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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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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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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed held discussions with political parties and civil society organizations in the presence of the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia, on the upcoming elections scheduled for mid-2021. The highly anticipated and historic election is noted as the most consequential election in its demonstration of Ethiopia’s democratization journey initiated in 2018.
2 Dec 2020
Elections 2021 discussions with Political Parties and Civil Society Organisations
On Wednesday, 25th November 2020, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, H.E. Mr Demeke Mekonnen, met and held discussions with his British counterpart, The Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP, to deliver a message from the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, H.E. Dr Abiy Ahmed.
26 Nov 2020
Deputy Prime Minister assures UK Government of Commitment to Ensure Peace and Security of the People of Ethiopia
The Federal Government is committed to responding to the needs of citizens in the Tigray Region expeditiously. In partnership with the relevant agencies, the government will continue to extend protection and humanitarian assistance to those in need.
26 Nov 2020
Developments on Humanitarian Assistance in Tigray Region
The findings by the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission on the grave human rights violations perpetrated by TPLF forces in Maikadra are heart-wrenching. The report is a confirmation of the earlier report by Amnesty International on the same incident. 
24 Nov 2020
Federal Government Condemns the atrocities committed by TPLF in Maikadra
We are aware of a doctored letter on Embassy letterhead being circulated online among TPLF-affiliated digital media outlets claiming to be from the Embassy – please note, this document is FAKE and contains false information.
20 Nov 2020
FAKE DOCUMENT ALERT! Embassy Warns Against Spread of Misinformation
The current law enforcement operations in Tigray primarily targets the disgruntled, reactionary and rogue TPLF members clique that have been destabilising Ethiopia. As such, the Federal government intends to put an end to the deadly crime spree of this group within TPLF, which has also affected the people of Tigray.
18 Nov 2020
Distinguishing TPLF from the People of Tigray
በትግራይ ክልል የህግ የበላይነትን በማስከበር ላይ የሚገኘውን የሀገር መ/ሰራዊት ለመደገፍ የቻላችሁትን የገንዘብ መጠን እንድትለግሱ በአክብሮት እየጠየቅን ለተጨማሪ መረጃ ቀጠዩን ማስፈንጠሪያ መጠቀም የምትችሉ መሆኑን እንገልጻለን።
17 Nov 2020
የድጋፍ ጥሪ!
The Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia continues to undertake the irreversible task of enforcing the rule of law in the Tigray region, which it commenced last week following the treasonous attacks by the TPLF on the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF).
15 Nov 2020
Government Continues to Enforce Rule of Law in Tigray
Statement by Prime Minister Abiy on recent developments in Ethiopia's Tigray Region.
9 Nov 2020
Putting an End to Impunity: The Case for Enforcing Federal Laws in Tigray
Following the premeditated and surprise attacks on the National Defense Forces Northern Command launched by TPLF in the early hours of November 4, the government has initiated a large-scale law enforcement operation in the region per Federal mandate and responsibility according to Article 51 of the Constitution.
6 Nov 2020
Updates on the unfolding developments in Ethiopia

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.