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Catch up on the latest updates from Ethiopia, and from our mission, in our monthly newsletter. January - February 2021 Issue.
UK in Ethiopia: Visits by Dominic Raab and Alok Sharma reaffirm Ethio-UK ties
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
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
The Ethiopian government's victory over the Tigray People's Liberation Front came at a high cost, and the humanitarian situation in northern Tigray remains grave. But only an Ethiopia at peace, with a government bound by humane norms of conduct, can play a constructive role across the region and beyond.
8 Feb 2021
Toward a Peaceful Order in the Horn of Africa by PM Abiy Ahmed
Ethiopians and friends of Ethiopia worldwide anticipate general elections this June after a prolonged Covid-19 postponement. The election will secure the appointment of members of the House of Peoples' Representatives and regional state councils. This electoral test will be the first for the ruling Prosperity Party. Opposition political parties say they centre their ambitions not only around party winnings but…
4 Feb 2021
Panel confirms Ethiopia prepping for June elections, Chatham House Africa Program
Bath has always been the first port of call outside London for Ethiopian Ambassadors to the Court of St James, and the virtual visit of Ambassador Teferi Melesse to three institutions in the historic and spa City of Bath on 28th January was no exception.
3 Feb 2021
Ambassador Teferi embarks on a virtual trip to Bath
COP26 President-Designate, Alok Sharma, visited Addis Ababa and Gabon in January to discuss how the UK can work with Ethiopia to address climate change challenges. In his first overseas visit since becoming full-time COP26 President, Mr. Sharma met leaders from government and civil society, stressing the need for urgent climate action ahead of the important UN climate change summit the…
1 Feb 2021
Alok Sharma visits Ethiopia in first foreign visit since his full-time appointment as COP26 President
The British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab made his debut visit to Ethiopia as part of a wider tour of East Africa. During his time in Ethiopia, the Foreign Secretary held bilateral engagements with President Sahle-Work Zewde, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, and the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen.
26 Jan 2021
Foreign Secretary Raab visits Ethiopia
The National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) has officially announced that the upcoming 6th National Elections will be held on the 5th June 2021. The Board further outlined a new schedule of activities to be undertaken in the course of the general election.
13 Jan 2021
Ethiopia Decides: Let the Election Season Begin!
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