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Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome and U.S. Ambassador Haslach look at merchandise from one of the exhibits at the fifth Origin
October 21, 2015

U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia M. Haslach joined President Mulatu Teshome at the Origin Africa presents: Africa Sourcing and FashionWeek trade expo to promote East African countries as sourcing and investment destinations for international buyers of apparel, textile, leather, and home decor. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-supported trade expo is a prime opportunity to raise the profile of East African designers and manufacturers, and draw investment to the region.

October 17, 2015

The sounds of celebration! That was the sound heard across the rural township of Durame on October 17, 2015, as thousands of people from Kembatta zone, located in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' region of Ethiopia came together to celebrate the Beginning of the End of Marginalization.

Volunteers explain product packaging at the Girum factory to help improve business efficiency. The technical expertise expanded
October 8, 2015

Key stakeholders from the wheat flour industry came together today to celebrate business growth and share learnings from three years of engagement under the African Alliance for Improved Food Processing activity, a public-private partnership between the United States Agency for International Development, Partners in Food Solutions and TechnoServe. The activity worked with Ethiopia’s commercial wheat millers, producers of fortified blended foods and flours, bakeries, and pasta manufacturers to expand wheat flour fortification in Ethiopia.

October 4, 2015

Members of the Impact Angel Network (IAN) and another U.S. investment group recently signed an agreement to invest into a sesame company based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The investors anticipate that over the next five years, the company will support more than 10,000 small farmers, strengthen the sesame industry in Ethiopia, generate $32 million in export sales and create more than 60 jobs in the manufacturing sector.

Learning is Fun: Through USAID's Transforming Education for Adults and Children in the Hinterlands project, more than 1.5 millio
September 30, 2015

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia -- The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), marked the culmination of its Transforming Education for Adults and Children in the Hinterlands project. The closing event recognized the many accomplishments of the project over the last ten years, including the construction of more than 850 alternative basic education centers in the most remote communities in Ethiopia.

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