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    U.S. Ambassador reflects on first 100 days in Zimbabwe

    Harare, June 17, 2016: United States Ambassador Harry Keel Thomas Jr. spent nearly two hours discussing his first 100 days as President Barrack Obama’s representative to Zimbabwe in a discussion moderated by Nigel Mugamu of @263Chat on Thursday, June 16.

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    Informal sector groups to promote rights, business

    June 16, 2016: 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.

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    USAID; DAPP partner with communities to improve health and sanitation

    Harare, Zimbabwe; June 9, 2016. With assistance from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Community Water Supply, Sanitation, Hygiene, and Natural Resources Management (C-WASH) activity, communities in Nyanga District will be able to construct facilities to dramatically improve their health and sanitation.

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    Amb. Thomas Jr. adds a feather to his knowledge cap

    Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. has another feather to his knowledge cap. He was honored guest at The College of the Holy Cross where he also received an honorary doctorate of public service from the college before delivering a commencement address. As reported by the Telegram, Ambassador Thomas, who graduated from Holy Cross in 1978 "turned his higher education into a lengthy and respected diplomatic career working at U.S. embassies around the globe.

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    U.S. Ambassador meets 2016 Mandela Washington Fellows

    Harare, June 2, 2016: Starting today, NewsDay’s AMH Voices will profile some of the 60 Zimbabwean youth leaders selected to participate in the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders starting in mid-June. The fellows met United States Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. at a reception at his residence on May 20. The event was punctuated by music, dance and poetry, but also gave previous fellows of the program the opportunity to share their experiences with the new fellows.

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  • The advancement of LGBTI rights in the U.S.

    The movement to safeguard the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in the United States is part of a larger U.S. tradition of ensuring minority rights.

  • Address on religion and foreign policy

    Secretary Kerry (Apr. 26): "It’s up to us to recognize that we can’t lead a world that we don’t understand and that we can’t understand the world if we fail to comprehend and honor the central role that religion plays in the lives of billions of people."

  • 2015 Zimbabwe Human Rights Report

    The most important human rights problems remained the government’s targeting members of non-ZANU-PF parties and civil society activists for abduction, arrest, torture, abuse, and harassment; partisan application of the rule of law by security forces and the judiciary; and restrictions on civil liberties.


  • 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. 

  • Security message for U.S. citizens: Million Man March and Residential Security

    May 24, 2016: The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid the areas listed below during the Pro-ZANU-PF Million Man March scheduled for the Africa Day holiday on May 25 in Harare. The Embassy will be closed on the day of the march in observance of the Africa Day holiday. The Government of Zimbabwe has increased security to address the event.  

  • Remarks by Amb. Thomas Jr. at Mandela Washington Fellowship Reception
    Remarks by Amb. Thomas Jr. at Mandela Washington Fellowship Reception

    May 20, 2016: 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 for the Mandela Washington Fellowship, and I am so very pleased to see participants joining us from across the country.  

  • Settlement Agreement between OFAC and Barclays Bank Plc

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced a $2,485,890 settlement with Barclays Bank Plc (Barclays). Barclays agreed to settle its potential civil liability for 159 apparent violations of the Zimbabwe Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. Part 541. 

  • OFAC: Zimbabwe Designations Removals

    February 3, 2016: Following today’s removal of Agribank and IDBZ from the List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons, a license is no longer required to engage in transactions with those entities. 

  • USAP invites applications by Feb. 26 2016
    USAP invites applications by Feb. 26 2016

    Academically gifted students from disadvantaged families in Zimbabwe doing Advanced Level studies can apply for scholarships to study in the United States under the United States Student Achievers Program (USAP.)   »

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