Ambassador Nichols meets President Mnangagwa

The U.S. Embassy in Harare is delighted to welcome the Honorable Brian A. Nichols as the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Zimbabwe.  Ambassador Nichols presented his credentials to President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who officially accepted them today, July 19, 2018. Ambassador Nichols joins the U.S. Mission ...
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U.S. envoy Nichols headed for Zim after conclusion of nomination process

Harare, June 29 2018- The United States Senate on Thursday confirmed Ambassador-designate Brian Nichols as Ambassador to the Republic of Zimbabwe. The confirmation by the Senate completes the nomination process by the United States government and the top American diplomat will travel to Zimbabwe to start his assignment after presenting credentials to the Zimbabwean President. ...
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U.S. condemns murder of two year old Professor Lumbe

Harare, June 14 2018- We join others in condemning the murder of two-year-old Professor Lumbe – a senseless and horrific act.  We echo the call for the perpetrators to be held accountable. We understand an investigation is ongoing, but should this murder prove to be politically motivated, failure to provide justice for Professor and his ...
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U.S. rooting for Zimbabwe to succeed: Ambassador Harrington

Harare, June 8, 2018: Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary Bureau of African Affairs Matthew T. Harrington is in Zimbabwe on a three-day tour that will enable him to meeting government and nongovernmental players as Zimbabwe prepares for elections July 30. He told the media that the  United States is interested in a better relationship with Zimbabwe ...
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PEPFAR adds strength, endurance to Homeless World Cup preps

Harare, June 6, 2018: President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) tested over 100 individuals for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, and shared health information with over 1000 community members at the first preparatory tournament for the Homeless World Cup held in Harare’ Hatcliffe township June 2nd. “Statistics received from the International Training and ...
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U.S., IOM add to Zim’s response to human trafficking

Harare, February 27 2018: The United States government- through the Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (JTIP), is providing funding support to enhance Zimbabwe and the SADC region’s response to trafficking in persons. The funding, reaching just over $2 million, will enable Zimbabwe and the SADC region to start various ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr. on IOM Training on Providing Support to TIP Victims

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr.  IOM Training on Providing Support to TIP Victims Monday, February 25, 2018 (Holiday Inn, Harare)    Officials from the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare Officials from the International Organization for Migration Members of the Press (Others for Protocol Order)   Good morning to you all.  It ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Harry Thomas at the Global Fund Grant Signing Ceremony

  Rainbow Towers, Harare  January 17, 2017 at 12:30pm   Dr. David Parirenyatwa, Minister of Health and Child Care Patrick Chinamasa, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Representatives from the Global Fund Distinguished partners All protocols observed Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for inviting me to participate in this important event. Sithandekile Chilenje ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr. at the USADF Grants Signing Ceremony

USADF Grants Signing Ceremony Murewa, Mashonaland East   Masikati Tatenda  ndafara kuvapano. Good afternoon – honorable ministers, members of parliament, government officials, traditional leaders, councilors, district administrators, our distinguished grantee – Heather Chimhoga Orphan Care, LEAD director, members of the press, ladies and gentlemen.   Thank you for having me here today. And a very special ...
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U.S. provides over $150K for Murehwa Orphan Care Initiatives

Harare, October 12, 2017: The United States government, through the United States Africa Development Foundation (USADF), is providing over $150,000 to a child focused community based initiative- Heather Chimoga Orphan Care (HCOC) – in Murehwa, Mashonaland East, to increase poultry productivity that directly supports orphan care. Announcing the new funding at a grant signing ceremony ...
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Influential U.S. cleric, T.D. Jakes, concludes Zim tour

Harare, September 11, 2017: Famous American bishop and author Thomas Dexter Jakes Sr., widely known as T.D. Jakes, concluded his visit to Harare with a meeting with United States Ambassador Harry Thomas Jr. on Saturday. He described visit to the southern African country as “a great experience.”   “It’s been a great experience,” said Jakes, ...
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Ambassador Thomas at ZIFF/IIFF Screening of Hidden Figures

Remarks Ambassador Thomas at ZIFF/IIFF Screening of Hidden Figures August 30, 2017  Good evening ladies and gentlemen. Thank you all for coming out tonight, and special thanks to Nigel Munyati of the Zimbabwe International Film Festival Trust, and Tsitsi Dangarembga, of the International Images Film Festival for Women, our partners in bringing you tonight’s featured ...
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Hidden Figures an affirmation of women’s strength

