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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Weather-related Event

U.S. Embassy Harare, Zimbabwe Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Weather-related Event February 16, 2017 The Zimbabwe Meteorological Service has issued a high alert for tropical cyclone-type rainfall from Thursday, February 16, 2017 until Monday, February 20, 2017. The most likely impacted areas include Masvingo and Matabelaland South provinces, as well as the southern areas of Manicaland Province. All U.S. citizens

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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 and calls on the Government

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Visa Waiver Fake News Story

Harare, February 2, 2017: The U.S. Embassy in Harare is aware of false news reports stating that Zimbabwe nationals can now travel to the U.S. without a visa.  There is absolutely no truth to these stories.  For up-to-date visa information please visit this link # # # Comments or queries should be addressed to David McGuire, Public Affairs Officer. Email: hararepas@state.gov;

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

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Executive Order on ‘Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States’ — January 31, 2017

On January 27, President Trump signed an Executive Order temporarily suspending entry into the United States of foreign nationals from seven countries [Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen] under section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. This suspension provided for in the Executive Order will allow the U.S. Government to review current screening procedures, while protecting national

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United States provides $4 million to alleviate impact of drought on people living with HIV

Harare, 30 January, 2016 – The United States Government has provided an additional US$4 million in response to drought affected areas in Zimbabwe, targeting people living with HIV in the most severely affected areas of the country.  This funding brings the total U.S. support to alleviate the effects of drought to $131 million, assisting 2 million people since June 2015.

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U.S. health agency backs Zim typhoid response efforts

Harare, January 24, 2017: A United States health agency is providing assistance to the government of Zimbabwe and has deployed health experts to provide laboratory and epidemiological surveillance support to contain the outbreak of typhoid fever in the country, an official said on Thursday. “For our part we were asked to provide two things, the first is epidemiologic surveillance support

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With U.S. Support, ‘Life is Now Safe’ for Communities in Zimbabwe’s Burma Valley

In Shona, the primary language of Zimbabwe, chimbambaira once innocently meant “small sweet potato,” until becoming a slang term for landmines that continue to kill and injure people going about their daily lives.  We recently traveled to Burma Valley in Zimbabwe to see firsthand how U.S. efforts to help Zimbabwe safely clear landmines and unexploded munitions make a life-changing difference

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Youth trained by USAID, DFID, and SIDA increase their incomes through the Zimbabwe:Works project

Harare, January 3, 2016 – Since January 2015, over 12,000 Zimbabwean youths have benefited from expanded economic opportunities through Phase II of the Zimbabwe:Works project.  The Zimbabwe:Works project is supported through funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).  The project, implemented

Invitation for applications: Media Co-op Program

Harare, December 19 2016- The United States Embassy in Harare is seeking applications from broadcast or online media organizations interested in participating in the Bureau of Public Affairs’ Foreign Press Center (PA/FPC) Media Co-op program. Media Co-Ops are a (maximum) two-week, highly-intensive U.S. work and travel program usually involving a broadcast media producer/reporter and one camera person — ideally both

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.

Access & PAYLIP alumnus earns U.S. scholarship

Harare, December 13 2016: Brian Sibanda, an alumnus of the English Access Micro-scholarship Program (Access) and Pan African Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP), has been accepted at Pomona College in Claremont, California in the United States on a full scholarship. Brian was enrolled in the two year English Access program managed by Hope for a Child in Christ (HOCIC), a Bulawayo

U.S., Zimbabwe Celebrate DREAMS Initiative First Anniversary

  Harare, 7 December 2016 – The United States and Zimbabwe celebrated the first anniversary of the DREAMS initiative at The Venue in Avondale, Harare today.  DREAMS – which stands for Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-Free, Mentored, and Safe – is an ambitious two-year partnership to reduce new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women by 40 percent in ten sub-Saharan countries,

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

Rhodes Scholarship boost for USAP alum

Harare, November 28 2016: The Zimbabwe Rhodes Scholarship selection committee announced today that two alumni of the United States Achievers Program (USAP) – Ngoni Mugwisi and Lilian Dube- are winners of the 2017 Zimbabwe Rhodes Scholarships. Each year two Zimbabwean Rhodes Scholars are selected on the basis of their intellect, character, leadership and commitment to service to join other Rhodes Scholars from around the world at the University of Oxford.

