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Talking Points: conversations between the people in Zimbabwe and the U.S. Embassy

  • Women in ICTs
    Enhancing Women's empowerment through ICTs: power dynamics of technologies

    Harare: March 12, 2013. A local NGO, Zimbabwe Women Resource Center Network, led a discussion on enhancing women's empowerment through ICTs.


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  • Women pursuing engineering careers
    Path of a scientist: women in engineering

    Harare: March 26, 2013. In commemorating Women's History Month, PAS invited two female engineers to lead a discussion on career opportunities for girls.


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  • Theatre Activism in Zimbabwe and the United States
    Theatre Activism in Zimbabwe and the United States

    June 4 2013: Theatre practitioners, American James Carey, and Zimbabwean Llyod Nyikadzino share perspectives on theatre activism across cultures.


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  • Tsitsi Dangarembga
    Tsitsi Dangarembga discusses "Poetry, Peace, Good Governance and Security"

    Harare: January 8, 2013. Tsitsi Dangaremba was recently honored as the Special Guest at Brown University’s 4th Chinua Achebe Colloquium on Africa in December 2012. There she presented on the topic “Poetry, Peace, Good Governance and Security.” On January 8, 2013 she shared her experiences and portions of the presentation with a Food For Thought audience. Her stories ranged from the first time she met Chinua Achebe in 1984, to experiences as a filmmaker and author, and she answered questions about the role of culture in society and politics while assessing its accessibility in Zimbabwe. This podcast was recorded following that session. Ms. Dangaremba is the Director and Founder of the Institute of Creative Arts for Progress in Africa Trust, which incorporates Women Filmmakers of Zimbabwe and Nyerai Films.


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  • Theresa Maguraushe and Chiedza Gadzirayi, Women's soccer officials
    Women's Soccer gets boast from US Embassy sponsored visit

    Harare: Oct 19, 2012. Women's professional soccer officials discuss the lessons learnt from recent visit to Washington DC. They highlight how soccer is managed in the US.


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  • Modern Improvisational Music Association (Mima), Executive director and founder, Christoph Geiseler
    Modern Improvisational Music Association (Mima), Executive director and founder, Christoph Geiseler

    Harare: Oct 31, 2012. The founder and executive director of Modern Improvisational Music Association (Mima), Christoph Geiseler held a week-long training program with local civil society representatives. MIMA's mission is to use music improvisation to engage and enrich communities.


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  • National Paralympics Committee secretary general
    Talking Points with Lewis Garaba

    Talking Points with Lewis Garaba, Chairman of the Zimbabwe Paralympic Committee


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  • Dan Rutz
    Talking Points with Dan Rutz, Health Communications Specialist at CDC

    November 28, 2012: Talking Points with Dan Rutz, Health Communications Specialist with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. Rutz visited Zimbabwe to explore possibilities of health interventions targeted at improving the quality of reporting on communicable diseases.


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  • KP chairperson, Ambassador Gillian Milovanovic statement
    Statement on Kimberley Process diamond certification and proposals to update the definition of “conflict diamond” by Ambassador Gillian Milovanovic

    November 12, 2012 statement on Kimberley Process diamond certification and proposals to update the definition of “conflict diamond” by Ambassador Gillian Milovanovic, Chair of the Kimberley Process, at the Zimbabwe Diamond Conference, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.


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  • Dr Charlton Tsodzo
    Charlton Tsodzo: Publisher of Chiringiriro

    November 5, 2012: Dr Charlton Tsodzo talks about the need for vernacular newspapers in Zimbabwe. Tsodzo is publisher of the newspaper, Chiringiriro (The Mirror), the first independent verancular newspaper in Zimbabwe.


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  • Desmond Maringwa
    Football Union of Zimbabwe's chairperson, Desmond Maringwa discusses the positive impact of sport

    Harare: October 18, 2012. Football Union of Zimbabwe's chairperson, Desmond Maringwa's interview with Sharon Hudson-Dean, Counsellor for Public Affairs


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  • Global Career Compass
    Martin Tillman, President, Global Career Compass

    Harare: October 5, 2012. President of Global Career Compass, Martin Tillman discusses the global workforce trends with Counsellor for Public Affairs, Sharon Hudson-Dean.


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  • Unusual Business Opportunity
    Kudzai Ngwerume, University of Connecticut graduate discusses business development in Zimbabwe

    Harare: October 11, 2012. University of Conneticut graduate Kudzai Ngwerume talks about the first Business Unusual conference in Harare, Zimbabwe. BUZ brought together young, up-and-coming entrepreneurs with "captains of Zim industry" to discuss the current business climate and what it takes to be a successful business leaders.


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  • Dr. Tommie Marie Samkange
    Chairperson of Nyatsime College, Dr. Tommie Marie Samkange interview on the College's 50th anniversary

    Harare: Oct 9, 2012. Nyatsime College, the first black Zimbabwean college celebrates 50th anniversary on October 13, 2012.


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  • Lin Larson, UC-B International Admissions Officer
    University of California at Berkeley, International Admissions Officer, Lin Larson

    Harare: September 28, 2012: University of California at Berkeley, International Admissions Officer, Lin Larson talks about scholarship opportunities for qualified African students under the new MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program.


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  • Listen to Ambassador Wharton's introductory remarks
    US Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Bruce Wharton

    Harare, September 28, 2012: United States Ambassador Designate to Zimbabwe, Bruce Wharton, says he is excited about the prospect of returning to Zimbabwe and looks forward to meeting, learning about and working with all sectors of Zimbabwean society.


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  • CDC Country Director, Dr. Peter Kilmarx
    STD POdcast: Dr. Peter Kilmarx on Treatment as Prevention (TasP)

    At the 2012 Zimbabwe STI update, we spoke with Dr. Peter Kilmarx on the concept of HV treatment as prevention (TasP) and the "cascade of implementation" particulary in resource-poor countries such as Zimbabwe, where Dr. Kilmarx is the current CDC Country Director responsible for the implementation of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Global Health Initiative.


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  • Sudan and South Sudan conflict
    POTUS: Sudan-South Sudan English and Arabic Transcript

    President Barack Obama's message to Sudan and South Sudan


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  • BBC interview with Ambassador Ray
    Being an African-American Ambassador in an African country

    Being an African-American Ambassador in an African country


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  • US Embassy Harare Diversity Visa Program
    US Embassy Harare Diversity Visa Program

    The congressionally mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program makes available up to 55,000 diversity visas (DVs) annually, drawn from random selection among all entries to persons who meet strict eligibility requirements from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States.


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