Thirty-six Zim youth leaders participate in 2018 Washington Fellowship program

Harare, June 29 2018– Thirty six Zimbabwean youth leaders that left for the United States mid-June to participate in the Mandela Washington Fellowship program have settled in and are engaging their American and African counterparts in a search for solutions to current challenges in governance and business sector. “It has been smooth sailing since arriving ...
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PAS offers space for intimate gender and empowerment conversations

Harare, April 24 2018: Two women’s organizations- As I Am Foundation and Munondida Foundation- have launched a quarterly discussion series- “Coffee and Conversations-” to create space for open conversation on gender issues as well as women empowerment.  The first information session was held at the American Embassy’s Eastgate offices last Thursday and focused on sexual abuse in ...
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U.S., WUA commemorate Women’s History Month

Harare, March 29, 2018: A senior official at the Zimbabwe Central Bank says there is improvement in women’s participation in institutional decision making.  Addressing the Hope Fay Lecture at Women’s University in Africa on Wednesday, Dr Jesimen Tarisai Chipika, Deputy to the Reserve Bank Governor spoke on the topic “Women and the economy in Zimbabwe: ...
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U.S. official engages youth in Bulawayo on citizen journalism

Bulawayo, October 25, 2017– A senior United States Embassy official says citizens can contribute towards the successful conduct of elections if they constructively use citizen journalism techniques to share information about their experiences as well as challenges members of the public face during the electoral process. “We don’t want to have a flawed election; we ...
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U.S. brings Hollywood gaffer to Zim film festival

Harare, August 25, 2017: The United States Embassy is proud to support the participation of Hollywood lighting designer, gaffer and cinematographer Christian Epps at this year’s Zimbabwe International Film Festival (ZIFF) and the International Images Film Festival for Women. Epps will conduct workshops in line with the Festival’s theme, “The Business of Film.”  The Embassy ...
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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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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 ...
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NUST American Space officially opens to the public

Bulawayo, November 16, 2016: United States Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr., government officials, and National University of Science and Technology (NUST) officials will on Tuesday October 25th witness the official launch of the NUST American Space in Bulawayo. “We are excited to launch the NUST American Space after two years of work on the project,” ...
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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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Women’s Group Pushes for Gender Sensitive Legislation

A women’ rights advocacy group says gender insensitive laws have diminished the role of women in decision making. Addressing participants to a Food for Thought discussion session held at the United States Public Affairs Section offices on Tuesday, representatives from the Institute for Young Women Development (IYWD) said government should be at the forefront of ...
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Why We Issue the Human Rights Reports

Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Tom Malinowski Yesterday, Secretary Kerry released the State Department’s 39th annual  Human Rights Reports , a comprehensive review of human rights conditions in 199 countries and territories around the world. Mandated by Congress, these reports are the United States’ factual and authoritative statement on the ...
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Investigative Journalism Contributes to Society: U.S. Expert

In early June, the United States Embassy Public Affairs Section partnered local media civic organizations to host veteran journalism trainer, Ms. Lucinda Fleeson. The visiting American media expert conducted training for journalists for 33 Zimbabwean journalists working with the Voluntary Media Council of Zimbabwe (VMCZ) and the Humanitarian Information Facilitation Center (HIFC). Ms. Fleeson, who ...
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Investigative Journalism Does Good & Contributes to Society: U.S. Expert

In early June, the United States Embassy Public Affairs Section partnered local media civic organizations to host veteran journalism trainer, Ms. Lucinda Fleeson. The visiting American media expert conducted training for journalists for 33 Zimbabwean journalists working with the Voluntary Media Council of Zimbabwe (VMCZ) and the Humanitarian Information Facilitation Center (HIFC). Ms. Fleeson, who ...
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Viset Promotes Economic Resilience

One of Zimbabwe’s civic organizations working with people in the informal sector, Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation, (VISET) is determined to defend vendors’ rights and curb economic hardship through a number of lobby and advocacy campaigns as well as interventions to assist vendor to trade profitably. Formed in 2015, VISET has drafted measures ...
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$3.4 Million U.S. Support Boosts Zim Health Leadership Capacity

A senior United States Embassy official says a U.S.-Zimbabwe partnership at the University of Zimbabwe for the last five years has laid a solid foundation for strong leadership and management systems in Zimbabwe’s health institutions. On Thursday, members of the Health Services Board, Ministry of Health and Child Care (Provincial Medical Directors, Provincial Hospital Executives, ...
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Press Freedom in the U.S.: Lessons for Zimbabwe

