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U.S. Army Africa participates in Justified Accord 2017

JA17 is an AFRICOM-directed and U.S. Army Africa (USARAF)-led combined and joint exercise with approximately 100 military and government personnel participating from 10 nations

The U.S. Military, in partnership with AMISOM troop and police contributing countries, Allies, the African Union, and other international organizations are scheduled to conduct table top exercise Justified Accord 2017 (JA17), formerly known as Eastern accord, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 20-24. JA17 is an AFRICOM-directed and U.S. Army Africa…

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USAID Support Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services in Ethiopia

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Management Sciences for Health, and the Ministry of Health marked the successful completion of USAID’s System for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services Activity

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Management Sciences for Health, and the Ministry of Health marked the successful completion of USAID’s System for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services Activity. The activity strengthened pharmaceutical management, supported the development of treatment guidelines and health facility standards, and reduced waste and…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

USAID Support Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Management Sciences for Health, and the Ministry of Health will mark the successful completion of USAID’s System for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services activity. The activity provided technical assistance to improve pharmaceuticals supply and service systems to increase transparency, optimization of resources…

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U.S. Transportation Commander General Darren McDew Outlines Engagement with the African Union Commission

General Darren McDew, U.S. Transportation Commander, will present to the Diplomatic Corps and invited journalists on TRANSCOM’s efforts in Africa and its partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC)

General Darren McDew, U.S. Transportation Commander, will present to the Diplomatic Corps and invited journalists on TRANSCOM’s efforts in Africa and its partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC). General McDew will also share the outcomes of his engagements with key EU and UN partners. Attached is a biography of General…

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Press Conference on the “Inclusive Fashion Show” and “Inclusion: Our Story” video challenge

15 designers will be participating in the Inclusive Fashion Show by designing outfits and accessories for individuals with disabilities

Discrimination against people with disabilities hinders economic development, limits democracy, and erodes societies. The U.S. Embassy has been working with concerned stakeholders to protect the rights of disabled persons as well as to ensure their inclusion and participation in society.  As part of ongoing efforts, the U.S. Embassy in collaboration…

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An Electrifying American Contemporary Dance Group Performs at the National Theatre

This performance will also feature several local dance groups in Addis, and culminate in a joint piece featuring KEIGWIN+COMPANY with dancers from Addis Ababa

Too often, people tend to focus on what divides them rather than what we have in common. In that regard, art and culture can play an important role in bringing people together and reminding us of the many things we share. As part of ongoing efforts to promote cultural understanding and…

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Impacts of Illegal Wildlife Trade on the Tourist Sector in Ethiopia

The U.S. Regional Environment Office for East Africa will distribute posters, flyers, and postcards to participants to help spread awareness of the long-term goals of reducing illegal trade in wildlife products and protecting Africa’s wildlife

The U.S. Embassy and Mission to the African Union are hosting an event on March 1 at 2:00 pm to engage the tourist sector in Ethiopia about the negative impacts of the illegal wildlife trade. Ethiopia is a transit country for endangered wildlife products from Africa.   Speakers will include…

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Governments Meet to Discuss the Sustainable Future of Livestock in Africa

Government ministers and representatives from Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) met today in Ethiopia to discuss the future of the livestock sector in Africa

Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050 (ASL2050) launched today in Addis Ababa, encouraging governments to think beyond livestock today, for the people of tomorrow. ASL2050 is a cross-sectoral initiative analysing the impact of a growing livestock sector on public health, the environment, and livelihoods. Government ministers and representatives from Burkina Faso, Egypt,…

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U.S. Embassy Statement on Visa Issuance on Ethiopia

Rumors that limitations have been placed on the issuance of visas in Ethiopia are false and we continue to process visa applications as usual

We would like to clarify the most recent developments regarding U.S. visa issuance in Ethiopia.    Rumors that limitations have been placed on the issuance of visas in Ethiopia are false and we continue to process visa applications as usual. Applicants whose visa expired less than 12 months ago are eligible…

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U.S. Army Africa Foreign Policy Advisor, Robin Smith, Shares Her Family’s Experience of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement

In honor of Black History Month, the U.S Embassy is conducting a series of programs highlight the contributions of African Americans to U.S. history and culture. Accordingly, Robin Smith, a U.S. Army Africa Foreign Policy Advisor will give a presentation about her family’s experience during the U.S. Civil Rights Movement,…