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Five Months of a Humanitarian Truce in Ethiopia

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 24, 2022 We are concerned by reports of renewed hostilities in Ethiopia.  We call on the Government of Ethiopia and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) to redouble efforts to advance talks to achieve a durable ceasefire without preconditions and ultimately bring a permanent end to the conflict. Over the past five months, ...
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USAID Director Announces $7.7 Million Investment in Amhara Region

Bahir Dar, August 17, 2022 – The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Ethiopia Mission Director Sean Jones announced a new $7.7 million investment to train the next generation of 750 Ethiopian disaster risk management professionals at Bahir Dar University (BDU), where he also met with university vice-president, Dr. Tesfaye Shiferaw.  This new investment, ...
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U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice Discusses Transitional Justice in Ethiopia 

Addis Ababa, August 10, 2022 U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice Beth Van Schaack and Ambassador Tracey Ann Jacobson met with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Demeke Mekonnen and various other government officials in Ethiopia to better understand systems of justice in Ethiopia.  They also met with officials such as the President of the ...
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The United States is Committed to Peace in Ethiopia and Across the Horn of Africa

Addis Ababa, August 9, 2022– During his first official visit to Ethiopia as U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa (SEHOA), Ambassador Mike Hammer met with senior Ethiopian government officials and African Union representatives to discuss opportunities and efforts to advance peace in Ethiopia and the region. SEHOA Hammer and Ambassador Tracey Jacobson, Chargé ...
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Vital Partners, Shared Priorities: The Biden Administration’s Sub-Saharan Africa Strategy

SPEECH ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FUTURE AFRICA PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA AUGUST 8, 2022 SECRETARY BLINKEN: Thank you so much. Good afternoon, everyone. It’s wonderful to be here, wonderful to be at this extraordinary university. To Professor Maharaj, to the entire leadership of the University of Pretoria, thank you for hosting us today on this magnificent campus. And Madam Minister, my ...
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