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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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

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Remarks by Mark Troger, PEPFAR Coordinator

Remarks by Mark Troger, PEPFAR Coordinator Media Awards Competition 2016 November 30, 2016 Golden Mile Motel, Kwekwe J Machaya – Minister Of State for Midlands Province Distinguished guests from the Ministry of Health and Child Care and other representatives of the Government of Zimbabwe Magure Chief Executive – National AIDS Council, and other representatives of NAC Members of the media

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Fourth of July Remarks

The Government of Zimbabwe representative, Your Excellency, the Deputy Foreign Minister, Honorable Judges of the Supreme Court and the High Court,  The Diplomatic Corps, Members of Parliament, and Permanent Secretaries of the Government of Zimbabwe, Your Worships, the Mayors of Harare, Bulawayo, Gweru, Mutare, Kwekwe, Masvingo, and Ruwa, Ladies and gentlemen, Good Afternoon! Masikati! Litshonile (Lee-choo-nee N-jar-nee)!, Mar-s-wear-ra Se-i) and

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Reception in Honor of VMCZ Investigative Journalism Training

All protocols observed. Tonight we join many Zimbabweans who believe in the power of good journalism as the lifeblood of a free, democratic society. For a long time, we have witnessed efforts by the Zimbabwean media fraternity and authorities working to improve the quality of information reaching Zimbabweans. We have not hesitated to support these efforts through exchange programs and other

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Mandela Washington Fellowship Reception

Good Evening, Maswera sei (Ma-sway-rah-say), Litshone njani (Leet-sho-neh na-janee). Welcome.  It is an honor to fill our home with so many extraordinarily talented guests.  I’d like to offer my congratulations to the sixty 2016 fellows who were chosen from this year’s pool of over 1,600 applicants from Zimbabwe.  This marks the largest number of applications we have yet to receive

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Clean Up Exercise to Mark Earth Day

Greetings and Thank You. Allow me to begin by greeting all of those assembled here today and to express my appreciation to the city of Harare for partnering with the U.S. Embassy during this Harare Gardens Earth Day clean-up.  Specifically His Worship Mayor Manyenyeni; Esteemed city officials Thanks to Miracle Missions for organizing local civic participation and providing water and

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Launch of the Remarks to the Women’s Development Dialogue Series in Bulawayo

Remarks to the Women’s Development Dialogue Series Nesbitt Castle, Bulawayo Sa-li-bo-na-ni!  Good morning to you all!  I am very pleased to be making my first visit this week as U.S. Ambassador to the City of Kings and Queens, and I am especially delighted that this first visit coincides with the launch of the Women’s Development Dialogue Series in Bulawayo.  I’d

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Food For Thought – The Status of Women in Zimbabwe

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr. Public Affairs Section Auditorium, Harare, Zimbabwe Honorable Irene Zindi Honorable Jessie Majome Good afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen, I’d like to welcome you to the U.S. Embassy’s weekly public discussion series, which we call, “Food For Thought.”  During the month of March in the United States, we commemorate the important contributions of women to

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Hope/Fay Lecture Series- Trafficking in Persons

Remarks by Ambassador Harry Thomas at the Hope/Fay Lecture Series; Women’s University in Africa Theme: Human Trafficking Vice Chancellor of Women’s University in Africa, Professor Hope Sadza, Board members of the Women’s University in Africa, Distinguished guests, Students Ladies and gentlemen, Good morning to you all.  I am honored to be here with you today.  As you may have read in

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Signing Ceremony for Humanitarian Assistance to Mitigate Effects of El Nino

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr. USAID and World Food Program Humanitarian Assistance Signing Ceremony WFP Offices, Belgravia, Harare Good afternoon. I am pleased to represent the United States Government at this joint signing ceremony with the World Food Program.  I am so excited that r, we are providing $10 million dollars in additional humanitarian assistance for vulnerable Zimbabweans.

