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Alumni TIES Seminar on “Access to Energy for All”

This Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminars (Alumni TIES) program will bring together 21 alumni of U.S.-government sponsored exchange programs representing 11 Sub-Saharan African countries

The U.S. Embassy, in collaboration with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and World Learning, are organizing an international exchange seminar on “Access to Energy for All,” which explores the expansion of energy access in Africa. This Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminars (Alumni…

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Environmental Literacy Key to Inspire Action in Defense of environmental protection

In connection with Earth Day 2017, the U.S. Embassy will host a half day panel discussion to raise awareness on environment & inspire action in defense of environmental protection tomorrow April 21, 2017

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated worldwide on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. In connection with Earth Day 2017, the U.S. Embassy will host a half day panel discussion to raise awareness on environment & inspire action in defense of environmental protection tomorrow April 21, 2017. …

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The United States Urges Students Interested in Study Abroad to Beware of Fraud

Unscrupulous businesses and individuals may seek to obtain money by claiming to represent a university in the U.S. and offer a scholarship

This is the time of year when U.S. colleges and universities send out acceptance letters to students for the coming academic year.  While this is an exciting time for anyone seeking to study in the United States, it is also a time to be wary of scams and fraud. Unscrupulous businesses…

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Urban HIV Nutrition and Food Security Project Closeout

The $42 million project was funded through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) with a five-year implementation period by the World Food Programme

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partner the World Food Programme will mark the successful completion of the Urban HIV Nutrition and Food Security Project.  The project improved the nutritional, economic, and food security status of people living with HIV. The project mainly focused on food…

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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…

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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…