NOFO for Ethiopia Hacks

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY, Addis Ababa Notice of Funding Opportunity   Funding Opportunity Title:             Ethiopia Hacks Funding Opportunity Number:      PAS-NOFO-19-05 Deadline for Applications:               September 16, 2018 CFDA Number:                                19.040 Total Amount Available:                 $39,060 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa announces an open competition for non-governmental and non- profit ...
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Notice of Funding Opportunity for Supporting Ethiopian Media

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY, Addis Ababa Notice of Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Title:             Supporting Ethiopian Media Funding Opportunity Number:      PAS-NOFO-18-04 Deadline for Applications:               September 18, 2018 CFDA Number:                                19.040 Total Amount Available:                 $57,200 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa announces an open competition for non-governmental and non- profit ...
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Alumni Small Grants Competition

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY, Addis Ababa Notice of Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Title:                  Alumni Small Grant Projects Funding Opportunity Number:            PAS-NOFO-18-02 Deadline for Applications:                   August 25, 2018 CFDA Number:                                    19.040 A. Program Description The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia is pleased to announce an open ...
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Notice of Funding Opportunity for Access Alumni Conference 

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa Notice of Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Title:             Access Alumni Conference Funding Opportunity Number:      PASNOFO-18-03 Deadline for Applications:               September 10, 2018 CFDA Number:                                19040 Total Amount Available:                 $45,100.00 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa / Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State ...
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Funding Opportunity for Establishing Debate Clubs at 14 cities in Ethiopia

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY Addis Ababa Notice of Funding Opportunity   Funding Opportunity Title:             Establishing Debate Clubs at 14 cities in Ethiopia Funding Opportunity Number:       PASNOFO-18-02 Deadline for Applications:                09/07/2018 CFDA Number:                                19040 Total Amount Available:                  $68,835.00    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa / Public Affairs Section of the ...
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U.S. Embassy Partners with Fulbright Scholar to Showcase how Efficient Cook Stoves Reduce Pollution, Save Fuel

U.S. Embassy Partners with Fulbright Scholar to Showcase how Efficient Cook Stoves Reduce Pollution, Save Fuel Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 7, 2018: The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa partnered with U.S. Fulbright Scholar, Professor Tsegaye Nega, to host a demonstration event to showcase efficient cook stoves that can eliminate more than 95% of indoor air ...
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Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting with Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed

The Vice President met today with Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed. The Vice President reaffirmed the United States’ longstanding partnership with the people of Ethiopia and applauded the historic reform efforts by Prime Minister Abiy, including improving respect for human rights, reforming the business environment, and making peace with Eritrea. The Vice President encouraged ...
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U.S. Announces $170 Million in Humanitarian Assistance to Displaced People in Ethiopia

Today the United States announced an additional $170 million in humanitarian assistance to support the people of Ethiopia, many of whom have been pushed from their homes by escalating conflict or natural disaster and who are facing severe food insecurity as a result. With this new funding, the United States is providing emergency food and ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at “Our Ethiopia” Video Challenge Awards Ceremony

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at “Our Ethiopia” Video Challenge Awards Ceremony Ethiopian National Theatre, Addis Ababa July 23, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Hello, and thank you very much for joining us this evening. And particular thanks to Her Excellency Fozia Amin, the Minister of Culture and Tourism, for being an important part ...
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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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Remarks by Ambassador Raynor at 8th Bilateral Dialogue on Human Rights, Democracy, and Governance

Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor Human Rights and Democracy Dialogue: Ethiopia and the United States          Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopia July 19, 2018 9:00 a.m.   (As prepared for delivery)  Good morning to everyone here today – whether from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Department of State in Washington, or the U.S. ...
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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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Power Africa Young Women in Africa Power Leadership Training

Are you a young African woman engaged in Africa’s energy sector ready to take your career to the next level? Are you interested in increasing your leadership skills, strengthening your professional networks, gaining new career opportunities, and demonstrating a desire to take on a greater leadership role? Apply now for the Power Africa’s Young Women ...
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EPA and CDC conduct training on identification and proper disposal of hazardous biological and chemical laboratory waste

A growing accumulation of laboratory biological and chemical waste prompted the Government of Ethiopia to request for technical assistance in identifying and safely disposing of hazardous wastes.  Experts from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) responded with a week-long training that offered technical knowledge and skills ...
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Keynote Speech by Ambassador Michael Raynor at Good Governance Workshop for Members of the Ethiopian Parliament