Guest Lecture Presentation Karen Kelley, Counselor for Public Affairs at the United States Embassy Journalism and Media Studies Department, Midlands State University, Gweru Thank you very much for this opportunity to address you all in the beautiful City of Progress. We are still commemorating World Press Freedom Day, which is May 3. I am especially ...
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Zim Artists Hail Journalists, Bemoan Censorship

Artists paid tribute to the contribution of journalists and other media workers in Zimbabwe and hailed continued advocacy for an improved environment for media workers. Participating in a panel discussion on “Art as Expression” to mark World Press Freedom Day at the United States Embassy’s Eastgate offices on Tuesday, the artists noted that they face ...
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Ugandan CSP Fellow Shares Experiences with Zim Women Journalists

Ugandan Community Solutions Program alumna, Ms. Prossy Kawala, facilitated a media literacy seminar for 19 Zimbabwean women journalists, most of whom are members of the PAS Harare-funded Women Journalists Mentoring Program (WJMP) Fellows on Thursday. Ms. Kawala shared her experiences as a professional journalist working to design and implement community oriented news, information and current ...
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U.S. Embassy Partners Local Groups to Commemorate Earth Day

The United States Embassy partnered the City of Harare and a local nongovernmental organization, Miracle Missions, in a cleanup exercise picking up litter at Harare Gardens on April 22nd to mark Earth Day. The event was attended by about 50 individuals, including Acting Mayor Councilor Chris Mbanga and City of Harare officials, diplomats and volunteers. The ...
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U.S. Honors English Access Microscholarship Program Graduates

The United States honored 40 students for completing the English Access Micro-scholarship program coordinated by a local nongovernmental organization, Hope for a Child in Christ (HOCIC), in Bulawayo on April 8. Kelly McCaleb, Deputy Public Affairs Officer, officiated at the event and congratulated the students who in turn presented original poetry, song, and dance to ...
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U.S. Embassy Donates Books to New Neighbor

On March 12, Sylvia DiPaolo, Mission Harare’s newly arrived head of our New Embassy Campus (NEC) construction project visited Masaisai Junior School to participate in the commissioning of their new school bus.  DiPaolo met with school authorities and parents and donated a set of books for the school’s library. Masaisai Junior School is neighbor to ...
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U.S. Commemorates Women’s History Month

The United States Embassy started Women’s History Month commemorations that will see regular discussions about women and gender equality every Tuesday in Harare. On Tuesday, March 8, Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. opened a lively discussion session that featured women speakers in politics, health, education and governance. In welcoming the speakers and launching the Women’s ...
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Zim Challenged to Increase Efforts Against Inhuman Trade

The United States and civil society organizations pledged their commitment to work with Zimbabwe to combat trafficking in persons after noting gaps in legislation despite the country being a source and destination of trafficked individuals. “The United States Government stands ready to engage and assist the Government of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwean people in their ...
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Poetry, Music Cap 2016 Zim Black History Month Commemorations

The Zimbabwe Poets for Human Rights partnered with the United States Embassy in commemorating Black History Month, ending the month-long celebrations with a poetry and music slam on Monday evening.  The occasion marked the closing of the arts program that saw poets showcasing their theatrical skills in Harare, Mutare, Bulawayo, Kadoma and Gweru.  On Monday ...
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USAID Officials Discuss Humanitarian Response

Listen to audio Significance of declaring a state of emergency: The disaster declaration by the Government of Zimbabwe is significant because it is a recognition by the government of the gravity of the situation and that “extraordinary measures are necessary to assist and protect the persons affected” as per Zimbabwe’s Civil Protection Act.  In addition, this declaration will ...
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Arts Managers Chase Elusive Zim Audiences

With no formal training school in the field; arts managers say it has been a struggle to lure Zimbabwean audiences. Impressed by the reported successes of religious leaders locally and their counterparts in other parts of Africa such as Nigeria and South Africa and the West, arts managers shared their thoughts on what might be ...
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Hypercube Hub Shares Lessons Learned

In 2013, the Hypercube Technology Hub was born to create a space for Zimbabwe’s aspiring ‘techpreneurs’ to come together, collaborate, and create. The first of its kind in Zimbabwe, Hypercube drew significant international attention, and became a physical landmark representing the dawn of the information economy in Harare. However, the story takes a sad turn ...
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U.S. Marines Give Toys to Gunhill Squatter Camp Children

