PRESS RELEASE Spurred by the prevailing exemplary relations between the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) and the Government of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Ethiopian Embassy in London has been engaged proactively with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A) in an effort to explore avenues for cooperation. To this end, the Embassy warmly welcomes and greatly appreciates…
5 Apr 2018
Ambassador Hailemichael opens ‘Maqdala 1868’ display at the V&A
On 2nd April, Dr Abiy Ahmed was sworn in as Ethiopia's new Prime Minister following outgoing Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn's resignation from the chairmanship of EPRDF. PM Abiy delivered his inaugural speech to a packed House of Peoples Representatives, which included members of the diplomatic corps and invited leaders of the opposition.
3 Apr 2018
Dr Abiy Ahmed Sworn in as Ethiopia’s Prime Minister
Dr Abiy Ahmed has been elected as the new chairperson of Ethiopia's ruling coalition, EPRDF. Demeke Mekonnen will retain his post as Deputy Chairperson of EPRDF.
28 Mar 2018
EPRDF elects Dr Abiy Ahmed as new leader
Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams will be making their London premiere at Underbelly Festival for six weeks only from 6th April. The 14-strong cast tells the tale of the circus through astonishing synchronised feats of acrobatics, juggling, contortion and dance, as seen on ITV’s Royal Variety Performance. Tickets on sale now.
13 Mar 2018
Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams makes London premiere
A six-month State of Emergency has been declared, effective from Friday 16th February 2018, to protect the constitution and constitutional order. Further details of the decree will be announced by the Command Post in due course.
19 Feb 2018
State of Emergency Declared
PM Hailemariam Dessaelgn, has resigned as the Chair of his party, the Southern Ethiopian People’s Democratic Movement (SEPDM), and the ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), as well as from his post as Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. His resignation has been accepted by the Executive Committees of both the SEPDM and the EPRDF.
15 Feb 2018
PM Hailemariam to Step Down
A free display of around twenty stunning Ethiopian objects, will open at the V&A Museum on 5 April 2018. "Maqdala 1868" commemorates the 150th anniversary of the siege and battle at Maqdala, the culmination of the British Expedition to Abyssinia.
14 Feb 2018
V&A to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the events at Maqdala with display of important Ethiopian objects
Minister of Water, Irrigation and Electricity and CEO of Ethiopian Electric Power visit UK to exchange best practice with British experts in renewable energy
6 Feb 2018
Shining a light on Ethiopia-UK renewable energy co-operation