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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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On 2nd October, the Scientific Exploration Society commemorated the 50th anniversary of the exploration of Ethiopia’s Blue Nile River at a special event at the Royal Geographical Society in London. Mr Fekadu Beyene, Head of Diaspora Affairs (Chargé d’Affaires) attended on behalf of the Embassy and was joined by some of the members of the expedition and a number of…
8 Oct 2018
50th anniversary of the first Blue Nile expedition commemorated
The Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) has announced the commencement of mortgage loans for Ethiopian Diaspora (non-resident Ethiopians and foreign nationals of Ethiopian origin) as part of the bank’s vision to serve and grow together with its customers.  
8 Oct 2018
Commercial Bank of Ethiopia Launches Mortgages for Diaspora
The Embassy has commenced dedicated open hours for Ethiopian Diaspora residing in the UK, every Tuesday and Thursday from 15.00 – 17.00 (3:00pm - 5:00pm). For further information, please contact the Diaspora Affairs Department.
3 Oct 2018
Commencement of Dedicated Open Hours for the Diaspora
On 31 October 2018, H.E. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, will welcome the Ethiopians from across Europe to Frankfurt, Germany, for his first town hall meeting with the Diaspora in Europe. PM Abiy will also meet with Eritreans residing in Europe. UK participants can register with the Embassy by completing an online form.
2 Oct 2018
Prime Minister Abiy’s First Townhall with Ethiopian Diaspora in Europe
Ambassador Hailemichael led an Embassy delegation at the 2018 African Heads of Mission meeting in Edinburgh. The main objective of the meeting was to promote opportunities to increase trade, investment and knowledge sharing between Scotland and Africa.
26 Sep 2018
African Heads of Mission Meeting held in Edinburgh
Learn more about the Diaspora-led Ethio-American Doctors Group (EADG), an organization formed to establish a state-of-the-art hospital in Ethiopia at a special meeting in London on 27 October 2018.
25 Sep 2018
Ethio-American Doctors Group – EU Conference
A delegation from Ethiopia led by H.E. Jantrar Abay, Minister of Urban Development and Housing, and Ambassador Hailemichael attended this year's Social Enterprise World Forum in Edinburgh, where it was announced that the Social Enterprise World Forum 2019 will take place in Addis Ababa.
18 Sep 2018
Ethiopia to host Social Enterprise World Forum 2019
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki signed a historic peace agreement on 16th September in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in the presence of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
17 Sep 2018
Ethiopia and Eritrea sign peace agreement in Saudi Arabia
A high-level ministerial delegation from Ethiopia and the private sector is coming to London on 16th October 2018 for a full-day trade and investment forum, representing the first significant overseas trade and investment mission for the new Ethiopian Government.
14 Sep 2018
Ethiopia invites UK partners to invest in Africa’s fastest-growing economy
Ethiopia's New Year falls on 11th September and this year - 2011 in the Ethiopian calendar - there was much to celebrate, as Ethiopians from across the country and from abroad, celebrated together in peace and unity.
13 Sep 2018
New Year, New Hope Ethiopia celebrates 1st Meskeram 2011
As we move into the New Year, we should aspire to create a strong and democratic Ethiopia, based on our unity under a diversity “intertwined and moulded with love and forgiveness”. Our task for the year is to maintain the spirit of change and transformation, to overcome our shortcomings, to bring the peace and unity we all want.
12 Sep 2018
New Year Message from Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu

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 Voice of Consensus aspires to be a positive force for the promotion of peace and prosperity in the Horn of Africa - presenting a balanced view of developments in Ethiopia and the wider region.

Broadcasting in Amharic and English.
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Listen Online

Voice of Consensus broadcasts live and is available online every Thursday.

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.