Harare, September 1, 2017: The award winning American film, Hidden Figures, is an affirmation of women’s strength and a symbol of the contribution of minorities in struggles for human emancipation, speakers said at the 19th edition of the Zimbabwe International Film Festival (ZIFF 2017).  Hidden Figures tells the story of a team of female African-American ...
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U.S. education prepares Zim student for venture into Africa’s energy spectrum

Harare, August 25, 2017: Zimbabwean student Ngoni Mugwisi (24) says he is ready to embark on his doctoral studies that will set him on a path to influence the energy spectrum in Africa. “Five years from now I will probably have earned my PhD in electrical engineering from Oxford University,” said Ngoni, a graduate of ...
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Fourth of July Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr.

Our Guest of Honor, the Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Honorable Edgar Mbwembwe; Honorable Judges of the Supreme Court and the High Court; Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Members of Parliament; Permanent Secretaries of the Government of Zimbabwe; and the Acting Mayor of Harare, Councilor Enock Mupamawonde; Ladies and gentlemen, (PAUSE) Welcome! ...
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U.S. to welcome 60 young Zimbabweans for Mandela Washington Fellowship

Harare, June 6, 2017: Sixty young Zimbabweans have been selected to participate in the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). The young leaders, selected from a pool of over 2,600 applicants from Zimbabwe alone, will join 940 others from across the continent. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. hosted the departing contingent on ...
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American university choir concludes Zim tour

Harare, May 31, 2017: A United States based college musical ensemble, Gonzaga University Chamber Chorus, concluded a two week visit to Zambia and Zimbabwe on Tuesday. The 28 member ensemble comprised of students studying in various academic and professional fields held seminars and workshops with high schools, colleges and prominent choral groups in the two ...
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U.S. to maintain HIV funding levels in Zimbabwe- Ambassador

Harare, May 10th 2017: The United States Ambassador says his country will maintain, and even increase, HIV funding levels in Zimbabwe despite a change in administration. “We are very heartened that our Congress just passed the budget within the last few days and our President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) funding is remaining constant. ...
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U.S. Welcomes Zimbabwean Students

By Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. Harare, May 5 2017- I want to congratulate all students in Zimbabwe who have received offers of admission from one or more of the over 4,500 accredited institutions of higher learning in the United States.  Graduates of U.S. universities have gone on to become leaders and innovators in many fields ...
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U.S. Pragmatic about Zimbabwe’s future

Washington, April 21, 2017: United States Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. says the future of Zimbabwe is bright and his country will continue with the commitments it made to Zimbabwe since the country gained its independence in 1980. The U.S. diplomat was one of the panel members along with U.S. based Zimbabwean political science and ...
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As Zim turns 37, U.S. Ambassador to discuss future

Harare, April 12, 2017: Ahead of Zimbabwe’s independence on April 18th, Ambassador Harry Thomas Jnr will on Thursday April 13th (4 pm Zimbabwe time) participate in a panel discussion on the future of Zimbabwe. The discussion is organized by VOA Africa Division and will be moderated by veteran journalist Blessing Zulu. Ambassador Thomas Jr. started ...
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TRANSCRIPT: U.S. Ambassador visits Musasa Project

Public Affairs Section United States Embassy Harare TRANSCRIPT: U.S. Ambassador visits Musasa Project March 2nd 2017: Ahead of International Women’s Day (March 8th), the United States ambassador, Harry K. Thomas Jr.,  visited Musasa to view first hand some of the initiatives that have been undertaken with this government’s support as well as to underscore the ...
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Remarks by Amb. Harry K. Thomas Jr. on visit to Musasa

This is an important visit for me personally and for our Embassy.  March is Women’s History Month and March 8th is International Women’s Day.  This year’s theme, “Be Bold for Change,” calls on individuals and communities to help forge a better and more inclusive gender-equal world. That world simply is not possible where Gender Based ...
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Education, family keys to ‘American Dream’: U.S. Ambassador

Harare, February 24, 2017: In 1931, American writer and historian James Truslow Adams said the American dream envisaged a life “better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement regardless of social class or circumstances of birth.” Many continue to cast doubt about the possibility of this reality ...
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Celebrating Successful Democratic Transition of Power