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at Good Governance Workshop for Members of the Ethiopian Parliament  June 30, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   The Honorable Asmelash Woldesilasie, Chief Government Whip for the House of People’s Representatives Members of Parliament, Pastor Daniel Gebresellasie, President of Justice for All-Prison Fellowship Ethiopia, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for ...
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U.S. Government, Partners Organize Second Annual Ethiopian Field Epidemiology & Laboratory Training Program Conference in Addis Ababa

The U.S. Embassy helped to organize the second annual Ethiopia Field Epidemiology & Laboratory Training Program (EFELTP) conference at the Ethiopian Public Health Institute on June 25-28, 2018 in Addis Ababa. The three-day workshop focused on “Addressing Global Health Security in Ethiopia through the Field Epidemiology Training Program” with a goal of advancing the country’s ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the Field Epidemiology Training Program

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Field Epidemiology Training Program Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Addis Ababa June 28, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Good Morning I’m extremely honored and happy to be with such an impressive group this morning. Thank you for being a part of this very important program. The Field Epidemiology ...
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Power Africa Reaffirms Commitment with Ethiopia

On June 26, 2018, Power Africa signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Ethiopia, reaffirming commitment to increasing electricity access in Ethiopia through private sector-led projects. Power Africa is a U.S. Government-led partnership coordinated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  Launched in 2013, Power Africa aims to add at least ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the Power Africa MOU Signing

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Power Africa MOU Signing Sheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa June 21, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Good Afternoon, Thank you to the Minister of Water, Irrigation, and Electricity, Dr. Engineer Seleshi Bekele for joining us and for the strong partnership we enjoy with your ministry on both power ...
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Under Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan Meets Governor Yinager Dessie, National Bank of Ethiopia

Under Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan met with the newly-confirmed National Bank of Ethiopia Governor Yinager Dessie in Addis Ababa today.  They engaged in a discussion of a range of issues relating to monetary policy and financial regulation.  The Under Secretary expressed support for the May 21 announcement that foreign companies operating in Ethiopia will ...
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U.S. Commerce Department Undersecretary for International Trade Gilbert Kaplan Participates in Launch of Power Africa Procurement Handbook in Ethiopia

The latest handbook in the Power Africa Understanding Series, Understanding Power Project Procurement, was launched in Ethiopia today at an event co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Ethiopian Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation. The handbook was developed by Commerce’s Commercial Law Development Program and the African Legal Support Facility of the ...
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Under Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan Meets Ethiopian Minister of Finance & Economic Cooperation Dr. Abraham Tekeste

Under Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan met with Ethiopian Minister of Finance & Economic Cooperation Dr. Abraham Tekeste in Addis Ababa today, engaging in discussion on a range of economic topics. The Under Secretary raised the importance of a fair and transparent public procurement system and access to foreign exchange for U.S. companies seeking to ...
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President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa Delegation Visits Ethiopian Airlines & Announces Closer U.S.-Ethiopian Business Partnersh

U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan led a large delegation of U.S. businesses and officials from across the U.S. government on a visit to Ethiopian Airlines. Under Secretary Kaplan met with Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam, to discuss potential ways for U.S. companies to partner with Ethiopian Airlines to achieve even greater growth, including ...
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Under Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan and U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor Host Business Climate Roundtable

Under Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan and Ambassador Michael Raynor hosted a roundtable with high-level Ethiopian government officials and a large delegation of U.S. companies in Addis Ababa today. The Ethiopian Minister of Trade, along with State Ministers for the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Public Enterprises, the Ministry of Industry, and the Commissioner ...
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Under Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan Meets Ethiopian Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu

Under Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan met with Ethiopian Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu in Addis Ababa today, discussing a full spectrum of issues related to the Ethiopian economy and the bilateral commercial relationship. The Under Secretary expressed support for Prime Minister Abiy’s economic reform agenda. He also conveyed his optimism regarding the potential for ...
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Under Secretary for International Trade Gilbert Kaplan Arrives in Ethiopia for Fact-Finding Mission

Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Gilbert Kaplan today launched a fact-finding mission with members of the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Under Secretary Kaplan is joined by representatives from 14 PAC-DBIA member firms and officials from 11 U.S. government agencies on this first stop of ...
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U.S. Ambassador Inaugurates first Regional Public Health Institute, Launches Emergency Operation Center in Amhara Region

