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The Ethiopian Parliament passes a historic new refugee law which allows refugees to travel and live outside of camps, obtain work permits, access primary education, legally register life events such as births, deaths and marriages, and open up access to national financial services, such as banking.
23 Jan 2019
Ethiopia reaffirms its commitment to improving Refugee lives by passing historic law granting more rights
H.E. Mr. Alistair Harrison, Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps, paid a courtesy visit to H.E. Dr. Hailemichael Aberra Afework, in order to bid him farewell as he relinquished his appointment as Ethiopian Ambassador to the United Kingdom.
18 Jan 2019
Ambassador Hailemichael completes tour of duty
In taking the oath of office in April this year, PM Abiy Ahmed told Parliament that his government will build a system “that responds to the country’s political, economic, and social conditions and which is governed by the will of the people.” Since then, a wide range of measures have been launched and the PM has held inclusive discussions with…
2 Jan 2019
Laying the ground-work for the 2020 elections
Former judge and opposition leader, Birtukan Mideksa, has become the latest significant appointment of a woman to a key public office after Parliament endorsed her appointment as chairperson of the National Election Board of Ethiopia.
26 Nov 2018
Birtukan Mideksa appointed chairperson of electoral board
In just three weeks, Ethiopia made history with the elevation of women to top government posts: a cabinet reshuffle saw a gender-balanced cabinet with women taking up half the ministerial posts, the first female president and first female supreme court president. These measures are part of Prime Minister Abiy’s latest reforms since taking office and are huge milestones in Ethiopian…
19 Nov 2018
Ethiopia’s three weeks of historic firsts
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
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
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