USAID’S Development Innovation Ventures Program Accepting New Applications

Check out this opportunity for Ethiopian innovators! USAID is looking to support local problem solvers, innovators, and entrepreneurs with ideas for how to solve development challenges with funding up to $5 million for successful projects. The application is simple and open to anyone, anywhere, at any time.
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U.S Embassy Organizes 2nd Inclusive Fashion Show to Promote Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

The U.S. Embassy organized the second Inclusive Fashion Show to promote inclusion of persons with disabilities.  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Michael A. Raynor said, “Inclusivity is about giving every member of your community the chance to reach his or her fullest potential. Inclusivity also ensures that each of us is able to contribute fully to our ...
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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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United States Provides Back-to-School Materials for Displaced Children

The U.S. Government has provided new school materials for 147,000 displaced children in Oromia, Somali, and SNNP regional states. Through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), this effort is aimed at protecting vulnerable children’s rights to education following internal conflicts that have displaced approximately 2 million people in Ethiopia. USAID and the Ministry ...
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U.S. Embassy Showcases Winning Projects from Solve IT! Competition

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa wrapped up its SolveIT! competition with a public showcase of 31 innovative technology projects on September 22, 2018.  SolveIt! is a national innovation competition launched by the U.S. Embassy in collaboration with U.S.-based NGO Humanity plus (H+) and iCog Labs and an Ethiopian Artificial Intelligence (AI) company. The SolveIT! ...
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Addis Ababa EPA Joins Air Quality Management Partnership

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) launched an initiative to strengthen air quality management in Addis Ababa.  The Megacity Partnership brings together the Addis Ababa Environmental Protection Authority, and the Ethiopia Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change in collaboration with a UN Environment demonstration project on air quality management. The initiative will raise ...
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U.S. Embassy Promotes Volunteerism and Community Service

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 30, 2018:- This summer the U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa opened its American Spaces for young Ethiopian leaders to volunteer their time and expertise to others in their communities. The program builds on other initiatives where the United States is investing in the capacity of Ethiopians to achieve constructive change in their country. More than 50 ...
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U.S. Supports Geothermal Power in Ethiopia

 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 27, 2018:- The United States continues to invest in Ethiopia’s capacity to develop its energy sector.  Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to TM Geothermal Operations Private Limited Company (TMGO) [1] , an Ethiopian company, to coordinate a feasibility study supporting development of the first 50 megawatts of ...
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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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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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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. 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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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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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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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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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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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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New USAID-Built Health Center to Serve 25,000 People in Kuni, West Gojjam

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) handed over the newly constructed Kuni Health Center to the Amhara Regional Health Bureau at a special inauguration ceremony. The new health center was constructed through USAID’s Ethiopia Health Infrastructure Program, which is funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). As a result, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Press Availability With Ethiopian Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu

Press Availability Rex W. Tillerson  Secretary of State Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 8, 2018 MODERATOR: Would you join me to welcome the two foreign ministers. May we rise, please? I thank you very much. Ameseginalehu. Your Excellency Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, foreign minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; Your Excellency Rex Wayne Tillerson, U.S. Secretary of ...
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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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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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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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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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U.S. Alumni Global Health Workshop Kicks off in Addis

U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor officially opened a three-day regional U.S. Alumni Global Health workshop on February 6, 2018 at the Capital Hotel. The workshop brings together twenty two alumni of U.S.-government sponsored exchange programs from Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland, and Tanzania, with the aim of sharing best practices for communicating public health information.  The workshop ...
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Global Experts Release Guide on Fall Armyworm Management, a Critical Global Security Threat in Africa

In 2016, an invasive crop pest called the fall armyworm (FAW) was first confirmed in Africa. Native to the Americas, FAW can feed on 80 different crop species including maize, a staple food consumed by over 300 million African smallholder farm families. The crop pest has since been found in over 30 African countries, posing ...
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U.S.-funded Preservation of Bete Golgotha Mikael Church in Lalibela Launched

U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor and Minister for Culture and Tourism, Dr. Hirut Woldemariam, jointly launched a new project for the preservation of Bete Golgotha Mikael Church in Lalibela, on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The preservation work is funded with a grant from the U.S. Embassy through the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP).  The project ...
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United States Supports Widening Access to Justice through Clinical Legal Education

The U.S. State Department in partnership with the Addis Ababa University School of Law launched a new project titled Widening Access to Justice through Clinical Legal Education today and marked the event with a ceremony at Addis Ababa University. The project aims to improve access to justice through the provisioning of legal aid service to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is partnering with the Ethiopian Public Health Institute’s (EPHI) Bacterial, Parasitic and Zoonotic Disease Research Directorate, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), and Ohio State University’s Global One Health Initiative (OSU-GOHi), in developing Ethiopia’s first antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance program, which will ultimately include up to 16 hospital ...
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U.S. Embassy Launches Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholars Program

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is pleased to announce the launch of the Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholars Program – Ethiopia, which will  bring American scholars to teach, research, and collaborate in over sixty academic disciplines from 2018-2019 in Ethiopia. The program is launched by the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia, in partnership with Bahir Dar University, ...
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USAID-funded TV Series to Boost Reading, Writing, and Social Skills

In a collaborative effort to improve the reading and writing skills of Ethiopian students, the U.S. government supported a local social enterprise in the production of the Tsehai Loves Learning educational T.V. series. The episodes were launched at the Ethiopian National Archives and Library Agency in Addis Ababa. The Tsehai Loves Learning episodes are part ...
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USAID Built Health Center to Serve 25,000 People

Gulem Dejen, Amhara Region, Ethiopia, November 6, 2017 – In a ceremony today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) officially handed over a newly constructed health center to the Amhara Regional Health Bureau. This newly constructed facility will serve over 25,000 people of Gulem Dejen and the surrounding areas. The United States has ...
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Readout of a Meeting between Ambassador Haley and African Union Commissioner for Political Affairs Minata Samate Cessouma

Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, met with African Union Commissioner for Political Affairs Minata Samate Cessouma at African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ambassador Haley and Commissioner Samate discussed a range of topics of mutual concern on the continent, including the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), and the ...
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Transcript of Press Availability by Ambassador Nikki Haley at the African Union

Ambassador Haley: Alright, if everyone is ready please just give me thumbs up that you ready will go across ready? Are you ready? ready?  Ok very good. Well, first of all we are thrilled to be in Addis and obviously trilled to be here at the AU. I had a wonderful meeting with the AU Commissioner and ...
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Readout of a Meeting between Ambassador Haley and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn

Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ambassador Haley thanked Prime Minister Hailemariam for his country’s leadership in continuing to host desperate people fleeing conflict in the region and for Ethiopia’s decades-long generosity hosting refugees from nearby countries. Ambassador Haley ...
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Statement by the U.S. Embassy

The United States sees peaceful demonstrations as a legitimate means of expression and political participation.  We note with appreciation a number of recent events during which demonstrators expressed themselves peacefully, and during which security forces exercised restraint in allowing them to do so. We are saddened by reports that several recent protests ended in violence and deaths.  All ...
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USAID Launches $181 Million in Activities to Help Prevent Maternal and Child Deaths

Addis Ababa, October 16, 2017 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) officially launched a suite of four activities to address preventable maternal and child deaths in Ethiopia. These “Transform” activities will support the Government of Ethiopia’s overall efforts to prevent child and maternal deaths. USAID is investing approximately $181 million (USD) in these activities ...
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New Entry Period for Diversity Visa Program (DV- 2019)

Addis Ababa, October 16, 2017;  Due to technical issues, the registration period for DV-2019 is being restarted, and all entries made prior to October 18, 2017, will need to be resubmitted for the entrant to be considered. We regret the inconvenience to Diversity Visa entrants. The new registration period for DV-2019 opens for electronic entries ...
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U.S. Senators James Inhofe and Michael Enzi visit Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, October 13, 2017; U.S. Senators James Inhofe and Michael Enzi visited Ethiopia on October 12 and 13 to discuss U.S.-Ethiopian relations.  The Senators met with Prime Minister Hailemariam. During the meeting the Senators highlighted the value the United States places on its bilateral relations with Ethiopia and the strong ties between our people.  They reiterated the United States’ commitment ...
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U.S. Embassy Highlights Importance of Youth in Bahir Dar through Photo Exhibition