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New Consular Hours

As of December 1st, the Consular Section will be implementing a new schedule for American Citizen Services, Non-Immigrant Visas and Immigrant Visas.   I.  New Schedule:  Starting Dec 1st.  New days for Non-Immigrant Visas.  Appointments will begin at 7:30 on Mondays and Wednesdays Only.  Appointments can be made through this link For American American Citizens.  Starting Dec 1st, American Citizen

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

U.S. health agency highlights importance of TB infection control in the fight against HIV/AIDS

Harare, November 10, 2016: A senior official of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC- Zimbabwe) says the new national HealthCare Associated Tuberculosis Infection Prevention Project – Zimbabwe (HATIPP-Zim) is critical to helping Zimbabwe meet the AIDS treatment targets as it will ensure that critical staff are protected from infectious diseases such as tuberculosis. “While we are

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 we are providing $42,155 to

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

United States, Global Fund distribute 1.7 million nets to prevent malaria in Zimbabwe

Harare, 19 October, 2016 –The United States government and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (Global Fund) supported distribution of 1,785,000 long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) to communities at risk for malaria in August and September of this year.  This effort, which is coordinated and led by the Ministry of Health and Child Care’s National Malaria Control Program

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

U.S. invites applications for 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship

Harare, September 21, 2016: The United States Embassy is thrilled to announce that the application process for the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship opened today and will be open until October 26th. Eligible young leaders between the ages of 25 and 35 can apply by visiting https://yali.state.gov/apply/. “We are excited about this opportunity for young Zimbabwean leaders in business/ entrepreneurship and

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United States Government Response to Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Report on Partisan Distribution of Food Aid

Harare, 9 September, 2016 – The U.S. Government and our partners welcome the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission’s investigations into the distribution of food assistance along political party lines.  As the largest contributor to humanitarian assistance in Zimbabwe, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has robust mechanisms in place to ensure that U.S. food assistance goes only to those

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 the government of Zimbabwe to

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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USAID Humanitarian Assistance to Southern Africa and Southern Africa Drought Relief

Africa Regional Media Hub Media Briefing with USAID Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) R. David Harden USAID Office of Food for Peace Director Dina Esposito Moderator:  Thank-you. Good afternoon to everyone from the U.S. Department of State’s Africa Regional Media Hub.  I would like to welcome our participants who have dialed in from across

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PEPFAR & DREAMS Announce Winners of the $85 Million DREAMS Innovation Challenge

On July 19th at the International AIDS Conference in South Africa, PEPFAR announced the winners of the DREAMS Innovation Challenge. DREAMS selected 56 innovators from 15 countries who offer new ways to empower young women. Adolescent girls and young women represent 75 percent of new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa. DREAMS knows that traditional health sector approaches are not

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U.S. Embassy, Partners Welcome Philippines Fashion Icons to Zimbabwe

The United States and local partners are supporting the visit to Zimbabwe of accomplished and renowned fashion designer, John Ablaza, photographer Jeaniffer Morales Evans and model Bea Rose Santiago, from Philippines, to stimulate growth and opportunities for local fashion entrepreneurs in Harare and Bulawayo.  The trio will conduct a series of educational and inspirational workshops which began today and end

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USAID and DAPP Partner with Communities to Improve Health and Sanitation

With assistance from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Community Water Supply, Sanitation, Hygiene, and Natural Resources Management (C-WASH) activity, communities in Nyanga District will be able to construct facilities to dramatically improve their health and sanitation. Today at the Ruwangwe District Development Fund Rest Camp, Robert Chawatama, the Provincial Water and Sanitation Sub-Committee Chairperson for Manicaland, officially

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USAID Official Visits Zimbabwe to Assess Drought Crisis

Dina Esposito, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), visited Zimbabwe this week.  Ms. Esposito is leading USAID’s worldwide response to El Niño.  Her visit to Zimbabwe was part of a three-country trip to evaluate the impact of the El Niño-induced drought on food security in

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United States Provides Additional $20 Million Boost to Drought Response

In response to growing food insecurity in Zimbabwe, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today $20 million in additional funding to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP).  This contribution brings the total U.S. funding for drought relief since June 2015 to $55 million. “The United States is committed to supporting the people of Zimbabwe during these

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U.S. Sends 12 School Sports Administrators on Exchange Program

The United States Embassy is sending 12 Zimbabwean school sports administrators to the United States to expose them to high school and youth sporting activities in the United States. “We are happy to support this initiative which will see Zimbabwean school sports administrators  spending time in the United States,” said Kelly McCaleb, Deputy Public Affairs Officer at the United States

