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  • European Union and the U.S. Power Africa Initiative Join Forces to Assist Partner Countries to Reduce Energy Poverty and Increase Access to Electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa
    European Union and the U.S. Power Africa Initiative Join Forces to Assist Partner Countries to Reduce Energy Poverty and Increase Access to Electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Addressing the critical need to finance infrastructure in Africa is a core theme at the United Nation’s Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Ethiopia. To support these efforts to improve power generation and access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa, Secretary of Treasury Jacob J. Lew, and European Union (EU) Commissioner Neven Mimica today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance coordination between the EU and Power Africa that will deepen their ongoing long-term engagement with partner countries and the private sector to assist developing countries increase access to electricity for over 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa.  Read More »

  • The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy conducts an Independence Day Quiz
    The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy conducts an Independence Day Quiz

    High school students competed in a quiz contest based on the knowledge they have about the Fourth of July at the U.S. Embassy. The quiz was fun and competitive and included a nail biting tie breaker to identify the three winners where first to third place winners received prizes. 

  • U.S. Embassy conducts American Corner Coordinators workshop
    U.S. Embassy conducts American Corner Coordinators workshop

    Our programming partners gathered at the U.S. Embassy from June 30 to July 2 for the annual American Corner Coordinators Workshop. Embassy Information Officer Katherine Diop welcomed the Coordinators to the training which included presentations from the Information Resource Center staff on tools and planning for outreach in each of our ACs around the country. 

  • U.S. Embassy announces winners of the 2015 Environmental Challenge Photo Contest
    U.S. Embassy announces winners of the 2015 Environmental Challenge Photo Contest

    On June 30, 2015 the U.S. Embassy announced winners for the 2015 U.S. Embassy-sponsored Environmental Challenge Photo in Addis Ababa. Habtamu Gebremeskel, Eyerusalem Adugna and Kalkidan Mihretu won 3rd, 2nd and 1st place respectively. Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Vrooman handed over certificates and prizes to the winners after a jam-packed program filled with speakers on different environmental topics. The Embassy received 116 photo submissions for the contest. 

  • U.S. Embassy awards best cloth bag design contestants
    U.S. Embassy awards best cloth bag design contestants

    As part of the World Environment Month celebration, the U.S. Embassy held an environment friendly shopping bag contest open to high school students at our five American Corners around the country. The contest was organized to create awareness about the negative impact of plastic shopping bags on the environment. Students were expected to come up with creative design using cheap and old clothes that would interest people to use for shopping. Winning students from Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Harar and Jimma were awarded with sewing machines and are asked to advocate the importance of replacing plastic bags with cloth bags for the health of the environment in their schools. 

  • Los Angeles Trade Delegation Visits Addis Ababa in Connection with the Inaugural Los Angeles-Addis Ababa Ethiopian Airlines Flight
    Los Angeles Trade Delegation Visits Addis Ababa in Connection with the Inaugural Los Angeles-Addis Ababa Ethiopian Airlines Flight

    From June 22 to 25, the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, through its Foreign Commercial Service office, will host a trade and business delegation of members from the Los Angeles World Airports, the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board, and the City of Los Angeles to celebrate Ethiopian Airlines’ new service from Addis Ababa to Los Angeles, via Dublin, Ireland.   Read More »

  • USAID Trains 63 Women to Succeed as Dairy and Livestock Entrepreneurs
    USAID Trains 63 Women to Succeed as Dairy and Livestock Entrepreneurs

    The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), held a graduation ceremony today for 63 women who received technical and business skills development training. The training provided them with the skillsets needed to become successful owners and operators of dairy, meat and live animal businesses.  Read More »

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  • President Obama’s Historic 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.

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

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

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