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, October 11, 2017: The United States Embassy partnered with Bahir Dar University to bring a photo exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy.  The exhibition, which commemorates President Kennedy’s life and work, will be open to the public at the Bahir Dar American Corner located at ...
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USAID Support Improving Lives of Orphans and Vulnerable Children

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and its implementing partner Pact with FHI360 and ChildFund marked the successful completion of the USAID-funded Yekokeb Berhan Program for Highly Vulnerable Children and launched its new USAID Caring for Vulnerable Children activity which will be implemented by FHI360.  Since 2011, this U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS ...
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The 2019 U.S. Diversity Visa Lottery Program Registration Begins

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is pleased to announce that the 2019 Diversity Visa (DV) Program registration will open at 7:00pm locally (GMT +3) on Tuesday October 3, 2017 and will close at 7:00pm locally (GMT +3) on Tuesday November 7, 2017. Ethiopian citizens are among those eligible to participate. Each year the United States administers the Diversity Visa Immigrant Program ...
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USAID Launches Livelihoods for Resilience Program

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partners CARE Ethiopia and Catholic Relief Services, along with representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, marked the launch of a new program that will assist poor households in the rural highlands areas of Ethiopia to diversify their livelihoods and graduate from the ...
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Remarks by President Trump at Working Lunch with African Leaders

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USAID Assistance Expands Community HIV Care and Treatment Services

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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: USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Press Roundtable

August 31, 2017  Sheraton Hotel  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Mr. McCleskey: Well, good evening, everybody. Thanks for coming. We have Administrator Mark Green of USAID, who’s going to speak to you on the record this evening. He’ll open with a statement, and then we’ll go to questions. Thanks again for being here, and, Administrator Green? Administrator ...
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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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Administrator Green Announces Next Phase of Feed the Future on First International Trip

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced the selection of 12 target countries for the next phase in America’s global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future:  Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Kenya, Mali, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Uganda. With the selection of these 12 countries, the second phase of Feed the Future will be focusing ...
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Opening statement by USTR Amb Lighthizer at the AGOA Forum in Togo

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U.S. Announces $169 Million in New Humanitarian Assistance for Ethiopia and Kenya

Washington D.C., August 3, 2017 – Today the United States announced more than $169 million in humanitarian assistance to support those in Ethiopia and Kenya who are experiencing the effects of prolonged severe drought. This additional funding, including nearly $137 million in Ethiopia and nearly $33 million in Kenya, brings the total U.S. humanitarian contribution in ...
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USAID Support Improves Leadership and Management of the Health Workforce

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and its implementing partner Management Sciences for Health marked the successful completion of the USAID-funded Leadership, Management and Governance project. The five-year project focused on capacity building of public sector health care providers and civil society organizations in Amhara, Oromia, Tigray, and Southern Nations, Nationalities ...
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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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USAID Hands Over Equipment Worth Nearly 18.4 Million ETB

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 20, 2017 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Livestock Market Development activity, today handed over approximately $800,000 (nearly 18.4 million Ethiopian Birr) worth of dairy processing equipment to 24 grantees operating in the Amhara, Oromia, SNNP and Tigray regions. Through these grants, thousands of smallholder farmers will ...
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USAID Opens Health Center in Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region

The newly constructed health center will serve more than 25,000 people Finchawa, SNNPR, Ethiopia – In a ceremony today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) officially handed over the newly-constructed health center to the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional (SNNPR) Health Bureau. The facility will serve more than 25,000 people in Finchawa and ...
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U.S. Government Inaugurates New Regional Public Health Laboratory in Mekelle

The newly constructed lab provides quality assurance services for the entire region’s hospitals and health center laboratories  Mekelle, Tigray – The fourth state-of-the-art regional referral public health laboratory in Ethiopia, constructed by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with funding from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), was formally ...
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50th Anniversary of JFK Library at Addis Ababa University Celebrated with Photo Exhibition

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – In honor of the 50th Anniversary of President John F. Kennedy Memorial Library  at Addis Ababa University (AAU), The United States Embassy partnered with AAU to host an event opening a new photo exhibition commemorating President Kennedy’s life and work.  The exhibition will be on view at the University from May 15, ...
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Feed the Future Ethiopia Commercial Farm Services Project Opens Center in Bako

Bako, Oromia Region, Ethiopia – The Bako Farm Service Center, established via a public-private partnership to expand Ethiopian smallholders’ access to supplies, marked its grand opening today. It is the first of 20 centers to open through the Feed the Future Ethiopia Commercial Farm Services Project, implemented by the ATA in collaboration with the ministry ...
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USAID-DuPont Partnership helps hundreds of thousands of Ethiopian farmers transform production and livelihoods

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia –The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and DuPont announced that the  Advanced Maize Seed Adoption Program (AMSAP), a public-private partnership between USAID, DuPont and the Government of Ethiopia, exceeded its goal by 150 percent to boost maize productivity among smallholder farmers and increase food production for Ethiopian communities. As part of America’s Feed the Future initiative, the ...
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The United States Urges Students Interested in Study Abroad to Beware of Fraud

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, April 17, 2017 – This is the time of year when U.S. colleges and universities send out acceptance letters to students for the coming academic year.  While this is an exciting time for anyone seeking to study in the United States, it is also a time to be wary of scams and ...
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USAID and World Food Programme Improved the Nutritional Status of People Living With HIV/AIDS

Addis Ababa, March 29, 2017 –  The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced the successful completion of the U.S.-funded Urban HIV Nutrition and Food Security Project. Over the past five years, the project improved the nutritional, economic, and food security status of people living with HIV. ...
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U.S. Government Inaugurates New National Public Health Training Center

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 28, 2017: The first state-of-the-art National Public Health Training Center, constructed by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with funding from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), will be formally inaugurated and handed over to the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) on March 28, ...
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U.S. Army Africa participates in Justified Accord 2017

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – The U.S. Military, in partnership with AMISOM troop and police contributing countries, Allies, the African Union, and other international organizations are scheduled to conduct table top exercise Justified Accord 2017 (JA17), formerly known as Eastern accord, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 20-24. JA17 is an AFRICOM-directed and U.S. Army Africa (USARAF)-led ...
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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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Governments Meet to Discuss the Sustainable Future of Livestock in Africa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 23, 2017; Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050 (ASL2050) launched today in Addis Ababa, encouraging governments to think beyond livestock today, for the people of tomorrow. ASL2050 is a cross-sectoral initiative analysing the impact of a growing livestock sector on public health, the environment, and livelihoods. Government ministers and representatives from Burkina Faso, ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on Visa Issuance on Ethiopia

We would like to clarify the most recent developments regarding U.S. visa issuance in Ethiopia.   Rumors that limitations have been placed on the issuance of visas in Ethiopia are false and we continue to process visa applications as usual.  Applicants whose visa expired less than 12 months ago are eligible to reapply through the interview ...
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USAID Support to ISTEP Program Gets People with Disabilities into the Workplace

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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U.S. Assistance Activity to Improve the Nutrition for Mothers and Children in Ethiopia

Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative, and USAID’s Multi-sector Nutrition and Water Strategies Linked in Five-Year Activity Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 29, 2016 – The U.S. Agency for International Development, in collaboration with Save the Children and the Government of Ethiopia, announced a new multi-sector nutrition activity known as ...
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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

Joint Press Release On December 15, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Tom Malinowski, and Ethiopian Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu joined co-chairs State Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Hirut Zemeneand the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires to Ethiopia, Peter Vrooman, for the 7th Bilateral Democracy, Governance and Human Rights Working Group.  The ...
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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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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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U.S. Government Grant Supports Water and Sanitation Facilities for Refugees

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 11, 2016– Today U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia Haslach participated in a signing ceremony to award a Julia Taft Fund grant for refugees to International Rescue Committee-Ethiopia. The U.S. government is proud to partner with government, international organizations, and NGOs like IRC to support Ethiopia as it hosts the largest population ...
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U.S. Health Experts work with Ethiopian Public Health Institute to Combat Rabies

