U.S. insists on “meaningful change in Zimbabwe”

As Prepared: Remarks by Charge d’ Affaires Jennifer Savage on the occasion of the Commemoration of the 242nd independence of the United States of America (Fourth of July) Harare, July 5th 2018 Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Honorable Simon Khaya Moyo; Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Honorable Paul Mavima, Honorable Judges ...
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Remarks on the UN Human Rights Council

The Trump administration is committed to protecting and promoting the God-given dignity and freedom of every human being. Every individual has rights that are inherent and inviolable. They are given by God, and not by government. Because of that, no government must take them away. For decades, the United States has led global efforts to ...
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U.S. rooting for Zimbabwe to succeed: Ambassador Harrington

Harare, June 8, 2018: Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary Bureau of African Affairs Matthew T. Harrington is in Zimbabwe on a three-day tour that will enable him to meeting government and nongovernmental players as Zimbabwe prepares for elections July 30. He told the media that the  United States is interested in a better relationship with Zimbabwe ...
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Remarks by the Chargé d’affaires Jennifer Savage PEPFAR Media Awards Reception 2017

  April 26, 2018, 1800; B2C Batanai Gardens PROTOCOLS: Honorable Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr. David Parirenyatwa Honorable Miriam R. Chikukwa, Minister of State for Provincial Affairs Amon Mpofu, Deputy Chief Executive – National AIDS Council, and other representatives of NAC Distinguished PEPFAR partners My Embassy and PEPFAR team Distinguished journalists Ladies and ...
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TRANSCRIPT: U.S. Senators speak to Zim media

Public Affairs Section United States Embassy Harare Transcript: U.S. Senators speak to Zim media Harare, April 8, 2018: A five member delegation of U.S. Senators visited Zimbabwe 6- 8 April. The delegation consisted of Senators Chris Coons, Jeff Flake, Cory Booker, Michael Bennet and Garry Peters, all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr. on IOM Training on Providing Support to TIP Victims

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr.  IOM Training on Providing Support to TIP Victims Monday, February 25, 2018 (Holiday Inn, Harare)    Officials from the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare Officials from the International Organization for Migration Members of the Press (Others for Protocol Order)   Good morning to you all.  It ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Harry Thomas at the Global Fund Grant Signing Ceremony

  Rainbow Towers, Harare  January 17, 2017 at 12:30pm   Dr. David Parirenyatwa, Minister of Health and Child Care Patrick Chinamasa, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Representatives from the Global Fund Distinguished partners All protocols observed Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for inviting me to participate in this important event. Sithandekile Chilenje ...
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U.S. provides over $100K for Lupane Women’s Development Trust

Lupane, October 18 2017: The United States, through the United States African Development Foundation (USADF), is providing $100,000 over two years to assist the Lupane Women’s Development Trust (Lupane Women). The funding will enable the Matabeleland North-based organization to build the capacity of its members in governance and marketing, as well as develop existing agricultural ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr. at the USADF Grants Signing Ceremony

USADF Grants Signing Ceremony Murewa, Mashonaland East   Masikati Tatenda  ndafara kuvapano. Good afternoon – honorable ministers, members of parliament, government officials, traditional leaders, councilors, district administrators, our distinguished grantee – Heather Chimhoga Orphan Care, LEAD director, members of the press, ladies and gentlemen.   Thank you for having me here today. And a very special ...
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Influential U.S. cleric, T.D. Jakes, concludes Zim tour

Harare, September 11, 2017: Famous American bishop and author Thomas Dexter Jakes Sr., widely known as T.D. Jakes, concluded his visit to Harare with a meeting with United States Ambassador Harry Thomas Jr. on Saturday. He described visit to the southern African country as “a great experience.”   “It’s been a great experience,” said Jakes, ...
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Ambassador Thomas at ZIFF/IIFF Screening of Hidden Figures

Remarks Ambassador Thomas at ZIFF/IIFF Screening of Hidden Figures August 30, 2017  Good evening ladies and gentlemen. Thank you all for coming out tonight, and special thanks to Nigel Munyati of the Zimbabwe International Film Festival Trust, and Tsitsi Dangarembga, of the International Images Film Festival for Women, our partners in bringing you tonight’s featured ...
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Hidden Figures an affirmation of women’s strength

Harare, September 1, 2017: The award winning American film, Hidden Figures, is an affirmation of women’s strength and a symbol of the contribution of minorities in struggles for human emancipation, speakers said at the 19th edition of the Zimbabwe International Film Festival (ZIFF 2017).  Hidden Figures tells the story of a team of female African-American ...
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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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Senior U.S. State Department official visit to Zimbabwe

Public Affairs Section United States Embassy Transcript: DAS O’Connell visit to Zimbabwe Harare, June 6, 2017: Following her visit to Zimbabwe Carol Thompson O’Connell, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs visited Zimbabwe for the first time since assuming her position in President Trump’s administration in March 2017. She held meetings with representatives of ...
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Upcoming YALI EXPO a symbol of determination by Zim youth leaders

By David McGuire Harare, May 23, 2017: The U.S. Embassy sends its heartfelt congratulations to the Zimbabwean YALI Mandela Washington Fellows for its upcoming “YALIExpo” running under the theme “Harness the Hustle.” The event will take place at the Meikles Hotel Rooftop on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 9:00am until 4:00pm. The free expo will ...
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U.S. Welcomes Zimbabwean Students

By Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. Harare, May 5 2017- I want to congratulate all students in Zimbabwe who have received offers of admission from one or more of the over 4,500 accredited institutions of higher learning in the United States.  Graduates of U.S. universities have gone on to become leaders and innovators in many fields ...
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TRANSCRIPT: U.S. Ambassador visits Musasa Project

Public Affairs Section United States Embassy Harare TRANSCRIPT: U.S. Ambassador visits Musasa Project March 2nd 2017: Ahead of International Women’s Day (March 8th), the United States ambassador, Harry K. Thomas Jr.,  visited Musasa to view first hand some of the initiatives that have been undertaken with this government’s support as well as to underscore the ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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.  ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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