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  • Ambassador Haslach on the Killings in Gambella

    Ambassador Haslach on the Killings in Gambella

    I would like to offer my deepest condolences to the Ethiopian families who had members of their families killed or kidnapped in the horrific attack in Gambella this past week. The United States condemns in the strongest terms these attacks against innocent civilians, and stands with the people of Ethiopia during this sad time.

  • USAID Inaugurates Fluoride Reduction Center

    USAID Inaugurates Fluoride Reduction Center

    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.

  • USTDA Hosts Procurement Leaders from Ethiopia

    USTDA Hosts Procurement Leaders from Ethiopia

    The U.S. Trade and Development Agency welcomed a delegation of 14 senior Ethiopian officials to share best practices on innovative, value-based mechanisms that can improve public procurement outcomes.

  • 60 New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn in

    60 New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn in

    Ambassador Patricia M. Haslach administered the oath of service to 60 new Peace Corps Volunteers at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa today. These Volunteers will be working as either Environment or Community Health professionals throughout Ethiopia. With this new group there are now over 250 Peace Corps Volunteers serving in the four administrative regions of Tigray, Oromiya, Amhara and SNNP.

  • U.S. and Ethiopia Hold Bilateral meeting

    U.S. and Ethiopia Hold Bilateral meeting

    On March 29, Ambassador 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.

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  • Press Conference: Jeremy Konyndyk Director, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance
    Press Conference: Jeremy Konyndyk Director, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

    "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 here for several days focusing on the U.S. humanitarian response to the current drought in Ethiopia. "  Read More »

  • USAID Supports Financial Service Expansion in Somali Region
    USAID Supports Financial Service Expansion in Somali Region

    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 Omar. Launched in partnership with the Somali Microfinance Institution (SMFI), HelloCash is, a mobile based money service in Ethiopia. Over the next three years, the new service expects to have 780,000 mobile banking users with projected transactions of $12 million annually through loans, savings, and money transfer services. HelloCash will also create employment opportunities for at least 2,000 households as agents, marketers, and service providers.  Read More »

  • GatesAir Wins National Digital TV Transition Project in Ethiopia
    GatesAir Wins National Digital TV Transition Project in Ethiopia

    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 Ethiopia’s national digital TV (DTV) network. In support of the contract, GatesAir will design, supply, install, test and commission a DVB-T2 over-the-air network solution for 26 new transmission sites, and upgrade systems at 74 existing facilities. In addition, GatesAir will provide a financing solution through one of the world’s most prominent financial institutions, J.P Morgan, with support from Export Development Canada (EDC).  Read More »

  • Lucy’s and the Seattle Reign to Forge Partnership
    Lucy’s and the Seattle Reign to Forge Partnership

    he 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, and visiting American women players met with Ethiopian Football Federation officials at the Elili hotel to discuss plans for forging a strategic partnership which would link the Ethiopian National team known as the Lucy’s and the U.S. based Seattle Reign. Representatives of the two teams performed a ceremonial jersey exchange to cement their partnership.  Read More »

  • New Grant Highlights U.S. Cultural Support to Ethiopia
    New Grant Highlights U.S. Cultural Support to Ethiopia

    In the presence of the U.S. Ambassador Patricia M. Haslach; His Holiness Aba Matias and H.E. Minister Aisha Mohammed, the Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage and World Monuments Fund signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a grant provided by the U.S. Government that will enable a needs assessment for the preservation of Yemrehanna Christos Church. The grant, in the amount of $150,000, was provided through the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation, which is an annual competitive program of the U.S. Department of State.  Read More »

  • Press Briefing with Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Press Briefing with Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    I’m here in Ethiopia for several reasons including the first Ministerial Conference on Immunization which is a very important event. Vaccines and immunizations are one of the greatest achievements of humankind, and they have resulted in literally hundreds of millions of lives saved. We are very close to eradicating Polio from the world, and of course it’s now been nearly 40 years since Smallpox was eradicated. And CDC had the honor of being an important part of the Smallpox effort and we’re similarly honored to be part of the Polio eradication effort.  Read More »

  • USAID Activity Puts Ethiopian Agribusiness on World Map
    USAID Activity Puts Ethiopian Agribusiness on World Map

    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 of the work achieved. “The next five years will prove Ethiopia can meet its own food needs while impressing the world with high quality products,” said USAID Mission Director Dennis Weller.  Read More »

  • United States Announces Nearly $100 Million in Additional Food Assistance for Ethiopia
    United States Announces Nearly $100 Million in Additional Food Assistance for Ethiopia

    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.  Read More »

  • New Outpatient Center Built by the U.S. Government Opens at Gondar University Hospital
    New Outpatient Center Built by the U.S. Government Opens at Gondar University Hospital

    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 (PEPFAR) for the construction of the new facility.  Read More »

  • The United States Concerned By Clashes in Oromia, Ethiopia
    The United States Concerned By Clashes in Oromia, Ethiopia

    The United States is deeply concerned by the recent clashes in the Oromia region of Ethiopia that reportedly have resulted in the deaths of numerous protestors. We greatly regret the deaths that have occurred and express our condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives. We urge the government of Ethiopia to permit peaceful protest and commit to a constructive dialogue to address legitimate grievances. We also urge those protesting to refrain from violence and to be open to dialogue. The government of Ethiopia has stated publicly that the disputed development plans will not be implemented without further public consultation. We support the government of Ethiopia’s stated commitment to those consultations and urge it to convene stakeholders to engage in dialogue as soon as possible.  Amharic »

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  • U.S. Response to the Ethiopian Drought
    U.S. Response to the Ethiopian Drought

    The United States has been very responsive to the Government of Ethiopia's requests to provide humanitarian relief for those suffering from the drought. The El Nino has significantly impacted weather patterns in Ethiopia, limiting agricultural production, straining livelihoods and exacerbating food insecurity among vulnerable households.  

U.S. Election 2016

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2015 Human Rights Report on Ethiopia

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President Obama visit to Ethiopia

  • President Obama’s Historic Visit to Ethiopia
    President Obama’s Historic Visit to Ethiopia

    U.S. President Barack Obama visited Ethiopia from July 26 - July 28, 2015. During his visit, he engaged in a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, with whom he also conducted a press conference; attended a State Dinner Banquet with Ethiopian cultural music and dance; hosted a multi-lateral meeting with regional leaders; and presented a historic speech at the African Union Headquarters, after meeting with AU Chairperson Dlamini-Zuma. Click here for full information and pictures about his visit.

U.S. Embassy Invitation to Bid

  • U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa’s invitation to bid/tender/ request for quotation/request for proposal etc. can be accessed from http://ethiopia.usembassy.gov/announcements2.html where you can get the terms and conditions of the bid, and the deadline for bid acceptance etc.

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Do You Want to be a Member of the IRC?

  • The U.S. Embassy invites all interested to become full members of its Information Resource Center (IRC).  As a member you can have full access to the IRC’s services and resources and enjoy its programs. For more information, Read More

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