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  • Ambassador D. Bruce Wharton

    U.S. Embassy Press Statement: Disappearance of Civil Society Activist Itai Dzamara

    Harare: March 11, 2015. The U.S. Embassy notes with grave concern the reports of the forced disappearance of civil society activist Itai Dzamara on March 9, 2015.We support Mr. Dzamara’s right to freedom of expression and to demonstrate peacefully.

  • Jaci with a student

    American hip hop academy compliments “incredible” Zimbabweans

    Harare, March 6, 2015: Visiting American hip hop academy, Next Level, concluded their tour of Zimbabwe after staging two cross-cultural shows at the Book Café’ and in Glen View last weekend. The visiting Americans were impressed by the level of performances of Zimbabweans who they said had already mastered the hip hop music genre like their American counterparts.

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  • President Barack Obama

    Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Zimbabwe

    Washington: March 3 2015. The threat constituted by the actions and policies of certain members of the Government of Zimbabwe and other persons to undermine Zimbabwe's democratic processes or institutions has not been resolved. These actions and policies continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States. For these reasons, I have determined that it is necessary to continue this national emergency and to maintain in force the sanctions to respond to this threat.

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  • President Barack Obama

    Presidential Proclamation: Women’s History Month

    Washington: February 27, 2015. Throughout history, extraordinary women have fought tirelessly to broaden our democracy's reach and help perfect our Union.This month, we celebrate countless pioneering women and the victories they won, and we continue our work to build a society where our daughters have the same possibilities as our sons.

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  • Next Level member in Glen View, Harare

    U.S. hip hop group visits Zimbabwe

    Next Level is an initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in association with the Department of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The group is in Zimbabwe for a three week cultural exchange tour that started on Monday February 16.


  • 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


  • 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.  

  • 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.  

  • 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.  

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