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    Amb Wharton speaks to 2015 Mandela Washington Fellows

    Harare May 6 2015: Ambassador Bruce Wharton spoke to the young leaders at a reception hosted by the Public Affairs Section and encouraged the young leaders to take some risks. “…share your dreams with people here in Zimbabwe and with the people you will meet during your Mandela Washington Fellowship, push the boundaries a bit, and take some risks,” he told the young leaders.

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  • Dr Shannon Smith (2013)

    Senior State Department Officials to visit Zimbabwe

    Harare, May 7th , 2015: Two senior State Department officials, Dr. Shannon Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs and Steven Feldstein, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, will visit Zimbabwe May 12 – 16, 2015:. The two officials will meet Embassy staff as well as representatives of government, business, and civil society organizations.

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  • Dr Portia Manangazira

    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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  • Ambassador Wharton

    U.S. “deeply concerned” about xenophobic attacks in SA

    Harare, April 23rd 2015: United States Ambassador Bruce Wharton says his country is “deeply concerned and distressed” about the attacks against foreigners taking place in KwaZulu-Natal and other parts of South Africa that have occurred in the last few weeks in South Africa and has added his voice to calls by the South African Government and civil society leaders in condemning the violence.


  • On Earth Day, Time Running Out for Climate Change

    People must once again stir up political will to protect our environment. In the 1950s and 60s, America's natural resources were in bad shape. Communities were so polluted that clouds of smog lingered over cities like Los Angeles. Rivers and lakes were filled with chemicals.

  • #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


  • 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 

  • The Mandela Washington Fellowship Young African Leaders Initiative

    The Mandela Washington Fellows arrived in the United States in June 2014 and studied at 20 top American universities. Their six-week academic coursework and executive leadership training focused on one of three tracks: business and entrepreneurship, civic leadership, or public management.  

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