On December 23rd, 2015, the United States Marines based at the Embassy’s Detachment in Harare conducted their annual Toys for Tots donation efforts with much success. The Marines delivered over 200 presents ranging from stuffed animals for small children to coloring books, legos, toy planes and more for older kids at the Gunhill Squatter camp in Harare. ...
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Telling It Like It Is: U.S. Based Zim Students Share Experiences

Twenty-one Zimbabwean students based at various United States colleges and universities shared their experiences about life and academic study at their respective colleges and universities answering intriguing questions from over 100 prospective students.  The discussion session, held at the United States Embassy’s Eastgate offices on Tuesday as part of their weekly Food for Thought Tuesday ...
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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 ...
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New U.S. Funding to Boost Zim Adherence to New WHO Guidelines

The United States Global AIDS coordinator, Ambassador Deborah Birx, says Zimbabwe is among countries that is receiving additional funding from the new US$150 million commitment by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) as the U.S. aligns resources to assist countries to adhere to the new World Health Organization (WHO) AIDS treatment guidelines. “We ...
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U.S. Colleges Receive More Zimbabwean Students

The 2015  Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange , released November 16th, shows that the number of Zimbabwean students at U.S. colleges and universities increased by 11 per cent since 2011 to a high of 1245 students in the 2014/15 academic year. This represents a 3.5 per cent increase from 2013/14 academic year. This continued growth confirms that the United States ...
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International Education- An Identity Awareness Facilitator

International education is an agent of self-consciousness that can lead to cultural understanding among and between peoples, an alumnus of one of the United States exchange programs said on Tuesday. “I never really identified myself as an African—it never occurred to me that I was one until I came across certain stereotypes about my African-ness ...
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Ambassador Wharton Bids Zim Youth Farewell in Tweetable

Ambassador Wharton engaged over 250,000 Zimbabwean youth online during a social media tweet@ble discussion hosted by Nigel Mugamu (@SirNig) of @263Chat. The veteran American diplomat is concluding a three year term in Zimbabwe, the second in his Foreign Service career in the southern African country having served previously as the Embassy’s spokesperson between 1999 and ...
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Youth Leaders Discuss Social Enterpreneurship

Five Zimbabwean youth leaders shared their vision and understanding on social entrepreneurship at a discussion session on Tuesday. The five participated in a BootCamp facilitated by Mandela Washington Fellow Irene Chikumbo with support from Hybercube Hub and U.S. African Development Foundation in August this year. The five are Jeffree Munashe Rugare, Chief Executive Officer of ...
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U.S. Refocusing HIV & AIDS Support to Zimbabwe

The United States, which provides over $95 million to HIV and AIDS funding to Zimbabwe through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), is refocusing its support to areas and populations with the highest burden of disease, a senior Embassy official said on Monday. “PEPFAR resources remain high at “$128.7 million including additional funding ...
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Obama Boys, Zim Lawyers Honor Ambassador Wharton

Forget Toni Kroos at Real Madrid or Steven Gerard at Liverpool. The number 8 jersey belongs to Brooz Wharton, American President Barack Obama’s personal representative to Zimbabwe! Such was the imagination at the hard fought testimonial challenge match in honor of United States Ambassador Bruce Wharton on Saturday at the Harare International School grounds. The ...
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U.S. Expert Discusses Zim in Light of U.S. – Africa Trade Pact

A United States public policy expert says U.S.-Zimbabwe business relations can be redefined in the context of the extended Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) but local business should speak with a voice that can help government think through the tough challenges of economic development to attract U.S. business investment into the country. “Zimbabwe hasn’t ...
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Women’s Group Uses Writing as Therapy

The Zimbabwe Women Writers (ZWW) says it has established an initiative that merges writing and practical therapy to empower women and vulnerable populations to counter social ills such as gender-based violence, child marriage and sexual abuse. Speaking at a Food for Thought session hosted by the United States Embassy Public Affairs Section on Tuesday, officials ...
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U.S. Funding Boost for Persons with Mobility Disability

A United States government funded wheelchair project, the Comprehensive Mobility Support Project (CMSP), enabled Jairos Jiri Association to provide comprehensive and sustainable support for persons with mobility disability in six provinces in Zimbabwe over three years, a representative of the consortium said on Tuesday. “Since 2012, we have procured nearly 1,600 wheelchairs and provided comprehensive ...
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GES Inspires Innovative Ideas Among Zim Participants

