United States Donates 124,000 Doses of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to Namibia

Windhoek – 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 ...
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Remarks by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Jessica Long at the Handover of the Second Consignment of U.S. Government donated Pfizer BioNTech vaccines

Good morning. I am so pleased to be here for a second time, exactly one month later, to celebrate the arrival of the second consignment of U.S. Government donated Pfizer Bio-NTech vaccines. Today we are handing over 124,000 doses of the Pfizer Bio-NTech COVID-19 vaccine. This is in addition to the first consignment of 100,620 ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, Jessica Long – USS Hershel “Woody” Williams visits Walvis Bay

I would like to begin by thanking our distinguished guests for attending today. I would particularly like to thank the Namibian Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs, the Honorable Frans Kapofi for being in attendance. I would also like to thank Captain Chad Graham and his crew for hosting us onboard the USS Hershel “Woody” ...
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Makes Inaugural Visit to Port of Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay – The USS Hershel “Woody” Williams arrived in the port of Walvis Bay on September 16th for a three-day visit to conduct joint exchanges with the Namibian Defence Force and to welcome Namibia’s military leadership to an onboard reception. The USS Hershel “Woody” Williams is a Lewis B. Puller-class expeditionary sea base (ESB). The vessel docked at Walvis Bay as a part of a deployment, which has taken ...
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U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits Namibia, Meets President to Advance U.S.-Namibia Cooperation

Windhoek – A delegation of six Congressmembers from the U.S. House of Representatives met today with President Geingob to encourage U.S.-Namibia partnership on global health, security, bilateral trade, climate change, racial justice, and other priorities that the two democracies share. The delegation is led by Congressmember Karen Bass of California, who is the Chair of the House ...
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Statement and Audio Recording by U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson on Human Trafficking Awareness Day, January 11

Windhoek – Today, January 11, is Human Trafficking Awareness Day.  I want to voice my support for the work that Namibia and the United States together have undertaken in fighting this terrible cruelty.  Human trafficking is an international crime of the absolute worst kind, as it is a violation of a person’s most basic human rights.  ...
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Ambassador Johnson Participates in MIRCO-led COVID-19 Briefing

On Tuesday March 16 U.S. Ambassador to Namibia, Lisa Johnson stated that Peace Corps Volunteers in Namibia and worldwide would return to the United States due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  She made the announcement during the MIRCO-led briefing on COVID-19, adding that volunteers will return when conditions permit. “This is worldwide decision was made because ...
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U.S. Donates Additional US$1 Million in Food Assistance

Windhoek – The U.S. Government is increasing its food assistance to Namibia through a US$1 million (N$15 million) contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme. This is in addition to the US$7.6 million in drought relief announced by U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson alongside His Excellency President Geingob in September, and the US$100,000 in water ...
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Press Briefing on Prosper Africa by U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson

U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson discussed Prosper Africa, the U.S. Government’s new initiative to substantially increase two-way trade and investment between the United States and Africa, with journalists on Friday July 12, 2019. This whole-of-government approach unlocks opportunities to do business in Africa, benefiting companies, investors, and workers both in Africa and the United States. Ambassador ...
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