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  • 2016 Diversity Visa Program Now Open (Image: U.S. Department of State)

    2016 Diversity Visa Program Now Open

    The U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam announces the opening of the 2016 Diversity Visa program (DV-2016). We invite interested and qualified Tanzanians to apply for this immigration program before November 3, 2014....

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  • Wildlife Tourism and Community Development (Image: U.S. Department of State)

    Wildlife Tourism and Community Development

    [By-Liner: Amb Childress] World Tourism Day on September 27 provides an opportunity to reflect on the benefits and impact of wildlife conservation and tourism on local communities and on Tanzania as a nation...

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  • Amb. Childress Hosts Tanzanian YALI Fellows (Photo: U.S. Embassy, Dar es Salaam)

    Amb. Childress Hosts Tanzanian YALI Fellows

    U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania Mark Childress recently invited the 21 Tanzanian Fellows participating in President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) to his residence for a pre-departure reception...

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    Embassy Dar Proudly Welcomes Amb. Childress

    Ambassador Mark Childress presented his credentials as United States Ambassador to Tanzania to President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete on May 22, 2014. Ambassador Childress has served in a variety of policy, legal, and technical positions throughout his professional career...

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  • 34 Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn-In  (Photo: U.S. Embassy, Dar es Salaam)
    34 Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn-In

    On April 24, 2014 at the United States Embassy in Dar es Salaam, the U. S. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Virginia M. Blaser, swore in thirty-four Peace Corps Volunteers to their two years of service in Tanzania... 

  • U.S. Inaugurates Five Rural Roads in Pemba (Photo: U.S. Embassy, Dar es Salaam)
    U.S. Inaugurates Five Rural Roads in Pemba

    U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Virginia M. Blaser and His Excellency Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, President of Zanzibar and Chairman of the Revolutionary Council presided over an inauguration ceremony, celebrating the successful completion of 35 kms of five rural roads throughout northern Pemba... 

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    Secretary Kerry on the Situation in Ukraine

    The United States condemns the Russian Federation's invasion and occupation of Ukrainian territory, and its violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity in full contravention of Russia’s obligations under the UN Charter... 

  • Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice Award (Photo: U.S. Embassy, Dar es Salaam)
    2014 Drum Major for Justice Award

    On March 4, at the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Chargé d'Affaires, a.i. Virginia M. Blaser bestowed the 2014 Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice award upon Mrs. Jane Magigita-Milyango in recognition of her tireless efforts advocating for women’s legal rights, particularly in... 

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