Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is among nominees for the 2019 Chatham House Prize, presented to the person, persons or organization deemed to have made the most significant contribution to the improvement of international relations. Other nominees are Sir David Attenborough and Katrín Jakobsdóttir.
19 Jul 2019
Prime Minister Abiy among Chatham House Prize 2019 Nominees
London hosted government ministers and officials, the diplomatic community, journalists, academics and members of civil society, in the first-of-its-kind Global Conference on Media Freedom. Ethiopia was represented by Ambassador Fesseha Shawel and Press Secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office, Billene Seyoum.
12 Jul 2019
Ethiopia takes part in first Global Conference on Media Freedom
Parliament approved a $13.4 billion budget for the 2019/20 fiscal year that began on 8th July. Compared to the previous budget year, this year’s is 12% higher. The government says it will increase investments in key sectors such as agriculture, energy and mining. It also plans to attract more FDI.
9 Jul 2019
Parliament approves $13.4 billion 2019/20 budget
On 29th June, the Embassy hosted an exclusive event celebrating Ethiopian food and culture with renowned Ethiopian chef and Guild of Food Writers nominee, Yohanis Gebreyesus Hailemariam, in the presence of Ethiopian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Fesseha Shawel Gebre, and around eighty guests.
5 Jul 2019
Chef Yohanis: Putting Ethiopian Food on the Culinary Map
"Ethiopia: Recipes and traditions from the Horn of Africa", by renowned Ethiopian chef, Yohanis Gebreyesus, has been shortlisted for the 2019 Guild of Food Writers Award. In honour of the occasion and to celebrate Ethiopia's unique cuisine and culture, the Embassy will host a book signing and tasting event on June 29.
20 Jun 2019
Chef Yohanis’ debut cookbook shortlisted for Guild of Food Writers Award + UK Tour
UNHCR, together with UNICEF, Vital Events Registration Agency (VERA) and the Agency for Refugees and Returnees Affairs (ARRA) launched a centre where refugees can access services such as the registration of births, marriages, divorces, and deaths and receive protection referrals and civil documentation.
14 Jun 2019
Ethiopia launches first ‘One-Stop-Shop’ providing essential services to refugees, host communities
The academic and activist Rita Pankhurst passed away on 30th May at her home in Addis Ababa, aged 92. Her funeral was held on 4th June at the Trinity Cathedral, where her late husband, Richard Pankhurst OBE, and mother-in-law Sylvia Pankhurst, are also buried.
11 Jun 2019
Rita Pankhurst, life-long friend of Ethiopia, laid to rest
Poet, performer playwright, artist and broadcaster Lemn Sissay MBE has been awarded the PEN Pinter Prize 2019. Lemn will receive the award at a public ceremony at the British Library on 10th October, where he will deliver an address. His memoir, My Name is Why, will be published in August.
5 Jun 2019
Ethio-British poet and playwright, Lemn Sissay, wins PEN Pinter prize