PRESS RELEASE - December 5, 2011, LONDON
Ethiopians in the UK deliberated on a new Draft Diaspora Policy at a meeting held on the 3rd December at the London Ethiopian Embassy in the presence of HE Ato Nega Tsegaye, State Minister for Foreign Affairs.
In his speech at the gathering, the State Minister underlined how central it is for the developmental state to enhance public participation as a major force behind the nation building scheme
LONDON, 22 November 2011 - Renowned coffee roaster, Wakefields, which imports high-value Ethiopian coffee, and the Oromia Coffee Producers’ Association led a presentation and coffee tasting at the Ethiopian Embassy today.
On 29th October, Ethiopians and foreign nationals of Ethiopian origin residing in the UK raised about 2 million birr, by way of bond purchases, pledges and gifts, on the first Bond Selling Day to be held in London.
According to the UK Renaissance Dam Diaspora Participation Coordination Council, members of the Ethiopian community had already pledged close to one million birr which brings the total to about 3 millions birr.
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Ethiopians and foreign nationals of Ethiopian Origin in the United Kingdom have set up a Diaspora Participation Coordination Council for the Great Renaissance Dam, now under construction with resources mobilized by Ethiopians both at home and abroad.
The Ministry of Civil Service of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is seeking the professional support of the Ethiopian Diaspora. The Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in London, kindly request the esteemed members of the Diaspora to extend their professional support for the mentioned institutions and send their CVs.
We members of ADA –UK express our grief and sorrow by untimely and unexpected death and accident of the Tigray police orchestra in Ethiopia. Our brothers were travelling holding the mission to share the indigenous and dazzling culture of the Ethiopian people...We hope others will follow their footsteps and do all the best for their objectives to come true.
Addis Ababa, 25 August 2011 – African Union (AU) leaders gathered at the first ever AU Pledging Conference and made pledges of more than US$350 million dollars toward the relief effort assisting the millions of people in crisis due to the extreme drought and famine conditions in the Horn of Africa.
The following is the statement by PM Meles Zenawi as Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Current Chairperson of the Assembly of IGAD Head of State and Government.
Last night (4th August), BBC Newsnight broadcast a 17-minute film making allegations of human rights abuses against the Ethiopian government. The timing of this report is guaranteed to inflict maximum damage on those who are suffering from the worst drought for sixty years in our region. It was difficult to respond to allegations in the few minutes given to our Deputy Head of Mission, Ambassador Abdirashid Dulane, after the film was aired, when we had not been permitted to see the film in advance. We are issuing this statement to put the record straight.
African Leadership Magazine, a Nigerian-based business magazine, awarded the Embassy of Ethiopia an award for its leadership role and support for Diaspora activities on 31st July at the 2011 edition of the African Business Leadership Awards ceremony in London.
Ethiopian Investment, Trade and Tourism Forum in London
PRESS RELEASE: 9th June 2011, LONDON
The Ethiopian Investment, Trade and Tourism Forum, the first of its kind in the UK, opened in London today in the presence of Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, His Excellency Hailemariam Dessalegn, and Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for Africa, His Excellency Henry Bellingham, MP, investors, entrepreneurs, invited guests and members of the Ethiopian community in the UK.
- THE FORUM IN PICTURES
- Keynote Address by H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs
- Opening Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Berhanu Kebede, Ethiopian Ambassador to the UK
- Closing Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Berhanu Kebede
Ethiopian Diaspora members residing in the UK celebrated the 20th anniversary of the demise of the Derg, pledging to mobilize funds for the Renaissance Dam, a symbol of a viable and prosperous Ethiopia, in the presence of a high level Ethiopian delegation led by the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hailemariam Desalegn
Ethiopians and UK citizens of Ethiopian origin have vowed to contribute their share to the Five-Year Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) following discussions and consultations at the Ethiopian Embassy, London on 16th April.
The conference, which drew a cross-section of Diaspora community, successfully concluded its deliberation by issuing a final communiqué.
CLICK HERE for the "Growth and Transformation Plan (2011 - 2015)" presentation by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development.
Prime Minister Meles Zenawi opens Hydropower for Sustainable Development 2011
Press Release - 31st March 2011, Addis Ababa
His Excellency Prime Minister Meles Zenawi today opened Hydropower for Sustainable Development 2011 – a strategic conference to discuss the role of hydropower in Africa’s sustainable development, being held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa - 31st March to 1st April.
Hon. Alamayehu Tegenu, Ethiopian Minister of Water and Energy, H.E. Elham M.A. Ibrahim, Commissioner for Infrastructure & Energy, AUC, H.E. Abjoulie Janneh, Executive Secretary of the UN Commission for Africa, co-hosted the opening session sharing their views on sustainable hydropower.
Ethiopian Cultural Evening cements Ethio-British relations
Press Release - March 9, 2011
Guests gathered at the House of Commons yesterday evening for the 11th annual Ethiopian Cultural Evening, which Ethiopia’s Ambassador to the UK, H.E. Berhanu Kebede, described as “a hallmark of the fraternal relations between the people and Governments of Ethiopia and Britain”.
Guests gathered at the House of Commons on 8th March for the 11th annual Ethiopian Cultural Evening, hosted by Laurence Robertson MP in the Jubilee Room. In his welcoming speech, the Ambassador thanked the British government for the confidence it had displayed towards Ethiopia with its recent large rise in bilateral aid. He also outlined Ethiopian Government policies which fight poverty, empower people and expand education.
For the Ambassador's full speech, please click here.
Press Statement - February 22, 2011
Ambassador Abdirashid Dulane, the Ethiopian Deputy Head of Mission to the United Kingdom held a large and well-attended peace and development conference in Birmingham on 20th February with the Ethiopian Somali Diaspora communities from, Birmingham, London, Manchester, Leeds, Bristol, and Liverpool.
Birmingham, February 20, 2011 - We the members of the Ethiopian Somali Diaspora communities in the UK convened in Birmingham to converse on the importance of the peace and the developments that have taken root in our region and our determination to contribute to their full and successful implementation.
Ambassador Berhanu Kebede addressed members of British Expertise on 10th February 2011 at a roundtable held on Ethiopia’s infrastructure and health sectors. The meeting was organized by Dominic James of British Expertise, in cooperation with the Embassy of Ethiopia.
London, 7 February 2011 - President of the Somali Regional State Abdi Mohammed Omer briefed and discussed on Sunday peace and development activities and progress made with Ethiopian Somali community in the UK.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 31 January 2011- The 16th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union started in Addis Ababa today. Heads of State and Government or their accredited representatives are meeting under the theme of “Towards greater unity and integration through shared values”.
The IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government held its 17th Extra-Ordinary Summit in Addis Ababa, on 30 January 2011, under the Chairmanship of H.E. Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic of Ethiopia, and Chairperson of IGAD.