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16 Nov 2018

Annual Parliamentary dinner recognises Ethiopia’s latest developments

On 13th November, parliamentarians, diplomats, investors, business people, the Diaspora and friends of Ethiopia, gathered for the annual parliamentary dinner at the Embassy, aimed at highlighting the recent political and economic reforms in Ethiopia, including the recent elevation of women to top government posts.
Events
16 Nov 2018

Women take centre stage in Prime Minister Abiy’s new Government line up

Catch up on the latest updates from Ethiopia, and from our mission in London. This issues covers the historic appointments of Ethiopia's first female president, supreme court President, and a gender-balanced Cabinet; and the inspirational story of a quadruple amputee who is set to climb Ras Dashen.
Newsletter
13 Nov 2018

Quadruple amputee to scale Ethiopia’s highest mountain

Alex Lewis, a quadruple amputee whose life changed five years ago when he contracted Strep A with Septicaemia and Toxic Shock Syndrome, which then led to amputation of all his limbs, is embarking on a monumental challenge. Alex is hoping to climb one of Africa’s tallest mountains – Ras Dashen in Ethiopia. For two weeks in January, Alex is going…
News
8 Nov 2018

PM Abiy’s memorable visit to Europe

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed paid a working visit to Europe from 30 – 31 October, which saw him in France and Germany. However, the highlight of the visit was on 31 October in Frankfurt, where more than 15,000 Ethiopians from all over Europe braved the cold for the Prime Minister's first address to the Diaspora in Europe.
Diaspora
5 Nov 2018

First woman to head Supreme Court

On 1st November, the Parliament appointed Meaza Ashenafi, one of Ethiopia's most seasoned lawyers and a prominent women rights activist, as the country's first female Supreme Court President. This follows the appointment of the country's first female president and a gender-balanced Cabinet.
News
25 Oct 2018

Ethiopia elects first female President

In yet another historic move, and just days after PM Abiy named a new gender-balanced Cabinet, Ambassador Sahle-Work Zewde has been appointed as the fourth President of Ethiopia, replacing Dr. Mulatu Teshome. The decision was made by a unanimous vote during a special joint session of Ethiopia's parliament.
News
22 Oct 2018

UK-Ethiopia Trade and Investment Forum affirms Ethiopia is open for Business

On 16th October, more than 200 delegates comprising members of parliament, analystts, investors, the media and others, gathered in London for the UK-Ethiopia Trade and Investment Forum, aimed at boosting bilateral trade between Ethiopia and the United Kingdom.
Trade and Investment
22 Oct 2018

Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund goes live

The Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund official website www.ethiopiatrustfund.org is now live and taking donations, as of October 22. The Advisory Council urges all interested in advancing freedom, democracy, human rights and good governance, and the EDTF to make their USD$1 contributions.
Diaspora