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On 15th September, Ethio-American author, Maaza Mengiste was one of the six authors shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize for Fiction. 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.
17 Sep 2020
Maaza Mengiste’s The Shadow King makes Booker Prize shortlist
As we welcome the year 2013 in the Ethiopian calendar, on behalf of the Ethiopian Embassy in London, I would like to extend my heartfelt wishes for a peaceful, prosperous and successful new year to all Ethiopians, at home and abroad. I take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation to the Government and people of the United Kingdom, and…
4 Sep 2020
Ethiopian New Year Message from the Chargé d’Affaires a.i.
On 16th August, Ethiopia’s prosperity initiatives went regional. The ‘Dine for Ethiopia’ programme was launched to mobilise funds for three projects - in Gorgora, Wonchi and Koysha. The new initiative aims to raise 3 billion Birr within two months. Business and the community at large can buy tickets individually or for their family, or company. It is open to all,…
19 Aug 2020
Prime Minister Abiy officially launches “Dine for Ethiopia” fundraising programme
Spurred on by the celebrations of the successful first filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) reservoir, the Embassy has been welcoming members of the Diaspora wishing to put their mark on this national project. The GERD is a source of national pride for many Ethiopians. Most of the funds for the dam have been raised from Ethiopians through…
14 Aug 2020
Diaspora support for the Renaissance Dam
Amid the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, new health guidelines have been put in place for all travellers entering Ethiopia. All travellers arriving at Bole International Airport must provide a certificate showing a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR antigen test, taken within 72 hours of your arrival to Ethiopia.
7 Aug 2020
COVID-19: Entry Requirements for Travellers to Ethiopia
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
From Monday 3 August 2020, the Embassy will resume processing visa applications by post only - a service that had been temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please plan ahead and allow extra time when applying for a visa by post.
29 Jul 2020
COVID-19 Update: Resumption of Visa Services
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
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