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60 Zim Youth Selected for the Mandela Washington Fellowship Program

The United States Embassy is pleased to announce the selection of 60 young Zimbabwean leaders who have been invited to participate in President Obama’s Mandela Washington Fellowship Program for Young African Leaders. The participants were chosen through a highly competitive application process with more than 1,600 candidates who submitted applications for selection for the program. The list has 31 males

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Statement on the Disappearance of Civil Society Activist Itai Dzamara

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of civil society activist Itai Dzamara. Promoting freedom and democracy and protecting human rights around the world are central to U.S. foreign policy, and the United States remains deeply concerned about Mr. Dzamara’s whereabouts and wellbeing.  The Zimbabwean constitution guarantees fundamental human rights and freedoms for all citizens, including Mr. Dzamara.  All

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United States Government Contributes Additional $10 million in Response to Drought

The United States Government announced $10 million in additional funding in response to the critical food security situation in Zimbabwe. The contribution, provided through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), brings the total U.S. funding for drought relief since June 2015 to $35 million, ensuring 600,000 rural Zimbabweans have adequate food supplies to cope with the drought. Ambassador Harry

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DREAMS Partners Announce $85 Million Innovation Challenge Focused on Solutions for Adolescent Girls and Young Women

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Janssen Pharmaceutica NV (Janssen), one of the Janssen pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson, and ViiV Healthcare have committed $85 million for the DREAMS Innovation Challenge to award solutions that infuse new thinking and approaches to give young women the opportunity to live the Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-Free, Mentored, and Safe

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U.S. Congressional Delegation to Visit Zimbabwe

A delegation of U.S. elected representatives led by Senator Jeff Flake from Arizona visits Zimbabwe February 15 – 17, 2015 as part of a four-country fact-finding mission in the region to better understand wildlife conservation and regional security issues in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia.  The delegation will meet Embassy staff and has requested meetings with representatives of the government

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HIFA, U.S. Embassy Collaborate to Bring Huntertones to Zimbabwe

The U.S. Embassy Harare in collaboration with HIFA,  announced that Huntertones, a Brooklyn-based musical band, will be in Zimbabwe as part of their 2016 international music tour sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The group will be performing at several venues in Mutare and Harare from Monday, February 8 to Saturday, February 13 and will also conduct workshops for

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Zimbabwe Populations based HIV impact assessment

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe – 29 January 2016 – The Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) will launch the Bulawayo phase of the ground breaking survey, the Zimbabwe Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (ZIMPHIA), on Friday the 29th of January 2016 at the Holiday Inn Hotel. This provincial launch follows the official national launch by the Minister of Health and Child Care

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ZIMPHIA Survey to be Launched in Bulawayo Metropolitan Province

Public Affairs Section, United States Embassy Harare Media Advisory: Ground breaking ZIMPHIA survey to be launched in Bulawayo Metropolitan Province The Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) will launch the Bulawayo phase of the ground breaking survey, the Zimbabwe Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (ZIMPHIA), on Friday the 29th of January 2016 at the Holiday Inn Hotel. This provincial launch follows

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U.S. Provides Additional $5 Million in Humanitarian Assistance to Zimbabwe

In response to worsening drought conditions and increased food insecurity, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced an additional $5 million contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for humanitarian assistance to Zimbabwe.  This brings total U.S. Government funding for humanitarian assistance to Zimbabwe to $32.5 million since June 2015 following a poor harvest across

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Senior USAID Official Visits Zimbabwe to Assess Impact of El Niño

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Director of Southern African Affairs, Bradley Bessire, is in Zimbabwe on a week-long visit to evaluate the scope and severity of the current lean season and El Niño’s impact on food security in Zimbabwe.  Mr. Bessire leads a working group in Washington that is coordinating USAID’s response to the effects of El Niño.