Seven of the fourteen Zimbabwean youth entrepreneurs who attended the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Nairobi, Kenya recently shared their experiences at a public forum emphasizing the need for continued peer collaboration among Zimbabwean entrepreneurs to create a viable entrepreneurial ecosystem in the country. Over all the participants came away from the Nairobi summit with ...
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U.S. Musicians Plot Tuku Music Symphony Orchestra Performance

An American non-profit group, Cultures in Harmony, is in the country to foster partnerships in the local arts industry that will benefit Zimbabweans as well as produce the first-ever symphony orchestra performance of Oliver Mtukudzi’s music. The group is led by music teacher William Harvey, who has performed solo with orchestras in the Philippines, Argentina, ...
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New U.S. Initiative Connects Students with Career Opportunities in Zim

A new initiative by the EducationUSA Advising Center based at the United States Embassy, Zimbabwe Career Connect, is working to address Zimbabwe’s brain drain by connecting students who are currently studying in the United States with local companies, hospitals and non-governmental organizations. “This program helps students get exposure to what it is like to be ...
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14 Zimbabweans Travel to 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

United States ambassador Bruce Wharton says the fourteen Zimbabweans attending the sixth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Nairobi, Kenya, on July 25-26, 2015 represent the human capital that forms the foundation that will stimulate economic prosperity in Zimbabwe. “Over the last three years in Zimbabwe, you guys have renewed my understanding of the depth ...
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U.S. Boost for African Health Systems

The United States has stepped up efforts to develop and expand models of medical education in Southern Africa following the successful completion of a five-year initiative that contributed to an increase in the quality of medical training and the advancement of cutting-edge biomedical research in the region, U.S. government officials said on Tuesday. Addressing a press ...
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ZimPAS Highlights – July 9, 2015

Key Highlights Congratulations to the “Zimmovators” who submitted the 40 innovative ideas that were selected for the Innovation Baraza Fair  where the five finalists will be selected. The Fair will be held on Friday July 10th at the Baraza Pavilion in Tynwald, Harare. Admission is free. And your vote matters. Come to Innovation Baraza and be inspired! Ambassador Wharton told ...
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ZimPAS Highlights – June 25, 2015

Key Highlights The United States government remains deeply concerned by the disappearance of Zimbabwean civil society activist Itai Dzamara, who has been missing more than 100 days. His whereabouts and well-being remain unknown. The United States urges the Government of Zimbabwe to locate Mr. Dzamara and pursue a credible investigation of the troubling circumstances surrounding ...
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27 Zim Students Receive $6.1 M in Scholarships from American Colleges

Twenty seven Zimbabwean students graduated from the United States Student Achievers Program (USAP) of EducationUSA and have received full scholarships to study at a variety of top American universities and colleges.  The students were applauded by Ambassador Bruce Wharton, who hailed the occasion as celebrating “the transformative power of education.” The students are Alpha Ngwenya  ...
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ZimPAS Highlights – June 4, 2015

Key Highlights Dr Shannon Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary in State Department Bureau of African Affairs addressed the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations about her recent visit to Zimbabwe  (PDF 86 KB).U.S. interests in Zimbabwe remain the same: a peaceful, democratic, and prosperous Zimbabwe that provides for its people and contributes ...
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ZimPAS Highlights – May 15, 2015

Key Highlights The United States government wants Zimbabwe to prosper but remains concerned about the human rights situation in the country , visiting senior State Department officials said on Tuesday. Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Dr. Shannon Smith, and Steven Feldstein, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, told journalists in the capital today that ...
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ZimPAS Highlights – May 8, 2015

Key Highlights 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. This week ...
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ZimPAS Highlights – April 17, 2015

Key Highlights The U.S. Embassy joins the South African government and other civil society leaders in condemning the violence against foreigners taking place in KwaZulu-Natal and other parts of South Africa.  We remain concerned at the loss of innocent lives, destruction of property, and impact on families and communities, and we urge individuals involved to ...
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ZimPAS Highlights – April 9, 2015

Key Highlights Thanks to all the individuals who participated in the social media chat with Ambassador Wharton on Thursday. You can read part of the discussion on Facebook and follow the hashtag #USZimExchanges on Twitter catch up. The United States Embassy will support the participation of the Grammy-nominated Hawaiian musical outfit The Beauty of Hawaiian Guitar, featuring  Keola Beamer, Jeff Peterson, and Moanalani Beamer, at this ...
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#Africa4Her

