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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 10:45am

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Mbabane, 18 May 2022 – Today, U.S. Ambassador H.E. Jeanne M. Maloney joined Minister of Commerce, Industry and Trade, Honorable Mr. Manqoba Khumalo and the CEOs of the Eswatini Investment Promotion Authority (EIPA) and Business Eswatini (BE), Mr. Sibani Mngomezulu and Mr. Nathi Dlamini, respectively, celebrated the continuing achievement of Eswatini exporters. This was at the second edition of the Annual Exporter Awards, a collaboration between the United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development, and EIPA and BE, to recognize and reward top performing Eswatini export firms. 

The event is meant to incentivize and encourage export firms in Eswatini to continue exploring innovative ways of improving their regional export competitiveness and to get their products into the U.S. market using the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).  

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 8:30am

The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has partnered with four Southern Africa private sector firms to increase trade and investment across the region. Combined, the partnerships with 260 Brands, AfriFruta, European African Seed Initiative (EASI), and Nature’s Nectar, will leverage nearly $7.75 million (approximately 125 million rand) in United States Government and private sector funding. The partnerships will generate $2.77 (approximately 45 million rand) in agricultural exports during two years alone, unleashing innovative technologies and business models and improving the livelihoods of about 128,700 smallholder farmers (51 percent women) by fostering more inclusive and sustainable supply chains.

Handing over 124,000 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine donated by the United States government (from left): U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, Jess Long, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon. Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, and the Minister of Health and Social Services, Hon. Dr. Kalumbi Shangula.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 9:45am

At an event hosted at the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation today, the U.S. Embassy announced the donation by the United States government of 124,000 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  The vaccines arrived on October 22 following the first consignment of 100,620 doses that arrived on September 24, 2021.  To date, the U.S. government has donated 224,620 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine to Namibia.

Vaccine rollout in the Western Cape with Cipla
Monday, August 2, 2021 - 12:30pm

To help ramp up the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out in South Africa, especially during the third wave, the Cipla Foundation has built innovative, movable vaccination stations. These vaccination stations, co-funded by various partners, will be deployed into various local communities to ensure equitable and convenient access to the vaccine. The Cipla Foundation is known for bringing primary healthcare into the hearts of communities to ensure a dignified and convenient experience for patients.

Handover of electronic equipment COVID vaccine to Namibia
Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 2:30pm

The U.S. government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) donated 176 tablet and 53 laptop computers, as well as 250 remote temperature monitoring devices and 2,000 terabytes in hard-drive capacity to Namibia’s Ministry of Health and Social Services to support the country’s COVID-19 vaccine roll-out. The electronic equipment will be used for data entry at vaccination sites and for monitoring purposes. 

Endeavor Agric technology
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 12:00pm

The U.S Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), recently awarded ‘catalytic’ funding to four innovative investment vehicles to drive inclusive economic growth in Southern Africa.  The awards will mobilize an anticipated $24 million in private sector investment to support small and medium enterprises and emerging farmers in the region.  

Last updated: May 24, 2022

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