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; August 5, 2016 – Experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Ohio State University, and the Global Alliance for Rabies Control are in Ethiopia August 1-12 to provide training hosted by the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) to 20 animal health and human health surveillance officers from Addis ...
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The U.S. Government, UNAIDS and Global Fund Support Launch of National HIV “Catch-up Campaign”

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; July 25, 2016 – The Government of Ethiopia has made tremendous progress in fighting the HIV epidemic in Ethiopia. In 2015 Ethiopia adopted what is known as the UNAIDS “90-90-90” targets. It is one in which 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status, 90% of all people living ...
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U.S. – Ethiopia 8th Bilateral Economic Growth and Development Working Group Meeting Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 5, 2016:- On June 23, the U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia, Patricia Haslach joined Minister of Finance and Economic Cooperation Abdulaziz Mohammed to co-chair the 8th Bilateral Economic Working Group.  The Working Group provides an opportunity for representatives of the U.S. government and the government of Ethiopia to review the full range of bilateral economic and commercial ...
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USAID Transitions National AIDS Resource Center & Hotline Counseling Services to the Government of Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 30, 2016 – USAID and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs joined the Ministry of Health today to transition critical components of USAID’s Health Communication Capacity Collaborative project to the Government of Ethiopia. Led by Johns Hopkins, project activities included the National Wegen HIV/AIDS hotline, the AIDS Resource Library, popular ...
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USAID Reaffirms Partnership with Ethiopian Government to End TB

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 28, 2016 – The U.S. Government, through the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health and implementing partners KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and the World Health Organization (WHO), today celebrated the transition from theHEAL-TB activity to Challenge TB. Working closely with ...
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U.S.-funded Renovation of the Beautiful Historic Sites in Lalibela Completed

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 7, 2016:, U.S. Ambassador Patricia M. Haslach and Yonas Desta, Director General, ARCCH jointly inaugurated the completion of the preservation of Biet Gabriel Rafael Churches and re-consecration of the Churches.  Representatives of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, the Lalibela government administration, members of the National Scientific Committee and invited guests were in attendance. This project was a joint partnership among the United States Embassy, the World Monuments Fund, the ...
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Launch Event for Phase IV of the USAID-MASHAV-Ethiopia

Joint Cooperation Program in Smallholder Horticulture Issued Jointly by: USAID, MASHAV, and the Ethiopian MoANR Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 1, 2016, On Monday, May 30, the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources (MoANR) will join the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) to launch Phase ...
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U.S. Embassy and Ethiopian Football Federation Host High Level Clinics for Young Ethiopian Women Soccer Players

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 14, 2016 – The U.S. Embassy, in collaboration with the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF), will host a series of soccer clinics for young Ethiopian women soccer players and teams. The clinics will be held at the National Stadium from May 14-15 and include selected participants from Addis Ababa-based women’s teams including ...
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USAID Announces nearly $128 Million in Additional Humanitarian Aid to Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 13, 2016 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today nearly $128 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help the people of Ethiopia face the impacts of the worst drought in fifty years. Triggered by El Niño, the drought follows successive poor rainy seasons and now exceeds many ...
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Inauguration of High-Tech American Center for Ethiopians

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 9, 2016: Today, U.S. Ambassador Patricia M. Haslach, and Minister of Culture and Tourism Engineer Aisha Mohammed officially inaugurated the new state-of-the-art Col. John C. Robinson American Center at the National Archives and Library Agency (NALA). Representatives of the Ethiopian government, university leaders, civil society, and hundreds of guests were in ...
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The U.S. and Ethiopian Governments Break Ground for a New Blood Service Center

 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 4, 2016 – Ethiopian Minister of Health Dr. Kesetebirhan Admasu and USAID Ethiopia Mission Director Dennis Weller led a groundbreaking ceremony today to kick off construction for the National Blood Transfusion Service Center. The new center will provide the Ministry of Health with additional capacity to receive donations, screen and process ...
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Failure of Government of South Sudan and Opposition to Form TGNU

John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs  Washington, DC April 24, 2016 The United States is disappointed by the continued failure of the Government of South Sudan and by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement -SPLM/A-IO (IO) to form the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGNU) and implement the Agreement on the Resolution of ...
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Too Much Fluoride Is Bad for Teeth and Bones: USAID and GOE Inaugurate Fluoride Reduction Technology Center

Modjo, Oromia Region, Ethiopia, April 14, 2016 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director in Ethiopia Dennis Weller together with His Excellency Mr. Kebede Gerba the State Minister of the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy launched a new fluoride filter manufacturing facility today. Developed as a result of USAID’s grant ...
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U.S. and Ethiopia Hold 6th Bilateral Democracy, Governance and Human Rights Working Group in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 30, 2016:- On March 29, the U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia, Patricia Haslach, and the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Tom Malinowski, joined State Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Taye Atskeselassie to co-chair the 6th Bilateral Democracy, Governance and Human Rights Working Group.  The Working Group provides an ...
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U.S. Embassy announces “HerStory” Video Challenge winners in Commemoration of Women’s History Month

Addis Ababa, March 30, 2015: As part of the month-long Women’s History Month celebration, U.S. Ambassador Patricia M. Haslach announced the winners of the “HerStory” short video challenge, sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, during a reception on March 29 that marked the culmination of events honoring women and addressing the challenges that women face around ...
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USAID Launches 500 Million Birr activity on World Water Day to Boost Ethiopia’s One Wash National Program

USAID Lowland WASH water interventions will reach 225,000 people and sanitation interventions will reach 750,000 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 22, 2016 – On World Water Day, the U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), launched USAID Lowland WASH, a new water, sanitation and hygiene activity, to support the Government of Ethiopia’s One ...
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Press Conference with Jeremy Konydnyk

Jeremy Konyndyk Director, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance Moderator: David Kennedy Public Affairs Officer at U.S. Embassy Marriot Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Moderator:  I’m with the U.S. Embassy.  Thank you for coming today.  We’re very pleased to have Jeremy Konyndyk.  He’s the Director of USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance.  He has been ...
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GatesAir Wins National Digital TV Transition Project in Ethiopia

Company’s leadership in the global DTV transition, long-standing presence in Ethiopia, and high-performance, cost-efficient technology cited as key factors for contract award CINCINNATI, March 8, 2016 — GatesAir , a global leader in wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for radio and TV broadcasters, has been awarded a contract to provide turnkey equipment and services associated with ...
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U.S. Peace Corps Hosts Action for Gender Equality Summit in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 4, 2016 – The U.S. Peace Corps in Ethiopia is hosting the third annual Action for Gender Equality (AGE) Summit from March 3-6, 2016 in Addis Ababa.  The AGE Summit is a leadership capacity building event that marks the culmination of a 3-month project of youth-centered gender and development programming by volunteers ...
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USAID Deploys Disaster Assistance Response Team to Ethiopia for Drought Response

WASHINGTON, D.C.  March 3, 2016 – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Gayle Smith announced today that the United States is dispatching a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to Ethiopia to help avert a crisis triggered by El Nino.  The drought follows successive poor rainy seasons and is one of the worst to hit ...
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USAID Supported Jijiga Export Slaughter House (JESH) will Connect Pastoralists with International Markets

Jijiga, Ethiopia, February 25, 2016 – The launch of the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future-supported abattoir will provide the largest and most reliable livestock market in the lowland areas of Ethiopia, buying animals from more than 55,000 households in the first year of operation. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through the Pastoralist Areas ...
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USAID Supports Financial Service Expansion in Somali Region

With support from the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative, HelloCash will offer mobile financial services in the Somali Region Jijiga, Ethiopia, February 25, 2016 – The U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia M. Haslach officially launched HelloCash on February 25, 2016 in the presence of the President of the Somali Regional State His Excellency Abdi Mohamud ...
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Dr. Frieden Visits Ethiopia and Participates in WHO Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 25, 2016 – Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, the Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), concluded his second trip to Ethiopia after participating in the World Health Organization’s Ministerial Conference onImmunization in Africa, emphasizing CDC’s partnership with the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health, and ...
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Lucy’s and the Seattle Reign to Forge Partnership

