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    Harlem Quartet at the African Union

    The Harlem Quartet gave two concerts for African Union in February. These concerts showcased the musical and cultural linkages between the U.S. and Africa, as well as USAU's partnership with the AU.

  • Ambassador Brigety’s Interview with NPR Host Kojo Nnamdi

    Ambassador Brigety’s Interview with NPR Host Kojo Nnamdi

    Ambassador Brigety spoke with Kojo Nnamdi about the upcoming African Union summit as well as current challenges and opportunities on the African continent. They also explored the U.S. role in Africa and its role in efforts to end violent conflicts there.

  • Ambassador Reuben Brigety Hosts Alumni

    Ambassador Reuben Brigety Hosts Alumni

    On December 17, 2013, U.S. Ambassador Reuben Brigety hosted twenty exchange program alumni (participants in the International Visitor Leadership Program and Africa Center for Strategic Studies programs) for a holiday reception. The Ambassador discussed the role that African leaders’ personal and professional relationships can play in strengthening connections between the U.S. and African nations, and the U.S. and the African Union. The reception was an opportunity to exchange views on building networks and current events on the continent.

  • USAU Ambassador signs the Condolence Book for the passing of Nelson Mandela

    USAU Ambassador signs the Condolence Book for the passing of Nelson Mandela

    Ambassador Brigety signs the Condolence Book at the South African Embassy in Addis Ababa to express the condolences of the government of the United States for the passing of Nelson Mandela.

Headlines

Headlines from the Mission

  • Earth Day 2014
    Earth Day 2014

    The United States is proud to join countries around the world in celebrating the 44th annual Earth Day. Sec. Kerry still remember participating in the very first Earth Day back in 1970. It helped to unleash a wave of grassroots activism that ultimately led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and landmark laws like the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. This Earth Day we need to consider new ways to unleash a new wave of activism to tackle today’s long list of environmental challenges from the existential threat of climate change to the cause of the oceans. 

  • Amb. Brigety Speaks at African Youth Corner Event
    Amb. Brigety Speaks at African Youth Corner Event

    Ambassador Brigety engaged in a candid and wide-ranging discussion on Africa and youth issues with 40 African Youth Corps volunteers and African youth in Addis Ababa, representing 15 different countries. 

  • U.S. Support for Pan-Africanism Renaissance through ICT
    U.S. Support for Pan-Africanism Renaissance through ICT

    Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda announced the AU Vision 2063 Executive visit to promote closer cooperation plus engagement on ICT issues during the AU’s Information Communication and Technology (ICT) week. 

  • Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety, II appearance at Model UN Event
    Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety, II appearance at Model UN Event

    Ambassador Reuben Brigety spoke to over 100 students, teachers, and volunteers at the very first Pan-African Addis Model United Nations Conference on Friday, November 29, held at UNECA. He encouraged the students to continue to explore real-life, real-time issues ranging from the environment to women’s rights to terrorism.  

  • Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety, II
    Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety, II Presents Credentials as U.S. Ambassador to the African Union

    On October 07, 2013 Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety, II presented his credentials to the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, to be the U.S. Representative to the African Union (AU). Ambassador Brigety will also serve as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). 

  • Remarks by Littane Bien-Aime at the ACSRT Workshop on behalf of Ambassador Brigety

    Good morning! My name is Littane Bien-Aime and it is with great pleasure that I am able to speak on behalf of the United States Mission to the African Union. I am here representing the new Ambassador to USAU, Ambassador Reuben Brigety, who officially arrives to Addis Ababa today! As a result, he was unable to attend but sends his regards to all and best wishes for a successful one.  

  • President Obama meets with Chairperson Zuma
    President Obama meets with Chairperson Zuma

    United States President Barack Obama met with African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma during his time in South Africa, a recent stop on his historic visit to the African continent.  

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