United States and Ethiopia Agree to Advance Human Rights, Democracy, and Governance in 8th Bilateral Dialogue

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 20, 2018: The United States and Ethiopia held their 8th Bilateral Dialogue on Human Rights, Democracy, and Governance at the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on July 19, 2018 to discuss ways that the countries can partner to advance the democratic reform process in Ethiopia. During the discussion, both sides highlighted ...
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Funding Opportunity for Journalism Training: Connect Media and Government.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY, Addis Ababa  Notice of Funding Opportunity  Funding Opportunity Title:             Connecting Media and Government  Funding Opportunity Number:       PAS-NOFO-18-01  Deadline for Applications:                August 17, 2018   CFDA Number:                                19.040  Total Amount Available:                  $44,500    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa announces an open competition for non-governmental ...
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English Access Microscholarship Program Launched at Bahir Dar University

The English Access Microscholarship Program in Bahir Dar was launched at Bahir Dar University today.  “Through the Access program, Ethiopian youths will acquire English language and life skills that will create new opportunities and pave the way to a successful future,” said Counselor for Public Affairs David Kennedy.  He added, “These students are part of ...
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Remarks by President Trump at Working Lunch with African Leaders

Lotte New York Palace Hotel New York, New York 1:31 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much, General. I appreciate it. And I’m greatly honored to host this lunch, to be joined by the leaders of Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda, and South Africa. In particular, I want to thank ...
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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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39 New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn in at U.S. Embassy

Charge d’Affaires Troy Fitrell administered the oath of service to 39 new Peace Corps Volunteers at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa today. These Volunteers will be working as English Teachers in the four administrative regions of Amhara, Tigray, Oromiya, and SNNPR. With this new group there are now 130 Peace Corps Volunteers in Ethiopia ...
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Improving Access for Persons with Disabilities

The U.S. Embassy and the National Archives and Library Agency (NALA) today signed a $90,000 (over 2 million ETB) co-financing agreement for the construction of a public-access elevator that will make the resources of the Library and the Colonel John C. Robinson American Center user-friendly and available to all. The partnership between the U.S. Embassy ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Troy Fitrell at the Elevator Installation Grant Signing Ceremony

Remarks by Troy Fitrell Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy at the Elevator Installation Grant Signing Ceremony American Center, Ethiopia September 14, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen, In any society, everyone needs to have a role in contributing to success.  As communities, we need to make an effort to enable all ...
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USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Meeting with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn

USAID Administrator Mark Green met today with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Administrator Green and Prime Minister Desalegn discussed U.S. support for Ethiopia’s economic development, drought response, and food security. Administrator Green noted the Government of Ethiopia’s robust response to last year’s drought-induced food-security crisis, but expressed concern over ...
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Remarks by USAID Administrator Mark Green after Meeting with PM Hailemariam Desalegn

Remarks by Mark Green USAID Administrator  After Meeting with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn Jijiga, Ethiopia August 30, 2017 Administrator Green: It is an honor to be here today, and I’d like to thank the Prime Minister and all the Ethiopian people for your hospitality. My visit is part of a long relationship between our two ...
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Remarks by USAID Administrator Mark Green at Jijiga export slaughter house

Remarks by Mark Green USAID Administrator  At the Jijiga Export Slaughter House Jijiga, Ethiopia August 30, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) ADMINISTRATOR GREEN:  Thank you.  Thank you for the kind introduction. More importantly, thanks to all of you for hosting us here today.  It’s not every day that I get to give my remarks in ...
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Remarks by Troy Fitrell at the contract signing ceremony between Ethiopian Airlines (ET) and Sabre

Remarks by Troy Fitrell Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy At the contract signing ceremony  Between Ethiopian Airlines and Sabre Sheraton Addis Hotel August 30, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Dear Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO OF Ethiopian Airlines, Dear Mr. Dino Gelmetti, Sabre Vice President, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is an honor and a great ...
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Opening statement by USTR Amb Lighthizer at the AGOA Forum in Togo

Opening Statement by USTR Robert Lighthizer at 2017 AGOA Forum   (As Delivered, August 9, 2017, Lomé, Togo) AMBASSADOR LIGHTHIZER: Good morning, Your Excellency, Prime Minister Komi Klassou; Trade Minister Legzim-Balouki; esteemed members of the Togolese Government; ministers and heads of delegations from the AGOA partner countries; and distinguished delegates and guests. I am honored to be ...
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NBA Stars Bring Basketball and Life Skills to Ethiopian Youth

