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  • U.S.-Ethiopia Bilateral Defense Committee meeting

    U.S.-Ethiopia Bilateral Defense Committee meeting

    The 5th executive-level U.S.-Ethiopia Bilateral Defense Committee (BDC) meeting took place in Washington D.C. from 11-13 May 2015. The purpose of the BDC was to share regional perspectives on security, with a focus on Somalia, Yemen, and South Sudan, and to review U.S. security cooperation in Ethiopia.

  • White House Statement on Murders in Libya

    White House Statement on Murders in Libya

    The United States condemns in the strongest terms the brutal mass murder purportedly of Ethiopian Christians by ISIL-affiliated terrorists in Libya. We express our condolences to the families of the victims and our support to the Ethiopian government and people as they grieve for their fellow citizens.

  • Amb. Haslach Condemns the Terrorist Violence in Libya

    Amb. Haslach Condemns the Terrorist Violence in Libya

    I would like to offer my deepest condolences to the Ethiopians, and their families, murdered in the horrific violence in Libya this weekend and reiterate the support the United States has offered the government of Ethiopia in fighting the common scourge of terrorism.

  • U/S Sherman meets with PM Hailemariam

    U/S Sherman meets with PM Hailemariam

    Under Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn to discuss various local and regional issues of mutual concern. They focused on security issues, elections, the situations in Yemen and Somalia, and the ongoing threats in the region such as al-Shabaab.

  • U/S Sherman meets with FM Tedros Adhanom

    U/S Sherman meets with FM Tedros Adhanom

    U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman visited with Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom to discuss issues of mutual interest and concern between the United States and Ethiopia. Under Secretary Sherman came to Ethiopia directly from the G7 meeting held in Lubeck, Germany.

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Embassy News

  • U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer attends Access English Program graduation
    U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer attends Access English Program graduation

    Learning English can help you succeed. The U.S. Embassy-supported Access English program graduated 75 students for the two-program in Harar today. Managed by Haramaya University, the program strengthens the English language and life skills of high school students, and also exposes them to elements of American culture, including volunteerism and the importance of community engagement. 

  • U.S. Embassy supports preservation of Cultural Heritage in Harar
    U.S. Embassy supports preservation of Cultural Heritage in Harar

    Harar has an amazing cultural heritage, and the U.S. Embassy is proud to help support it's preservation. With a grant to the City's Bureau of Culture and Tourism, the Sharif Museum (residence of Ras Mekonnen) has been able to digitize and preserve hundreds of documents dating from as back as the 10th century. 

  • U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa celebrates International Jazz Day
    U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa celebrates International Jazz Day

    On May 13, 2015, the U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa celebrated International Jazz Day at African Jazz Village under the theme "Increase public awareness and appreciation of jazz music and its role in promoting peace, unity and dialogue". Over 200 embassy contacts from culture, media, government, civil society and alum attended the event. Public Affairs Section also promoted the event using embassy’s facebook that resulted high number of exchange of ideas. The legendary father of Ethio-Jazz, Mulatu Astatke had his rare appearance and performed with young jazz musicians. 

  • Monument for Colonel John C. Robinson unveiled
    Monument for Colonel John C. Robinson unveiled

    Unveiling of the monument of Colonel John C Robinson took place today in the presence of Ambassador Patricia Haslach, former President of Ethiopia H.E. Girma Wolde Giorgis and members and president of the Ethiopian Patriots Association at Gullelle Cemetery. The event was organized by the Ethiopian Patriots Association in collaboration with International Council for the Commemoration of Col John Robinson. John C. Robinson was an African American aviator who, for his heroic struggle against the fascist occupation of Ethiopia in the 1930’s, was made a Colonel in the Ethiopian Military and who lost his life in the service of Ethiopia on March 26, 1954. He was also instrumental in establishing both the Ethiopian Air Force and Air Lines. Right after independence, Robinson came back to Ethiopia and built a cadre of black pilots and ground crews and was named the Commander of the Imperial Ethiopian Air Force. Ambassador Haslach at the event said that “John Robinson’s story stands out as a remarkable example of the individual bonds between the peoples of our two countries. Today, we honor the spirit of this bond between the Ethiopian and American peoples by dedicating a monument for Col. John Robinson who gave his life for Ethiopia 61 years ago. We are in indebted to and appreciate the contributions of John C. Robinson and commit to honoring his name and memory so that future generations may aspire to follow in his footsteps in strengthening the partnership between our two nations”. Ambassador Haslach has also thanked the Ethiopian Patriots Association and the International Council for the Commemoration of Col John Robinson for their effort in organizing the event.  

  • U/S Wendy Sherman Highlights Cooperation on Security and Economic Development, Urges Progress on Democracy and Elections
    U/S Wendy Sherman Highlights Cooperation on Security and Economic Development, Urges Progress on Democracy and Elections

    During her two day visit to Ethiopia Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman addressed the full range of issues in the U.S.-Ethiopian bilateral relationship. Noting the three pillars upon which the U.S. frames its engagement, in her meetings and public comments Under Secretary Sherman stressed our positive cooperation on security issues, highlighted progress in supporting economic growth and development, and expressed hope that Ethiopia’s May 2015 elections would be free and credible, and that Ethiopia would continue to work towards strengthening its democratic institutions.   See exclusive interview with The Reporter »

  • U.S. Peace Corps Hosts Action for Gender Equality Summit in Addis Ababa
    U.S. Peace Corps Hosts Action for Gender Equality Summit in Addis Ababa

    Peace Corps Ethiopia’s Gender and Development Committee (GAD) is hosting the second annual Action for Gender Equality (AGE) Summit from March 12-16, 2015 in Addis Ababa. The AGE Summit is a leadership capacity building event that marks the culmination of a 3-month volunteer competition of consistent and targeted youth-centered gender and development programming in sites throughout Ethiopia.  Read More »

Funding Opportunity Announcement

  • CDC Funding Opportunity Announcement This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) supports the implementation of programs and activities that focus on protecting and improving health globally through regional, national, and local partnerships. Its purpose is to support immediate response efforts for the current Ebola outbreak, other infectious disease outbreaks or health threats, and Public Health Emergencies of International Concern (PHEICs). For more information and application procedures visit: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276351

Do You Want to be a Member of the IRC?

  • The U.S. Embassy Information Resource Center (IRC) is introducing a new membership policy in order to provide better service to its users.  The new membership system will enable the IRC to improve communication with all members while maintaining the same level of service, and even adding new ones. Read More

2014 Trafficking in Person Report on Ethiopia

  • 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report

Information page on Ebola

  • Information about Ebola

    Click here for up-to-date information and facts about the Ebola outbreak.

Messages for U.S. Citizens

  • Messages for U.S. Citizens

Welcome to the USA

  • Welcome to the USA

U.S. Embassy Invitation to Bid

  • US 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.

Educational Opportunities

  • ECA