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The Public Diplomacy Department is the epicentre of public engagement at the Embassy - responsible for all its media relations and the promotion of Ethiopia’s image abroad. The Department works closely with all other departments at the Embassy.

Press and Media Enquiries

Contact the Press Office if you have a media enquiry, interview or information request.

Journalists and other media professionals should contact the Public Diplomacy Department for media enquiries and interview requests. Emails are regularly checked during opening hours. We aim to respond to all enquiries as soon as possible.

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For up-to-date news and press releases, please visit our News Archive and follow us on social media.

If you are a journalist, filmmaker or professional photographer and wish to travel to Ethiopia to report on a given situation or story, you will require a journalist visa.

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Speech by H.E. Mr Demeke Mekonnen, Deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia at the inaugural UK-Africa Investment Summit in London.
20 Jan 2020
Speech by H.E. Mr Demeke Mekonnen at the UK-Africa Investment Summit
Ethiopia’s remarkable record of economic growth and home-grown development path has inspired the whole continent of Africa. In this insight for the Overseas Development Institute, Arkebe Oqubay looks at the growing impact of foreign investment across Africa and considers the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for the continent.
16 Jan 2020
Will the 2020s be the decade of Africa’s economic transformation?
15 Jan 2020
Joint Statement of Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, the United States and the World Bank
Joint statement following the meeting, in Washington, between the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Water Resources of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan, and their delegations, with the US Secretary of the Treasury and the President of the World Bank, on the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
The first edition of ITME-AFRICA 2020 - International Textile and Machinery Exhibition - will take place on 14 - 16 February 2020 in Addis Ababa, offering sourcing solutions, joint ventures, and investment opportunities not only to Ethiopia but to all of Africa.
13 Jan 2020
ITME Africa 2020
13 Jan 2020
24th Addis Chamber International Trade Fair
The Addis Chamber International Trade Fair, Ethiopia's only International Business-to-Business Exhibition with a focus on industrial, agricultural and services sectors, will be organizing its 24th Trade Fair from 20 - 26 February under the theme: AfCFTA: New Opportunities to Boost Export Performance in Ethiopia.
The Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in London wishes to advise all customers travelling to Ethiopia to secure their visas (tourist and business) either online at www.evisa.gov.et or on arrival at Bole International Airport, without visiting the Embassy in person.
9 Jan 2020
Notice: Visas to Ethiopia
The second International Coffee Event (ICE 20202) will take place in Addis Ababa from 6 - 8 February 2020 under the theme, "Coffee from the Land of Origins". The event will attract international coffee buyers and other stakeholders, making it a great networking opportunity with local farmers and exporters.
8 Jan 2020
International Coffee Event 2020
My wife, Asegedetch Amberber, and my dedicated staff at the Ethiopian Embassy in London join me in transmitting our heart-felt wishes to Ethiopians in the United Kingdom and to British friends of Ethiopia celebrating Christmas and ushering in the New Year.
23 Dec 2019
Message from the Ambassador
Since PM Abiy came to power in April 2018, Ethiopia has undergone major political and economic changes. This year, major political developments included a referendum, liberalisation of the economy, the adoption of the “Green Legacy” initiative and much more. But there were also challenges, including an attempted coup.
23 Dec 2019
Year in Review
A delegation led by Deputy PM Demeke Mekonnen attended the first–ever Global Refugee Forum in Geneva. In his keynote address, Mr Mekonnen called for a comprehensive response to refugees and announced Ethiopia’s new pledges that are strongly linked with existing commitments and aligned with the focus areas of the Forum.
20 Dec 2019
Ethiopia at the Global Refugee Forum
Dr Yohannes Haile-Selassie has been named among “10 people who mattered in science in 2019” by the prestigious journal Nature. He's recognised for the discovery of a 3.8-million-year-old fossil skull of an early human ancestor in Ethiopia, belonging to a species called Australopithecus anamensis — the oldest and most elusive known human relative.
19 Dec 2019
Dr Yohannes among Top 10 People Who Mattered in Science in 2019

Embassy Newsletter

The Embassy publishes a monthly newsletter, which provides insight on recent developments in Ethiopian politics, international affairs, economics and investment, education, health and culture, tourism, media and sport.

If you would like a copy of any back issues that are not in our archive, please contact the Public Diplomacy Department.

A Week in the Horn

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs publishes a weekly newsletter, which provides commentary from an Ethiopian perspective on developments in the Horn of Africa and the African Union.

If you would like a copy of any back issues that are not available in our archive, please submit your request to the Public Diplomacy Department or visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website.

Charity Registration

Foreign charities and NGOs wishing to operate in Ethiopia are required to fulfill the registration requirements detailed under Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia’s House of Peoples’ Representatives Proclamation No. 1113/2019, otherwise known as the Organisations of Civil Societies Proclamation.

  • 1. Required Documents

    a. Legalised Certificate of Registration from the Charity Commission

    b. Legalised Articles of Association or Constituting Document of the Organisation wishing to register

    c. Legalised Resolution or Decision from Organisation’s Board or Competent Organ to operate in Ethiopia

    d. Legalised Power of Attorney for the Organisation’s Country Representative in Ethiopia from Organisation’s Board or Competent Organ

    e. Organisation’s Action Plan covering a minimum period of two years. The Action Plan shall include: objectives; beneficiary selection; implementation strategy; expected impacts and results; staffing; sustainability provisions; budget allocation stipulating the breakdown of its administrative and programming budget; and monitoring and evaluation mechanisms.

    Details of the legalisation services provided by the Embassy can be found here. Please also ensure that you retain all original  documentation as they will be required for processing in Ethiopia.

  • 2. Submission and Processing

    We recommend that you submit your application to the Embassy only once all of the required documentation is complete.

    Please submit scanned copies of the required documentation together with a signed covering letter requesting the Embassy’s recommendation for the Organisation to register as a foreign civil society organisation in Ethiopia by email to info@ethioembassy.org.uk.

    Your documentation will be reviewed, and if, at this stage, additional supporting documentation is required, you will be notified.

    If the Embassy confirms that your application fulfils these requirements, you will be invited for a face-to-face interview to discuss the application in further detail.

  • 3. Issuance of a Letter of Recommendation

    Following the face-to-face interview your application will be reviewed by our team for up to 21 days.

    Once the review is complete, subject to approval, a letter of recommendation will be transmitted directly to the Agency for Civil Societies Organisations in Ethiopia.

    The Organisation’s Legal Representative in Ethiopia can then follow-up directly with the Agency in order to finalise registration.

    Please note that all original documentation will be required to complete the registration process in Ethiopia
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FAQs

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  • What are the required documents for a visa and permit application?

    Please review the Journalist Visas page for information on the requirements to apply for a visa and permit.

  • I have urgent travel, can I get a journalist visa on the same day?

    No. As applications are approved in Ethiopia, please allow at least 21 working days to process your application.

  • When should I apply for a visa?

    To allow us to process your application to completion, please submit your application to the Press Office at least 21 working days prior to your trip. Please review the Journalist Visas page for further information.

  • How do I contact the Press Office?

    Journalists and other media professionals should contact the Public Diplomacy Department for media enquiries and interview requests.