U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor joined the Amhara Regional Health Bureau to formally inaugurate Ethiopia’s first regional public health institute, as well as the first regional Emergency Operation Center (EOC) on June 22, 2018. The project is the result of a joint effort of the Amhara Regional Health Bureau and Amhara Public Health Institute (APHI) supported ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the Inauguration of Amhara Public Health Institiute

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Inauguration of Amhara Public Health Institute Bahir Dar June 22, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Your Excellency Gedu Andargachew, President of the Amhara Regional State; Mrs. Saharla Abdulahi, State Minister of Health; Dr. Abebaw Gebeyehu, Head of the Amhara Regional Health Bureau; Dr. Ebba Abate, Director General of the ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the Discussion on Responsible Business Practices

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Discussion on Responsible Business Practices Hilton Hotel, Addis Ababa June 21, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Good afternoon everyone, and thank you for being a part of this very important discussion. There has been a lot of talk of change in Ethiopia recently. And I have to ...
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U.S. Companies Promote Responsible Business Practices in Ethiopia

U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor officially opened a half-day panel discussion titled “Responsible Business: American Companies in Ethiopia,” on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at the Hilton Hotel in Addis Ababa. The panel discussion focused on the role of American companies in promoting responsible business practices in Ethiopia, and what needs to be done to attract such ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on Progress Toward Peace Between Ethiopia and Eritrea

The United States is encouraged by the progress that Ethiopia and Eritrea have made to resolve longstanding disputes and normalize relations.  Over the past 20 years, the frozen conflict between these states has hindered stability and economic growth in the vital Red Sea region.  A durable peace will yield greater prosperity and security not only ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the World Refugee Day Event

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the World Refugee Day Event American Center, Addis Ababa June 19, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Clementine Nkweta-Salami: UNHCR Representative to Ethiopia; Ato Eyob Awoké: ARRA Head of Programs; Distinguished colleagues and friends. Good evening, and thank you for coming together to mark World Refugee Day in Ethiopia, ...
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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa Set for Fact-finding Mission to Ethiopia

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced today that he will lead a delegation from the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) on a fact-finding mission to Ghana later this month. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Gilbert Kaplan will head the delegation on stops in Ethiopia, Kenya and ...
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CDC conducts training on safe transport and sampling of suspected Anthrax cases

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in coordination with Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Resources, the National Animal Diagnostic Health and Investigation Center, and the Ethiopian Public Health Institute conducted a three-day workshop on anthrax sample collection and transport from May 16-18 in Bishoftu, Oromia to improve sample collection and safety procedures ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates Muslim Heritage in Ethiopia

U.S. Ambassador to the Ethiopia, Michael Raynor visited the Nejashi Mosque this week to learn more about the history of Muslims in Ethiopia and followed his trip by hosting an Iftar dinner for Islamic leaders, business professionals, NGO leaders, media representatives, and academics from the Addis Ababa Muslim community. At the Nejashi Mosque, the Ambassador ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the Negash Mosque visit

Ambassador Mike hosted an Iftar dinner for different Muslim communities in Ethiopia including Government officials, NGOs and media. Iftar dinners are far more common in the United States, and a regular occurrence among the more than three million American Muslims and their friends who are, like Islam itself, a part of our American fabric.
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U.S. Government Delivers C-130 Aircraft to Ethiopia

U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor participated in a ceremony to deliver a C-130 aircraft on behalf of the United States Government to Ethiopian Air Force Head, General Adem Mohammed. The C-130 will further enhance Ethiopia’s capacity to play a vital role in regional peacekeeping missions, enabling Ethiopia to move humanitarian supplies where they are needed in a ...
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U.S. Embassy Honors the Legacy of Colonel John C. Robinson

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa held a wreath-laying ceremony to honor Colonel John C. Robinson in recognition of his outstanding contributions to Ethiopian aviation and strengthening relations between the United States and Ethiopia. Following a ceremony at Gulele Cemetery, led by His Eminence Cardinal Berhaneyesus Souraphael Metropolitan Archbishop of Addis Ababa, Ambassador Raynor delivered remarks ...
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U.S. Embassy Warns of Scams – There Are No Fees to Enter the Embassy or American Spaces

