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On 23rd October 2019, H.E. Ambassador Fesseha Shawel Gebre, was invited to Buckingham Palace by Her Majesty The Queen to formally present his credentials. In a ceremony, which is steeped in tradition and royal pageantry, Ambassador Fesseha was accompanied by his wife, Mrs Asegedech Amberber, and four senior diplomats.
24 Oct 2019
Ambassador Fesseha presents his credentials to Her Majesty The Queen
On 19th October, the sold-out international premier of Ethiopian film, Enchained, was held in London in the presence of the film’s director, Dr Moges Tafesse and leading actor Zerihun Mulatu. Enchained is a new Ethiopian historical and fictional film that explores the traditional justice system and its effects.
23 Oct 2019
Habeshaview – bringing Ethiopian film to London theatres
Message to Ethiopian Youth and Children in the Diaspora from Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Your country, your brothers and sisters at home in Ethiopia, need you.
29 May 2019
Prime Minister Abiy’s Message to Ethiopian Youth and Children in the Diaspora
The Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) has announced that it has started offering interest-free mortgage loans to non-resident Ethiopians, and foreign nationals of Ethiopian origin. The loan is meant to be used for the purchase or construction of residential homes and is expected to be repaid in 20 years.
22 May 2019
Commercial Bank to Offer Interest-Free Mortgages to Diaspora
The Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund (EDTF) has formed a Board of Directors comprising 11 persons drawn from the Ethiopian Diaspora, Civil Society and the Ethiopian Government. The Board of Directors will provide overall leadership and set the strategic direction, policy, oversight, and accountability of the Fund.
20 May 2019
Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund Forms Board of Directors
Following the hugely successful Diaspora Forum, held under the theme, "Building a Bridge for Peace and Unity, a cross-cutting Diaspora-led initiative, aimed at further engaging the Ethiopian community in the UK in the current political and social transformations taking place in Ethiopia, has been established.
30 Apr 2019
Diaspora-led Initiative for Peace and Unity Established
In his first significant public engagement since arriving in the United Kingdom, Ambassador Fesseha Shawel addressed over a thousand members of the Ethiopian community in London on March 16, at an open diaspora forum at the Embassy, held under the theme, “Building a Bridge for Peace and Unity”.
8 Apr 2019
Building a Bridge for Peace and Unity with the Ethiopian community in the UK
The Ethiopian Diaspora Agency was officially launched on March 1, with the aim of creating an enabling environment for the Diaspora to maximize knowledge and skills transfer and promoting trade and investment.
1 Apr 2019
Diaspora Agency Launched
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