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    President Obama remarks at YALI Presidential Summit

    "Welcome to Washington. I know most of you are visiting our country for the first time. So on behalf of the American people, welcome to the United States of America. (Applause.) We are thrilled to have you here. "

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  • Secretary Kerry

    Secretary Kerry remarks at YALI Presidential Summit

    Secretary Kerry highlights Ethiopian Washington Fellow in his opening remarks at Young African Leaders Summit.

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  • Bill Gates Honored at AAU

    Bill Gates Honored at AAU

    "I am deeply grateful for this honorary degree. I never got my real degree. I dropped out to start Microsoft, and never went back. So getting a diploma I can put on the wall and show my father is a relief. It is a special honor to receive an honorary degree from Addis Ababa University." (Photo: MoFA Ethiopia)

  • Ambassador Haslach Hosts Iftar Dinner

    Ambassador Haslach Hosts Iftar Dinner

    Ambassador Patricia Haslach hosted Iftar dinner for prominent Muslim woman from NGOs, business, law enforcement and from the media.

  • U.S. Embassy Donates Braille Books

    U.S. Embassy Donates Braille Books

    The U.S. Embassy donated braille books and demonstrated new technology including the “SARA Scanning and Reading Appliance,” which helps the visually impaired to read books and magazines.

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    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 »

  • Secretary Kerry
    2014 Eid Al-Fitr Message from Secretary Kerry

    As we mark the end of Ramadan, I am honored to wish all Muslims a wonderful Eid-al-Fitr. On this happy occasion, many of my fellow Americans will join Muslims across the globe to celebrate the close of a holy month symbolizing charity, community, and the shared values of humanity.As in centuries past, Muslim communities around the world will mark this day by giving to the less fortunate. They will gather to feast and reflect on the bounty they have had the good fortune of receiving. The richness and diversity of Muslim communities reminds us of the bonds that tie and bring all of us together, strengthening the bridges of our shared humanity. On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, I wish you a happy Eid al-Fitr. 

  • Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield
    Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield interview with VOA on US-African Leaders Summit

    Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield sits down with host Carol Castiel to preview the purpose and goals of the first-ever US-African Leaders Summit to take place in Washington from August 5 to 6. They also discuss US policy toward Africa including efforts to end the tragic civil war in South Sudan, combat the terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria, bring stability to Mali and the Central African Republic, counter China’s nefarious influence on the continent, foster good governance and to fight corruption.   Audio »

  • The United States Contributes Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the Crisis in South Sudan
    The United States Contributes Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the Crisis in South Sudan

    Today, Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard announced nearly $22 million in additional humanitarian assistance for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Sudan and South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda. With this latest funding, the United States is providing more than $456 million in humanitarian assistance in fiscal year 2014 to refugees, IDPs, and other conflict-affected populations impacted by the crisis in South Sudan.   Read More »

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