The U.S. Embassy has been alerted to reports of scams, where unsuspecting residents are offered access to the Embassy compound for visa interviews, or to visit American Spaces.  The Embassy wishes to reiterate that no such fees are required. The Embassy’s American Spaces Program offers free public access to facilities that include state of the ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Troy Fitrell at a reception in honor of the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellows from Ethiopia

Congratulations to all the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders finalists and alternates!  You’ve been selected for one of the most exciting, inspiring and life-changing exchange programs from the Department of State.
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New USAID Project to Continue Fight against HIV in Ethiopia

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently concluded its Mulu Most At Risk Populations Project to combat HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia and is announcing the launch of a new follow-on project, HIV Services for Key and Priority Populations Activity. Over the past five years, USAID’s Mulu Most At Risk Populations Project provided community-based HIV ...
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New USAID-Built Health Center to Serve 25,000 People in Rural Lemi

The United States handed over the newly constructed Lemi Health Center to the Amhara Regional Health Bureau at a special inauguration ceremony. The new health center was constructed through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Health Infrastructure Program, which is funded at a cost of $1.5 million through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Troy Fitrell at the 4th ELPA Annual Conference

The U.S. Embassy is proud to support English language teaching in Ethiopia, and we have made it a priority in our engagement with universities and others.  In the 21st century mastery of English language is not just a luxury, it is a requirement for full engagement in the global economic and global scholarship. 
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4th English Language Professionals’ Association Conference Held in Addis

The 4th English Language Professionals’ Association (ELPA) Annual Conference was held from April 28 – 29, 2018 at the Organization for Women in Self Employment (WISE) training center. The two-day conference focused on the theme of “Building Reading Culture in Schools” and brought together more than 325 English language professionals from throughout Ethiopia and ten ...
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U.S. Supports Ethiopia’s Capacity to Help Prevent and Address Global Disease Outbreaks

The United States is strengthening Ethiopia’s capacity to prevent future pandemics and helping prepare Ethiopian experts provide critical support if an outbreak occurs.   The U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) recently transferred the design and plans for a National Reference Laboratory (a Biosafety level 3, BSL-3, laboratory) to the Ethiopian Public Health ...
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U.S. Embassy Inaugurates Satchmo Center Public Engagement Space

U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor officially inaugurated the new state-of-the-art Satchmo Center at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa.  The Satchmo Center is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and offers a wide variety of programs to the Ethiopian public through a free membership program. The Satchmo Center is named after the famous African-American Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong ...
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U.S. Salutes Ethiopia’s Health Heroes in Leading Efforts to Beat Malaria

On World Malaria Day, the United States is proud to partner with all Ethiopians in your efforts to beat the disease. And we salute Ethiopia’s health heroes – doctors, nurses, community health workers, lab technicians, mosquito sprayers, pharmacists, researchers, drivers, warehouse workers, data entry specialists and many more – who work every day to safeguard ...
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2018 U.S. Exchange Program Alumni Conference “Partners for a Brighter Future in Ethiopia”

The 2018 U.S. Exchange Program Alumni Conference – “Partners for a Brighter Future in Ethiopia” – was organized by the U.S. Embassy and brought together 250 alumni from all over Ethiopia.  Discussions focused on how participants could contribute to Ethiopia in areas such as volunteerism, women’s empowerment, disability and inclusiveness, business and entrepreneurship, learning across ...
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Release of the 2017 Human Rights Report for Ethiopia

The 2017 Human Rights Report for Ethiopia reflects serious challenges to the Ethiopian people’s ability to exercise their basic rights last year. We believe there is reason for optimism that the 2018 Human Rights Report will tell a different story, one of progress. Notwithstanding the ongoing state of emergency, about which we have already expressed ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on the Confirmation of Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed

  We welcome the Ethiopian Parliament’s confirmation of Dr. Abiy Ahmed as the next Prime Minister of Ethiopia, and look forward to working with Dr. Abiy and the Ethiopian government on our shared interests. We commend the peaceful transfer of power in accordance with Ethiopia’s constitution, which then Prime Minister Hailemariam highlighted when announcing his resignation ...
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American Bluegrass Music Band “Crow and the Canyon” Successfully Concludes Ethiopia Tour

