Virtual Reality Game to Help Build Co(X)ist -ence Among Students with U.S. Government Support

Addis Ababa, December 5, 2023 – Building cultural awareness and social tolerance among students of different ethnic groups is key to creating durable peace across Ethiopia and the world.  New immersive educational role-playing games, like the new Co(X)ist game developed by team Co(X)ist, enable students to be immersed in the culture of different ethnic groups …

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U.S. Embassy Organizes Workshop on Investigative Journalism for Journalists and Students

Addis Ababa, September 26, 2023 – As part of its continued engagement with and support for Ethiopian media professionals, the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia sponsored award-winning writer, director, and producer Lara Stolman for workshops for journalists and students of journalism in Addis Ababa and Hawassa.    Focusing on investigative journalism, fact-checking, and mis/disinformation, the workshops facilitated information exchange on …

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken Remarks to the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

SPEECH ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE WASHINGTON, D.C. SEPTEMBER 13, 2023 Please find the video of the full speech here. SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Thank you.  Good morning, everyone. AUDIENCE:  Good morning. SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Dean Steinberg, Jim, thank you for the honor of joining the SAIS community to help inaugurate this truly magnificent new home. Jim has contributed so much over his remarkable …

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U.S. Embassy Sends Ethiocolor on U.S. Tour

Addis Ababa, September 5, 2023 – The U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs have partnered to send Ethiocolor to the United States for a month-long, multi-city tour through the Center Stage program. U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Tracey Jacobson met with the Ethiocolor performers on August 30 to wish them …

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USAID Mission Director Visits Regional Leaders and Humanitarian Projects in Mekelle, Tigray Region

Mekelle, August 31, 2023 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Ethiopia’s new Mission Director Scott Hocklander traveled to Tigray Region to meet with the Chief Administrator of the Interim Regional Administration of Tigray Getachew Reda; formally open the Mekelle American Corner at Mekelle University; and visit USAID humanitarian projects providing lifesaving support to …

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Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Hammer Travels to Kenya and Ethiopia

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 28, 2023 U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Mike Hammer will travel to Nairobi and Addis Ababa August 28 to September 8, where he will meet with Kenyan and Ethiopian officials, the African Union, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, and other international partners. He will discuss the ongoing crisis in Sudan …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 4, 2023 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matt Miller: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on advancing peace, prosperity, and stability in Ethiopia. Secretary Blinken noted progress in implementing the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement in northern Ethiopia and expressed concern regarding the situations in …

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U.S. Embassy Marks the 33rd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission

Addis Ababa, July 28, 2023 – In celebration of the 33rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa and the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC),  held an event to share the U.S. experience in developing the ADA and to discuss Ethiopia’s draft comprehensive disability proclamation, which is Ethiopia’s …

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

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

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World Press Freedom Day

PRESS STATMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 3, 2023 On the 30th annual World Press Freedom Day, the United States extends our deep gratitude to the remarkable journalists and media professionals around the world whose work ensures the flow of information and ideas that form the lifeblood of free and open societies.  Today we also reflect on the tremendous sacrifice paid by so …

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken With Yonathan Yosef of Fana Broadcasting

INTERVIEW ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA MARCH 16, 2023 QUESTION:  Thank you, Secretary of State.  Thank you for having us here.  Thank you for visiting Ethiopia at this critical time.  It means a lot and it shows a really – the maintained, longstanding relationship.  Thank you very much. SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Well, thank you for …

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U.S. Embassy & MoE Strengthen English Language Quality Improvement Efforts in Universities Across Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, November 22, 2022 – Ambassador Tracey Ann Jacobson, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, expressed the Embassy’s continued commitment to Ethiopia’s education sector, especially in English language instruction at universities across the country. Ambassador Jacobson and Dr. Solomon Abraha, CEO of Higher Education, Governance, and Administration at the Ministry of …

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U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa Launches Academy for Women Entrepreneurs 2022

Addis Ababa, November 22, 2022 – In observance of International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Fiona Evans, launched a year-long nationwide project for the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) 2022 in the U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa.   In her remarks, DCM Evans highlighted the importance of partnership between the United States and …

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U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa Launches Tech Camp

Addis Ababa, October 3, 2022 –  Ruth Anne Stevens-Klitz, Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, formally launched “Tech Camp Addis,” a yearlong, nationwide project, made possible with a grant from the United States government. Tech Camp Addis will be facilitated by international and local trainers, who are designers, developers, and disinformation …

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A Day of Remembrance

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

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Ambassador Jacobson Visits Transformative U.S. Investments in Adama, Oromia Region

Addis Ababa, July 26, 2022 – Ambassador Tracey Ann Jacobson, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, visited Adama City in the Oromia Region.  She sat down with Adama City Mayor, Hailu Jalde, met with community representatives, and visited transformative U.S. investments in the healthcare infrastructure and the youth of Oromia region. Ambassador …

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The United States Provides Over $37 Million to Ethiopia for COVID-19 Response

Embassy of the United States of America Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 5/8/20 The United States Provides Over $37 Million to Ethiopia for COVID-19 Response Addis Ababa, May 8, 2020– Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the United States Government has committed over $37 million to Ethiopia to help mitigate the spread of the virus. Through the U.S. …

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

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

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Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2020)

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY Addis Ababa Notice of Funding Opportunity   Funding Opportunity Title:             Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2020) Funding Opportunity Number:       PASNOFO-20-01 Deadline for Applications:                03/06/2020 CFDA Number:                                19.040 Total Amount Available:                  $5,000 to $25,000   The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia seek proposals from …

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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at SolveIt Closing Ceremony

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the SolveIt Closing Ceremony Addis Ababa August 19, 2019 (As prepared for delivery)   The Honorable Ambassador of Japan, Mr. Daisuke Matsunaga, The Chief Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency, Mr. Makoto Shinkawa, Distinguished guests, colleagues, and friends, And most importantly, the wonderful and very impressive participants in …

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: FULBRIGHT AFRICAN RESEARCH SCHOLAR PROGRAM

The Public Affairs Section of the Embassy of the United States of America is pleased to announce the Fulbright African Research Scholar Program (ARSP) for the 2019/2020 academic year. The ARSP is administered for the U.S. Department of State by the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), a division of the Institute of …

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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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