Swearing in Statement Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr

Mr. Charge, Under Secretary Kennedy, Secretary Negroponte, Mayor Marilyn Alonte-Naguiat, family and friends, Thank you all for joining us today. I want to express my appreciation to President Obama, Secretary Kerry, and Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield for the confidence they have shown in appointing me as our ambassador to the Republic of Zimbabwe.  I have tremendous admiration for Ambassador Bruce Wharton’s and Julie Wharton’s

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Remarks by President Obama in First Session of COP21

Le Bourget , Paris, France President Obama:  President Hollande, Mr. Secretary General, fellow leaders.  We have come to Paris to show our resolve. We offer our condolences to the people of France for the barbaric attacks on this beautiful city.  We stand united in solidarity not only to deliver justice to the terrorist network responsible for those attacks but to

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Donors’ Pledge of $248M USD to Least Developed Countries Fund

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Begin Text Today in Paris, we announce contributions totaling $248 million USD[1] to the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), hosted by the

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Senior U.S. Health Official to Attend ICASA Conference in Harare

Ambassador-at-Large, Deborah L. Birx, M.D., will visit Zimbabwe to attend and address the 18th International Conference on HIVand AIDS and STIs (ICASA) scheduled to take place from November 29  through December 4th. Ambassador Birx, a renowned medical expert in the field of HIV and AIDS, immunology, vaccine research, and global health, is the Coordinator of the United States Government Activities to

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USAID Food for Peace Activity Supports Food Security and Drought Resilience in Rural Communities

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Amalima activity announces its results from its second year of implementation to the Gwanda District Food and Nutrition Security Committee. To improve household food security and nutrition in Matabeleland North and South, the Amalima activity is helping communities improve access to and availability of food, community resilience to shocks, and nutrition

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U.S. Embassy Statement on Political Violence

The U.S. Embassy notes our grave concern over the reports of recent incidents of politically motivated violence in Zimbabwe.   Acts of intimidation and inter- or intra-party political violence are unacceptable in a democracy, and those responsible for instigating such violence should be brought to justice.  We call on all parties to respect the democratic principles that are set out

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International Colleges to Visit Zimbabwe

Admissions officers from 18 international colleges and universities based in the United States of America, Canada, Spain and Japan visit Zimbabwe this week where they will meet high school students interested in international studies at college fairs hosted in Bulawayo and Harare. The visiting admissions officers will meet students at the Harare International School in Mount Pleasant on Friday October

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U.S. Provides Over $27 Million in Humanitarian Assistance to Zimbabwe

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contributed food and cash worth US$22.5 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) which yesterday launched its lean season relief operation with a food distribution at Nekabandama, Hwange district. This support from USAID will enable WFP to assist people struggling to buy or product enough food for their families

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U.S., UK Provide Humanitarian Relief to Over 650,000 Zimbabweans

Today the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Kingdom Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) will jointly launch humanitarian assistance programs to provide immediate support to vulnerable Zimbabweans facing food insecurity during the upcoming lean season. These donors are contributing a combined total of $43 million to provide food and cash to over 650,000 individuals in

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New CDC Zimbabwe Head Advocate for Increased Efforts Towards Elimination of HIV

New Country Director at the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Beth Tippett Barr, says she will continue to advocate for more U.S. support to make the virtual elimination of HIV a reality in Zimbabwe. “My passion lies with ensuring that high quality data from HIV-related services is routinely gathered and reviewed.  It is only through the

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Ministry of Health and Child Care to Launch New Health Survey: Zimbabwe Population-Based HIV Impact Assessment

The Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) will launch a groundbreaking survey: the Zimbabwe Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (ZIMPHIA) on Friday the 18th of September 2015 at the Celebration Centre. ZIMPHIA is a nationally representative, population-based HIV impact assessment survey that will commence in the next month and is expected to run for a period of 6 months. The

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U.S. Approves $95 Million Dollar Fund to Combat HIV and AIDS in Zimbabwe

For the third straight year in succession, the United States Government has approved a budget of $95 million dollars to fund HIV and AIDS programs in Zimbabwe under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).  The approval was announced in July this year for funding to implement HIV and AIDS activities as outlined in the Country Operational Plan (COP)

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Statement on the Forced Disappearance of Itai Dzamara

Last Sunday, August 9, marked five months since the disappearance of Zimbabwean civil society activist and leader of Occupy Africa Unity Square, Itai Dzamara.  The United States remains deeply concerned about Mr. Dzamara’s whereabouts and wellbeing, and we are equally concerned by the apparent lack of progress by authorities in their investigation. We join the European Union in their calls

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United States Grants $149,000 to Zimbabwean Community Organizations

The U.S. Embassy is providing $149,000 in grant funding to community-based organizations located around the country for community-driven development projects. The grant signing ceremony, to be held on Thursday, July 23 starting at 9:30am, offers an opportunity for Ambassador Wharton to meet and congratulate the grantees for being selected through the highly competitive evaluation process.  The ceremony will introduce the

