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
The secretary of state will visit Senegal, Angola and Ethiopia.
By Conor Finnegan
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.
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.
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.
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. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more