Addis  Ababa, Ethiop, Feb 19,2016 – The Ethiopian Football Federation and representatives of one of America’s leading professional women’s soccer teams, the Seattle Reign, met today in Addis Ababa and took the first steps in forging a strategic partnership aimed at forging international linkages and strengthening Ethiopian women’s soccer. Visiting Seattle Reign co-owner Teresa Predmore, ...
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USAID Activity Puts Ethiopian Agribusiness on World Map

USAID’s Agribusiness Market Development activity celebrates achievements in a ceremony to honor the country’s farmers and agribusiness leaders  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 16, 2016 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today transitioned hundreds of undertakings of its Agribusiness Market Development activity to partners and government agencies to assure the sustainability and continuation ...
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Better Communication will Help Save Lives in Ethiopia

USAID’s new activity will optimize the power of health communication to transform Ethiopia’s public health system Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 8, 2016 – Following the opening of the first International Social and Behavior Change Communication Summit, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health jointly inaugurated a new activity “Communication ...
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Saving Lives with Puppets

39 new episodes of Tsehai Loves Learning and 12 new books released about health literacy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 4, 2016: The U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia, along with officials from the Government of Ethiopia, took part today in the official launch of new episodes of the popular children’s television and radio series Tsehai Loves Learning. ...
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USTDA Strengthens Efforts to Promote Value-Based Procurement in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP), Ethiopia’s national power generation and transmission company, to provide technical assistance under the Global Procurement Initiative: Understanding Best Value (GPI). The grant will fund a senior procurement advisor to help EEP achieve value for money in ...
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United States Announces Nearly $100 Million in Additional Food Assistance for Ethiopia

New aid helps address the ongoing humanitarian crisis and the impact of El Niño  WASHINGTON, D.C., January 31, 2016 – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Gayle Smith announced an additional $97 million in emergency assistance for Ethiopia today, to address the ongoing humanitarian crisis resulting from the impacts of the El Niño phenomenon. This additional contribution includes ...
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Fieldwork begins for the USAID-Funded 2016 Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey

2016 EDHS to survey 18,000 Households  Bishoftu, Ethiopia, January 18, 2016 – The USAID-funded 2016 Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS) team began fieldwork in 11 regions today, kicking off the 4th demographic and health survey in the country since 2000. Fieldwork staff will survey over 18,000 Ethiopian households over the next four and half ...
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New Outpatient Center Built by the U.S. Government Opens at Gondar University Hospital

Gondar, Ethiopia, January 28, 2016 – The U.S. Government, through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), handed over a newly built comprehensive outpatient facility that improves the quality of comprehensive outpatient services and education at Gondar University.  The United States has provided USD 9.1 million through the U.S. President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief ...
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Annual Conference Celebrates Women Agribusiness Leaders

USAID honors business plan winners from the Women in Agribusiness Leadership Network  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 13, 2016 – The Women in Agribusiness Leadership Network, through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Agribusiness Market Development and Livestock Market Development activities, honored the winners of the 2015 Business Plan Competition at its second annual ...
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Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Endorses Nutrition Sermon Guide Encouraging Better Nutrition for Mothers and Children

To improve nutrition practices by addressing fasting practices of pregnant/lactating women and children under two. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 12, 2016 – During the official annual meeting of the Holy Synod, the Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (EOTC), his Holiness Abune Matias I, formally blessed and endorsed a nutrition sermon guide which instructs ...
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United States announces $88 million in additional humanitarian aid for Ethiopia

UNITED STATES ANNOUNCES $88 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL HUMANITARIAN AID FOR ETHIOPIA Addis Ababa – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced an additional $88 million in humanitarian assistance for Ethiopia today to address the humanitarian crisis resulting from the impacts of the El Niño phenomenon. The additional aid brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance ...
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United States and South Korea Cooperate to Help End Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths in Ethiopia

United States and South Korea Cooperate to Help End Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths in Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 15, 2015 — – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support partner organizations in their efforts to end preventable ...
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USAID Addresses Employment Challenges Among Youth through Economic Strengthening Hubs

The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development, today inaugurated the first of up to 30 youth economic strengthening hubs to be established in Ethiopia, while also commemorating the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. Established through USAID’s Building the Potential of Youth activity, the hubs will work over the next ...
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USAID Inaugurates Livestock Feed Manufacturing Facility

Ethio-Feed PLC extends innovative livestock feed solution to Tigray Region  Mokony, Southern Tigray, Ethiopia, November 19, 2015 –The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), today held a ribbon cutting ceremony to launch a new livestock feed manufacturing facility developed through USAID’s grant to Ethio-Feed PLC. The investment will enable suppliers, ...
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USAID Project Highlights Successes in Building Resilience for Ethiopian Pastoralists

USAID’s Pastoralist Areas Resilience Improvement through Market Expansion (PRIME) project hosted an information sharing event which gathered project resilience experts, representatives of the Government of Ethiopia, members of the donor community and pastoralists themselves to discuss successes and challenges in expanding markets and making Ethiopia’s pastoralists more resilient to climate change. Ministry of Livestock and ...
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The U.S. Embassy provides Funding for School Canteen Program in Arba Minch

This week, in conjunction with Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Vrooman’s visit to Arba Minch, the U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program announced the provision of a grant for the school canteen program in Arba Minch, which will be implemented by the Italian Center for Children Aid in collaboration with the community. The $9,226  award aims  ...
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U.S. Announces $97 Million in Additional Emergency Food Assistance for Ethiopia

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced it is providing nearly $97 million in additional food assistance to assist vulnerable populations in Ethiopia, including those severely affected by the impacts of the El Niño weather phenomenon. The contribution provided by USAID’s Office of Food for Peace includes more than 154,000 tons of emergency food ...
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U.S. Government Grants Foster Community Development and Self-Reliance among Disabled Populations

Today, in conjunction with the visit of Judith Heumann, the Special Advisor for International Disability Rights for the U.S. Department of States, the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa pledged financial support through the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program (SSHP) and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to five projects initiated by different Ethiopian organizations ...
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USAID Support Enhances Borena Pastoralists’ Resilience and Livelihoods

Newly rehabilitated micro dam enables more than 15,000 pastoral households to cope with droughts better by making water available for humans and livestock throughout the year Haro Bake, Borena Zone, Ethiopia, November 3, 2015 – The community in Haro Bake today celebrated the opening of a rehabilitated micro dam that will increase its reservoir capacity ...
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U.S. Supports Trade and Investment in East Africa

In one year, U.S. Trade Africa project facilitates $80 million in exports to the U.S. under AGOA  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 21, 2015 – U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia M. Haslach joined President Mulatu Teshome at the Origin Africa presents: Africa Sourcing and Fashion Week trade expo to promote East African countries as sourcing and ...
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U.S. CDC expands Partnership with Ethiopia to Strengthen Outbreak Preparedness

Addis Ababa, October 13, 2015 – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded funds to the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI), the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM), and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) to support the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA).  This investment will strengthen preparedness efforts to rapidly ...
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USAID expands Wheat Flour Fortification

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 8, 2015 – Key stakeholders from the wheat flour industry came together today to celebrate business growth and share learnings from three years of engagement under the African Alliance for Improved Food Processing activity, a public-private partnership between the United States Agency for International Development, Partners in Food Solutions and TechnoServe. ...
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U.S. Government Inaugurates New Outpatient Department and Delivery Facility at Hiwot Fana Specialized University Hospital

Harar, Oct 5, 2015 – Today, a new outpatient department and delivery facility at Hiwot Fana Specialized University Hospital, built with funding from the Government of the United States and offering comprehensive integrated HIV clinical and maternity services, opened in Harar.  Holly Wong, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs at the U.S. Department of ...
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USAID Increases Access to Education for 1.5 Million Students in Underserved Communities

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, September 30, 2015 — The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), marked the culmination of its Transforming Education for Adults and Children in the Hinterlands project. The closing event recognized the many accomplishments of the project over the last ten years, including the construction of more than 850 ...
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New Equipment Spurs Local Innovation in the Livestock Sector

Bishoftu, Ethiopia, September 21, 2015 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Livestock Market Development activity, today held an equipment handover ceremony for eight grantees operating in the Amhara, Oromia and SNNP regions. The grantees come from diversified areas of the livestock sector including artificial insemination, dairy and feed production, and ...
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HIV Prevention Program Successfully Integrated in to High School Basic Subjects

