Digital Press Briefing with U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa, Mike Hammer

SPECIAL BRIEFING SEPTEMBER 20, 2022 SUMMARY Digital press briefing with U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa, Mike Hammer. Special Envoy Hammer discussed his recent trip to the region in support of the African Union’s efforts to launch talks aimed at ending the conflict in Northern Ethiopia. Listen to or download the audio file  here. 

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U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Hammer’s Work in Ethiopia

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 19, 2022 Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa (SEHOA) Mike Hammer arrived in Ethiopia on September 5 to encourage efforts for an immediate stop to the fighting and participation by the government of Ethiopia and the Tigrayan regional authorities in African Union-led peace talks. Special Envoy Hammer met with Ethiopian government …

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USAID Hands Over Eight Vehicles to Ethiopian Human Rights Commission

Addis Ababa, September 12, 2022 – Ambassador Tracey Ann Jacobson, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, and USAID/Ethiopia Mission Director Sean Jones handed over eight vehicles to the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Deputy Chief Commissioner Rakeb Messele.  These vehicles were donated on behalf of the American people through the United States …

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A Day of Remembrance

PRESS STATMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 11, 2022 Today we honor the nearly 3,000 people who were killed, and the more than 6,000 injured, in the worst terrorist attack against the homeland in our nation’s history.  For those who endured that day, the profound sense of loss, as well as the indelible images of sheer bravery, will never …

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On the Occasion of the Ethiopian New Year

PRESS STATMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 11, 2022 On the occasion of the Ethiopian New Year, the United States stands with the people of Ethiopia and supports ongoing diplomatic efforts to realize their desire to live in peace, with economic opportunity for all.  We commend the African Union for its work to bring the Ethiopian government and Tigray …

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The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa wishes all Ethiopians a happy and prosperous New Year

The United States and Ethiopia enjoy longstanding cultural, economic, and diplomatic ties, dating back over a century.  Our strong relationship is based on shared values and interests that continue to connect us. As 2014 comes to a close, we welcome the Ethiopian New Year with hope and optimism to make the coming year better.  We remain …

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Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Mike Hammer’s Travel to Ethiopia

Media Note September 2, 2022 Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa (SEHOA) Mike Hammer will travel to Ethiopia and the region September 4-15. He will press for an immediate cessation of hostilities and the start of peace talks. In addition to meetings with Ethiopian government and African Union officials, Special Envoy Hammer will meet with …

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Ambassador Jacobson and USAID Mission Director Sean Jones Visited Dire Dawa and Harar

Dire Dawa and Harar, August 29, 2022 – Ambassador Tracey Jacobson, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, and USAID/Ethiopia Mission Director Sean Jones travelled to Dire Dawa and Harar to meet with government officials and visit U.S. government-funded projects last week. While in Dire Dawa, Ambassador Jacobson met with Kedir Juhar, the …

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USAID Director Announces $7.7 Million Investment in Amhara Region

Bahir Dar, August 17, 2022 – The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Ethiopia Mission Director Sean Jones announced a new $7.7 million investment to train the next generation of 750 Ethiopian disaster risk management professionals at Bahir Dar University (BDU), where he also met with university vice-president, Dr. Tesfaye Shiferaw.  This new investment, …

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Vital Partners, Shared Priorities: The Biden Administration’s Sub-Saharan Africa Strategy

SPEECH ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FUTURE AFRICA PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA AUGUST 8, 2022 SECRETARY BLINKEN: Thank you so much. Good afternoon, everyone. It’s wonderful to be here, wonderful to be at this extraordinary university. To Professor Maharaj, to the entire leadership of the University of Pretoria, thank you for hosting us today on this magnificent campus. And Madam Minister, my …

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Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Mike Hammer’s Travel to Egypt, the UAE, and Ethiopia

Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa (SEHOA) Mike Hammer will travel to Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Ethiopia July 24-August 1.  He will provide U.S. support toward forging a diplomatic resolution to issues related to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) that would achieve the interests of all parties and contribute to a more peaceful and …

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Release of the 2022 Women, Peace, and Security Report

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 18, 2022 History shows that the meaningful inclusion of women in peace and security processes leads to more successful peace agreements, promotes stability, and strengthens U.S. national security. Through the implementation of the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Act of 2017 and ongoing support for UN Security Council Resolution 1325, the United …

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Humanitarian Assistance to Communities in Northern Ethiopia

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 7, 2022 The United States welcomes the progress in securing more regular access for humanitarian assistance to communities in need in the Afar, Amhara, and Tigray regions of Ethiopia.  In the past seven days, more than 1,100 trucks have reached Tigray to deliver life-saving food, malnutrition treatment and health supplies, and other …

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USAID Launches New Partnership to Employ Over 200 Deaf Women in Addis Ababa

 Addis Ababa, June 2, 2022 – Ambassador Tracey Jacobson, Chargé d’Affaires of the U. S. Embassy Addis Ababa, and USAID/Ethiopia Mission Director Sean Jones launched a new partnership with private social enterprise TEKI Paper Bags PLC, which is owned and managed by young, deaf Ethiopian women.  Over three years, TEKI Paper Bags PLC will use …

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Briefing with U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Ambassador Jeffrey Feltman On the Ongoing Situation in Ethiopia

Via Teleconference   November 23 2021 MR PRICE:  Good morning, everyone, and thanks very much for joining us, especially today, for this very important topic.  We wanted to offer another opportunity for you to hear an update from, in this case, our Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeff Feltman on the situation in Ethiopia.  …

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Security Message: Commercial Air Availability from Addis Ababa

The security situation in Ethiopia continues to deteriorate. The U.S. Embassy urges U.S citizens in Ethiopia to depart now using commercially available options. Although the Embassy continues to process emergency passports and repatriation loans, and to provide other emergency services, the Embassy is unlikely to be able to assist U.S. citizens in Ethiopia with departure …

