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  • Ambassador Wharton

    Partnerships key to U.S.- Zim relations

    Harare, July 4, 2015: Thank you all for joining us to mark the 238th anniversary of the United States’ Declaration of Independence. Today, we celebrate the Declaration’s central ideas: that all people are created equal, have inalienable rights, and have the right to govern themselves. As a nation and a people, we Americans remain committed to those ideals.

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  • Peter Kilmarx with ministry of health and UZ FETP staff

    U.S. backs Zim field epidemiology training

    Harare, July 8, 2014: The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has given its full backing to Zimbabwe’s field epidemiology training programs administered by the Department of Community Medicine at the University of Zimbabwe’s College of Health Sciences and the Ministry of Health and Child Care.

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  • Disabled children with Jillian Bonnardeaux of the U.S. Embassy

    Disabled children share perspectives on HIV/ AIDS

    Bulawayo, July 3, 2014 – “If only I could find a magic lamp or a shooting star to grant my wishes. If only I could say I love you just one more time. I loved my dear mother but I took her presence for granted,” reads part of a story entitled “Unfulfilled Wishes” written by Oleander Payarira. She never knew her father and lost her mother before she was old enough to understand anything about HIV/AIDS.

  • Munyaradzi Mahiya

    Community service yields U.S. scholarships for 28 Zim students

    Harare, June 19, 2014: 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.

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  • Ambassador Wharton with Gwen Mugodi

    28 Zimbabwean students receive scholarships

    Harare, June 16, 2014: United States colleges and universities have provided $5.7 million worth of scholarships to disadvantaged but academically gifted Zimbabwean students who were part of the Embassy’s United States Achievers Program (USAP). Ambassador Bruce Wharton will honor the students at a sendoff ceremony on Monday.

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  • Statement on the July 10 Federal Register Announcement

    On July 10, 2014, the United States Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published a final rule in the Federal Register adopting as final, with changes, the Zimbabwe Sanctions Regulations previously published in an interim final rule.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry on Ramadan Kareem

    June 27, 2014: As the holy month of Ramadan begins, I wish the millions of Muslims here at home and so many more all around the world Ramadan Kareem. Ramadan is a time for peaceful reflection and prayer, a time for acts of compassion and charity -- universal values and aspiration ingrained in every human heart.


  • 2015 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

    Deadline June 27th 2014: The American Embassy is pleased to announce the 2015 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. This one-year, full-scholarship program is offered to mid-career professionals working at policy-level who have a record of leadership, a commitment to public service, and the initiative to take full advantage of a self-defined program of independent study at a leading American university.  

  • Understanding the Global Ocean

    Pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and commercial fishing are changing oceans — bodies of water so vast that they were once thought to be impervious to human activity... 

  • U.S. Embassy at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair in Bulawayo

    Harare, April 17, 2014: The United States will this year participate at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) scheduled for Bulawayo (April 22- 26) where it will showcase its partnerships in Zimbabwe in health and education, and conduct a series of cultural activities through a U.S. based country musical group, Blended 328, in collaboration with Bulawayo based Sabela Music. 

  • 2015 Fulbright Research Awards for African Scholars

    The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section is now accepting applications (Deadline: May 30 2014) for the 2015 Fulbright African Research Scholar Program. This program will award research grants to Zimbabwean university lecturers to conduct research in the United States.  

  • 2015 Fulbright Junior Staff Development Program

    The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section is now accepting applications for the 2015 Fulbright Junior Staff Development Program. This program will award scholarships to Zimbabwean university faculty for advanced degree in the United States. The Fulbright Junior Staff Development Program is the largest Fulbright program with Africa and is designed primarily to strengthen African universities through higher degree training.    »

  • United States provides $100,000 grant to reduce gender-based violence
    United States provides $100,000 grant to reduce gender-based violence

    Harare, March 4, 2014: The U.S. State Department, through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), has provided $100,000 to Tag A Life International Trust (TaLI), an advocacy group for the rights of girls, to increase awareness of gender-based violence (GBV) among vulnerable youth and address its intersection with HIV/AIDS. The funding will enable TaLI to reach 300 schools and train 160 Community Peer Educators in four districts in Midlands province over the next two years.  

  • U.S. condemns political violence

    Harare, February 28, 2014: The U.S. Embassy has taken note of recent media reports on incidents of politically-motivated violence that have occurred in Harare. 

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