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    Ambassador Haslach New Year Message

    As Ethiopians throughout the world celebrate the Ethiopian New Year, I would like to express my warmest wishes for a prosperous and joyous New Year to you and your families. Americans and Ethiopians share many common values, including the desire to make a better life for our children and to make the world a better place.

  • Community Outreach Youth Soccer tournament

    Community Outreach Youth Soccer tournament

    Public Affairs Officer David Kennedy and Cultural Affairs Officer Learned Dees attended the championship game of the Community Outreach Youth Soccer (COYS) tournament in Dire Dawa. The program, supported for the past two years by the U.S. Embassy, brought together boys and girls from age 14-16.

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  • Deputy Secretary for the US Department of Agriculture Krysta Harden

    Food for Progress Helps Female Farmer Forge ...

    Deputy Agriculture Secretary Krysta Harden visited a small-scale, woman-owned dairy farm to see how the Feed Enhancement for Ethiopian Development (FEED) Project, an activity supported by USDA’s Food for Progress Program, has boosted milk production through better feeding practices and farm management.

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    Ambassador attends YSEL closing ceremony

    Ambassador Patricia Haslach meets with a group of Youth Solidarity English Language (YSEL) campers near the end of the camp’s closing ceremony. The camps, organized and run by the American Council for International Education with help from Ethiopian staff and is an innovative collaboration with Peace Corps.

  • Embassy Inaugurates Renovated American Corner

    Embassy Inaugurates Renovated American Corner

    On August 16, 2014, Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Vrooman officially opened the renovated Abe Mengesha Geneme Public Library and the American Corner building located in Bahir Dar City. The Embassy donated braille books and library equipment including computers, kindles, iPads, and a SARA reader for visually impaired users.

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  • U.S. officials attended Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership meeting in Ethiopia

    From August 27-29, 2014, the Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) Global Partnership (GP) held its 3rd annual workshop in Addis Ababa. LEDS GP brings together more than 120 governmental and international institutions to advance climate-resilient, low-emissions development through coordination, information exchange, and cooperation among programs and countries working to advance low emissions climate resilient growth. Areas of focus at this year’s workshop included: mobilizing high-level political leadership and engaging private sector support on LEDS processes; catalyzing LEDS implementation through linking national and sub-national action as well as through mobilizing public and private finance; communicating and analyzing development benefits of LEDS, with a specific emphasis on poverty reduction, economic growth, and climate resilience; and strengthening communities of practice through the sharing of successful LEDS approaches and models. 

  • Statement by Jen Psaki on South Sudanese Opposition’s Detention of a Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (MVM) Observer Team
    Statement by Jen Psaki on South Sudanese Opposition’s Detention of a Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (MVM) Observer Team

    The United States government strongly condemns the temporary detention of six members of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development’s (IGAD) Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (MVM) team and three aircrew by opposition forces on August 23rd in Mayom County, Unity State, South Sudan. We also regret the death of a member of the MVM team during this incident, and await the results of a formal investigation. Impediments to movement of MVM personnel are a clear violation of the Cessation of Hostilities (COH) agreement, signed by both sides on January 23. We reiterate our support for IGAD mediation efforts, and underscore the importance of MVM operations in facilitating the implementation of the COH agreement and the recently signed Security Matrix. 

  • President Obama
    Statement by the President on the Occasion of Eid-al-Fitr

    As Muslims throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to them and their families. This last month has been a time of fasting, reflection, spiritual renewal, and service to the less fortunate. While Eid marks the completion of Ramadan, it also celebrates the common values that unite us in our humanity and reinforces the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other, especially those impacted by poverty, conflict, and disease.  Read More »

  • U.S. Embassy Addis
    Clarification of 2000 U.S. Federal Aviation Administration Warning for Ethiopia

    There has been no recent FAA warning for flights in or out of Ethiopia. The FAA flight prohibition (SFAR 87 of May 16, 2000) 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 (KFDC A0012/97) pertaining to Ethiopia/Kenya dates to 2002.  Read More »

  • Zone 9 Bloggers Charged by Ethiopian Court for Terrorism
    Zone 9 Bloggers Charged by Ethiopian Court for Terrorism

    The United States is deeply concerned by the Ethiopian Federal High Court’s July 18 decision to press charges against seven bloggers (including one in absentia) and three independent journalists under the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation.   Read More »

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