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Security Message: Commercial Air Availability from Addis Ababa

The security situation in Ethiopia continues to deteriorate. The U.S. Embassy urges U.S citizens in Ethiopia to depart now using commercially available options. Although the Embassy continues to process emergency passports and repatriation loans, and to provide other emergency services, the Embassy is unlikely to be able to assist U.S. citizens in Ethiopia with departure …

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The United States Donates 1,552,590 Doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine to Ethiopia   

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, November 2, 2021 – The Embassy of the United States in Ethiopia is pleased to announce the arrival of 1,552,590 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, which the U.S is sharing with Ethiopia through COVAX.  The U.S. is sharing these doses safely, equitably, with no political strings attached, and with the singular objective of saving lives. This …

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U. S. Ambassador Geeta Pasi and Assistant to the Administrator of USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance Sarah Charles visit Bahir Dar

  Bahir Dar, October 22, 2021 – Continuing her travels throughout Ethiopia, Ambassador Pasi visited Bahir Dar with Assistant to the Administrator of USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance Sarah Charles. During the daylong visit, they met with newly elected President Yilikal Kefale to discuss the current dire humanitarian situation and plans to alleviate suffering and …

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Executive Order on Imposing Sanctions on Certain Persons With Respect to the Humanitarian and Human Rights Crisis in Ethiopia

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (NEA), sections 212(f) and 215(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (8 U.S.C. 1182(f) …

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Access to Humanitarian Assistance

We have received reports of three confirmed incidents of looting of humanitarian assistance from warehouses in communities in northern Amhara, much like what occurred during previous months in the Tigray Region by Eritrean and Ethiopian forces. USAID humanitarian aid is intended for people affected by the conflict, and we take seriously any allegation of USAID …

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Sean Jones, USAID Ethiopia Mission Director Interview with Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC)

August 30, 2021 EBC: Mr. Sean Jones, Mission Director of USAID to Ethiopia, thank you for having me. Sean: Thank you! EBC: U.S. Embassy recently issued a statement rejecting any accusation that USAID has been diverting aid to the TPLF fighters. I wonder if you can tell me what triggered you to issue that statement? …

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Deaths of Humanitarian Workers in Ethiopia

U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa Statement – Deaths of Humanitarian Workers in Ethiopia May 20, 2021 The U.S. Government calls on all armed actors in Ethiopia to safeguard the lives and activities of humanitarian workers throughout Ethiopia. The Government of Ethiopia has a central role to play in ensuring the safety of civilians, including the humanitarian …

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U.S. Ambassador Michael A. Raynor, Media Roundtable Monday, January 25, 2021

 Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Welcome to the U.S. Embassy, and thank you for joining us here today. I always appreciate the opportunity to speak with members of the press. Media freedoms – and professional, objective, and responsible journalists like you – are the backbone of every democracy. Your work illuminates the truth, helps citizens …

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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the U.S. National Day Celebration

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the U.S. National Day Celebration U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa February 13, 2020 (As prepared for delivery)   His Excellency Dr. Mulatu Teshome, Former President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, His Excellency Hailemariam Desalegn, Former Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Her Excellency Roman Tesfaye, …

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Remarks: Ambassador Raynor Highlights U.S. Company’s Interest in Ethiopia’s Health Sector

Your Excellency State Minister of Health Dr. Lia Tadesse Mr. Damian Halloran, Vice President of Abbott Laboratories Distinguished Guests Friends and Colleagues, Thank you all very much for being here this evening, especially our distinguished Ethiopian colleagues and a very impressive delegation of executives from Abbott Laboratories.Abbott is an American company offering a range of …

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U.S. Embassy Welcomes Largest Ever Cohort of American Scholars to Support Education in Ethiopia

U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor welcomed a group of over 35 American scholars to Ethiopia – the largest such group at any one time. The group consisted of 13 Fulbright Scholars, 20 Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholars, and 3 English Language Fellows. The Ambassador said that by investing in expanding academic exchange programs between the United States and …

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USAID Health Financing Reform Project Makes Health Coverage More Accessible for Millions

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, July 19, 2018 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) marked the end of its five-year Health Sector Financing Reform/Health Finance and Governance Project, which has helped more than 16 million people cover their medical costs through community-based health insurance programs. The program allows participants to receive a special …

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Statement by Secretary Pompeo

    STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO July 10, 2018 Eritrea and Ethiopia End War and Adopt Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship The United States welcomes the July 9 commitment to peace and security between the State of Eritrea and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, effectively ending 20 years of conflict.  We commend Prime Minister …

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U.S. Embassy Statement Following Deaths at Chelenko and Universities

We are troubled and saddened by reports of violence that has resulted in deaths and injuries in the town of Chelenko and at several universities over the past two days. We extend our condolences to the families and friends of the victims. It is important that the Ethiopian government ensure the safety of all Ethiopian …

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USAID Assistance Expands Community HIV Care and Treatment Services

Addis Ababa, September 19, 2017 – The U.S. Government, through the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), today announced the launch of the five-year, $40 million Community HIV Care and Treatment project. Through the project, USAID aims to contribute to the 90-90-90 global goals, which are 90 percent of people living with HIV diagnosed, 90 …

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Statement by the U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa on Reports of Ethnic Violence on the Oromia-Somali Border

Addis Ababa, September 19, 2017 :- We are disturbed by the troubling reports of ethnic violence and the large-scale displacement of people living along the border between the Oromia and Somali regions, particularly in Hararge, although the details of what is occurring remain unclear. We urge the Ethiopian government to conduct a transparent investigation into all allegations of …

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