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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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Full statement by H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn on his resignation.
15 Feb 2018
Statement by the Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, H.E Hailemariam Dessalegn
PM Hailemariam Dessaelgn, has resigned as the Chair of his party, the Southern Ethiopian People’s Democratic Movement (SEPDM), and the ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), as well as from his post as Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. His resignation has been accepted by the Executive Committees of both the SEPDM and the EPRDF.
15 Feb 2018
PM Hailemariam to Step Down
Ethiopian distance running queen, Tirunesh Dibaba, and Ethiopian legend Kenenisa Bekele, have confirmed their participation at the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon to be held on 22nd April.
12 Feb 2018
Kenenisa and Dibaba lead Team Ethiopia at London Marathon
The weekly publication from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ethiopia.
9 Feb 2018
A Week in the Horn
Minister of Water, Irrigation and Electricity and CEO of Ethiopian Electric Power visit UK to exchange best practice with British experts in renewable energy
6 Feb 2018
Shining a light on Ethiopia-UK renewable energy co-operation
Ethiopia's economy is set to continue to grow into 2018 according to the latestes forecasts from World Bank, IMF, Economist Intelligence Unit, among others.
31 Jan 2018
Ethiopia Rising: 2018 Forecasts from IMF, World Bank, Economist, all agree
30 Jan 2018
Ethiopia’s government is helping its entrepreneurs
Ambassador Hailemichael's response to the Financial Time's editorial “Ethiopia needs to change its authoritarian course”......Ethiopia is a pro-poor government and follows a homegrown developmental state model.
Ambassador Hailemichael Aberra Afework, was guest speaker at the launch of the book, Harnessing Nanotechnoloy for Sustainable Development, written by a selection of scholars, with Dr Hailemichael T. Demissie of Gondar University as the lead author. The launch was held at Kings College London, where Dr Demissie was a student.
29 Jan 2018
Ambassador is guest speaker at book launch on Nanotechnology by Ethiopian professor
Ethiopia's democratic developmental model and pro-poor policies have delivered great dividends, especially in the last 15 years, when its economy has grown in double digits. A strong constitutional system accommodates diversity. But many, women and young people in particular, have felt excluded, so urgent reforms are on the way in a process of invigorated renewal.
25 Jan 2018
Replenishing Ethiopia’s Renaissance
The first ever Ethiopian Coffee Week Expo is scheduled to take place in Addis Ababa from 23-18 February 2018.
23 Jan 2018
Ethiopian Coffee Week Expo
British company, Intrade UK Ltd., has signed an agreement to build a $100 million textile and garment factory at Mekelle Industrial Park, creating more than 1,300 new jobs. Similarly, the cornerstone for a $220 million textile plant was laid in Dire Dawa, East Ethiopia on 16th January.
23 Jan 2018
British company to build $100 million textile, garment factory

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.

Voice of Consensus Radio

The Ethiopian National Consensus Forum (ENCF) is a diverse, non-political and non-religious network of Ethiopians from all walks of life residing in the United Kingdom. The ENCF established the Voice of Consensus to be a positive force for the promotion of peace and prosperity in the Horn of Africa.
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Listen Online

Voice of Consensus is available online or broadcasts live on Voice of Africa Radio 94.3 FM on Thursdays and Sundays.

Charity Registration

Foreign charities and NGOs wishing to operate in Ethiopia are required to fulfill the registration requirements detailed below.

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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.