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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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The weekly newsletter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ethiopia.
17 Nov 2017
A Week in the Horn
UK’s export finance available to Ethiopia has increased to £200 million, to support UK - Ethiopia bilateral trade. Earlier in the year the Government announced that after the UK leaves the European Union, Ethiopian companies will enjoy duty-free access to the British market for all sectors except arms.
13 Nov 2017
UK doubles trade support for Ethiopia
Ethiopian Airlines has been awarded Skytrax 4-Star certification at a special ceremony held in London on November 8, 2017. The Airline now joins the likes of British Airways, Qantas and Emirates as a global 4-star player in the international airline arena.
10 Nov 2017
Ethiopian Airlines Awarded 4 Star Skytrax Rating
The weekly newsletter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ethiopia.
10 Nov 2017
A Week in the Horn
Ethiopian Airlines leads the way, once again, by becoming the first airline in Africa to take delivery and operate Boeing787-9 Dreamliner
1 Nov 2017
Ethiopian Airlines celebrates delivery of first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
24 Oct 2017
International hotel brands expand in Ethiopia
International hotel brands - Hyatt, Radisson Blu, Park Inn and Mariott - are set to open new hotels in Ethiopia, giving travellers more choice in accommodation.
The British Prime Minister’s newly appointed trade and investment envoy to Ethiopia, Mr Jeremy Lefroy MP, made his first official visit to Ethiopia where he met senior Government officials and discussed areas where the UK and Ethiopia can deepen their trade and investment relationship.
23 Oct 2017
British trade, investment envoy in debut visit
The weekly newsletter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ethiopia.
20 Oct 2017
A Week in the Horn
Meskerem, the first of the thirteen months which comprise the Ethiopian calendar, is quickly gaining traction as an idyllic time to visit Ethiopia, the Land of Origins.
19 Oct 2017
Discover Meskerem: Ethiopia’s Festival Season
Ethiopians celebrated the country’s 10th National Flag Day on Monday (16th October), under the theme: “Inspired by a vision, we are determined to intensify our triumphs”. In London at the Embassy, celebrations were led by H.E. Ambassador Hailemichael Aberra Afework (PhD).
17 Oct 2017
Ethiopian National Flag Day Celebrated
The Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, the Aksum Obelisk, and the Tiya stelae  will undergo repair this year. 34 million Birr has been allocated for the renovation, with $400,000 secured from donors.
16 Oct 2017
Ethiopia to renovate four world heritages

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.