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U.S. Embassy Celebrates Successful Conclusion of Ethiopia Debates! Competition

The final debate competition took place at Addis Ababa University on August 20-21 and included 28 participants from 14 universities

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa celebrated the successful conclusion of the first Ethiopia Debates! Competition on August 21, 2019 in Addis Ababa. Ethiopia Debates! is a nationwide program that creates an interactive platform for university students to engage in a series of debate competitions, during which they learn public…

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U.S. Embassy sponsors Ethiopia Debates! Final Competition and Closing Ceremony

Ethiopia Debates! is a nationwide program that creates an interactive platform for university students to engage in a series of debate competitions

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa will conclude up its first national Ethiopia Debates! competition on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. Ethiopia Debates! is a nationwide program that creates an interactive platform for university students to engage in a series of debate competitions, during which they learn public speaking skills, constructive…

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U.S. Embassy, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and iCog Labs Celebrate Youth Winners of SolveIT! 2019

The winners of this year’s competition were Melkamu Taddese and Memberu Zeleke, who won 100,000 birr for their joint project, the creation of a 3D printer

The U.S. Embassy, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and iCog Labs celebrated the successful conclusion of SolveIT!  2019 on August 17, 2019.  SolveIT! 2019 is a nationwide innovation competition in its second year that encourages young Ethiopians to develop innovative projects, promote entrepreneurship, and solve local problems through technology. Participants…

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Joint Military Exercise Justified Accord 2019 strengthens Partner Networks and Peacekeeping Operations

U.S. Army Africa-led exercise designed to enhance the capacity and capability of participating staff and forces in peacekeeping operations in support of the African Union Mission in Somalia

The U.S. military and the Ethiopian National Defence Force, in cooperation with other partner nations, successfully concluded exercise Justified Accord 2019 (JA19) on July 30, with a closing ceremony held at the Peace Support Training Center in Addis Ababa. Justified Accord is a U.S. Army Africa-led exercise designed to enhance…

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U.S. Embassy, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and iCog Labs host National Innovation Competition in Addis Ababa

112 youth entrepreneurs from 15 cities across Ethiopia are showcasing their projects and competing in the final round of the national competition

The U.S. Embassy, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and iCog Labs are hosting Solve IT 2019, a nationwide innovation competition at which 112 Ethiopian youth will present their tech-based solutions to address community challenges on Saturday, August 17, 2019. 112 youth entrepreneurs from 15 cities across Ethiopia are showcasing…

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Telephonic Press Briefing on the launch of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation with David Bohigian, Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

With this new agency, the U.S. will have more flexibility to support investments in developing countries, including in Africa, to drive economic growth, support stability, and improve livelihoods

EVENT: Please join us on August 13, 2019 for a telephonic press conference with David Bohigian, Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).  Mr. Bohigian will discuss the upcoming launch of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), a new, modernized development finance agency…

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English access Microscholarship Program Alumni Conference

The English Access Microscholarship Program Alumni Conference will bring together more than 180 English Access Microscholarship alumni and current students from eight cities in Ethiopia

English Access Microscholarship Program Alumni Conference will take place from July 13 - 14, 2019 in Addis Ababa The English Access Microscholarship Program Alumni Conference will bring together more than 180 English Access Microscholarship alumni and current students from eight cities in Ethiopia.  The conference provides an opportunity to evaluate…

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U.S. and Ethiopia to conduct Justified Accord (JA) 2019

Approximately 1,100 military and government personnel will participate in the annual, combined, joint military exercise

The U.S. military, in partnership with the Ethiopia National Defense Force, militaries from the nations of Brazil, Burundi, Canada, Djibouti, France, Germany, Italy, Kenya, Netherlands, Rwanda, Somalia, Uganda, United Kingdom and participating international organizations such as the United Nations offices, African Union, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S.…

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Invitation to Event Commemorating the Close of U.S. Tuberculosis Elimination Project

Project is marking the completion of a five-year initiative that supported the Government of Ethiopia in eliminating tuberculosis

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Challenge TB project is marking the completion of a five-year initiative that supported the Government of Ethiopia in eliminating tuberculosis. USAID is organizing a special event in which the Honorable Minister of Health Dr. Amir Aman and USAID’s head of infectious disease…

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U.S. Embassy Statement on June 22 Attacks

The United States remains steadfast in its support for Ethiopia, as it pursues political and economic reforms

The U.S. Embassy is shocked and deeply saddened by the June 22 fatal attacks on the President of the Amhara Regional Government, Dr. Ambachew Mekonnen; Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian National Defense Forces, General Seare Mekonnen; Amhara Regional Government Office Advisor, Ezez Wassie; and retired Major General Gezai Abera. Their…