This March, YALI Network members have made the commitment to invest in women and girls in Africa, not only to help achieve gender equality, but also to promote economic growth, good governance, and future innovation. Women and girls are often the foundation of a community, and it is essential that they are given the same ...
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U.S. Commends Binga Hospital for Quality Service Delivery

United States embassy officials commended Binga Hospital for quality service delivery in the areas of infection control, prevention and improved quality of HIV care. “I saw a very impressive triaging system whereby patients who are either suspected or confirmed to have tuberculosis are immediately isolated from other patients and brought in on a priority basis ...
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Go Online, U.S. Ambassador Tells Devoted Binga Women

United States Ambassador Bruce Wharton has encouraged women in Binga to explore online marketing for their products that have positively influenced livelihoods through innovative interventions coordinated by Zubo, a community based organization based in the district. “With your leadership, you have proven the power of community action, the power of people working together; its a ...
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U.S. embassy celebrates opening of renovated public affairs office

Harare, March 17, 2015: 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 ...
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ZimPAS Highlights – March 12, 2015

Key Highlights In a statement the U.S. Embassy in Harare called for the authorities to fully investigate the 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 ...
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American Hip Hop Group Concludes Zim Tour

Visiting American hip hop academy, Next Level, concluded their tour of Zimbabwe after staging two cross-cultural shows at the Book Café’ and in Glen View last weekend. The visiting Americans were impressed by the level of performances of Zimbabweans who they said had already mastered the hip hop music genre like their American counterparts. “I ...
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ZimPAS Highlights – March 5, 2015

Key Highlights Visiting American hip hop group, Next Level, concluded their tour of Zimbabwe after staging two cross-cultural shows at the Book Café and in Glen View [Norah?] last weekend. The visiting Americans were full of praise about the performances of Zimbabweans who demonstrated that they had already mastered the hip hop music genre like their American counterparts. Congratulations to ...
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ZimPAS Highlights – February 27, 2015

Key Highlights On February 24, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that career diplomat Randy Berry will be the first  special envoy for the human rights of LGBT persons , with the task of ending violence and discrimination against them. “Defending and promoting the human rights of LGBT persons is at the core of our commitment to advancing human rights globally — the heart and ...
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ZimPAS Highlights – February 20, 2015

Key Highlights The United States believes Zimbabwe has sovereign responsibility for its future , and any discussion that wants to ascribe blame on external forces obscures and delays the steps Zimbabweans could take to re-build and strengthen their country, said Ambassador Wharton said during the week. Recent reports in some sections of the local media about US funding in Zimbabwe ...
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U.S. Hip Hop Outfit in Zim Tour

Next Level is an initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in association with the Department of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Through hip hop music and dance, Next Level fosters cross-cultural creative expression and exchange in diverse and underserved communities. Next Level ...
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ZimPAS Highlights – February 13, 2015

Key Highlights Food for Thought has entered the Twittersphere!  Join the Tuesday afternoon dialogues weekly via Twitter using the hash tag #FFTZim . This week educationalists, including Dr. Pedzisai Ruhanya, Dr. Patson Dzamara and Rebecca Zeigler Mano, discussed the relevance of theeducation system in Zimbabwe.  If you missed the dynamic session, catch the main points on #FFTZim ...
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ZimPAS Highlights – February 6, 2015

Key Highlights Robert Telchin, Senior International Trade Specialist with the United State Department, was in the country where he held discussions with business and entrepreneurs. Here are some thoughts by Upenyu Makoni written from one of the meetings about doing business with the United States. The Zimbabwe Agricultural Competitiveness Program- Zim- ACP- which has received funding support from the ...
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EducationUSA – SSN Partnership Sees First Crop of Sports Scholarships

Five Zimbabwean student athletes started studies in the United States this month financed by American universities through sports scholarships.  The students worked through an innovative partnership between the U.S. Embassy’s EducationUSA Advising Center and local company Schools Sports Network (SSN). The student athletes are Michael Songore from Peterhouse, a 100m and 200m athlete who will pursue studies at ...
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Outstanding Zimbabwean Awarded Rhodes Scholarship

A Zimbabwean student based in the United States is one of the two who has been named Rhodes Scholars by the Zimbabwe Rhodes Scholarship selection committee. Rutendo Chigora, a final year student at the University of Pennsylvania, won the prestigious award alongside Christopher Sherwood, who is studying Mathematics with Finance at the University of Exeter ...
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Sustained Response to Ebola Still Needed