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, September 17, 2015 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today transferred its successful In-School Youth HIV Prevention Program to the Ministry of Education. Through the program, people in high schools, colleges and universities received peer education, life-skills training, mentorship, school/campus-wide events and social media HIV interventions to reduce new ...
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U.S. Businesses Visit Ethiopia As Part of Largest-ever U.S.-Led Trade Mission to Africa

ADDIS ABABA September 15, 2015: – The U.S. Embassy to Addis Ababa, through its Foreign Commercial Service office, welcomed ten U.S. companies to Ethiopia this week as part of the largest U.S. government-led trade mission to Africa in history. The companies went through a day of meetings with Ethiopian government leaders and area businesses, in ...
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USAID Provides Business and Leadership Training for Women in Agribusiness

The Women in Agribusiness Leadership Network expands to more than 250 agribusiness and agriculture entrepreneurs across Ethiopia  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, September 8, 2015 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today launched the second round of business and leadership training for 120 women participants from the Women in Agribusiness Leadership Network. Through the ...
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The United States and the Netherlands Work Together to Strengthen Ethiopia’s Dairy Sector

The agreement will increase the incomes of thousands of small-scale farmers engaged in Ethiopia’s dairy sector  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, September 3, 2015 – The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands signed an agreement today to work together on the development of ...
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U.S. Congressional Delegation Looks at Impact of American-Ethiopian Development Cooperation

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 27, 2015 – Earlier this week, an eight member congressional delegation visited Ethiopia. The delegation consisted of Senators Chris Coons, Jeff Merkley and Al Franken and Representatives David Cicilline, Joseph P. Kennedy, Betty McCollum, Terri A. Sewell and Kay Granger. While in Ethiopia the Members visited U.S. development assistance project partner ...
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New Chickpea Processing Facility in Adama

New technology allows processor and exporter to reach high value markets with Ethiopian chickpea and oilseeds Adama, Oromia Region, Ethiopia, August 25, 2015 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Agro Prom International today officially inaugurated a new industrial chickpea processing and cleaning facility in the Oromia Region. Due to gaps in ...
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U.S. Ambassador Visits Humanitarian and Health Assistance Sites in SNNPR

Arba Minch, Ethiopia, August 13, 2015 – U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia M. Haslach travelled to the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR) on August 13 and 14 to observe U.S.-funded humanitarian assistance activities. During her trip, the Ambassador witnessed the distribution of emergency food commodities to food insecure beneficiaries in Humbo woreda (district). ...
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Power Africa Announces Historic Signing of Ethiopia’s First Independent Power Purchase Agreement

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, July 30, 2015-  During President Barack Obama’s visit to Ethiopia this week, Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP)  and Corbetti Geothermal Plc signed Ethiopia’s first independent power purchase agreement (PPA) for up to 500 megawatts (MW) of clean geothermal power from the Corbetti geothermal source. Investors in the Corbetti geothermal project include Power Africa partner Reykjavik Geothermal, ...
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European Union and the U.S. Power Africa Initiative Join Forces to Assist Partner Countries to Reduce Energy Poverty & Increase Access to Electric

European Union and the U.S. Power Africa Initiative Join Forces to Assist Partner Countries to Reduce Energy Poverty and Increase Access to Electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa Secretary of Treasury Jacob J. Lew and EU International Cooperation and Development Commissioner Neven Mimica sign MOU to strengthen US-EU coordination Addis Ababa – Addressing the critical need to ...
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United States joins European Partners in Support of Ethiopia’s Climate Resilient Green Economy

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, July 9, 2015 – Today, the United States joins Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom in affirming its support for the implementation of Ethiopia’s Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) strategy.   In joining the partnership, initially announced at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Conference of the Parties ...
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Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman Interview with The Reporter

Interview with The Reporter Wendy R. Sherman Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Addis Ababa April 17, 2015 The Reporter:  Thank you, Ms. Sherman, for having this interview with The Reporter.  It is a pleasure. So, I will just go directly to the questions. Let me start by speaking with you about your statement ...
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Press Availability by Wendy R. Sherman, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Following the Meeting with Prime Minister Hailemariam

Press Availability by Wendy R. Sherman Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Following the Meeting with Prime Minister Hailemariam Addis Ababa April 17, 2015 4:00 pm local time Under Secretary Sherman:  I had an excellent meeting with the Prime Minister. We discussed a whole range of issues, including the development of Ethiopia – its ...
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Press Availability by Wendy R. Sherman, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Following the Meeting with Foreign Minister Tedros

Press Availability by Wendy R. Sherman Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Following the Meeting with Foreign Minister Tedros Addis Ababa April 16, 2015 11:30 am local time Under Secretary Sherman: I am really thrilled to be here in Addis today. I came from the G7 meeting in Lubeck, Germany, and I was very ...
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U.S. Government Inaugurates New Regional Public Health Laboratory in Hawassa

The newly constructed lab provides external quality assurance services for the entire region’s hospitals and health center laboratories  SNNPR, Hawassa- March 19, 2015: The third state-of-the-art regional referral public health laboratory in Ethiopia, constructed by the U.S Government with technical assistance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with funding from the U.S. ...
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USAID Launches Activities to Enhance Resilience to Climate Change

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 19, 2015 – The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) yesterday launched two activities to enhance resilience to climate change shocks and stresses reaching over 200 communities and one million people in Bale and Hararghe zones of Oromia Region. International development community experts and colleagues joined ...
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New Fortified Wheat Flour Launched by ASTCO Food Complex

The affordable product contains micronutrients that will improve the health of consumers, both children and adults Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 18, 2015 – Through a public-private partnership between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Partners in Food Solutions and TechnoServe, the ASTCO Food Complex today launched its new flour product, bringing Ethiopia one ...
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U.S. Peace Corps Hosts Action for Gender Equality Summit in Addis

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 13, 2015- Peace Corps Ethiopia’s Gender and Development Committee (GAD) is hosting the second annual Action for Gender Equality (AGE) Summit from March 12-16, 2015 in Addis Ababa.  The AGE Summit is a leadership capacity building event that marks the culmination of a 3-month volunteer competition of consistent and targeted youth-centered ...
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USAID and Central Statistical Agency Sign Agreement for 2016 Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey

The 2016 survey will build on previous surveys and strengthen capacity of local organizations Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 12, 2015 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ethiopia Central Statistical Agency (CSA) today signed an agreement to begin planning for the 2016 Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey. The survey, partially funded ...
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USAID Opens Five New Health Care Centers in Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region

The newly constructed health centers will serve more than 125,000 patients  Sidama, SNNPR, Ethiopia, March 10, 2015 – In a ceremony held yesterday, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) officially handed over the first of five new health centers to the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Regional Health Bureau. Located in the Sidama ...
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U.S. Government Celebrates International Women’s Day

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 5, 2015 – Today, the U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and in collaboration with Addis Ababa University (AAU), celebrated International Women’s Day (annually held on March 8) under this year’s theme “Make it Happen!” International Women’s Day was first celebrated more than 100 years ago ...
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USAID Graduates More than 100 Women Trained in Entrepreneurship and Leadership

The training targeted high-potential women leaders in livestock businesses  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 28, 2015 – The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), held a graduation ceremony today for 107 women trained on women entrepreneurship and leadership in livestock businesses from the Amhara, Oromia, SNNP, and Tigray regions. Focusing on ...
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U.S. Government Extends Commitment to Combat Tuberculosis in Ethiopia

New five-year activity will strengthen collaborative effort against drug-resistant TB  Addis Ababa, February 18, 2015– Representatives from the Governments of Ethiopia and the United States joined with officials from ALERT and St. Peter’s hospitals today to inaugurate renovated tuberculosis (TB) laboratories and an outpatient department. The U.S. Government, through USAID, funded the renovation that included ...
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U.S. Embassy Launches Blog

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Jan 29, 2015: The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is pleased to announce the launch of its new Amharic/English blog, named Kimsha. In Amharic, one of the local languages of Ethiopia, Kimsha signifies a “tidbit” or “small taste” of something.  Our blog aims to provide timely and relevant information in small bites to members ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates Black History Month Across Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 29, 2015 – February is Black History Month, and the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is celebrating it across Ethiopia with cultural and educational events highlighting the contributions of African Americans, and in particular African American women, have made in the fields of music, art, politics and business.  The month’s celebration ...
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USAID Celebrates Women Leaders in Agribusiness

