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20 Dec 2018

Former Ethiopian President Girma Wolde-Giorgis laid to rest

Former Ethiopian president H.E. Girma Woldegiorgis died on 14th December 2018, just two weeks short of his 95th birthday. A state funeral was held in his honour on 19th December at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Ababa, in the presence of high-level Ethiopian and foreign dignitaries.
News
18 Dec 2018

PM Abiy: African of the Year

There’s no denying that 2018 has been a historic year for Ethiopia, and the man behind it is none other than Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Ongoing changes in Ethiopia have not gone unnoticed. UK-based New African Magazine and African Leadership Magazine have listed PM Abiy in their annual lists of notable Africans.
News
14 Dec 2018

Ethiopian Airlines launches Manchester route

On 11th December Ethiopian Airlines launched its inaugural flight to Manchester, which is set to benefit more than 400,000 people across the North of the UK. This new landmark route, a 4-times a week service, will connect the North to the heart of Africa and unlock more than 60 connections in Africa. It is currently the region’s only direct links…
Travel
7 Dec 2018

President Sahle-Work among Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women

Ethiopia’s new President, H.E. Sahle-Work Zewde, is ranked Number 97 on Forbes’ 2018 World's 100 Most Powerful Women list, and is the only African. In October 2018, Ms Zewde became Ethiopia's first female president and is currently the only serving female head of state in Africa.
News
30 Nov 2018

Ethiopia to host World Press Freedom Day

Ethiopia will host the 26th global celebration of World Press Freedom Day in May 2019. Jointly organized by UNESCO, the Ethiopian Government and the African Union Commission, the conference will be focused on the role of the media in elections and democracy.
News
26 Nov 2018

Birtukan Mideksa appointed chairperson of electoral board

Former judge and opposition leader, Birtukan Mideksa, has become the latest significant appointment of a woman to a key public office after Parliament endorsed her appointment as chairperson of the National Election Board of Ethiopia.
Politics
19 Nov 2018

Ethiopia’s three weeks of historic firsts

In just three weeks, Ethiopia made history with the elevation of women to top government posts: a cabinet reshuffle saw a gender-balanced cabinet with women taking up half the ministerial posts, the first female president and first female supreme court president. These measures are part of Prime Minister Abiy’s latest reforms since taking office and are huge milestones in Ethiopian…
News
19 Nov 2018

Ambassador Hailemichael visits Ethiopian students at Manchester University

On 14th November, Ambassador Hailemichael and the Head of Diaspora Affairs, visited the University of Manchester to explore the many links the University and Ethiopia share, and discuss future opportunities. The Ambassador also met the very first batch of students from Ethiopia to be awarded the university’s Equity and Merit Scholarship.
Diaspora