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  • Embassy Inaugurates Renovated American Corner

    Embassy Inaugurates Renovated American Corner

    On August 16, 2014, Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Vrooman officially opened the renovated Abe Mengesha Geneme Public Library and the American Corner building located in Bahir Dar City. The Embassy donated braille books and library equipment including computers, kindles, iPads, and a SARA reader for visually impaired users.

  • U.S. Foreign Agricultural Service Workshop links ...

    U.S. Foreign Agricultural Service Workshop links ...

    From August 11-14, the U.S. Embassy’s Foreign Agriculture Service held a four-day Borlaug Fellowship workshop linking female agribusiness entrepreneurs from the Ethiopian coffee, dairy and feed sectors with former Borlaug fellows from the local agricultural research community as well as with scientists from Penn State University.

  • Chargé d’Affaires Peter Vrooman and Peace Corps Country Director Greg Engle

    Embassy commemorates Gambella plane crash victims

    The U.S. Embassy hosted a ceremony to commemorate the lives of the nine Americans and seven Ethiopians who perished in a plane crash in the Gambella region 25 years ago while on a humanitarian famine-relief mission, including Congressman George “Mickey” Leland.

  • President Obama

    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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  • Statement by Jen Psaki on South Sudanese Opposition’s Detention of a Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (MVM) Observer Team
    Statement by Jen Psaki on South Sudanese Opposition’s Detention of a Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (MVM) Observer Team

    The United States government strongly condemns the temporary detention of six members of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development’s (IGAD) Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (MVM) team and three aircrew by opposition forces on August 23rd in Mayom County, Unity State, South Sudan. We also regret the death of a member of the MVM team during this incident, and await the results of a formal investigation. Impediments to movement of MVM personnel are a clear violation of the Cessation of Hostilities (COH) agreement, signed by both sides on January 23. We reiterate our support for IGAD mediation efforts, and underscore the importance of MVM operations in facilitating the implementation of the COH agreement and the recently signed Security Matrix. 

  • Ethiopian Airlines Enters into Codeshare Agreement with United Airlines
    Ethiopian Airlines Enters into Codeshare Agreement with United Airlines

    Ethiopian Airlines entered into a codeshare agreement with United Airlines, effective 30 August 2014. The new codeshare agreement between the two Star Alliance member airlines covers the Addis Ababa–Washington, D.C. trunk route, as well as points in Africa and the U.S. With this codeshare agreement, travelers between the U.S. and Africa will be able to enjoy unmatched and seamless connectivity options thanks to United’s strong network in the U.S. and Ethiopian’s unparalleled coverage of East, Central, Southern and Western African destinations.  Read More »

  • President Obama
    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 »

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  • Consular Consolidated Database: Updates on Operational Status.

    • We have made significant progress and issued most of the worldwide backlog of nonimmigrant visa cases.  We are working to bring the Consular Consolidated Database back to full operational capacity.
    • We continue to prioritize immigrant visas, adoption cases, and emergency nonimmigrant visa cases.  We are printing visas for these cases AND ALL CASES with very few delays.
    • We are aware of a small number of visa cases still in process because of system performance issues.  We are working diligently to clear those cases. 
    • Visa applicants are advised they might still experience delays of up to one week in addition to normal processing times.  Applicants should take this into consideration when making travel plans. 
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