The Women in Agribusiness Leadership Network (WALN) celebrates the growth and innovation of women entrepreneurs in agribusiness  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 21, 2015 – As part of the ongoing strategy to empower women in agribusiness and to address gender equity, the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), celebrated the graduation of ...
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Senior U.S. Government Officials visit Ethiopia in advance of the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 20, 2015 – From January 13 to January 16, members of the United States Government’s core post-2015 team, under the leadership of John Podesta, Counselor to the President, and Gayle Smith, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of the National Security Council, visited Addis Ababa to engage with Ethiopian ...
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USAID SHOPS Trade Fair Promotes Access to Finance and Investment for Private Sector Healthcare Providers

USAID SHOPS  USAID  SHOPS Trade Fair Promotes Access to Finance and Investment for Private Sector Healthcare Providers (December 10,2014) (Amharic)  (PDF 271 KB) National Exhibition Brings Together Service Providers, Suppliers, Investors and Lenders  ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia– USAID in cooperation with the Ethiopia Federal Ministry of Health convened a National Private Health Sector Exhibition from December 9-10, ...
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USAID Supports Innovative Livestock Feed Solution

USAID Supports Innovative Livestock Feed Solution Ethio-Feed PLC Launches Livestock Feed Facility that Transforms Agricultural Waste into Quality Livestock Feed East Wellega Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia, December 8, 2014 – The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Agricultural Growth Program-Livestock Market Development activity, today held a ribbon cutting ceremony to open ...
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U.S. Ambassador Patricia Haslach Visits SNNPR

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 4, 2014 – From December 2- 4, U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia, Patricia M. Haslach along with Abdulfatah Abdullahi Hassan, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, State Minister Zerihun Kebede and Margaret Schuler, Director of World Vision, traveled to the Southern Nations and Nationalities Peoples Region to meet with local officials and ...
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USAID Announces Launch of Ethiopian Land Research and Development Network Housed at Bahir Dar University

Academic Network to Focus Ethiopian Research on Land Issues for National Development November 25, 2014. Bahir Dar. Acting USAID Mission Director, Gary Linden joined President of Bahir Dar University, Dr. Bayile Damte, researchers of the Institute for Land Administration, and academics from around Ethiopia to launch the Ethiopian Land Research and Development Network (ETHIOLANDNET) to ...
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Five U.S.-Ethiopian Universities Partnerships to Receive U.S. Embassy Seed Money Grants

Addis Ababa, November 21:  To mark the conclusion of International Education Week, the Embassy of the United States of America today announced the results of a small grant competition to provide seed money for innovative partnerships between U.S. and Ethiopian universities.  Five grants of $15,000 each will be awarded to new research, academic exchange and ...
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United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Launches New Water Systems in Somali Region of Ethiopia

Over 150,000 Users to Benefit from Access to Safe Water November 18, 2014, Somali Region, Ethiopia:- Today, the United States Agency for International Development Mission Director (USAID) Dennis Weller officiated the launch of a new water site in the Gubadley kebele (district), Somali Region, as part of the USAID WATER Project implemented by the International Rescue Committee (IRC). ...
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U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Announces Establishment of New Visa Class for Maritime Professionals

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, November 18, 2014 – In remarks today to government officials, faculty and students at the Ethiopian Maritime Training Institute (EMTI) in Bahir Dar, U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia M. Haslach announced the establishment of a new visa class for Ethiopians – the C1/D visa.  This new crewmember transit visa will facilitate travel to and ...
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USAID Announces $350,000 Grant for Camel and Cow Milk Processing and Collection in Somali Region

3,000 Pastoral Households Expected to Benefit from Reliable Access to the Milk Market Jigjiga, Somali Region, November 18, 2014:– USAID Mission Director Dennis Weller announced a $350,000 grant to a milk processing plant, Berwako Milk Processing PLC, in Jijiga Town to improve the milk market for pastoralist communities and enhance the competitiveness of the livestock ...
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USAID Works to Strengthen Ethiopia’s Pulses, Oilseeds and Spices Sector

The Ethiopian Pulses, Oilseeds and Spices Processors-Exporters Association hosted industry leaders from around the world at the 4th International Conference in Addis Ababa. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, November 12, 2014 – The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), joined with the Ethiopian Pulses, Oilseeds and Spices Processors-Exporters Association (EPOSPEA) and other industry ...
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NASA Administrator, Ambassador Brigety, Ambassador Haslach discuss application of NASA Earth science for planning in Ethiopia and other African Union

Addis Ababa November 12, 2014, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Ambassador Patricia M. Haslach, U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia, and Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety, Ambassador of the United States of America to the African Union, met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, this week to share information about resources available to Africa to better mitigate environmental changes due to ...
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International Coffee Conference Focuses on Innovations in Quality and Traceability for High Value Export Market

U.S. Supports the Ethiopian Coffee Exporters Association to host the 3rd International Coffee Conference in Addis Ababa on November 6th and 7th Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, November 6, 2014 –The U.S. Government joined with coffee industry stakeholders to sponsor the Ethiopian Coffee Exporters Association in hosting the 3rd annual International Coffee conference.  Developing the coffee value chain is ...
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USAID and Ministry of Education Launch a National Mother Tongue Reading Program

15 million children to benefit from new materials and training of 65,000 teachers  Hawassa, October 29, 2014. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MOE) launched a national mother tongue reading curriculum to improve the reading skills of 15 million primary school students in Ethiopia.  Minister of ...
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USAID Facilitates Regional Forum to Attract Investors to The Ethiopia’s Livestock Sector

Four Regional Meetings Connect 100 Ethiopian Businesses, Potential Investors, and Sales Partners  Mekelle, Tigray, October 21, 2014 – The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID’s) Agricultural Growth Program-Livestock Market Development project (AGP-LMD), today held the fourth of four regional livestock investment forums in Mekelle. The forums connect foreign and local ...
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2014 School Milk Day Campaign Kick-off

USAID AGP-Livestock Market Development Project Promotes Milk at Schools in Four Regions  Mekelle, Tigray, October 20, 2014 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Feed the Future Initiative for food security and nutrition, today kicked off the first of five school milk day events in four regions at the SOS ...
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U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program provides support for Primary School Gender Club in Jimma

Jimma, October 16, 2014 – The Embassy of the United States of America has awarded a $2,000 grant through the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program (SSH) to a project initiated by the Gender Club members of Sexo Yeado Primary School. The project focuses on over 60 vulnerable girls every year who otherwise dropout from school due ...
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USAID Coordinator for Disability and Development Visits Ethiopia

Expands Program for Participation of Persons with Disabilities to 49 Primary Schools Addis Ababa. October 10, 2014.Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, USAID’s global Coordinator for Disability and Inclusive Development, and world-renowned lawyer and advocate for rights of persons with disabilities and children, visited Ethiopia this week to advance support to people with disabilities and facilitate their inclusion in ...
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USAID Equips ECX Coffee Certification Labs to Expand Specialty Markets

Certification Vital to Expanding Exports and Increasing Smallholder Farmer Incomes Hawassa, SNNPR, Ethiopia, October 7, 2014 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Agribusiness Market Development (AGP-AMDe) project provided new tools and instruments to equip Ethiopian Commodity Exchange coffee certification laboratories in Hawassa, Jimma and Dilla required for Specialty Coffee Association of American ...
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New Tools to Enable Smallholder Farmers to Reduce Post Harvest Loss, Increase Productivity, Sales Income

More than 1.5 million smallholder farmers to access post-harvest instruments Addis A2014 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Agribusiness Market Development (AGP-AMDe) program, a U.S. Feed the Future Initiative, handed over to Becho Woliso, Ambo & Errer Farmers’ Cooperative Unions (FCU) grain grading tools to help smallholder member farmers, notably in ...
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New Multi-Drug Resistant TB Facility Opens at Bishoftu Hospital