As part of the U.S. Embassy’s ongoing efforts to engage Ethiopian audiences through music and create opportunities for music lovers to interact directly with American musicians, Crow and the Canyon – an American bluegrass band based in Portland, Oregon – toured Ethiopia from March 12-21, 2018. Crow and the Canyon visited Ethiopia on a four-nation ...
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Training Opportunity for Practicing Journalists

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa in partnership with the Ethiopia Media Women Association (EMWA) are pleased to announce the launch of a project entitled “Supporting Opportunities for Professional Journalism” will provide training for local journalists on how to effectively report on key development-related topics such as health, development, and humanitarian assistance. The program aspires ...
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Press Briefing with Ambassadors Michael Raynor and Mary Beth Leonard

Africa Regional Media Hub Press Briefing with Ambassadors Michael Raynor and Mary Beth Leonard Post-Trip Readout Via Teleconference, Addis Ababa March 9, 2018   OPERATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by. Welcome to the post-trip readout. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later there will be an opportunity for ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s Meeting with Ethiopian Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Tillerson met with Ethiopian Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu in Addis Ababa today, addressing a wide range of shared interests in security, economic growth, and governance. The Secretary underscored U.S. appreciation for Ethiopia’s role in improving regional security as a both caretaker of refugees and of contributor ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s Meeting With Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Tillerson met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in Addis Ababa today, his first stop on his first visit to Africa as U.S. Secretary of State. The Secretary emphasized long-standing U.S. commitment to and partnership with the Ethiopian people. The Secretary thanked the Prime Minister for ...
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Remarks by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson On U.S.-Africa Relations: A New Framework

Remarks by  Secretary of State Rex Tillerson On U.S. – Africa Relations: A New Framework  George Manson University, Fairfax, Virginia March 6, 2018 MR CABRERA:  Good morning, everyone.  Thank you so much for being with us today for a very, very special presentation.  I’m honored to welcome our Secretary of State to George Mason, who, ...
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U.S.-Ethiopia Collaboration Equips 1,000 Health Facilities to Combat Malaria More Effectively

Today, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), marked the end of a nine-year program with the Ministry of Health to improve the ability of Ethiopian health centers to detect, diagnose, and treat malaria. Under PMI’s ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (February 16, 2018)

Location:  Addis Ababa Event:  As a precautionary measure, the U.S. Embassy is temporarily suspending all travel outside of Addis Ababa for Embassy personnel.   Actions to Take: Monitor local media for updates. Avoid large gatherings and demonstrations, and follow the instructions of local authorities. Employ sound security practices. Remain aware of your surroundings, including local ...
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U.S. Embassy Announces “Solve IT!” – A Nationwide Innovation Competition

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is sponsoring a nationwide innovation competition, “Solve IT!” for Ethiopian youth.  “Solve IT!” promotes STEAM, entrepreneurship and encourages a new generation of young Ethiopians to solve problems in their communities using technology, software and hardware. The competition is implemented by the U.S. Embassy in collaboration with partners iCog Labs ...
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U.S. Embassy Highlights Support for Cultural Preservation at Book Launch – “Ethiopia: The Living Churches of an Ancient Kingdom”

The Ambassador of the United States of America Michael A. Rayner hosted a reception for the launch of the book “Ethiopia: The Living Churches of an Ancient Kingdom.” Minister of Culture and Tourism Dr. Hirut Woldemariam and His Holiness Abune Matthias attended the launch along with Ambassadors, artists, photographers, scholars and journalists. The book has 544 pages ...
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Promoting Tolerance through Video Contest- “Our Ethiopia”

The U.S. Embassy is excited to announce this year’s video competition under the theme “Our Ethiopia.”  The video challenge is part of the U.S. Embassy’s ongoing efforts to highlight the importance of tolerance and diversity through open and constructive communication. In a globalized world, tolerance is important for creating a society in which people feel ...
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U.S. Statement on the Ethiopian Government’s Decision to Release Detainees

We are encouraged by the Ethiopian Government’s decision to drop charges and pardon detainees, including political leaders, as a tangible step toward its stated goal of widening political space for all Ethiopians.  We are aware that reviews of additional cases are underway, and hope they will be conducted in the same spirit.  We understand these ...
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Department of State to Launch New Travel Advisory System

January 9, 2018: As part of our responsibility to support the safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas, the Department of State is improving our communications with U.S. citizen travelers to provide clear, timely, and reliable safety and security information worldwide. On January 10, 2018, the Bureau of Consular Affairs, which is charged within the ...
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First Ever Google Developers Group (GDG) Festival- DevFest Kicks off in Addis

