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Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 9:45am

Windhoek, Namibia – 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.

The U.S. government is leading the global fight against COVID-19 and these vaccines are part of 200 million vaccine doses the United States has donated globally to date.  This milestone is a major step toward the Administration’s goal of delivering 1.1 billion vaccine doses worldwide.  Working together with COVAX, WHO, UNICEF, and partner countries, the United States is committed to donating the 1.1 billion vaccine doses to where they are needed most to end this global pandemic.

Lesotho DOAG
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 11:45am

In Maseru today, the United States Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the government of Lesotho signed a five-year bilateral Development Objective Grant Agreement to provide the Framework for USAID’s President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS relief (PEPFAR) funding for Lesotho. Over the next 5 years, approved total funding levels of up to US$250 million for programming through USAID implementing partners is anticipated.

secure waters in southern africa
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 2:00pm

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announces Resilient Waters, a five-year, $32.4 million project to address severe water challenges facing the Limpopo River Basin and Okavango River Basin communities.

US Ambassador at Trade Seminar
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 9:30am

U.S. based company, INTL FCStone hosted a landmark seminar that addressed challenges with regional commodities trading and outlined a viable roadmap to strengthen Africa’s ability to trade and drive economic growth.  The seminar was made possible through a Public Private Partnership with INTL FCStone and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

BLSA and USAID partner on Beyond Advocacy Fund
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 2:00pm

The U.S. Embassy in Pretoria, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Business leadership South Africa (BLSA) announced a three-year extension of their ground-breaking development partnership, the Beyond Advocacy Fund, with an infusion of an additional $3.6 million in funding.  This partnership tackles some of the most pressing socio-economic challenges in South Africa, such as youth unemployment, access to education, and the promotion of small business development.

AGOA strategy utilization launch
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 10:00am

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce launched today Mozambique’s AGOA Utilization Strategy.  Designed to increase trade and economic growth throughout Africa, the Strategy will help ensure Mozambican businesses are better positioned to use AGOA for duty free access to the U.S. market for more than 6,500 products.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 7:00am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in support of Power Africa has developed a geospatial tool to guide the advancement of the Zambia energy sector. The USAID Southern Africa Energy Program (SAEP) collaborated with the Zambia Ministry of Energy and the Rural Electrification Authority (REA) to produce the tool, which identifies areas without power and presents the lowest-cost electrification options

USAID signs an agreement with Argentine emerging donor
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 4:00pm

Argentine Ambassador Javier Figueroa in representation of the Directorate General of International Cooperation of the Republic of Argentina and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Southern Africa Director John Groarke signed a Memorandum of Understanding on April 26, 2018 to work as partners to further development in Southern Africa. In the signing ceremony at the official residence of the Argentine Ambassador, USAID Mission Director Groarke welcomed the new partnership.

National Single window by USAID Trade and Investment Hub
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 10:30am

Public and private sector stakeholders moved Namibia closer today to implementing a National Single Window, an online tool to ease cross-border trade that has been supported by technical assistance from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

TB Movie premiere
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 6:30am

From the producers of the widely-acclaimed movie “Inside Story” comes a new feature-length film, THE LUCKY SPECIALS, following a guitarist and his friends on their journey to create a new musical sound and catapult their small-time band to the big stage.

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Last updated: February 11, 2021

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