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Congratulations on the Awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Prime Minister Abiy

The Prime Minister’s efforts in strengthening democracy and peace in Africa inspire the world’s future leaders to become agents of positive change

The United States congratulates Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, on the prestigious honor of being the 100th recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.  Prime Minister Abiy’s commitment to seeking peace on the African continent and ending conflict with Eritrea demonstrates courage, strength, and leadership.  We celebrate this…

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Hackathon Workshop on “Election” Challenge in Ethiopia

This was the sixth hackathon conducted by the U.S. Embassy in a series of twelve under its Ethiopia Hacks! Program

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa conducted its latest hackathon on the topic – “A digital solution for individuals to electronically verify their voter registration information.” This was the sixth hackathon conducted by the U.S. Embassy in a series of twelve under its Ethiopia Hacks! Program. Subject matter and Technology…

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U.S. Embassy Statement on Prime Minister Abiy's Nobel Peace Prize

This prestigious award highlights the incredible progress under Dr. Abiy’s leadership as Prime Minister

U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa congratulates His Excellency Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, on being the 100th recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for his “…efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation and his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea.” We join all Ethiopians as…

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Hackathon Workshop on “Election”

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is partnering with Google Developers’ Group of Addis Ababa (DGD Addis) in implementing this project

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is conducting its latest hackathon on the theme “A digital solution for individuals to electronically verify their voter registration information.” This is the sixth in a series of twelve hackathons under its Ethiopia Hacks! Program. Subject matter and technology experts will meet October 11-13,…

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Visit of U.S. Delegation led by Congressman David Price

The delegation attended a luncheon hosted by U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor, where they met with leaders from various political parties in Ethiopia

A delegation of five U.S. Congresspersons and seven staff members from the U.S. House of Representatives visited Ethiopia October 9-10.  The delegation was led by Congressman David Price, Chairman of the House Democracy Partnership (HDP).  The other delegation members were Congressman Markwayne Mullin, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Congresswoman Diana DeGette, and…

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Remarks by Michael Raynor, U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s success in conducting the upcoming elections in a credible and safe manner will be a critical step in the reform process

By Michael Raynor at National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE), Multi-Stakeholder Outreach Conference on Elections, African Union, Addis Ababa on October 8, 2019 Your Excellency Sahle-Work Zewdie, President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; Your Excellency Birtukan Mideksa, Chairwoman of the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia; Representatives of the…

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New U.S. Investment to help Ethiopia’s Education System prepare University Graduates for the Workplace

The support will address some of the existing gaps between the skillsets of university students and the demands of the job market they will face after graduation

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Save the Children and Ministry of Science and Higher Education announced $2 million in new institutional capacity development support to Ethiopian higher education institutions through USAID’s Building the Potential of Youth Activity (POTENTIAL); a five-year project implemented by Save the Children. The…

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U.S. Embassy Statement on Recent Attack on Humanitarian Workers in Gambella

The United States condemns any violence inflicted on those engaged in humanitarian activities

The U.S. Embassy strongly condemns the violence perpetrated against humanitarian aid workers in Gambella on September 5, 2019, which resulted in the deaths of two staff members of Action Against Hunger, a non-governmental organization.  The loss of these Ethiopian aid workers saddens us deeply, and we offer our sincerest condolences…

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U.S. Embassy Statement on Recent Attack on Humanitarian Workers in Gambella

The United States condemns any violence inflicted on those engaged in humanitarian activities

The U.S. Embassy strongly condemns the violence perpetrated against humanitarian aid workers in Gambella on September 5, 2019, which resulted in the deaths of two staff members of Action Against Hunger, a non-governmental organization.  The loss of these Ethiopian aid workers saddens us deeply, and we offer our sincerest condolences…

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23 New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn in at U.S. Embassy

Peace Corps Volunteers live and work within small communities around Ethiopia

Chargé d’Affaires David Renz administered the oath of service to 23 new Peace Corps Volunteers at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, today.  These Volunteers will be working on community-based engagement and teaching English in Ethiopian Public Schools within the Amhara, Tigray, Oromia, and SNNP regions. Chargé d’Affaires David said…