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USA & Equatorial Guinea Celebrate #44

For Immediate Release:
November 8, 2012

USA & Equatorial Guinea Celebrate #44

The United States of America re-elects President Barrack Obama and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea re-schedules Independence Day reception in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea and New York City, New York – Hurricane Sandy, the devastating storm that cause havoc in the Northeast came with a silver lining. In the wake of this catastrophe, which some equated to global warming saw a nation coming together across racial, political, social and religious differences.

As the world witness the re-election of President Barack Obama, the nation’s 44th president, Tuesday night, beating back Republican suggestions from rival Mitt Romney that the nation demanded a change inherits a nation that still has hope. With the Hurricane Sandy, many scheduled commemorations and activities were postponed, respectively. One of these commemorations was Equatorial Guinea Permanent Mission to the United Nations reception for the celebration of the 44th Anniversary of Accession of National Independence in New York, which was pre-planned for this Friday.

“Friday’s reception will be another opportunity to celebrate the President Obama's victory and the President Obiang of Equatorial Guinea quest for better business, cultural and increase shared responsibility in the global fight against AIDS”, said Victor Mooney of New York based South African Arts International, Ltd and also an invited guest for the reception.

The stakes were very high and many segments of society held personal ties to certain polices in the high stakes US election.

There were proposals to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA coverage of pre-existing conditions like HIV infection drew substantial support from advocates. “Insurance for all saves money in the long term, by reducing the number of new infections, and by bringing People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) into early, less expensive preventive care has substantial cost savings” Mooney added.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s vision of working towards an AIDS-free generation where virtually no children are born with the virus, and where all teenagers and adults have access to treatment that prevents them from developing the virus and spreading it to others has the full support of some African leaders.

Among them, Equatorial Guinea President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. He confirmed his support for shared responsibility and global solidarity in the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria at the session on Sustainable Solutions for the AIDS Response in Africa during the 67th United Nations General Assembly in September.

President Obiang recognized the persistent efforts by governments to mitigate and eradicate pandemics that affect the African continent. "AIDS is now a global problem that is slowly eroding the potential and socio-economic engine in many countries in our community, in particular the African continent. This disease is killing our demographic layers such as youth, urban and rural populations, which constitute the workforce and our human capital”, said President Obiang.

World AIDS Day is coming on December 1. Victor Mooney, who lost one brother to AIDS and has another battling the disease is hoping to begin his fourth bid to row “the Spirit of Malabo” from Las Palmas, Canary Islands to New York for an AIDS-free generation later this year. The rower still needs to raise at least $10,000 to pay for his boat and related expenses.

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Photo Handout: H.E. Anatolio Ndong Mba, Ambassador for Equatorial Guinea to the United Nations and Victor Mooney pay respect to the ancestors at the African Burial Ground in New York City.


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