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 6, 2018: Google Developers Group (GDG), held the first ever Developers’ Festival, dubbed DevFest-Addis, on January 6, 2018 in Addis Ababa at the U.S. Embassy American Center. Developers’ Festivals (DevFests) are large, community-run developer events that take place around the globe focused on community building and learning about Google’s technologies. The ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Michael A. Raynor at the 15th YALI Connect Camp Closing Ceremony

Remarks by Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the 15th YALI Connect Camp Closing Ceremony  Satchmo Center, Ethiopia December 15, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Good morning and a warm welcome to Ethiopia for our guests! As YALI Connect Camp participants, I know that you have spent the last week here Addis Ababa getting ...
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The 15th YALI Connect Camp in Ethiopia Workshop Successfully Concluded

The 15th Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Connect Camp successfully concluded in Addis Ababa. The regional workshop was held December 10-15, 2017 for Mandela Washington Fellowship alumni and their mentees to learn about facilitating innovation for social change. The seventeen participants from East and Central Africa developed their leadership and mentoring skills, facilitated collaborative projects, ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Troy Fitrell at Honoring President John F. Kennedy’s Legacy in Supporting Education

Remarks by Troy Fitrell  Deputy Chief of Mission in Honoring President John F. Kennedy’s Legacy in Supporting Education Hawassa College of Teachers Education, Ethiopia December 14, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Good afternoon everyone. I’d like to thank Ato Mitiku Kajisho (mɪtɪku kɑːdʒʃɔː), Vice Dean of the Hawassa College of Teacher Education (HCTE), and Ato ...
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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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Press round table with Acting Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Donald Yamamoto

Official Transcript Acting Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Donald Yamamoto Press Roundtable – U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa December 8, 2017 A/S Yamamoto: It’s great to be back in Ethiopia, and of course especially with the press. One of the things that we’ve always emphasized was on training and capacity building in the press ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Michael A. Raynor Honoring President John F. Kennedy’s Legacy in Supporting Youth

Remarks by Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia in Honoring President John F. Kennedy’s Legacy in Supporting Youth Dire Dawa University, Ethiopia December 5, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Good afternoon everyone. I’m very excited and honored to be here today. Thank you, Dr. Yitbarek, and Dire Dawa University, for supporting both this exhibition and ...
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U.S. Embassy sponsors African Mosaique Fashion Incubator Awards

The U.S. Embassy partnered with the African Mosaique Design Center to sponsor the African Mosaique Fashion Incubator Awards, as a gesture of confidence in the participants’ very bright futures in the fashion industry. Eight promising Ethiopian fashion designers with outstanding works were selected for the African Mosaique Fashion Incubator Awards. The awards were handed out ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the African Mosaique Fashion Incubator Awards

Remarks by Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the African Mosaique Fashion Incubator Awards African Mosaique, Legetafu November 30, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Good evening!  What a wonderful night! Thank you, Anna and African Mosaique, for letting me be a part of this fantastic event. And congratulations on the inauguration of this impressive ...
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Reaffirming U.S. Leadership and Commitment to Partnership in the Fight Against HIV AIDS

Open letter by U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia, Ambassador Michael Raynor Each year, we mark World AIDS Day on December 1 as a time to remember those who have lost their lives to this disease, and also to reaffirm our commitment to caring for those living with HIV, to working to prevent its spread, and ultimately ...
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U.S.-Sponsored “Uniting African Journalists” Initiative Kicks Off in Addis

The U.S embassies in Addis Ababa and Abuja, Nigeria in partnership with Ethiopian and Nigerian independent media houses have launched a joint ‎initiative dubbed “Uniting African Journalists” (UAJ). The new initiative aspires to support connections between Ethiopian and Nigerian media houses with the hope that this can lead toward new opportunities, increased professional capacity, and ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the Launch of Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework

Remarks by Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Launch of Comprehensive Refugee Response Framwork Hilton Hotel, Addis Ababa November 28, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Good Morning! Your Excellency State Minister Solomon Tesfaye from the Office of the Prime Minister, Diplomatic colleagues, Head of Agencies and International Organizations, and Distinguished Guests. We are ...
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U.S. Embassy Marks World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

