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  • Daniel Teklehaimanot of Eritrea celebrates as he is awarded the polka-dot jersey

    Tour de France 2015: Daniel makes history for Africa

    He has already made Tour de France history as one of the first African-registered team ever to take part in the event -- and now Daniel Teklehaimanot has pedaled past another major milestone - CNN

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  • American Independence Day Celebration

    American Independence Day Celebration

    American Independence day was colorfully celebrated at the U.S. Embassy compound in Asmara on Saturday evening July 4, 2015. There were more than 240 guests including Eritrean government officials, Ambassadors, and other representatives of the diplomatic community...

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  • Earth Day Celebration

    Earth Day Celebration

    To commemorate the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, the Public Affairs section purchased 250 seedlings which were given new homes by the Charge’ d ’Affairs Louis Mazel and DCM Lori Dando with the help of some friends.

  • Asmara Honors the Life of Ruby Bridges

    Asmara Honors the Life of Ruby Bridges

    The American Center’s Speakers’ program observed Black History Month by presenting “The Story of Ruby Bridges.” The U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section featured Clifton Jeffery, the Embassy RSO, who spoke to an audience of over 70 attendees.

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  • Public Inquiries Will Stop on March 31, 2015

    Public Inquiries Will Stop on March 31, 2015

    Persons who have questions regarding American Citizen Services and Non Immigrant Visas may contact the consular section at 291-1-120004 daily between 5:00-6:00PM and via email at

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