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11 Jun 2019

Rita Pankhurst, life-long friend of Ethiopia, laid to rest

The academic and activist Rita Pankhurst passed away on 30th May at her home in Addis Ababa, aged 92. Her funeral was held on 4th June at the Trinity Cathedral, where her late husband, Richard Pankhurst OBE, and mother-in-law Sylvia Pankhurst, are also buried.
News
7 Jun 2019

International registration for Great Ethiopian Run, the biggest road race in Africa, opens

International Registration for the 2019 TOTAL Great Ethiopian Run opened on 6th June. 45,000 participants are expected to take part in this year’s race on Sunday 17th November, often referred to as Ethiopia’s biggest street party.
Travel
5 Jun 2019

Ethio-British poet and playwright, Lemn Sissay, wins PEN Pinter prize

Poet, performer playwright, artist and broadcaster Lemn Sissay MBE has been awarded the PEN Pinter Prize 2019. Lemn will receive the award at a public ceremony at the British Library on 10th October, where he will deliver an address. His memoir, My Name is Why, will be published in August.
News
3 Jun 2019

Ambassador Fesseha’s DIPLOMAT Magazine Interview

Ambassador Fesseha Shawel is featured in the May/June 2019 edition of DIPLOMAT Magazine. In interview with editor Venetia van Kuffeler, the Ambassador discusses his career in diplomacy and his thoughts on relations with the United Kingdom.
Ambassador
31 May 2019

Embassy hosts London Book Launch of Vintage Addis Ababa

The London launch of the acclaimed photography book, Vintage Addis Ababa, took place at the Ethiopian Embassy in London on 30th May, in the presence of Ethiopian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Mr Fesseha Shawel Gebre, one of the book’s editors, Philip Schütz, and more than a hundred guests.
Events
31 May 2019

The Elders welcome Ethiopia’s political reforms

A delegation of Elders, led by Mary Robinson, Chair and former President of Ireland, visited Ethiopia in May for their annual bi-annual board meeting where they held meetings with government officials including Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and President Sahle-Work Zewde.
News
29 May 2019

Prime Minister Abiy’s Message to Ethiopian Youth and Children in the Diaspora

Message to Ethiopian Youth and Children in the Diaspora from Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Your country, your brothers and sisters at home in Ethiopia, need you.
Diaspora
25 May 2019

Fallen UN Peacekeepers remembered in London

Deputy Head of Mission, Ababi Demissie, was among guests from more than 100 Embassies that took part in a moving ceremony on 23rd May to mark the International Day of UN Peacekeeping, at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London.
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