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    75TH anniversary of exchange programs

    Each week, we feature some of the alumni that have participated in U.S.- Zimbabwe exchange programs. Since 1940, State Department has enabled nearly a million people to experience life and the way of doing things in the United States. As noted by Secretary Kerry, the U.S. has “helped foreign journalists explore the First Amendment and observe firsthand what freedom of speech really means on the IVLP.”

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  • Keola Beamer, Jeff Peterson, and Moanalani Beamer,

    U.S. brings Hawaiian musical outfit to Zimbabwe

    Harare, April 17th 2015: The United States Embassy will support the participation of the Grammy-nominated Hawaiian musical ensemble Keola Beamer, and Jeff Peterson with Moanalani Beamer, at this year’s Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) scheduled for April 28th to May 3rd.

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  • Landmine area

    $7.1 million in U.S. support to clear landmines in Zimbabwe

    Harare, Zimbabwe: The United States has provided more than $7.1 million to Zimbabwe over the last 18 years to clear and safely dispose of landmines and unexploded ordinance. These efforts have resulted in improved access to land and infrastructure

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  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the Global Entrepreneurship Summit

    2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

    Washington: The Government of Kenya has agreed to co-host the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) this July. Organized annually since 2009, the GES has emerged as a global platform connecting emerging entrepreneurs with leaders from business, international organizations, and governments looking to support them.


  • #Africa4Her

    Harare: March 2015. Ambassador Bruce Wharton joined in pledging to help keep girls in school. Among the many other benefits, if a girl stays in school in Zimbabwe, she is 60% less likely to contract HIV. The Ambassador joined the First Lady Michelle Obama and many others in committing to invest more in women and girls

  • Correcting misinformation about USAID funding in Zimbabwe

    The February 16 edition of The Herald newspaper published a page one article that carried a great deal of misinformation regarding USAID support to the NGO sector in Zimbabwe. One of the greatest pieces of erroneous information was contained in the headline itself, which asserted that the United States provided $850 million in funds to Zimbabwe NGOs between 2011 and 2014. We would like to set the record straight


  • Celebrating 75 years of exchange programs

    Starting April 15, the United States Embassy features some of the alumni that have participated in the various exchange programs between the United States and Zimbabwe.these programs. 

  • Disappearance of Zimbabwe Civil Society Activist Itai Dzamara
    Disappearance of Zimbabwe Civil Society Activist Itai Dzamara

    Harare, April 9, 2015: Today marks one month since the initial reports of the forced disappearance of Zimbabwean civil society activist Itai Dzamara. The United States remains concerned about Mr. Dzamara’s whereabouts and wellbeing.  

  • Ambassador responds to Herald editorial

    Harare, Feb, 17, 2015- "...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 believe that Zimbabwe is a weak nation without agency. My belief, one that I have demonstrated through interviews, speeches, social media and conversation, is that Zimbabwe is a powerfully sovereign nation whose future lies in its own hands.  

  • African-American History Month Commemoration Program

    Harare: February 2015. February is Black History Month and here is an excerpt of what President Obama said: “As we mark National African American History Month, we celebrate giants of the civil rights movement and countless other men and women whose names are etched in the hearts of their loved ones and the cornerstones of the country they helped to change. We pause to reflect on our progress and our history, not only to remember, but also to acknowledge our unfinished work. We reject the false notion that our challenges lie only in the past, and we recommit to advancing what has been left undone."   »

  • 2015 TechWomen Program

    Harare: TechWomen is a five week exchange program sponsored by the U.S. State Department; the program is designed to support development in the field of technology in select countries including Zimbabwe. The program is intended to assist women reach their full potential in the technology industry through five-week mentorships with American women at leading innovation companies and organizations in the United States.  

  • 2015 Fortune/ State Department Women Mentoring Program

    Harare: The US Embassy Public Affairs Section is now accepting applications for the 2015 Fortune/ US State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Program by December 31, 2014. The program pairs emerging women business leaders from around the world with female executives from the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit 

  • USAID-funded Developmental Food Assistance Programs

    Harare, October 16 2014: As participants in the eradication of poverty, World Vision Zimbabwe and CNFA commemorate World Food Day and the 2014 theme of ‘Family Farming: “Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth”. In a country that suffers from chronic food insecurity, this year’s theme highlights the importance of family farming in the struggle against hunger.  

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