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  • Obama's Final State of the Union Address

    Obama's Final State of the Union Address

    Tonight marks the eighth year I’ve come here to report on the State of the Union. And for this final one, I’m going to try to make it shorter. I know some of you are antsy to get back to Iowa.

  • USAID honors business plan winners

    USAID honors business plan winners

    The Women in Agribusiness Leadership Network, through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Agribusiness Market Development and Livestock Market Development activities, honored the winners of the 2015 Business Plan Competition at its second annual conference today with the Rahel Mulatu Poultry Farm earning the top award.

  • United States announces $88 million

    United States announces $88 million

    Addis Ababa - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced an additional $88 million in humanitarian assistance for Ethiopia today to address the humanitarian crisis resulting from the impacts of the El Niño

  • Group stands together posing. (State Dept.)

    U.S. Government Supports Youth-focused Projects

    The United States Government, through the Department of Labor, is funding a $10 million project in Ethiopia's Amhara and SNNP regions to combat exploitative child labor. The project will address exploitative child labor in Ethiopia by promoting education and vocational training opportunities for target youth...

  • U.S. food assistance being unloaded in Djibouti

    U.S. food assistance being unloaded in Djibouti

    Thanks to the early warning and careful tracking of the progression of El Niño in the Horn of Africa, USAID was able to pre-position some of the relief commodities Ethiopia is now using to meet increased needs caused by El Niño. Through USAID, the United States is providing $128.4 million in emergency food assistance for Ethiopians in 2015.

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  • Statement by National Security Council Spokesperson Ned Price on the Arrest of Journalists in Ethiopia
    Statement by National Security Council Spokesperson Ned Price on the Arrest of Journalists in Ethiopia

    Having welcomed developments in Ethiopia earlier this year--including the release of several detained bloggers--that suggested increased protections for the fundamental right of free expression, we are deeply concerned by the recent arrests of other journalists in Ethiopia. We continue to urge the Ethiopian Government to build on earlier developments by strengthening free speech protections and broadening democratic progress, and note that the continued stifling of independent voices will only inhibit such progress as well as development and economic growth.   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 »

  • President Obama Proclaim November as National Adoption Month
    President Obama Proclaim November as National Adoption Month

    All young people deserve a safe place to live, and with each passing year, more children know the warmth and comfort of a loving family thanks to adoptive parents. People who adopt do so for a variety of reasons, but they are united in the kindness and devotion they show toward children -- the people who need it most. During National Adoption Month, we recognize the selflessness of adoptive families, and we thank them for opening their hearts and their doors to young people in need of a safe, stable place to call home.  Read More »

  • USAID Support Enhances Borena Pastoralists’ Resilience and Livelihoods
    USAID Support Enhances Borena Pastoralists’ Resilience and Livelihoods

    The community in Haro Bake today celebrated the opening of a rehabilitated micro dam that will increase its reservoir capacity by 502,800 cubic meters. The micro dam, rehabilitated with the support of the United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will enhance the community’s resilience and improve the nutritional status of families by saving the lives of thousands of livestock and increasing the amount of milk and meat obtained from them. The additional water harvested from the micro dam will enhance the ability of more than 15,000 households in the Borena rangelands and surrounding area to cope with failed rains and drought. The dam will also improve peace and security in the area by reducing conflict over dwindling water resources. 

  • Jimma and Cornell Universities join hands in developing climate smart Programs in Ethiopia using US Embassy’s seed grant
    Jimma and Cornell Universities join hands in developing climate smart Programs in Ethiopia using US Embassy’s seed grant

    A $15,000 of USG seed money granted has been provided to Cornell and Jimma universities to develop a linkage program on energy saving in 2010. In the course of 4 years, and using the seed money grant, the two universities initiated a series of expanded projects financed by the World Bank, EU ECOWAS and CARE International totaling $ 2.2 million. Apart from the projects they completed, they also join hands in developing Climate Smart Programs in Ethiopia by repeatedly taking samples at different time intervals from different sites in Ethiopia, to measure whether the interventions had relevant impact on the landscapes in terms of mineral composition, soil fertility, and moisture content and to report the result to policy makers. These Cornell/Jimma University joint projects demonstrate the multiplying effect of a single well-placed seed money grant.   Read More  »

  • USAID  Expands Wheat Flour Fortification
    USAID Expands Wheat Flour Fortification

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 8, 2015 - Key stakeholders from the wheat flour industry came together today to celebrate business growth and share learnings from three years of engagement under the African Alliance for Improved Food Processing activity, a public-private partnership between the United States Agency for International Development, Partners in Food Solutions and TechnoServe. The activity worked with Ethiopia’s commercial wheat millers, producers of fortified blended foods and flours, bakeries, and pasta manufacturers to expand wheat flour fortification in Ethiopia 

  • U.S. Government Inaugurates New Outpatient Department and Delivery Facility at Hiwot Fana Specialized University Hospital
    U.S. Government Inaugurates New Outpatient Department and Delivery Facility at Hiwot Fana Specialized University Hospital

    On October 5, a new outpatient department and delivery facility at Hiwot Fana Specialized University Hospital, built with funding from the Government of the United States and offering comprehensive integrated HIV clinical and maternity services, opened in Harar. Holly Wong, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Peter H. Vrooman, Charge d’Affaires, A.I., U.S. Embassy; Professor Chemeda Fininsa, Acting President of Haramaya University; Murad Abdulhadi, President of Harari Regional State; and Dr. Kebede Worku, State Minster of Health, participated in the inauguration of the hospital.  Read More »

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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.  

President Obama 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

  • 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.

2014 Human Rights Report on Ethiopia

  • 2014 Human Rights Report on Ethiopia

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

Messages for U.S. Citizens

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