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As the Republic of Equatorial Guinea successfully convened the National Community Leadership Conference this week in Malabo and has developed into a meeting place for Africans and African-Americans, their diverse constituencies are drawn by a single impediment to growth. “HIV/AIDS is continually having an effect on development in both continents. Often, Mayors are the first responders in finding services for the HIV positive population and to keep people HIV negative”, Victor Mooney said. Mr. Mooney is executive director of US based South African Arts International and long-time rower. The New Yorker is hoping Equatorial Guinea will donate the remaining cost for his journey across the Atlantic Ocean to fight the disease. The rower has received an outpouring of in-kind support, but needs a boat for the mission. The boat is equipped with satellite communications, wate... (more)

Equatorial Guinea: 2012 Convener of the Year

  New York City based South African Arts International, Ltd. is proud to announced that the Republic of Equatorial Guinea has been selected for the 2012 Convener of the Year. This newly awarded accolade is being bestowed to a country that has showed great skill, courage and humanity in bringing Heads of State, government officials, International Humanitarian Agencies, Non Governmental Agencies, International Sports Governing Body’s, Artists, Artisans, Intellectuals and the Diaspora together. “H.E. Obiang, President of Equatorial Guinea, has mastered the Art of Humanity by bri... (more)

Equatorial Guinea President Leads the Charge for Mans Row Across the Atlantic Ocean

Orient Point, New York (September 22, 2013) – Victor Mooney arrived in Orient Point by the Sea Restaurant and Marina early Saturday morning. Mooney is currently conducting sea trials in preparation for his fourth bid to row across the Atlantic Ocean. “The sea trials are allowing me to row non-stop four to six hours, which is optimal for my row across the Atlantic Ocean”, said Mooney. “H.E., President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has championed the fight against AIDS through preventive education, condom distribution and financing of antiretroviral medicine for afflicted populations. Th... (more)

Equatorial Guinea Saluted in New York City

With the beautiful ambiance overlooking the East River, the United Nations played host for the Republic of Equatorial Guinea forty-fourth Anniversary marking their Independence from Spain. Diplomats from United Nations member states, Observer Status Missions and Representatives of Non-Governmental Agencies were on hand to mark this occasion. In an unprecedented accolade bestowed to The Republic of Equatorial Guinea, The City of New York’s, Borough President of Brooklyn, The Honorable Marty Markowitz and Bronx Borough President, The Honorable Ruben Diaz, Jr. proclaimed “Equatoria... (more)

Equatorial Guinea Builds on MLK Dream

America commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday marking the civil rights leader's birthday, which was first observed in 1983 and is celebrated on the third Monday of January each year and happens to coincide with the inauguration of President Barack Obama. In Africa last week, H.E. Obiang, President of Equatorial Guinea, inaugurated the new Palace of Justice of Malabo II. The new building, with over 9,000 square meters and equipped with the latest technology, will be the work headquarters of judges and magistrates of Malabo. "We demand the best performance of judges ... (more)