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) TBCARE Project, implemented by the KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, handed over a newly renovated facility for treatment of Multi-Drug Resistant TB (MDR-TB) to Oromia Regional Health Bureau, Bishoftu Hospital today. The new MDR-TB facility is to be one of the centers of excellence for the ...
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66 New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn in at U.S. Embassy

Ambassador Patricia Haslach administered the oath of service to 66 new Peace Corps Volunteers at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa today.  With this new group, there are now 231 Peace Corps Volunteers in Ethiopia providing English language education, combating HIV/AIDS, preventing environmental degradation, and promoting food security.  The Volunteers are located in Amhara, Oromia, ...
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U.S. Foreign Agricultural Service Workshop links Ethiopian Entrepreneurs with Former Borlaug Fellows and Scientists from Penn State University

From August 11-14, the U.S. Embassy’s Foreign Agriculture Service held a four-day Borlaug Fellowship workshop linking female agribusiness entrepreneurs from the Ethiopian coffee, dairy and feed sectors with former Borlaug fellows from the local agricultural research community as well as with scientists from Penn State University. The workshop, which was funded under the Feed the ...
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Clarification of 2000 U.S. Federal Aviation Administration Warning for Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, July 23, 2014 – There has been no recent FAA warning for flights in or out of Ethiopia.  The FAA flight prohibition ( SFAR 87 of May 16, 2000 ) (PDF 307 KB)  pertaining to Northern Ethiopia predates the June 18, 2000 cessation of hostilities between Ethiopia and Eritrea and has not been updated subsequently.  The FAA advisory ...
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USAID and Irish Aid Collaborate to Help Transform Milk Production in Ethiopia

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Irish Aid announced today a collaboration to provide funding to assist the development and adaption of technologies and business models required to transform the dairy sector in Ethiopia.  The Dairy Innovation Fund will be used for the design, demonstration and field-testing of technologies and business models ...
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U.S. Government is Gearing up to Support the Elimination of Fistula in Ethiopia

Around 200 policymakers, decision makers and experts on fistula convened at the national conference on fistula elimination under the theme “Ending Fistula and Transforming Lives by 2020.”  The Federal Ministry of Health is leading the development of an action plan to accelerate the elimination of obstetric fistula by the year 2020 and is hosting the ...
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Prime Minister Hailemariam and Ambassador Haslach Inaugurate a Comprehensive Outpatient Center at the University of Gondar Hospital

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn, and U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia Haslach inaugurated a new Comprehensive Outpatient Center (COC) at the University of Gondar Hospital in Gondar in the presence of Amhara Regional State President Ato Gadu Andargachew, Foreign Minister Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Minister of Health Dr. Keseteberhan Admassu, Minister ...
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USAID and Partners Unveil New Efforts to Save Millions of Women and Children from Preventable Deaths

More than $600 million in major public/private partnerships and awards with 26 partners to improve maternal and child survival to be announced Washington, D.C, June 25, 2014– The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will announce today that it is realigning $2.9 billion of the Agency’s resources to save up to half a million children ...
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USAID Commercial Farm Service Program Opens Center in Shashemane

Shashemane FSC is the sixth Ethiopian-owned farm enterprise to open in Oromia Region  Shashemane, Oromia Region, Ethiopia, June 12, 2014 – The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), held a ribbon cutting ceremony today for the Shashemane Farm Service Center (FSC).  It is the sixth such center to open in Oromia ...
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Over 11 Million Smallholder Farmers Poised to Double their Yields from New Blending Fertilizer Initiative

Tullu Bollo, Oromia, Ethiopia, June 9, 2014 – The Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture (MOA), with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), today inaugurated in Oromia the first ever fertilizer blending factory in Ethiopia. The MOA is working with other partners to open three more in ...
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U.S.-Africa Energy Ministerial Co-Chairs’ Summary from Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Ethiopian Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy Alemayehu

Friday, June 6, 2014 – The U.S.-Africa Energy Ministerial (USAEM) was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 3-4 June 2014 at the African Union Conference Center. The two-day meeting was characterized by constructive and collaborative discussion among the delegations, the private sector, and other stakeholders. The meeting ended with agreement to develop a clear roadmap to ...
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Power Africa’s Beyond the Grid Increasing Access through Small- Scale Energy Solutions

Beyond the Grid Framework to Build on Power Africa Initiative Progress Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 03, 2014 – Today, the U.S. Government is formally launching an innovative framework under President Obama’s Power Africa initiative to increase energy access for underserved populations across sub-Saharan Africa. Over an initial five year period, Beyond the Grid will leverage ...
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Export-Import Bank Announces Over $1 Billion Authorized for U.S. Exports to Sub-Saharan Africa in First Seven Months of Fiscal Year 2014

Ex-Im Bank Chairman Fred P. Hochberg makes announcement during U.S.-Africa Energy Ministerial in Ethiopia Washington, D.C. – The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) today announced that the Bank has authorized $1.1 billion to finance U.S. exports to sub-Saharan Africa in the first seven months of fiscal year 2014. The announcement was made ...
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59 New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn in at U.S. Embassy

Ambassador Patricia Haslach administered the oath of service to 59 new Peace Corps Volunteers at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa on May 2nd.  With this new group, there are now 235 Peace Corps Volunteers in Ethiopia providing English language education, combating HIV/AIDS, preventing environmental degradation, and promoting food security.  The Volunteers are located in ...
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U.S. Government Observes World Malaria Day with Ethiopian Partners

U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative Evaluation Sees Reduction in Malaria Deaths April 25, 2014, Bahir Dar – Today, representatives from the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) participated in the Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia (FMOH) World Malaria Day activities in ...
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New Chickpea Products Launched by G-8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition Partner Guts Agro Industry

The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), assisted  Ethiopian enterprise Guts Agro Industry in the launch of a new nutritious chickpea shiro product using chickpea purchased from farmer cooperative union partners, including Becho Weliso, Erer and Lume Adama from the Oromia Region. The collaboration is a result of the public-private ...
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American Farmers Offer Assistance to Ethiopia’s Agriculture Sector

Today, the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Ethiopia Mission Director Dennis Weller, announced that Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is joining the Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) program at an event in Addis Ababa where one of the first new farmer volunteers was introduced. The F2F program connects farmers in the United States ...
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Sesame Warehouse open Export Opportunities for Farmers in Amhara and Tigray Regions

Four New Warehouses to Benefit Over 41,000 Smallholder Farmers Dansha, Tigray, Ethiopia, March 27, 2014 – The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), inaugurated a new sesame warehouse in Dansha today with the Ethiopian Federal Cooperative Agency.  This is one of four new warehouses constructed over the last 18 months ...
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Statement in Response to Inquiries sent to U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa Officials Regarding U.S. Assistance Efforts in Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley

The U.S. 2014 Congressional Omnibus Appropriations Bill includes language that places restrictions on U.S. government assistance to Ethiopia, including in Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley. To clarify, U.S. financial assistance has not in the past, nor is it now, being used to support resettlement programs anywhere in Ethiopia. Existing U.S. Government assistance programs in the region ...
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Countering Violent Extremist Messaging in the Greater Horn of Africa Takes Center Stage at ACSS Seminar in Addis Ababa

The Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS), the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, and the government of Ethiopia opened a workshop on Countering Violent Extremist Messaging in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on February 24, 2014. The seminar, which runs from February 23 to 28, is being held in collaboration with the U.S. Agency for International Development ...
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United States Government Sponsored Innovation Lab to Improve Chickpea Production Launched in Ethiopia

USAID, UC Davis, and EIAR collaborate on international research program to benefit farmers February 24, 2014. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia —The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the University of California Davis (UC Davis) launched the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Climate Resilient Chickpeas housed at the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR). ...
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U.S. Ambassador to International Organizations in Vienna Visits Ethiopia

U.S. Ambassador to International Organizations in Vienna Joseph E. Macmanus visited the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia from February 11 – 14, 2014, on a regional trip to highlight U.S. government support for the peaceful uses of nuclear technology. Amb. Macmanus is also the U.S. Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna. ...
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United States Government Awards Eight Grants to Ethiopian Enterprises

