Security Alert: Degrading Communications Infrastructure

Location: Across Zimbabwe Over the past several weeks the communication infrastructure in Zimbabwe has been degraded due to power outages, pilferage of cell tower parts, and lack of generator capacity to maintain continuity of networks.  Embassy community members have reported the inability to make/receive mobile phone calls.  Mobile data services (WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, e-mail) have …

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Request for Quotations (RFQ) for a Gardening Services solicitation

GSO Procurement &Contracting 2 Lorraine Drive, Bluffhill Harare, Zimbabwe 23 July 2019 To: Prospective Quoters Subject: Request for Quotations number 19Z11519R0003 Enclosed is a Request for Quotations (RFQ) for a Gardening Services solicitation.  If you would like to submit a quotation, follow the instructions in Section 3 of the solicitation, complete the required portions of …

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U.S. Marathon Runner Khadevis Robinson Visits Zimbabwe

Harare, July 8, 2019: The U.S. Embassy will host two-time American Olympian, marathon runner Khadevis Robinson, July 8-14, in efforts to raise awareness about gender-based violence (GBV), sexual harassment and abuse. Working with implementing partner Female Students Network (FSN), Robinson will lead short races for youth in tertiary institutions in Masvingo, Gwanda, Bulawayo and Harare, …

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2019 Independence Day Celebration Remarks by Ambassador Brian A. Nichols

 The Honorable Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Retired Lieutenant General, Dr. Sibusiso B. Moyo; Your Excellencies Fellow Ambassadors and Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Honorable Members of Parliament; Representatives of political parties; Your Worships, the Mayors of Harare, Herbert Gomba, and Mutare, Blessing Tandi; Zimbabwean recording artist Buhle; Illustrious Representatives of the Media; …

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Dedication of the New Embassy Campus

Remarks by Ambassador Brian A. Nichols Dedication of the New Embassy Campus Harare, Zimbabwe May 2nd 2019  Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Honorable Cain Mathema, Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Tad Davis, U.S. Department of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Special Advisor to the Minister Ambassador Stuart Comberbach, Ministry …

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The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Dedicates the New U.S. Embassy in Harare, Zimbabwe

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release                                                                            May 2, 2019 MEDIA NOTE The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Dedicates the New U.S. Embassy in Harare, Zimbabwe As a display of our enduring friendship, U.S. Ambassador Brian A. Nichols, and Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Tad Davis, with …

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U.S. Embassy celebrates women fighting against injustice

Harare, March 28, 2019- The United States Embassy culminated their Women’s History Month celebration on March 28, 2019 by honoring women who fought against injustice, discrimination and partiality during the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. The screening of the film, The Secret Lives of Bees, a film based on Sue Monk Kidd’s novel, …

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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. Embassy mourns the passing of Morgan Tsvangirai

The U.S. Embassy wishes to express its sincere condolences on the passing of Morgan Tsvangirai. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to his family and the people of Zimbabwe. We join Zimbabweans across the country in mourning the passing of a political leader who tirelessly fought for peace and democratic principles, and we salute …

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U.S. provides $85,000 for community development projects in 10 provinces

Harare, November 3, 2017: The United States government is providing $85,000.00 in small grants funding to community organizations in six provinces. Announcing the awards, Jennifer Savage, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy said the funding represents U.S. commitment to enhancing community initiatives that promote local, self- sustaining development. “Each of these grants represents …

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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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Important Notice: Consular Office closed Thursday Afternoon

The U.S. Embassy in  Harare  wishes to advise the public that the Consular Section will be closed from 11:00hrs – 17:30hrs on July 6th, 2017. No services will be provided. For American Citizen Emergencies, please call the Duty Officer on 0772559727.  We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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Statement on the 2nd anniversary of the disappearance of Itai Dzamara

Today, March 9th, marks the second anniversary of the disappearance of Mr. Itai Dzamara, Zimbabwean civil society activist and leader of Occupy Africa Unity Square.  On this day two years ago, Dzamara was forced into an unmarked vehicle and has not been heard from since. The United States remains deeply concerned about Mr. Dzamara’s whereabouts …

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Statement on deteriorating Human Rights situation in Zimbabwe

Harare, February 6, 2017: The United States is extremely concerned by the continuing deterioration of the human rights situation in Zimbabwe, as evidenced by the unwarranted arrest and continued detention of Pastor Evan Mawarire and the incarceration of Pastor Phillip Patrick Mugadza. The U.S. Government unequivocally believes in the basic right to freedom of speech …

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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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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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U.S. provides $42,000 to preserve Ndebele art form

Bulawayo, October 31, 2016: The United States, through the State Department Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), is providing $42,000 to the Bulawayo National Gallery to enable the organization to preserve and document Ndebele traditional art form of hut paintings and decorations. “I am pleased to announce that through the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation …

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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. Embassy calls for non-violence and respect for human rights during ongoing protests

Harare, August 26, 2016: The United States is troubled by the economic policies and financial strains that have prompted numerous recent protests in Zimbabwe and we join many Zimbabweans in their deep concern over reports of violence during some of the protests. The United States supports freedoms of speech and assembly and we call on …

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