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  • Dedication of a Reading Garden to John Robinson

    Dedication of a Reading Garden to John Robinson

    Ambassador Patricia Haslach dedicated a reading garden at the U.S. Embassy to commemorate the extraordinary contributions of Colonel Robinson.

  • U.S. Extends Commitment to Combat TB in Ethiopia

    U.S. Extends Commitment to Combat TB in Ethiopia

    Representatives from the Governments of Ethiopia and the United States joined with officials from ALERT and St. Peter’s hospitals to inaugurate renovated tuberculosis (TB) laboratories and an outpatient department.

  • Sec. Spellings launches Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon

    Sec. Spellings launches Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon

    Former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spelling and Ambassador Patricia Haslach attended the launching ceremony of the Government of Ethiopia’s National Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Strategic Action Plan, the Cervical Cancer Screening Guideline and the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon (PRRR) Cervical Cancer Engagement Plan.

  • Amb. Haslach attends World Vision Book Launch

    Amb. Haslach attends World Vision Book Launch

    Ambassador Patricia Haslach highlighted the important role of faith-based communities in promoting maternal health. At the release of the book “Practicing Faith: Four Stories from Ethiopia,” which captures best practices, models and achievements of faith leaders engaged in improving maternal health, Ambassador Haslach delivered remarks.

  • Press Conference on African Issues at AU Summit

    Press Conference on African Issues at AU Summit

    Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, and Ambassador Reuben Brigety, US Representative to the AU, and Permanent Representative of the US to UNECA held a press conference with local and foreign journalists on African issues, including African elections, Ebola, Boko Haram, press freedom and other subjects.

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  • Public Affairs Section organized an essay writing contest in Dire Dawa, Harar, Jimma and Bahir Dar
    Public Affairs Section organized an essay writing contest in Dire Dawa, Harar, Jimma and Bahir Dar

    Public Affairs Office in Addis Ababa organized an essay writing contest at Dire Dawa, Harar, Bahir Dar and Jimma American Corners in February 2015. The contest was held in commemoration of the Black History Month which is celebrated every year during the month of February. The event was celebrated by holding essay writing competition among secondary and preparatory school students in the aforementioned cities. The contest was led by the Public Affairs Officers: David Kennedy, Katherine Diop and Learned Dees, and other volunteered officers in the Embassy. Five students from each city were identified as winners and awarded iPad and Kindles. The theme of 2015 BHM’s “A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture.”  Read More  »

  • US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) officer accompanied the largest Ethiopian food buyers to the 20th Gulf food show
    US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) officer accompanied the largest Ethiopian food buyers to the 20th Gulf food show

    This week, Michael Francom from the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) office at the US Embassy in Addis Ababa accompanied a half dozen of the largest Ethiopian food buyers to the 20th Gulf food show in Dubai. USDA Ambassador, Asif Chaudhry, welcomed them along with other USDA-accompanied African buyers to the event. While at the show, the Ethiopian buyers met with a number of US exhibitors, made on the spot purchases and established a number of promising business leads that are expected to result in additional sales of US food and agricultural products. Among USDA's many functions is to increase US ag exports, with sales to Ethiopia reaching $83 million in 2014. 

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    Zone 9 Bloggers Move to Trial on Amended ATP Charges in Ethiopia

    The United States is concerned by the Ethiopian Federal High Court’s January 28, 2015, decision to proceed with the trial of six bloggers and three independent journalists on charges under the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation. The decision undermines a free and open media environment—critical elements for credible and democratic elections, which Ethiopia will hold in May 2015. We urge the Ethiopian government to ensure that the trial is fair, transparent, and in compliance with Ethiopia’s constitutional guarantees and international human rights obligations. We also urge the Ethiopian government to ensure that the trial is free of political influence and continues to be open to public observation.  Read More »

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    U.S. Embassy Celebrates Black History Month Across Ethiopia

    February is Black History Month, and the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is celebrating it across Ethiopia with cultural and educational events highlighting the contributions of African Americans, and in particular African American women, have made in the fields of music, art, politics and business. The month’s celebration will open off with a week-long visit to Ethiopia by Sweet Honey in the Rock, a noted performance ensemble rooted in African American history and culture. The ensemble educates, entertains and empowers its audience and community through the dynamic vehicle of a cappella singing.   Read More »

  • Kimsha
    U.S. Embassy launches Blog

    The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is pleased to announce the launch of its new Amharic/English blog, named Kimsha. In Amharic, one of the local languages of Ethiopia, Kimsha signifies a “tidbit” or “small taste” of something. Our blog aims to provide timely and relevant information in small bites to members of the public interested in learning more about the work of the U.S. Embassy and American culture.   Read More »

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  • Invitation to Quote

    The Embassy of the United States of America, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, invites all eligible bidders to provide training service on Financial Administration of Grants and Managing Federal Grants and Cooperative Agreements for Recipients as per the attached scope of work.

    Eligible bidders can submit their price quotation including all costs at ayalewmw@state.gov and worknehZM@state.gov before March 06, 2015 COB.

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