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Catch up on the latest updates from Ethiopia, and from our mission, in our monthly newsletter. Summer 2020 Issue.
#ItsMyDam: Ethiopia celebrates historic first filling of the GERD
On 4th August, British TV star, Helen Skelton, opened award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s new “Experience Ethiopia” reserve. The BBC Countryfile presenter toured the new Experience Ethiopia section of the park and got up close and personal with the spotted hyenas, in the Hyenas of Harar reserve and the Simien Mountains with a troop of Gelada Monkeys.
6 Aug 2020
Yorkshire Wildlife Park opens new “Experience Ethiopia” reserve
On 27th July Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received the first electric car fully assembled in Ethiopia by Hyundai Marathon Motors. Ethiopia’s distance running legend, Haile Gebrselassie, presented the car to the Prime Minister. The car is fully battery operated with no gas emissions and is unique to Ethiopia.
31 Jul 2020
Ethiopia unveils first locally-assembled electric car
From 2nd – 5th July, a global virtual campaign aimed at raising awareness and support for the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) took place. The campaign informed members of the international community of the Dam, the negotiation processes, and also raised vital funds for the completion of the dam. As part of the campaign, all Ethiopians and friends…
31 Jul 2020
#ItsMyDam: Ethiopians and Friends of Ethiopia in the UK support GERD in virtual campaign
Maaza Mengiste’s acclaimed second novel, The Shadow King, has made the Long List for the 2020 Booker Prize! Set during Italy’s 1935 invasion of Ethiopia, the novel explores female power and casts light on the women soldiers written out of African and European history. The longlist of 13 books was selected by a panel of five judges, including Ethio-British writer…
30 Jul 2020
Maaza Mengiste’s The Shadow King longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize
Make the most of lockdown and dedicate some of that extra time to learning something new…something Ethiopian! This month, bake a banana loaf with an Ethiopian twist, watch a documentary about a town of famous runners and visit an online art exhibition.
3 Jul 2020
#STAYATHOME: THINGS TO DO
On 28th June, the Embassy hosted Ethiopian Medical Doctors in the UK led by Dr. Merid Gebru, who passed on their experience of handling Covid-19 in the UK that might be transferable to Ethiopia. The full discussion will be available on our YouTube page soon.
30 Jun 2020
Ethio-UK medical professionals discuss impact of COVID-19
The threat of the coronavirus pandemic is on the rise in Ethiopia and over the last few weeks, the virus has taken hold amongst communities across the country, with Addis Ababa the epicentre of the pandemic. As a greater crisis looms, we will need every help we can get to protect the people of Ethiopia.
26 Jun 2020
Urgent Appeal: Help support Ethiopia through the Coronavirus crisis
On 4th June, the UK hosted the first-ever virtual Global Vaccine Summit, which brought together world leaders to support Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance’s work protecting almost half the world’s children against deadly, preventable infectious diseases. Ethiopia's President, H.E. Sahle-Work Zewde, addressed the Summit.
10 Jun 2020
Vaccines save lives and help economies prosper: President Sahle-Work at the Global Vaccine Summit
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