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Solve IT! 2020 - A Year of Smarter Solutions

Solve IT encourages Ethiopian youth to find ways to solve local problems using technological innovation

Solve IT 2020, a nationwide innovation competition to encourage young Ethiopians to address community issues through the application of software, hardware and other technologies, launched on March 11, 2020.  The third in a series of competitions, Solve IT 2020 will be promoted across 15 cities in Ethiopia and seeks to…

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Solve IT 2020! Launching Ceremony for Innovation Competition

At the launch event on March 11, 2020 agency representatives will brief the media on the program

Solve IT 2020!, will launch on March 11, 2020.  This will be the third in a series of nationwide innovation competitions that encourage young Ethiopians to address community issues through the application of software, hardware and other technologies.  Solve IT 2020 will be implemented by iCog Labs with sponsorship from…

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The United States Supports Elections in Ethiopia Through Nationwide Media Trainings

A total of twenty-five training sessions are planned throughout the country

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa launched on Wednesday nationwide media trainings that will help empower both state and private media outlets in the lead to elections in 2020.  The initiative is implemented by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) in partnership with Addis Ababa University School of…

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Hackathon Workshop on “A Digital Solution for Efficient Vote Counting and the Announcement of Election Results” in Ethiopia

Ethiopia Hacks! is conducted in partnership with the Google Developers Group (GDG- Addis) and the Centre for Accelerated Women’s Economic Empowerment (CAWEE)

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa conducted its latest hackathon on the topic – “A digital solution for efficient vote counting and the announcement of election results.” This was the eighth hackathon conducted by the U.S. Embassy in a series of twelve under its Ethiopia Hacks! Program. Ethiopia Hacks! is…

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Hackathon Workshop

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 effective vote counting and the announcement of election results.” This is the eighth in a series of twelve hackathons under its Ethiopia Hacks! Program. Subject matter and technology experts will meet February…

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U.S., Ethiopia Artists Meet for Final Collaborative Performance at Yared Music School and Mekelle American Corner

Over 100 local Ethiopian artists participated and developed their skills in emceeing, hip hop dancing, graffitiing, and DJing during the five-day workshop

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa was pleased to sponsor a musical and cultural exchange workshop between American and Ethiopian artists from January 27 to 31, 2020 at Yared Music School and February 3-6, 2020 at Mekelle American Corner. The workshop culminated in a grand finale performance by Next Level…

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    • Opening Statement by GEN Stephen J. Townsend, Commander, USAFRICOM, before the SASC, 30 Jan 2020
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Opening Statement by GEN Stephen J. Townsend, Commander, U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM), before the United States Senate Committee (SASC), 30 Jan 2020

U.S. Africa Command remains ready to protect and advance American interests and respond to crises in Africa

By GEN Stephen J. Townsend Chairman Inhofe, Ranking Member Reed, and distinguished members of the committee, good morning, and thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today. It is a privilege to be a part of and lead America’s finest men and women at U.S. Africa Command, an…

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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at Girma Yifrashewa’s “Bridging Cultures” Concert

Girma has performed and promoted Ethiopian and classical music, including his own compositions, throughout the African continent and worldwide

By Ambassador Michael Raynor Distinguished colleagues, Guests and friends, Good evening. It’s a great pleasure to join you for a wonderful night of music. Let me start by saying how pleased and grateful the United States Embassy is to be side-by-side with three wonderful co-sponsors in hosting tonight’s event. Ethiopian Airlines,…

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American Next Level Artists and Local Ethiopian Artists perform together at Yared Music School

The Next Level artists have been holding workshops in Addis Ababa from January 27 to 31

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa invites media to a grand finale performance by American Next Level artist educators and local artists at the Yared Music School in Addis Ababa on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 3:30pm. The Next Level artists have been holding workshops in Addis Ababa from January…

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    • Assistant Secretary Tibor P. Nagy, along with U.S. Ambassador Mike Raynor, Mekelle University President Dr. Kindeya Gebrehiwot, and Former Mekelle University President Dr. Mitiku Haile, cut the ribbon opening the new Mekelle American Corner
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Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Tibor Nagy concludes successful visit to Ethiopia

Assistant Secretary Nagy met with key university partners and officials from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MoSHE)

U.S. Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Tibor Nagy has concluded a successful visit to Ethiopia which involved the inauguration of the Mekelle American Corner (MAC), a modern space for learning, discovery and collaboration aimed at developing and empowering Ethiopian youth and emerging leaders.  MAC is located at the newly opened…