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The Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia condemns, in the strongest terms, any acts of violence and human rights violations towards innocent civilians. There is no denying that Amnesty International’s report, THE MASSACRE IN AXUM (26th February 2021), has raised some issues that are of grave concern to the Government of Ethiopia. All allegations of human rights abuses…
26 Feb 2021
Statement to Channel 4 News on the Amnesty International Report
Today, Amnesty International has released its report on allegations related to the incidents in the city of Axum. The report raises serious issues that should be of great concern but, obviously, the methodology employed in producing the report has its own limitations.
26 Feb 2021
Press Statement on the Amnesty International Report on Alleged Incidents in the City of Axum
Humanitarian agencies have now been provided unfettered access to Tigray. The Government will continue bringing all perpetrators to justice following thorough investigations into alleged crimes in the region through our Federal institutions. International technical assistance and collaboration on joint investigations are welcome.
26 Feb 2021
Unfettered humanitarian access and joint investigations in the Tigray Region
On the night of November 4, 2020, the Tigray People`s Liberation Front (TPLF) organized and commanded the Special Police Force of Tigray, the militia and its secretly organized treasonous members of the national army to massacre and capture the Northern Command of the Ethiopian National Defence Forces (ENDF). Following this treasonous act, the government was forced to engage in a…
25 Feb 2021
The Mai Kadra Genocide: Perpetrators Acting as Victims
Remarks By  H.E. Mr. Demeke Mekonnen Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia at the  46th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council Geneva   [Check against delivery] --- Madam President, Allow me at the outset to congratulate you on your election to preside over the work of the Human Rights Council.…
24 Feb 2021
Remarks by H.E. Mr Demeke Mekonnen at the 46th Session of the UN Human Rights Council
Updates on recent developments in Tigray. The Government of Ethiopia strongly wishes to reiterate its commitment to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of its citizens in Tigray and advises all actors to beware of the misinformation campaign launched against it by those with hidden political motives.
24 Feb 2021
Updates on Tigray Region
The Embassy of Ethiopia condemns, in the strongest terms, any acts of violence and human rights violations towards innocent civilians. The report in The Telegraph by Zecharias Zelalem (19 February 2021), insinuates that forces loyal to the Government are behind the atrocious acts of violence depicted in the alleged video. This notion has been published without verification.
19 Feb 2021
Statement to The Telegraph
Ethiopian Airlines has partnered with UNICEF for the global distribution of vaccines and other life-saving supplies. As per the agreement, Ethiopian will support the prioritisation of the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines, essential medicines, medical devices, and other critical supplies to respond to the pandemic.
18 Feb 2021
Ethiopian Airlines partners with UNICEF for global COVID-19 vaccine distribution
As part of the “Doing Business in Ethiopia” webinar series focusing on different sectors of investment in Ethiopia, the Embassy hosted its first webinar of 2021 on 4th February. On the occasion, government officials and industry experts discussed the opportunities for trade and investment in Ethiopia’s booming horticulture industry.
9 Feb 2021
Embassy hosts webinar on Ethiopia’s Booming Horticulture Industry
The Government of Ethiopia condemns in the strongest of terms the accusation that it is “using hunger as a weapon”. After citing “accounts”, quoting “frettings” of a certain “Western diplomat” and hesitating that it is “impossible to know”, the article then proceeds to make such an unconscionable and serious claim.
8 Feb 2021
Letter to the Economist: Misrepresentation of the Government of Ethiopia
On 3rd February, Chatham House’s Africa Programme hosted a webinar on Ethiopia’s upcoming elections. Panellists at the virtual event discussed preparations for the upcoming polls, whether the Federal Government will be able to deliver secure, free, and fair elections under the current conditions, and the priority issues likely to be raised during the campaign period.
8 Feb 2021
Chatham House hosts webinar on Ethiopia’s upcoming elections

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