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  • 2016 Fiscal Transparency Report

    Annual reviews of the fiscal transparency of governments that receive U.S. assistance help ensure U.S. taxpayer money is used appropriately and provide opportunities to dialogue with governments on the importance of fiscal transparency.

  • The White House Summit on Global Development

    On July 20, President Obama joined entrepreneurs, diplomats, civil society members, public and private sector financing partners, and development leaders, including Zimbabweans, at the White House Summit on Global Development to mark  global progress and find ways to catalyze further development efforts that will improve real lives and deliver real outcomes in six key areas: energy, food security, global health, governance, partnership, and youth.

  • Trafficking in Persons Report 2016

    The 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report is available in PDF and HTML formats. The PDF is available as a complete one-piece file and as individual sections for easier download. To view the PDF files, you will need to download, at no cost,

  • Want democracy? Keep the press free and active.

    A strong democracy encourages a free press — one that keeps the public informed, enables a diversity of voices, and holds leaders accountable. There’s so much news around us — on the internet, television and radio and in newspapers — it’s easy to forget what an important role reporters play.


  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Large Demonstrations Planned: August 25, 2016

    The U.S. Embassy Harare informs U.S. Citizens in the Harare area that both the police and media are indicating that a large demonstration is scheduled for 0800 hours tomorrow morning August 26, 2016. NERA (National Electoral Reform Agenda) and opposition political leaders reportedly plan to gather at the large field (“Freedom Square”) adjacent to Rainbow Towers hotel located on the western part of the Central Business District. The numbers may be in the thousands. 

  • Potential for Civil Disturbance-Border Crossings: Issued August 5, 2016

    This message is to inform U.S. citizens: U.S Embassy Harare is aware of potential anti-government protests at all of Zimbabwe’s border crossings starting on August 8th, 2016. Previous borders protests have resulted in violent clashes and border closures. All personnel are advised to exercise caution when crossing and have a contingency plan in place if the border is closed. 

  • 2016 Fiscal Transparency Report- Zimbabwe

    During the review period, the executive budget proposal was publicly available, but the enacted budget and end-of-year reports were not. Budget documents did not include a substantially complete picture of revenue streams, including natural resource revenues.  

  • International HIV/ AIDS Conference

    July 18, 2016: This week, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) joins thousands of partners for the 21st International HIV/AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, South Africa. The conference returns to Africa for the first time since 2000, coinciding with the thirty-fifth anniversary of the first reported cases of AIDS, a moment that would change the lives of millions of people around the globe. 

  • Security message for U.S. citizens: Transport Protests (July 5, 2016)
    Security message for U.S. citizens: Transport Protests (July 5, 2016)

    This message is to inform U.S. citizens that violent confrontations have occurred between transport workers and Zimbabwe Republic Police along the Mutare highway in the Eastern suburbs of Harare. We have had reports that traffic into and out of Harare is blocked. We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens avoid this area if possible. 

  • Gender Barriers to Investigative Journalism

    Harare, June 9 2016: In 2011, the Committee to Protect Journalists produced a report that said that many women who have been sexually assaulted while reporting never tell their editors. In 2013, we partnered various local media organizations including Media Monitoring Africa in South Africa to conduct a similar baseline survey here in Zimbabwe.  

  • Reception in honor of VMCZ Investigative Journalism Training

    Harare: June 7, 2016- 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 funding support. 

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    US Ambassador to Zimbabwe


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