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Catch up on the latest updates from Ethiopia, and from our mission, in our monthly newsletter. October 2020 Issue.
GERD: An affirmation of Ethiopia’s commitment to equitable and reasonable use of The Nile
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed held discussions with political parties and civil society organizations in the presence of the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia, on the upcoming elections scheduled for mid-2021. The highly anticipated and historic election is noted as the most consequential election in its demonstration of Ethiopia’s democratization journey initiated in 2018.
2 Dec 2020
Elections 2021 discussions with Political Parties and Civil Society Organisations
We are aware of a doctored letter on Embassy letterhead being circulated online among TPLF-affiliated digital media outlets claiming to be from the Embassy – please note, this document is FAKE and contains false information.
20 Nov 2020
FAKE DOCUMENT ALERT! Embassy Warns Against Spread of Misinformation
The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) has proposed holding the sixth general elections in late May or early June 2021. The government postponed the elections, which were scheduled to take place in August 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
3 Nov 2020
Election Board proposes holding elections in May or June 2021
On 29th October, Ambassador Teferi visited the world-renowned Victoria and Albert Museum, and met the Museum’s Director, Dr Tristram Hunt. The V&A (and other UK national collections) houses a number of priceless treasures seized by the British Army at the Battle of Maqdala in 1868. Ambassador Teferi and Dr Hunt engaged in a productive discussion on how best to revitalise…
2 Nov 2020
Ambassador Teferi reaffirms Ethiopia’s claim to Maqdala treasures at the V&A
uring a televised announcement confirming that Sudan and Israel had normalised relations, President Trump suggested that “They’ll [Egypt] blow up that dam [GERD].” In a statement released shortly after President Trump’s remarks, the Prime Minister’s Office said, Ethiopia “will not cave in to aggressions of any kind.”
28 Oct 2020
PM Abiy responds to Trump’s comments on the GERD
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed delivered an opening keynote address at this year’s Financial Times (FT) Africa Summit on 12th October. In his address, the PM said the theme of the Summit, “Getting Africa back to Business” following the COVID-19 pandemic was a timely and pressing theme.
19 Oct 2020
Prime Minister Abiy at the FT Africa Summit
Addis Fine Art will be exhibiting at the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London, taking place between 8th and 10th October at Somerset House. This will be the fifth time the gallery exhibits at the Fair. It will be presenting new works by Ethiopian artists, Addis Gezehagn, Ermias Kifleyesus, Tsedaye Makonnen and Tesfaye Urgessa. [caption id="attachment_6906" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Tsedaye Makonnen, Astral…
2 Oct 2020
Addis Fine Art represents Ethiopia at the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, London
In his address at the United Nations General Assembly on 25th September, Prime Minister Abiy reiterated Ethiopia’s longstanding ambition to reach a mutually beneficial outcome for all parties with regards to the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
29 Sep 2020
Ethiopia has no intention of harming downstream countries with GERD
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