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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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As part of our virtual campaign to galvanise support towards the Dine For Ethiopia projects in Gorgora, Wonchi and Koysha, the Embassy invites the Ethiopian diaspora and friends of Ethiopia to join hands with Ethiopia on its journey towards prosperity and transformation. Donate today and leave a legacy!
28 Oct 2020
Dine For Ethiopia: Leave A Legacy
H.E. Gedu Andargachew, Ethiopia's Minister of Foreign Affairs, summoned the US Ambassador, H.E. Mike Raynor, to seek clarification on the remarks made by the US President regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam during his telephone conversation with the Prime Ministers Sudan and Israel.
24 Oct 2020
Ethiopia seeks clarification on the statement President Trump made on the GERD
Ethiopia's aspiration and commitment for development is best demonstrated through the unanimous support and contribution to the construction of the GERD. Ethiopia will not cave-in to aggressions of any kind, nor do we give recognition to a right that is entirely based on colonial treaties.
24 Oct 2020
The GERD is an affirmation of Ethiopia’s commitment for equitable and reasonable utilisation of the Abbay River
Amid the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, new health guidelines have been put in place for all travellers entering Ethiopia. Effective immediately, all travellers, over the age of ten, are required to provide a certificate of negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test, taken no later than five days prior to arrival in Ethiopia.
21 Oct 2020
COVID-19: Entry Requirements for Travellers to Ethiopia
Guest editorial by H.E. Teferi Melesse Desta on his first weeks in London as the new Ethiopian Ambassador to the United Kingdom.
9 Oct 2020
My first weeks in London
On 5th October, British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson MP, appointed Lord Bates as the new Trade Envoy to Ethiopia. Lord Bates said he looks forward to meeting those responsible for the success of trade and investment between the UK and Ethiopia and listening to their views on how we can expand this in the future.
6 Oct 2020
Lord Bates appointed as new Trade Envoy to Ethiopia
Shura Kitata won the London Marathon on 4th October, producing a devastating sprint finish to depose four-time winner and world-record holder Eliud Kipchoge and become only the third Ethiopian to win the elite men’s title. In the women’s race, Ethiopia’s Ashete Bekere and Alemu Megertu finished in 4th and 5th places.
5 Oct 2020
Shura Kitata sprints to London Marathon victory
Addis Fine Art will be exhibiting at the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London, taking place between 8th and 10th October at Somerset House. This will be the fifth time the gallery exhibits at the Fair. It will be presenting new works by Ethiopian artists, Addis Gezehagn, Ermias Kifleyesus, Tsedaye Makonnen and Tesfaye Urgessa. [caption id="attachment_6906" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Tsedaye Makonnen, Astral…
2 Oct 2020
Addis Fine Art represents Ethiopia at the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, London
Every year on 1st October, International Coffee Day is celebrated to promote coffee as the world’s most beloved beverage. This year, the Embassy kicked off celebrations by paying a visit to Queens of Mayfair, a coffee shop in London that is serving one of the rarest brews in the world - the Ethiopian Cup of Excellence Coffee.
2 Oct 2020
Embassy celebrates International Coffee Day
Ambassador Teferi Melesse met with UK's Minister for Africa, James Duddridge, for introductory discussions. Briefing the Ambassador on his recent visit to Ethiopia, the Minister expressed great optimism in the current administration’s reforms and the opportunities it would yield for further UK investment into Ethiopia.
2 Oct 2020
Ambassador Teferi meets UK Minister for Africa
In his address at the United Nations General Assembly on 25th September, Prime Minister Abiy reiterated Ethiopia’s longstanding ambition to reach a mutually beneficial outcome for all parties with regards to the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
29 Sep 2020
Ethiopia has no intention of harming downstream countries with GERD

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.