Harare, February 1, 2017 Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests, members of the Diplomatic Corps and dear friends.  Thank you so much for joining us here today. Please welcome our guest of honor Thomas Hastings, who is the State Department’s Deputy Director for Southern Africa. We are also announcing that the US will provide ...
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New York welcomes Zimbabwean fashion designers

American photographer Jhenny Morales Evans and Philipino fashion designer John Ablaza visited Zimbabwe in 2016 where they conducted workshops for local designers and models. Along with Mithi Aquino Thomas, wife to Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. they have taken some of this work to America’s fashion capital as part of earlier commitment to improve the ...
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Remarks at the DREAMS Initiative First Anniversary

Thank you for joining us today to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-Free, Mentored and Safe (DREAMS) Initiative! It is the perfect time to celebrate this important initiative – in the middle of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence and having just commemorated World AIDS Day.
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U.S. wants more partnerships in HIV/ AIDS response

  Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Harry Thomas World AIDS Day 2016 December 1, 2016 Mbizo Stadium, Kwekwe, Zimbabwe The Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe Honorable Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa Honorable Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr. David Parirenyatwa Honorable Minister of State for Midlands Province, Honorable Jason Machaya and other Honorable ...
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U.S. provides $265,000 in small grants to communities in ten Zim provinces

Harare, December 5 2016: The United States Embassy is providing $265,000 is small grants to community organizations in nine provinces, Ambassador Harry Thomas Jr. announced on Monday. “I am delighted to announce that my Embassy is giving $265,000 in small grants to communities in nine provinces to celebrate their commitment to changing lives,” said Ambassador ...
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US Statement on Deteriorating Human Rights Situation in Zimbabwe

Harare, November 19, 2016: The United States notes with concern reports of the abduction, assault, and harassment of civil society leaders ahead of Friday’s scheduled demonstrations.  We urge the Zimbabwe government to investigate these crimes and ensure adequate protection of individuals peacefully exercising their constitutionally guaranteed rights to freedom of expression. U.S. Ambassador Harry K. ...
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United States colleges receive more Zimbabwean students

Harare, November 15, 2016 – The number of Zimbabwean students studying in the United States increased by 4 per cent to 1,295 students in the 2015-16 academic year, according to the 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. The figure means that Zimbabwe remains the 6th leading country of origin of students from sub ...
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Zimbabwe journalist to witness final stages of U.S. election

Harare, October 28, 2016: Award winning investigative journalist, Elias Mambo, will this week travel to the United States to cover the final stages going into that country’s election. The tour, facilitated by the United States based Foreign Press Centers will enable Mambo, a senior reporter with the Zimbabwe Independent newspaper to cover the final stretch ...
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ZIFF’s ‘USA Night’ honors Prince Rogers Nelson

Harare, October 6, 2016: The United States is dedicating ‘USA Night’ (Friday October 7th 2016) at this year’s edition of the Zimbabwe International Film Festival (ZIFF) to singer and song writer Prince Rogers Nelson. One of the United States’ two entries to the revitalized Festival is a feature film Purple Rain starring Prince which will ...
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U.S., Zim partner in space creation and human resources for HIV services

Harare, 28 September, 2016 – The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC/Zimbabwe) and the Ministry of Health and Child Care today officially launched the final phase of the Space Creation Project. The project is being completed after the installation of 19 pre-fabricated Opportunistic Infection/Antiretroviral Treatment (OI/ART) porta-cabin units in 19 health facilities ...
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U.S. supports foundation for transparent, accountable economic policy making

Harare, September 8, 2016: United States Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. says the partnership between his government and Zimbabwean institutions has laid the foundation for transparent, accountable and evidence based policy-making that will unlock Zimbabwe’s economic potential. “Since 2011, the USAID-Strategic Economic Research and Analysis (USAID- SERA) program has partnered with a number of Zimbabwean institutions to ...
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U.S. provides $7 million in scholarships to Zimbabwean students

Harare, August 1, 2016:  United States colleges and universities are providing $7 million in scholarships to deserving Zimbabwean students this year, United States Ambassador Harry Thomas Jr. revealed on Saturday. “This year we are very pleased that $7 million in scholarships were awarded to Zimbabwean students to study in the United States and we hope ...
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