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The United States Announces Donation of 453,600 Doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine to Ethiopia

 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, July 19, 2021 – The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia announces the donation by the United States Government of 453,600 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as part of the U.S. government’s global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  The donated vaccines are part of the U.S. pledge to initially provide 25 million doses to Africa of 80 ...
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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JULY 6, 2021 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:‎ Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed today.  The Secretary stressed the need for all parties to the conflict to commit to an immediate, indefinite, negotiated ceasefire.  The Secretary condemned the destruction of bridges into Tigray and ...
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Ceasefire in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY NED PRICE, SPOKESPERSON June 29, 2021 Ceasefire in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region The Government of Ethiopia’s announcement yesterday of a unilateral ceasefire in the Tigray region could be a positive step if it results in changes on the ground to end the conflict, stop the atrocities, and allow unhindered humanitarian assistance. ...
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Alert: Situation in Mekele

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa continues to closely follow the complex and evolving situation in the Tigray Region.  Based on the current information available, flights to and from Mekele have been suspended temporarily, with no indication when they will resume.  Roads to and from Mekele are blocked, public transportation is not operating from the city, and cell phone ...
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