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Ambassador Thomas Jr Meets President Mugabe

Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. statement following the Presentation of Credentials to President R.G. Mugabe I am happy to return to Zimbabwe, a country blessed with great natural resources and a friendly people.  I intend to continue the important work of building strong and respectful relations between our two great countries. I had a good meeting with President Mugabe, in

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Remarks for New Embassy Compound Groundbreaking Ceremony

Ambassador Bruce Wharton, Remarks for NEC Ceremony As Prepared for Delivery Today, we ceremonially open the construction phase of the New United States Embassy Compound (NEC) in Zimbabwe, a major building project that gives substance to our deep commitment to Zimbabwe.   I am pleased that a process begun in 2001, with our acquisition of this land, has progressed to the

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U.S. Ambassador’s Small Grants Signing Ceremony

Remarks By U.S. Ambassador D. Bruce Wharton U.S. Ambassador’s Small Grants Signing Ceremony Mangwanani; Salibonani lonke; Tatenda ndafara kuvapano. Good morning – honorable ministers, members of parliament, government officials, traditional leaders, councilors, district administrators, distinguished grantees, members of the press, ladies and gentlemen.  As the U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the U.S. Embassy. This

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Remarks on the Occasion of the 239 Anniversary of the United States’ Declaration of Independence

Thank you all for joining us today for this 239th anniversary of the United States’ Declaration of Independence. Our Independence Day commemorations always provide an opportunity for Americans to consider our continuing experiment in self-rule.  In 1776 the idea that common citizens have the right to rule themselves was radical.  Today, the idea is broadly accepted, but implementing it remains hard.

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Handover Ceremony of the Naletale Monument Restoration Project

Ambassador’s D. Bruce Wharton’s Remarks at the Handover Ceremony of the Naletale Monument Restoration Project Part of the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation May 28, 1800-2000 I am truly delighted to be with you all today to celebrate the completion of the renovation project of the Naletale Monument.  This afternoon, I had the pleasure of visiting this important site and seeing

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Celebration of the 35th Anniversary of U.S.-Zim Exchanges

Ambassador Remarks Celebration of the 35th Anniversary of U.S.-Zim Exchanges & The 75th Anniversary of U.S. State Department Exchanges World-Wide Thank you Michael Mabwe; thank you Darin Macanelly for joining us from Washington tonight, and welcome guests.  It is an honor to see so many of you here tonight. I am so pleased to be in this room with you,

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Hard Hat Launch of the NUST-American Space

Remarks by Ambassador Bruce Wharton Honorable Resident Minister; Mayor; Vice Chancellor; Deans; Distinguished Guests; Ladies and gentlemen, Good morning and welcome to the NUST-American Space.  You might have noticed it’s not completed yet, but I’d like to ask you to take a moment to imagine what this space will look like in a few months.  And please don’t stop your

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Public Affairs Office Riboon Cutting Ceremony

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Bruce Wharton at the PAS Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Good afternoon and thank you all for joining us. I’d like to echo Karen Kelley’s welcome to this official opening of the newly renovated space for our Embassy Public Affairs Section. You’re here because you’re an important part of our community and we wanted to celebrate with you today.

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Response to Oped in the Herald Newspaper

Mr. Tichaona Zindoga Political Editor The Herald Newspaper Harare, Zimbabwe Dear Mr. Zindoga, I am sorry to have disappointed you with my decision not to respond to your questions submitted through my Public Affairs Counselor.  With due respect, I feel no obligation in engaging in a conversation that perpetuates the story that your set of questions implied.  I do not

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PEPFAR Informational Key Stakeholders’ Meeting

Remarks by Ambassador D. Bruce Wharton COP Informational Key Stakeholders’ Meeting  Good morning and welcome.  I really appreciate your making time to join me and my PEPFAR team today. I am here first to thank you for your continued partnership with us to ensure that people living with HIV and AIDS have access to quality life-saving services and a strong

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