The U.S. Embassy, in partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA), UNICEF and the Ethiopian Basketball Federation, hosted a basketball clinics and conducted outreach on leadership skills for Ethiopian youths from July 29-31, 2017 in Addis Ababa and Mekelle.  Four basketball stars participated in the clinics and also served on a panel to discuss “Sports ...
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Remarks by Peter Vrooman at the Joined Up Justice Forum

Remarks by Peter Vrooman Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy at the Joined Up Justice Forum May 20, 2017 Tenestaleygn, endemn aderachu,  attam (or akkam) bultanni. Your Excellency President of the Federal Supreme Court Dagne Melaku, Your Excellency Attorney General Getachew Ambaye, Pastor Daniel, Distinguished officials and members of the Joined Up Justice Forum Ladies ...
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Remarks by Peter Vrooman at the 2017 National Day Celebration

Remarks by Peter Vrooman Chargè d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy at the National Day Celebration May 19, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Good Afternoon, Indemenwalachu! Friends and Colleagues, This is my first and last national day address during my three years in Ethiopia.  I promise to be brief.   You likely have two questions that I ...
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Remarks by Peter Vrooman at the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship Pre-Departure Orientation Reception

Remarks by Peter Vrooman Chargè d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy at the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship Pre-Departure Orientation Reception May 10, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Salaam!  Good evening ladies and gentlemen, friends. I would like to acknowledge several esteemed guests: Nicole Chulick, the Deputy Coordinator for Products in the Bureau of International Information Programs ...
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U.S. -Africa Leaders Summit Remarks

August 4, 2014 Remarks Secretary of State John Kerry At a Working Session on Resilience and Food Security in a Changing Climate Remarks by Secretary Kerry at the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Ministerial Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit August 5, 2014 Remarks by the President at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum Expanding the U.S.-Africa Economic Relationship U.S.-Africa Forum ‘Will Catalyze Billions in Business Deals’ Kerry at Business Forum Session on Shaping the Future of Africa Kerry at U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Finance Signing Ceremony Treasury Secretary Lew at U.S.-Africa Business Forum Commerce Secretary Pritzker at U.S.-Africa Business Forum African Leaders, U.S. Officials Counter Wildlife Trafficking August 6, 2014 Statement by Chair of U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit President Obama at Conclusion of U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit African Summit Yields $37 Billion in U.S. Commitment Investments Announced at Symposium for African Spouses U.S., London Foundation Boost Help for African Children with HIV Obama’s Toast at U.S.-Africa Leders Summit Dinner at White House Obama’s Remarks to Opening Session of U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit New Pact Aims to Expand Trade Between U.S., West Africa Michelle Obama, Laura Bush on ‘Investing in Our Future’ First Lady on Advancement for Women and Girls in Africa Educated Girls, Empowered Women Offer Hope in Africa Investments in Africa Help Lift People out of Poverty African, U.S. Leaders Announce New Partnerships to Help Farmers Remarks by Kerry, South Sudanese President Remarks by Kerry, Ethiopian Prime Minister Remarks by Kerry, African Union Commission Chair Remarks by Kerry, Eastern African Leaders Africa: Remarks With IGAD Leaders After Their Meeting Factsheets Facts on Security Initiative Between U.S., 6 African Partners Facts on U.S. Partnerships to Counter Terrorism in Africa Facts on U.S. Support for Peacekeeping in Africa U.S. Support to Africa through the IAEA Peaceful Uses Initiative Facts on Doing Business in Africa Campaign Facts on U.S. Efforts to Increase Access to Power in Africa White House Facts on U.S.-African Cooperation on Food Security White House on U.S. Support for Good Governance, Human Rights Facts on U.S. Support for Combating Wildlife Trafficking Facts on U.S. Investment in Africa for Common Future Facts on U.S.-African Cooperation in Gender Equality Facts on U.S. Engagement on Climate Change in Africa Photos on FLICKR White House Dinner Arrival ...
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AGOA Forum 2013

The 12th annual African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum takes place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with the theme “Sustainable Transformation through Trade and Technology,” bringing together senior U.S. administration officials, African government ministers as well as U.S. and African business and civil society stakeholders. The private sector, civil society, and African Women Entrepreneurs Program ...
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