The U.S. Embassy in partnership with Save the Nation Association commemorated the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims at Menelik II Hospital on November 20, 2017. The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is observed in November each year and this day is dedicated to remembering the many millions killed ...
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First Ever U.S. Government Global Water Strategy to Create a More Water-Secure World

The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development, acting on behalf of the U.S. Government, are releasing the President’s Global Water Strategy, as required by the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2014. Safe water and sanitation are fundamental to human health, economic development, peace and security.  Globally, ...
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CDC Collaborates with partners to Contain Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Ethiopia

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NBA Stars Bring Basketball and Life Skills to Ethiopian Youth

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USAID Hands Over Equipment Worth Nearly 18.4 Million ETB

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USAID Opens Health Center in Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region

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U.S. Government Inaugurates New Regional Public Health Laboratory in Mekelle

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Feed the Future Ethiopia Commercial Farm Services Project Opens Center in Bako

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USAID-DuPont Partnership helps hundreds of thousands of Ethiopian farmers transform production and livelihoods

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U.S. Government Inaugurates New National Public Health Training Center

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USAID Support Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 17, 2017 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Management Sciences for Health, and the Ministry of Health marked the successful completion of USAID’s System for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services Activity. The activity strengthened pharmaceutical management, supported the development of treatment guidelines and health facility standards, and reduced ...
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 17, 2017 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and its partners Pathfinder and John Snow, Inc., marked the successful completion of the Integrated Family Health Program, its flagship maternal, newborn and child health support and family planning program. The program enhanced the capacity and built the skills of public ...
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 5, 2017 – Over the past three years, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supported the Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development (ECDD) Association to help hundreds of people with disabilities to prepare for and enter the workforce. The Inclusive Training and Employment Program for and by persons with ...
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USAID Provides School Supplies for Students in Drought Affected Areas

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 27, 2016 – The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development, has completed the printing and delivery of critical scholastic materials for an estimated 2.8 million boys and girls throughout Ethiopia. USAID’s efforts were aimed at protecting vulnerable children’s right to education, following one of the worst droughts ...
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English Access Microscholarship Program Launched at Hawassa University

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 24, 2016: The English Access Microscholarship Program in Hawassa was launched at Hawaasa University today.  “Education is the key to success, and through the Access program we are supporting Ethiopian youths to reach their full potential as citizens and future leaders,” said Cultural Attache Li Ping Lo.  She added, “With the ...
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USAID Expands Farm Service Center Network

20 entrepreneurs and farmers’ cooperative unions to open new farm service centers in Ethiopia’s four main regions with financial support from the Feed the Future Ethiopia Commercial Farm Services Project Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 21, 2016 – The U.S. Agency for International Development joined the Ethiopia Agricultural Transformation Agency, and the Ministry of Agriculture and ...
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USAID Contributes to Reduction of Maternal and Child Deaths

Addis Ababa, December 20, 2016: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partner Jhpiego marked the successful completion of the Strengthening of Basic Emergency Obstetric Care Project of the global Maternal and Child Survival Program. The program established and/or strengthened basic emergency obstetric and newborn care services in 216 public health facilities in ...
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U.S. and Ethiopia Hold 7th Democracy, Governance and Human Rights Bilateral Working Group

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Workshop on Sustainable Cultural Heritage Preservation Opens

Addis Ababa, December 14, 2016:   The Embassy of the United States of America today opened a two-day workshop on “Sustainable Conservation and Cultural Heritage Preservation” in collaboration with the Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage (ARCCH) and the World Monuments Fund (WMF).  At the opening ceremony, workshop participants witnessed a grant signing between ...
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Joint Op-Ed to Mark Human Rights Day

Addis Ababa, December 09, 2016:- Standing up for human rights – by the Ambassadors of the UK, Australia, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand, Sweden and Czech Republic and Chargé d’Affaires of Germany and the United States of America to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Our nations are up to 15,000km apart – from the top ...
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Launch of American Chamber of Commerce in Ethiopia Heralds New Era in Trade Cooperation

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 6, 2016:- U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Peter Vrooman and Commissioner of the Ethiopian Investment Commission Fitsum Arega joined the board of the newly established American Chamber of Commerce in Ethiopia to mark the organization’s official launch. The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Ethiopia was formed to strengthen the century‐old partnership economic ...
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USAID Improves the Quality of Life for People Living with HIV