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U.S. Support Helps Clear Burma Valley of Landmines

Burma Valley in Manicaland has been declared landmine impact-free after just over two years of mine clearance work by the Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) with funding support from the United States and Norwegian governments. The area was handed over to the local communities on July 9th 2015 at a ceremony witnessed by the Provincial Administrator, the directors of Zimbabwe Mine Action

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U.S. Supports HIV & AIDS Innovation Sharing

The fifth annual Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) symposium will be held from 14-16 July 2015 at the Rainbow Towers Hotel in Harare, Zimbabwe. The theme of the symposium is: Sustaining MEPI Achievements:  Leadership built, lessons learnt and partnerships created towards an AIDS-free generation. The three-day conference will provide a platform for medical scholars to share insights and success stories on

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Statement on the Disappearance of Zimbabwean Civil Society Activist Itai Dzamara

Today marks four months since the disappearance of Zimbabwean civil society activist and leader of Occupy Africa Unity Square, Itai Dzamara.  The United States remains deeply concerned about Mr. Dzamara’s whereabouts and wellbeing, and we are equally concerned by the apparent lack of progress by authorities in their investigation. We join the European Union and the Embassy of Australia in

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Innovation Showdown Scheduled for Friday

Nearly forty (40) innovative ideas beat out hundreds of competitors, across sectors, to be represented at the Innovation Baraza Fair to be held on Friday July 10th at the Baraza Pavilion in Tynwald, Harare. Organizers announced last week that the successful ideas include innovations in the agriculture, finance, health, resource management, infrastructure, community, retail, and trade sectors of Zimbabwe. According to

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Congressional Staff Delegation Visit Zimbabwe

A two member staff delegation from the United States Congress is in Zimbabwe on a three day visit until June 30th 2015. The Staff Delegation is led by Gregory Simpkins is Staff Director for the U.S. House Subcommittee on Africa, Health, Human Rights, and International Relations.  Mr Simpkins will be accompanied by Piero Tozzi, Counsel in the House Subcommittee on

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U.S. Supports the Decentralization of Laboratory Services

Who: Ministry of Health and Child Care Hon. Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr. David Parirenyatwa Coordinator of the PMTCT Program,Dr. Angela Mushavi. PEPFAR/CDC- Mr. Mark Troger and Dr. Shirish Balachandra PEPFAR Implementing partners for EID laboratory renovations – BRTI What: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Zimbabwe, in partnership with the Biomedical Research Institute (BRTI), will

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U.S. Pledges $14.5 Million for Malaria Control in Zimbabwe

The U.S. Malaria Coordinator, Rear Admiral (retired) Timothy Ziemer, head of the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC)’s National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), and implementing partners will observe community level malaria prevention and treatment activities in Manicaland Province between 7th and 11th June 2015. These activities, which include monitoring of mosquito populations and community level

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U.S. Embassy Welcomes Corporate Council on Africa Trade Mission to Zimbabwe

Member companies from the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), a nonprofit organization which promotes business and investment between the United States and African nations, will visit Harare June 4-5 as part of a regional trade mission to Zimbabwe and Zambia.  Zimbabwe will be the second stop on this trade mission. Established in 1993, the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) is

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HIV Treatment and Infection Prevention and Control Practices in Health Care Facilities

U.S. and Zimbabwe Partner to Improve HIV Treatment and Infection Prevention and Control  Practices in Health Care Facilities Who: Ministry of Health and Child Care– Brigadier General Dr. G.  Gwinji and Ms. C M Z Chasokela The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Zimbabwe – Dr. Shirish Balachandra, HIV Care and Treatment Officer PEPFAR implementing partners for IPC – Zimbabwe Infection Prevention

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USAID Celebrates Increased Incomes and Improved Food Security for Over 140,000 Zimbabwean Farmers

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is celebrating the success of its five-year Zimbabwe Agricultural Income and Employment Development (Zim-AIED) program.  Since 2010, USAID’s Zim-AIED program has assisted over 140,000 smallholder farmers in 46 dry-land irrigation schemes to increase their incomes and improve food security through agricultural production and commercialization. USAID has provided resources to promote training and

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U.S. Plans for New NUST American Space

The United States Embassy Public Affairs Section, in partnership with the National University of Science and Technology (NUST), have unveiled plans to construct a new American Space in Bulawayo that will house a library, an EducationUSA advising service, as well as equipment designed to foster imagination, innovation, and collaboration among young Zimbabweans. Announcing the new partnership at a reception, U.S.

