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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.

Latest News

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Statement from His Excellency Teferi Melesse Desta, Ethiopian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, on the International Day of Peace.
21 Sep 2020
Embassy Celebrates International Day of Peace 2020
Opening remarks by H.E. Dagmawit Moges, Ethiopia's Minister of Transport, at the World Car Free Day Summit. This year, the Summit (21 - 22 September) is co-hosted by London Car Free Day and Menged Le Sew, Ethiopia's Open Streets movement.
21 Sep 2020
World Car Free Day Summit: Opening Keynote by H.E. Dagmawit Moges
His Excellency Teferi Melesse Desta assumed his post today (Monday 14 September 2020) as successor to the previous Ethiopian Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Mr Fesseha Shawel Gebre.
14 Sep 2020
Ethiopian Ambassador, Teferi Melesse, assumes duties in the United Kingdom
As we welcome the year 2013 in the Ethiopian calendar, on behalf of the Ethiopian Embassy in London, I would like to extend my heartfelt wishes for a peaceful, prosperous and successful new year to all Ethiopians, at home and abroad. I take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation to the Government and people of the United Kingdom, and…
4 Sep 2020
Ethiopian New Year Message from the Chargé d’Affaires a.i.
Europe will soon discover the delicious fruit and vegetables Ethiopia has to offer! On 22nd August, Ethiopia carried out its first export of avocados by train from Modjo Dry Port, under a pilot project forming part of the National Cool Logistics Network. The 24-tonne refrigerated consignment was produced by dozens of farmers in the Koga area, south of Bahir Dar.
28 Aug 2020
Ethiopia exports first avocados by train
Ethiopian Airlines has successfully completed a new passenger terminal at its hub Bole International Airport with emphasis on Bio Security and Bio Safety measures. The new terminal is the first in the world to be completed after Covid-19. It was designed, not re-purposed, with Bio safety and Bio security in mind.
28 Aug 2020
Ethiopian Airlines unveils Bole International Airport’s new terminal
Embassy services were interrupted recently as a result of violent protests by a small group who harassed both Embassy staff and customers who had arrived to apply for visas and other services. One of our staff was injured and received hospital treatment. As of August 26, the Embassy resumed regular services and all staff are working as it is now…
27 Aug 2020
Incident at the Ethiopian Embassy, London
The Virgin Money London Marathon confirmed the full fields for the historic elite men’s and women’s races, scheduled to take place on Sunday 4th October. Ten Ethiopians will participate including Kenenisa Bekele, Tamirat Tola and Roza Dereje. 
24 Aug 2020
Full 2020 London Marathon fields confirmed – Ethiopians dominate
On 16th August, Ethiopia’s prosperity initiatives went regional. The ‘Dine for Ethiopia’ programme was launched to mobilise funds for three projects - in Gorgora, Wonchi and Koysha. The new initiative aims to raise 3 billion Birr within two months. Business and the community at large can buy tickets individually or for their family, or company. It is open to all,…
19 Aug 2020
Prime Minister Abiy officially launches “Dine for Ethiopia” fundraising programme
Despite the global pandemic, Ethiopia has successfully planted 5 billion trees - a month ahead of the conclusion of the rainy season - as part of the 2020 Green Legacy Initiative. At the closing ceremony, held in Bahir Dar on 12 August, PM Abiy Ahmed thanked all Ethiopians for actively responding to the call for the greening campaign.
17 Aug 2020
Ethiopia hits 5 billion trees target as part of 2020 Green Legacy
Spurred on by the celebrations of the successful first filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) reservoir, the Embassy has been welcoming members of the Diaspora wishing to put their mark on this national project. The GERD is a source of national pride for many Ethiopians. Most of the funds for the dam have been raised from Ethiopians through…
14 Aug 2020
Diaspora support for the Renaissance Dam

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.