USAID AGP-Livestock Market Development Project launches new Innovation Grants Fund The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Agricultural Growth Program-Livestock Market Development project (AGP-LMD) hosted a grant signing ceremony between USAID and eight grantees today.  The eight small grants valued at over $760,000 will encourage local Ethiopian investment and innovation in the livestock ...
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Ethiopian Businessmen Travel to the United States to Attend Industry Trade Shows

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa arranged for 30 Ethiopian businessmen to travel to the United States in January 2014 to participate in International Buyer Programs (IBP).  IBPs are a joint U.S. Government -private industry programs which welcome thousands of international buyers from around the world to the United States for business-to-business matchmaking with U.S. ...
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U.S. Government and Ethiopian Government launch Urban Health Program to reach 1.6 Million Households

Today, the U.S. Government through the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with Ethiopia’s Federal Ministry of Health, launched the Strengthening Ethiopia’s Urban Health Program, which will promote greater health access and improved health status for more than 1.6 million households in 49 cities through high-quality health services. The program will expand upon ...
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U.S. Government Announces Two Awards for Innovation in Energy and Agriculture to New Ethiopian Bamboo Enterprise

Grants total $1.75 million USD from multi-donor Powering Agriculture and Agriculture Fast Track Funds January 31, 2014. Addis Ababa – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Deputy Administrator Mark Feierstein announced the award of two grants to a start-up Ethiopian enterprise, African Bamboo, after touring the company’s testing facility.  Acting Deputy Feierstein was in ...
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United States Senator Transfers Cross-bred Diary Heifers to Families in Chacha

United States Senator James Inhofe, while visiting the Project Mercy site yesterday in the Chacha District of the Northern Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, delivered pregnant cross-bred dairy heifers to selected household dairy farmers in the district.  The heifers were funded through a partnership between Project Mercy and the U.S. Government, through the United States Agency ...
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U.S. Government funds Upgrades to Primary School

On January 9, Dr. Abyi Ford and local officials inaugurated  a new facility for the Mignon Lorraine Innes (MLI) Ford Primary School.   The U.S. Government contributed funds to support construction of the school’s library, latrines, and a security wall.  The ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication marked the completion of the work, which began in 2009. Approximately ...
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Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan Ambassador Donald Booth on the Current Situation in South Sudan

AMBASSADOR BOOTH: Okay, good morning, afternoon, whatever it is there.  Let me go ahead and start with just a short statement on today’s visit to Juba. I visited Juba today, where I had a frank and open discussion with President Salva Kiir; the discussion focused on a range of measures to halt the devastating violence in ...
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U.S. Government Inaugurates New Outpatient Department at Dil Chora Hospital

December 20, 2013(Dire Dawa): Today, the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Demeke Mekonnen, and U.S. Embassy PEPFAR Coordinator Dr. Carmela Abate inaugurated a new outpatient annex at Dil Chora Hospital in Dire Dawa in the presence of Ethiopia’s Minister of Health Dr. Kesetebirhan Admassu, Mayor Assed Ziyad and distinguished State Ministers. ...
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Peace Corps opens Tigray Regional Volunteer Support Office in Mekele

Mekele, Tigray Region, Dec 20, 2013 – Peace Corps, a U.S. Government people-to-people Volunteer program, officially opened its Tigray Regional Volunteer Support Office in Mekele on Friday, December 20, 2013.  Based on an agreement signed on January 10, 2013, between the Peace Corps and the Tigray Regional Administration, the Regional Volunteer Support Office will enhance ...
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USAID Commercial Farm Service Program Opens Bishoftu Farm Service Center

Bishoftu, Oromia Region, Ethiopia, December 17, 2013 – The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Commercial Farm Service Program, held a ribbon cutting ceremony today for Bishoftu Farm Service Center (FSC) —the first of six such centers in Oromia Region.  These private, retail supply and farm service businesses will serve as ...
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Ambassador Haslach Presents Certificates to Ethiopian Disability Rights Groups

Addis Ababa, December 12, 2013 – On December 12, the Ethiopian Women Disabled National Association and the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission received certificates from U.S. Ambassador Patricia Haslach for their participation in a study tour to the United States to examine legal aid for the disabled community.  Invoking the celebration of World Human Rights Day ...
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U.S. Ambassador Visited Repatriation Operation for Ethiopian Migrants Returning from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, November 27, 2013 – On November 26, the US Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia Haslach, accompanied by representatives of the Government of Ethiopia, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, the United Nations Children’s Fund, and the International Rescue Committee, visited the Bole International Airport and the ...
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The 2014 Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Program Registration Begins

November 27, 2013 – The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is pleased to announce that President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative continues this year with a new flagship program, the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.  Registration for the new program begins in December 2013 through an online application available at youngafricanleaders.state.gov. This program will bring over ...
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Project Mercy with the U.S. Government Transfers Cross-Bred Dairy Heifers to Dairy Farmers

Chacha, Amhara, Ethiopia, November 25, 2013 – Project Mercy in partnership with the U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), today provided its first round of pregnant cross-bred dairy heifers to five selected household dairy farmers in the Chacha District of the Northern Shewa Zone, Amhara Region.  With these heifers, the ...
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U.S. Government Kicks Off School Milk Day Events

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, November 21, 2013 – The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), today kicked off the first of 14 events known as “School Milk Days” at the Wushawushign Primary School in the Amhara Region.  The purpose of these events is to increase the awareness and knowledge of school ...
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U.S. Government and EPOSPEA Join Forces to market Ethiopian Pulses, Oilseeds, and Spices

Successes and Opportunities for Pulses, Oilseeds, and Spices Highlighted at International Conference Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, November 15, 2013 – The U.S. Government joined with the Ethiopian Pulses, Oilseeds and Spices Processors and Exporters Association (EPOSPEA) and other industry leaders and stakeholders as a major sponsor for the third international conference on pulses, oilseeds and spices, ...
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U.S. Government and the City of Addis Ababa to Strengthen Preparedness and Response for Urban Disasters

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, November 14, 2013 – The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), signed a partnership agreement on November 13 to improve urban emergency preparedness and response in Addis Ababa.  USAID will provide technical assistance to the city government of Addis Ababa that will make a significant difference in ...
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U.S. Ambassador Patricia Haslach Travels to Gondar

Gondar, November 8, 2013:  On her first official trip outside of Addis Ababa, U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia Haslach visited Gondar from November 7 to 8. Ambassador Haslach met with Mayor Getnet Amara and Zone Administrator Gizat Abiyu.  She also met with officials at Gondar University and with female university students for a discussion on ...
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First Power Africa Transaction moves forward with Landmark agreement between Ethiopian Government and Reykjavik Geothermal

October 3, 2013 – The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is pleased to share the announcement of a major transaction under President Obama’s Power Africa Initiative.  Gary Linden, USAID Ethiopia Acting Mission Director, noted the significance of the new project: “The Power Africa Initiative, announced by President Obama just last June, was designed precisely to ...
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2015 Diversity Visa Program Registration

September 30, 2013 – The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is please to share, below, the Department of State announcement for the 2015 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2015).  Ethiopia is an eligible country for DV-2015.  DV-2015 applicants must submit entries online to the website address below.  There is no charge for applications.  Persons or entities that ...
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United States Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia Haslach Presents Credentials

September 25, 2013, Addis Ababa – Patricia Haslach, United States Ambassador to Ethiopia, presented her credentials to President Girma Wolde-Giorgis today, September 25, 2013 at a credentialing ceremony held at the National Place. The United States Embassy in Addis Ababa released a video introducing Ambassador Haslach to the Ethiopian public.  The video can be found ...
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57 New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn in at U.S. Embassy

Addis Ababa, September 20, 2013 – Ambassador-Designate Patricia Haslach administered the oath of service to 57 new Peace Corps Volunteers at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa today.  With this new group, there are now 203 Peace Corps Volunteers in Ethiopia providing English language education, combating HIV/AIDS, preventing environmental degradation, and promoting food security.  The ...
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Acting Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet will visit Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 16, 2013: Acting Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet will visit Ethiopia from August 14-21, 2013.  In July, President Obama nominated Ms. Hessler-Radelet to be the permanent director of the Peace Corps, pending confirmation by the U.S. Senate. On August 19, Ms. Hessler-Radelet will meet with a new group of 57 Peace ...
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