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Senior State Department Officials to Visit Zimbabwe

Two senior State Department officials, Dr. Shannon Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs and Steven Feldstein, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, will visit Zimbabwe May 12 – 16, 2015:. The two officials will meet Embassy staff as well as representatives of government, business, and civil society organizations. The visit will enable the

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U.S. Selects 30 Zim Youth Leaders for Mandela Washington Fellowship

The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce that 30 Zimbabweans have been invited to participate in the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders n Fellowship. These outstanding young Zimbabwean leaders will travel to the U.S. this June with over 470 other young African leaders for a six week program at one of 20 prestigious U.S. universities followed by a

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President Obama Message on Zimbabwe National Day

On behalf of the American people, I send best wishes to the people of Zimbabwe on the occasion of Zimbabwe’s 35th independence anniversary on April 18. As a steadfast friend to the people of Zimbabwe, the United States will continue to support the people of Zimbabwe as they strive to fulfill the promise set forth at independence of a democratic

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U.S. Brings Hawaiian Musical Ensemble to Zimbabwe

The United States Embassy will support the participation of the Grammy-nominated Hawaiian musical ensemble Keola Beamer, and Jeff Peterson with Moanalani Beamer, at this year’s Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) scheduled for April 28th to May 3rd. The group is travelling to Zimbabwe under the broad theme “Aloha meets Ubuntu” and their visit to Zimbabwe will see them collaborate

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Disappearance of Zimbabwe Civil Society Activist Itai Dzamara

Today marks one month since the initial reports of the forced disappearance of Zimbabwean civil society activist Itai Dzamara.  The United States remains concerned about Mr. Dzamara’s whereabouts and wellbeing. On this date, we reiterate our call to the Zimbabwean authorities to mobilize their full resources to investigate the circumstances surrounding Mr. Dzamara’s abduction and to ensure the protection of

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The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES)

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Global Entrepreneurship Summit and the President’s Travel to Africa The Government of Kenya has agreed to co-host the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) this July.  Organized annually since 2009, the GES has emerged as a global platform connecting emerging entrepreneurs with leaders from business, international organizations, and governments looking to support them.  This

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U.S. Embassy Celebrates Opening of Renovated Public Affairs Office

The United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Bruce Wharton, officially opened the renovated Public Affairs Section (PAS) in a ceremony at Eastgate 7th Floor, Goldbridge, Harare.  The celebratory event included remarks from the Ambassador, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and a reception.  Attendees included Zimbabweans who have participated in U.S. Embassy-sponsored programs, such as the Mandela Washington Fellowship through President Obama’s Young African Leaders

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U.S. Embassy Press Statement: Disappearance of Civil Society Activist Itai Dzamara

The U.S. Embassy notes with grave concern the reports of the forced disappearance of civil society activist Itai Dzamara on March 9, 2015.  We support Mr. Dzamara’s right to freedom of expression and to demonstrate peacefully. We urge the relevant authorities to demonstrate their professionalism by fully investigating the circumstances surrounding Mr. Dzamara’s abduction.  If he is being held in

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Presidential Proclamation: Women’s History Month

By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Throughout history, extraordinary women have fought tirelessly to broaden our democracy’s reach and help perfect our Union.  Through protest and activism, generations of women have appealed to the values at the heart of our Nation and fought to give meaning to the idea that we are all created equal. 

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Correcting Misinformation about USAID Funding in Zimbabwe

The February 16 edition of The Herald newspaper published a page one article that carried a great deal of misinformation regarding USAID support to the NGO sector in Zimbabwe.   One of the greatest pieces of erroneous information was contained in the headline itself, which asserted that the United States provided $850 million in funds to Zimbabwe NGOs between 2011 and 2014.

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Fact Sheet: The 2015 U.S. National Security Strategy to Build on the Success of the 2014 U.S.- Africa Leaders’ Summit

We will advance an international order that promotes peace, security, and opportunity through stronger cooperation to meet global challenges by investing in Africa’s economic, agricultural, health, governance, and security capacity. Fact Sheet: The 2015 National Security Strategy (PDF 392 KB) Today, the United States is stronger and better positioned to seize the opportunities of a still new century and safeguard our

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President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address

Remarks of President Barack Obama State of the Union Address Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores; that unfolded with a new generation fighting two long and costly wars; that saw a vicious recession spread across our nation and

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