Addis Ababa, November 29, 2016:– The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partner World Vision International today marked the successful completion of the Preventive Care Package activity. The activity provided services in more than 300 health facilities throughout Ethiopia to help mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS. More importantly, the activity improved the ...
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U.S. Embassy Sponsors DESTINO Dance Performance to Highlight Social Inclusion

Addis Ababa, November 23, 2016:  The U.S. Embassy is the lead sponsor of the 2016 DESTINO Dance Company Annual Performance. The performance at the Alliance Ethio-Française removes prejudices and stigma related to differently-abled people as well as highlights the power of dance for social inclusion. The show featured four contemporary dance performances and involved 30 ...
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CDC Holds Workshop to Improve Tracking and Response to the HIV Drug Resistance

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 25, 2016: Collecting reliable data on the spread of HIV drug resistance (HIVDR) is essential to ensure that patients are switched to the most effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) programs as we seek to achieve the 3rd 90’s of the UNAIDS 2020 goals. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently ...
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U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Peter Vrooman visited the Cure hospital

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 24, 2016:- U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Peter Vrooman visited the Cure hospital on 12 October 2016 to learn about their work to train pediatric orthopedic surgeons and provide modern medical and surgical care to physically disabled children. The U.S. Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provides support ...
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USAID Assistant Administrator R. David Harden Visits Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia October 20, 2016:- Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance says providing space for civil society and democracy to flourish is a foundational point for Ethiopia’s future.  Assistant Administrator R. David Harden: OK, thank you. The Minister and I had very nice meeting together.  He was very hospitable and I had a ...
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The 2018 U.S. Diversity Visa Lottery Program Registration Begins

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is pleased to announce that the 2018 Diversity Visa (DV) Program registration opened October 4, 2016 and will close Monday, November 7, 2016. Each year the United States administers the Diversity Visa Immigrant Program from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. For the 2018 ...
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USAID Saves Lives through Better Health Supply Chain Management

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, September 29, 2016 – The U.S. Government, through the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), today announced the closeout of its ten-year, $283 million Supply Chain Management System project. Through the project, USAID strengthened health supply chain management to build the capacity of the Ministry of Health to better provide life-saving HIV ...
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Loan Agreement Will Increase Access to Finance for Ethiopian Businesswomen

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, September 29, 2016 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency have signed a new loan portfolio guarantee agreement with Enat Bank. The agreement guarantees up to 50% of losses on $10 million in loans, allowing the bank to offer more loans to women ...
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44 New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn in at U.S. Embassy

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, September 16, 2016: 44 new Peace Corps Volunteers at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa were sworn in by Chargé d’affaires Peter Vrooman today.  These Volunteers will be working as English language teachers in rural towns throughout Ethiopia. This group is the fifteenth group to swear in as Peace Corps Volunteers since 2007. ...
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U.S. Embassy and Ethiopian Basket Ball Federation host high level clinics for young Ethiopian

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, September 9, 2016:- The U.S. Embassy, in collaboration with the U.S. National Basketball Association – Africa (NBA- Africa) and the Ethiopian Basketball Federation, is hosting a basketball clinic for Ethiopian girls and boys drawn from different regions. The training starts September 8, 2016 and will conclude Saturday, September 10, 2016. The clinics will ...
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Inaugural “TeachHer” Master Class Launched in Ethiopia

The U.S. Mission to UNESCO and U.S. Embassy Ethiopia are pleased to announce that  from August 29 – September 2, Addis Ababa will be the capital of the girls’ education universe as it hosts the first ever TeachHer Master Class. TeachHer is a new public-private partnership (PPP) spearheaded by the United States, UNESCO, the Institute ...
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OP-ED on the current situation in Ethiopia

The Obama administration’s top official promoting democracy and human rights,Tom Malinowski, saysthe Ethiopian government’s tactics in response to protests in the Oromia and Amhara regions of the country are “self-defeating”.  Writing ahead of the arrival of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Nairobi for talks on East African issues, including security, Malinowski says Addis ...
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U.S. – Ethiopia Universities Seek Partnership to Ensure Food Security And Broader Engagement

The Public Affairs Section of U.S Embassy in Addis Ababa organized a workshop on Higher Education Linkages between U.S. and Ethiopian universities August 15-17, 2016 at the Hilton Hotel. The workshop was divided into two segments: a one-day workshop on August 15 for the U.S. delegation and 12 leading Ethiopian agricultural universities focused on food ...
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