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 $150 million dollars via PEPFAR

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 livelihoods of Zimbabwean fashion designers, writes Cristina DC Pastor of the the Filam, a magazine for Filipino Americans in New York.

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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 Members of Parliament The Mayor

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 Thomas Jr. “The funds will

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. Thomas, Jr. met today with

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 Saharan Africa.   “We are encouraged

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 of the 2016 election. Mambo

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 showcase at 7.30 pm at

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 in Harare including Glen View

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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 promote transparent and accountable governance,

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 we will have more next

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