The world is facing the largest outbreak of Ebola it has ever known. Already, more than 14,000 cases of Ebola have been diagnosed in West Africa – and with sustained transmission in multiple countries and urban areas that number is only going to multiply. As part of the U.S. government’s comprehensive strategy to combat the ...
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Zimbabwe has High Student Mobility- CIS

Zimbabwe has one of the most highly mobile student populations in Africa, according to the Council for International Schools (CIS). CIS, a global non-profit membership organisation that provides services to higher education institutions and individuals focused on international education, coordinated a visit to eight African countries by 21 admissions officers from universities and colleges in ...
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Community Service Yields U.S. Scholarships for 28 Zim Students

A combination of community service and academic excellence has paid off for 28 Zimbabwean students who collectively earned $5.6 million of scholarships to pursue tertiary education at various United States colleges and universities. This was revealed at an event hosted by the Public Affairs Section at the United States Embassy on Monday. “We are celebrating ...
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U.S. Support Strengthens Zim’s Health Information Systems

The United States and its partners are providing support to the strengthening of Zimbabwe’s health ministry internal and public information systems to facilitate timely reporting of disease outbreaks, health program data and disease surveillance. “The United States Government is committed to collaborating with the Government of Zimbabwe to strengthen data collection and research capacities in ...
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U.S. Health Agency Honors Zim Public Health Expert

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) honored Zimbabwe public health expert Donewell Bangure with the International Night honor- the 2014 William H. Foege Award for Most Outstanding Public Health Scientific Oral Presentation- during the Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference held in late April at the organization’s headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Bangure, who ...
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U.S., HIFA Partnership Gives Harare Street Youth a Healthy Treat

About 75 street youth associated with the House of Smiles received an early health treat at the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) after receiving a training session on HIV and AIDS from three health organizations, International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH), Population Services International (PSI), and RTI/Gender Challenge Initiative last Thursday. ...
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U.S. Annual Health Funding to Zim Tops $129 Million: Officials

The United States government spent $129 million in health funding to Zimbabwe in 2013; with nearly 80 per cent going towards HIV and AIDS programs, senior U.S. embassy health officials said on Tuesday. “Our impact is through strategic coordination and integration,” said Peter Halpert, Health, Population and Nutrition team leader at the United States Agency ...
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U.S. Invites Three Zim Teenagers to Leadership Program

Three Zimbabwean teenage students – Brian Sibanda (Bulawayo, 17), Joseph Lansburg (Mbare, Harare, 15) and Rufaro Kabasa (Mbare, 15) – left Zimbabwe last Saturday and will participate in a leadership exchange program in the United States. The program is designed to foster understanding between African and American youth.  The students will spend three weeks in ...
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U.S. Scholarship Boost for Binga Girl

Receiving a full scholarship to study in the United States has driven Chiza Ngachize Mwinde in search of ways to restore the dignity of her community in Binga where the shortage of qualified teaching personnel and inadequate learning facilities is affecting the academic progress of students. “It is very hard for students in Binga to ...
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U.S. Embassy Honors Black History Month Essay Contest Winners

The United States Embassy announced five winners of the 4th annual Black History Month Essay Contest. The national winners are 1st – Zibusiso Mtunzi from John Tallach High (Bulawayo); 2nd – Rutendo Madziwo, from Monte Cassino Girl’s High (Macheke); 3rd – Ruvimbo Dzurumi from Hellenic High (Harare); 4th – Amanda Machingura from Guinea Fowl High (Gweru); and 5th – Ennie Soromei from ...
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U.S. Re-Aligns Food Assistance to Zimbabwe

The United States this week announced that it was completing a process of realigning its food assistance support to Zimbabwe to foster a stronger foundation for long term food and nutrition in Zimbabwe. On Wednesday, Ambassador Wharton joined senior government officials to celebrate the successful launch of two flagship programs- ENSURE and Amalima- designed to ...
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U.S. Embassy Health Team Meets Health Ministry Officials

Members of the United States Embassy health team met with Ministry of Health and Child Care officials at the ministry offices in Harare to coordinate continued partnership on HIV and AIDS and other health issues. Through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the United States government committed $95 million to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment; ...
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U.S. Embassy Launches Black History Month Essay Contest for High School Students

The United States Embassy Public Affairs Section (PAS) has announced a Black History Month essay contest for high school students throughout Zimbabwe. Entries are due by February 14, 2014 and should be e-mailed to  harare@educationusa.info or hand delivered to PAS’ Eastgate offices or the nearest EducationUSA Advising Centre (Gweru, Bulawayo or Mutare). “This is the fourth ...
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