World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


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.

For more visit, www.goreechallenge.com.

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.


Click for big version.

--

GC Media
www.goreechallenge.com

facebook.com/goreechallenge

twitter.com/NYCgcmedia

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Amnesty/Human Rights Watch: Appalling Abuse, Neglect Of Refugees On Nauru

Refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru, most of whom have been held there for three years, routinely face neglect by health workers and other service providers who have been hired by the Australian government, as well as frequent unpunished assaults by local Nauruans. More>>

ALSO:

Other Australian Detention

Gordon Campbell: On The Censorship Havoc In South Africa’s State Broadcaster

Demands have included an order to staff that there should be no further negative news about the country’s President Jacob Zuma, and SABC camera operators responsible for choosing camera angles that have allegedly made the President ‘look shorter’ were to be retrained... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On A Bad Week For Malcolm Turnbull, And The Queen

Malcolm Turnbull’s immediate goal – mere survival – is still within his grasp... In every other respect though, this election has been a total disaster for the Liberals. More>>

ALSO:


Gordon Campbell: On Bidding Bye Bye To Boris

Boris Johnson’s exit from the contest for Conservative Party leadership supports the conspiracy theory that he never really expected the “Leave” option to win the referendum – and he has no intention now of picking up the poisoned chalice that managing the outcome will entail... More>>

ALSO:

Mexico: Violence And Repression Of Teachers

The member organizations of Network for Peace express our indignation over the acts of repression that the Mexican State has carried out, through the police forces... In Chiapas, Guerrero and Oaxaca, the conflict has resulted in murders of teachers and civilians as well as hundreds of wounded and dozens of people arrested. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Britain's Pleas For Mercy

So… Boris Johnson is promising that he won't be holding a snap general election, if he's chosen as the next UK Conservative Party leader. Reportedly, he is even making that promise a feature of his leadership campaign, since a vote for Boris would therefore mean (wink wink) that his colleagues wouldn't have to risk their jobs and face the wrath of the British public until 2020. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news