Ethiopian mission gives Hudson Valley doctors chance to teach, heal those in need

A team from America recently traveled to Ethiopia as part of a medical mission. The group of 18 on the trip included surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, speech pathologists, administrators and other volunteers, many of whom hail from the Hudson Valley.

By LAUREN YANKS  

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Pompeo makes 1st trip to Africa in bid to reassert US as leading partner

The secretary of state will visit Senegal, Angola and Ethiopia.

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After nearly 22 months in office, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will make his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa on Saturday, in a bid to reassert the U.S. as the leading partner to the world’s youngest and likely to be most populous continent amid strong Chinese influence and a growing Russian presence.

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23 New Peace Corps Volunteers Swear- in at U.S. Embassy

23 New Peace Corps Volunteers have been Swear- in Ethiopia

Chargé d’Affaires David Renz administered the oath of service to the volunteers at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa.

These Volunteers will be working on community-based engagement and teaching English in Ethiopian Public Schools within the Amhara, Tigray, Oromia, and SNNP regions.

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Ethiopia, USA Sign MoU to Exchange Terrorist Screening Information

The United States of America and Ethiopia have signed a memorandum of understanding to exchange terrorist screening information.

Ethiopian National Intelligence and Security Services, Director-General, Demelash Gebremichael, signed the MoU with Charles H. Kable, Assistant Director for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Director of the United States Terrorist Screening Center.

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Justified Accord 2019 commences in Ethiopia

By SGT. IAN VALLEY

Exercise Justified Accord 2019 (JA19) kicked off July 15, with an opening ceremony held at the Peace Support Training Center and attended by over 100 exercise participants, as well as by members of the international media.

More than 1,000 military and government personnel from Brazil, Burundi, Canada, Djibouti, Ethiopia, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Somalia, Uganda, the United Kingdom and the United States are participating in the exercise this year. Continue reading “Justified Accord 2019 commences in Ethiopia”

Mission Co-Workers to Ethiopia benefit from community support Jul 17, 2019

Mission co-workers to Ethiopia, Than and Ruthina Veltman, are the recipients of funds raised from the annual Rummage Sale at Boyne City First Presbyterian Church. Each year the church and community members donate a variety of items and part of the proceeds are donated to a mission project.

The sale is known for good deals with most items selling for a $1 and Saturday afternoon giveaways. Continue reading “Mission Co-Workers to Ethiopia benefit from community support Jul 17, 2019”

U.S. and Ethiopia to Conduct Justified Accord (JA) 2019

The U.S. military, in partnership with the Ethiopia National Defense Force, militaries from the nations of Brazil, Burundi, Canada, Djibouti, France, Germany, Italy, Kenya, Netherlands, Rwanda, Somalia, Uganda, United Kingdom and participating international organizations such as the United Nations offices, African Union, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Institute of Peace and the International Committee of the Red Cross, will conduct Justified Accord (JA) 2019, a command headquarter and company-level field training exercise, July 15-31. Continue reading “U.S. and Ethiopia to Conduct Justified Accord (JA) 2019”

U.S. Ambassador Reflects on Ethiopia’s Transition

By Michael Arthur Raynor, US Ambassador to Ethiopia

At this time last year, I spoke about the incredible promise of the reform efforts under His Excellency Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed, and the unprecedented opportunity for Ethiopia to build a prosperous, peaceful, and democratic future. I’m excited by the many gains since then, and remain firm in my optimism today. Continue reading “U.S. Ambassador Reflects on Ethiopia’s Transition”

What is the Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa?

By Katie Lange

U.S. service members with the Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa have spent the past few weeks helping victims of Cyclone Idai, a devastating storm that slammed into Mozambique and Zimbabwe in March.

Most Americans don’t know a whole lot about the Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa — CJTF HOA, for short — or our relationship with the countries it involves, but the region in which it operates is vital to U.S. interests.

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In Ethiopia, Ivanka Trump spreads message of women’s empowerment

By Catherine Lucey | AP

Far from the din of Washington, Ivanka Trump toured businesses run by women in Ethiopia on Sunday while promoting a White House global economic program for women.

President Donald Trump’s daughter and senior adviser visited a coffee shop and textile company in Addis Ababa. It was her first stop in Africa on a four-day trip to Ethiopia and Ivory Coast on behalf of a White House project intended to boost 50 million women in developing countries by 2025. Continue reading “In Ethiopia, Ivanka Trump spreads message of women’s empowerment”