continue to prioritize immigrant visas, adoption cases, and emergency nonimmigrant visa cases. We are printing visas for these cases with very few delays. We are aware of a small number of visa cases still in process because of system performance issues. We are working diligently to clear those cases.Visa applicants are advised to expect delays of up to one week in addition to normal processing times. Please take this into consideration when making travel plans. Please check with the embassy or consulate where you will apply for additional information. Please see our FAQs for further information.


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