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  • NASA Administrator Highlights Science in Visit to Addis Ababa

    NASA Administrator Highlights Science in Visit to Addis Ababa

    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Ambassador Patricia M. Haslach, and Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety, U.S. Ambassador to the African Union, met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, this week to share information about resources available to Africa to better mitigate environmental changes due to global climate change.

  • Ambassador Haslach Hosts Dinner for US artist

    Ambassador Haslach Hosts Dinner for US artist

    Ambassador Patricia Haslach hosted a reception for Maye Torres at her residence which will include a viewing of the documentary, Who Does She Think She Is, a film about the struggles of American women artists which features the visiting artist.

  • 239th Anniversary of the U.S. Marine Corps

    239th Anniversary of the U.S. Marine Corps

    I am once again honored, on behalf of the Department of State, to wish the U.S. Marine Corps my personal congratulations on your 239th birthday. From my days in the Navy to today as Secretary of State, I have always appreciated the character, courage, and valor of U.S. Marines.

  • Obama on International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

    Obama on International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

    History shows that a free press remains a critical foundation for prosperous, open, and secure societies, alowing citizens to access information and hold their governments accountable.

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  • U.S. Embassy observes Global Entrepreneurship Week with various events

    In recognition of the Global Entrepreneurship Week (Nov 17-23), the U.S. Embassy organized two events to observe the week. On Nov 20, 2014 a panel discussion took place at the Addis Ababa American Corner. Addis Ababa, St. Mary’s and Unity University students discussed with renowned entrepreneurs at the National Archive and Library Agency (NALA). The panelconsisted of journalist Muluken Yewondwossen, Editor-in-chief from Capital Newspaper on “Sharing Economy,” hospitality consultant and 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow Yonas Moges, Owner of Calibra Hospitality Consulting; Simret Abate, Owner and General Manager of Mulmul Bread and Cookies Industry; Hussen Ahmed, Managing Director of Farm Organic International and USG IVLP alumnus; Fulbright Specialist Luke Warford, expert in trade and industry; andHenok Assefa, Owner of Precise Consulting and the USAID business incubator project country manager. On Nov 21, 2014, a Digital Video Conference and networking event were organized with Young African Leader Initiative (YALI) business and entrepreneur sector network members, membersof AWEP and other Embassy contacts who engage in business activities. Audral Shallal, Managing Partner of BOSS Consulting – Paris, has spoken on angel investing and project financing and her presentation was followed by a Q&A session. 

  • USAID Announces $350,000 Grant for Camel and Cow Milk Processing and Collection in Somali Region
    USAID Announces $350,000 Grant for Camel and Cow Milk Processing and Collection in Somali Region

    USAID Mission Director Dennis Weller announced a $350,000 grant to a milk processing plant, Berwako Milk Processing PLC, in Jijiga Town to improve the milk market for pastoralist communities and enhance the competitiveness of the livestock industry in Ethiopia’s pastoralist areas. Berwako Milk Processing PLC was recently built to process cow and camel milk into different dairy products. USAID’s support to Berwako will enable more than 3,000 pastoral and agro pastoral households in Duhusha, Fafan, Bombas, Babile, Awbare and Kebribayah to have access to a more reliable and regular market for their milk. Better access to markets will in turn stimulate more production of milk, improving livestock productivity in the area. The company is planning to export products to Djibouti and Somaliland.  Read More »

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Launches New Water Systems in Somali Region of Ethiopia
    United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Launches New Water Systems in Somali Region of Ethiopia

    The United States Agency for International Development Mission Director (USAID) Dennis Weller officiated the launch of a new water site in the Gubadley kebele (district), Somali Region, as part of the USAID WATER Project implemented by the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Through IRC, USAID is partnering with communities and local officials to provide access to safe water for approximately 2,100 beneficiaries in the district. Major components of the water supply system that was constructed in Gubadley include a borehole fitted with a solar-powered pumping system, storage tanks, and a distribution system including two tap stands with four taps each.  Read More »

  • USAID Works to Strengthen Ethiopia’s Pulses, Oilseeds and Spices Sector
    USAID Works to Strengthen Ethiopia’s Pulses, Oilseeds and Spices Sector

    The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), joined with the Ethiopian Pulses, Oilseeds and Spices Processors-Exporters Association (EPOSPEA) and other industry leaders and stakeholders as a major sponsor for the Fourth International Pulses, Oilseeds, and Spices conference under the theme, “Global Partnership for Sustainable Market Growth." Through the conference, EPOSPEA hopes to strengthen and expand existing and new market linkages and outlets so that the sector can optimally contribute to the overall development perspectives of Ethiopia.  Read More »

  • Political Officer visited Ethiopians Fighting against Child Exploitation (E-FACE)
    Political Officer visited Ethiopians Fighting against Child Exploitation (E-FACE)

    U.S. Embassy Political Officer Eitan Plasse visited a labor sites that is supported by U.S. Department of Labor Ethiopians Fighting against Child Exploitation (E-FACE) project, which is run by MEDA (in collaboration with World Vision). In these sites trafficked youth between the ages of 14 and 17 are given training and equipment (and the working space) to develop practical skills and actually sell their finish products to local markets. Department of Labor has allocated 3.5 million USD for the 4 year E-FACE project that aims to reduce exploitative child labor by improving market access to textile and agricultural markets for 7,000 vulnerable families and improving working conditions and futures for 3,250 working youth.  

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