Ambassador Massinga Travels to Somali Region, Meets with Somali Regional President and Visits U.S Partnerships in the Region

Jigjiga, February 1, 2024 – Ambassador Ervin Massinga, the United States Ambassador to Ethiopia, visited Jigjiga Somali region to meet with Somali Regional President H.E. Mustafe Omer.  Ambassador Massinga discussed U.S engagement in the region with the Regional President. The Ambassador also met with Jigjiga University President Dr. Beshir Abdulahi.  At the university, he discussed the Michigan …

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USAID Celebrates the Livelihoods for Resilience Project Strengthening More than 60,000 Households in Five Regions

Addis Ababa, July 7, 2023 – The Feed the Future Ethiopia– Livelihoods for Resilience project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Ethiopia and implemented by a consortium of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) led by CARE, held its close-out event at the Monarch Parkview Hotel in Addis Ababa.  USAID/Ethiopia’s Economic Growth and Resilience Office Feed the …

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Health Equity for Priority Populations: Putting Women First

Dr. Aimee Rurangwa, PEPFAR/Ethiopia Country Coordinator On March 8, we celebrated International Women’s Day 2023, and throughout the month of March we recognize the contributions of women in history.  At the same time, we reaffirm our deep commitment to eliminating biases and barriers that stand in the way of reaching gender equality and equity and …

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Observance of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 6, 2023 The United States stands with the more than 200 million survivors of female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C) around the world in a posture of “zero tolerance” for the practice. We stand resolutely against the practice of FGM/C as a form of gender-based violence and a human rights abuse that …

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With USAID Support, Kefeta Organized a “Youth for Peace Festival”

Hawassa, January 4, 2023 – USAID-supported Integrated Youth Activity, Kefeta, organized a “Youth for Peace Festival” at the Sidama Cultural Hall in Hawassa on December 31, 2022, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Women and Social Affairs (MoWSA), regional bureaus in Sidama, and the Hawassa City Administration.  Fifteen hundred (1,500) young people from Hawassa, Bishoftu, Adama, …

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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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Senior U.S. Commerce Official Discusses Trade and Entrepreneurship with U.S. and Ethiopian Businesswomen

Press Release U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Senior U.S. Commerce Official Discusses Trade and Entrepreneurship with U.S. and Ethiopian Businesswomen, and Encourages Prosperity through Mutually Beneficial Commercial Engagement Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 11, 2021 – U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) of Commerce for Middle East and Africa Global Markets Camille Richardson participated in a Women’s Empowerment Through Trade Initiative Coffee Chat Series …

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U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo’s remarks at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.

Michael R.Pompeo Secretary of State Liberating Africa’s Entrepreneurs  United Nations Economic Commission for Africa February 19, 2020 SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good morning everyone.  Vera, thank you.  Thank you for the kind introduction.  Thank you all very much for welcoming me.  Let’s see, there we go.  Vera, I think we got the lapel mike.  Here we go.  …

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Launch of OPIC 2X Africa and African Women’s Economic Empowerment Dialogue

Today, in front of women leaders and entrepreneurs at the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Acting President and CEO David Bohigian launched OPIC 2X Africa, a W-GDP initiative, which seeks to directly invest $350 million to help mobilize $1 …

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Readout of Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump’s Muya Site Visit in Ethiopia and Announcement of OPIC Financing for Muya

Upon arrival, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump, USAID Administrator Mark Green and OPIC Acting President and CEO David Bohigian met with Sara Abera, the owner of Muya Ethiopia, a leading textile and handicrafts company that got its start through the assistance of USAID. The delegation toured the Muya Ethiopia production facility, met with employees, learned more about …

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Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and USAID Administrator Mark Green Meet Ethiopian Women in Coffee Association Entrepreneurs

Today, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and USAID Administrator Mark Green met with businesswomen in the coffee industry at Dumerso Coffee in Addis Ababa to discuss the opportunities and challenges women entrepreneurs face in Ethiopia. During the meeting, Ms. Trump expressed United States’ support for improving the opportunities for women to start and grow …

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White House Advisor to the U.S. President Ivanka Trump Arrives in Addis Ababa

White House Advisor to the U.S. President Ivanka Trump arrived in Addis Ababa today, April 14, for a two-day visit that will focus on African women’s economic inclusion and empowerment. She was greeted by U.S. Ambassador to the African Union Mary Beth Leonard and U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Michael Raynor and is joined by USAID …

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U.S. Embassy Conducts Workshop on Countering Gender Based Violence

The U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa conducted a three-day workshop on Countering Gender Based Violence (GBV) from May 14-16 to foster cooperation and coordination among Ethiopian and international stakeholders. The workshop included instruction on identifying GBV offenders, best practices in conducting forensic interviews of offenders, training for medical professionals in conducting evaluations of GBV survivors to …

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U.S. Embassy Statement on the Ethiopian Government’s Declared State of Emergency

We strongly disagree with the Ethiopian government’s decision to impose a state of emergency that includes restrictions on fundamental rights such as assembly and expression. We recognize and share concerns expressed by the government about incidents of violence and loss of life, but firmly believe that the answer is greater freedom, not less. The challenges …

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