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On 14th November, Ambassador Hailemichael and the Head of Diaspora Affairs, visited the University of Manchester to explore the many links the University and Ethiopia share, and discuss future opportunities. The Ambassador also met the very first batch of students from Ethiopia to be awarded the university’s Equity and Merit Scholarship.
19 Nov 2018
Ambassador Hailemichael visits Ethiopian students at Manchester University
On 13th November, parliamentarians, diplomats, investors, business people, the Diaspora and friends of Ethiopia, gathered for the annual parliamentary dinner at the Embassy, aimed at highlighting the recent political and economic reforms in Ethiopia, including the recent elevation of women to top government posts.
16 Nov 2018
Annual Parliamentary dinner recognises Ethiopia’s latest developments
Catch up on the latest updates from Ethiopia, and from our mission in London. This issues covers the historic appointments of Ethiopia's first female president, supreme court President, and a gender-balanced Cabinet; and the inspirational story of a quadruple amputee who is set to climb Ras Dashen.
Women take centre stage in Prime Minister Abiy’s new Government line up
Alex Lewis, a quadruple amputee whose life changed five years ago when he contracted Strep A with Septicaemia and Toxic Shock Syndrome, which then led to amputation of all his limbs, is embarking on a monumental challenge. Alex is hoping to climb one of Africa’s tallest mountains – Ras Dashen in Ethiopia. For two weeks in January, Alex is going…
13 Nov 2018
Quadruple amputee to scale Ethiopia’s highest mountain
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed paid a working visit to Europe from 30 – 31 October, which saw him in France and Germany. However, the highlight of the visit was on 31 October in Frankfurt, where more than 15,000 Ethiopians from all over Europe braved the cold for the Prime Minister's first address to the Diaspora in Europe.
8 Nov 2018
PM Abiy’s memorable visit to Europe
On 1st November, the Parliament appointed Meaza Ashenafi, one of Ethiopia's most seasoned lawyers and a prominent women rights activist, as the country's first female Supreme Court President. This follows the appointment of the country's first female president and a gender-balanced Cabinet.
5 Nov 2018
First woman to head Supreme Court
In yet another historic move, and just days after PM Abiy named a new gender-balanced Cabinet, Ambassador Sahle-Work Zewde has been appointed as the fourth President of Ethiopia, replacing Dr. Mulatu Teshome. The decision was made by a unanimous vote during a special joint session of Ethiopia's parliament.
25 Oct 2018
Ethiopia elects first female President
On 16th October, more than 200 delegates comprising members of parliament, analystts, investors, the media and others, gathered in London for the UK-Ethiopia Trade and Investment Forum, aimed at boosting bilateral trade between Ethiopia and the United Kingdom.
22 Oct 2018
UK-Ethiopia Trade and Investment Forum affirms Ethiopia is open for Business
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