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British Embassy celebrates HM Queen Elizabeth II’s 92nd birthday in Ethiopia

The British Embassy in Addis Ababa marked HM Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday on 19 April with a national day celebration for friends from the government of Ethiopia, the AU, the diplomatic and British communities

At the colourful gathering, addressing nearly 600 guests, Ambassador Susanna Moorehead said: "Many Ethiopian friends and colleagues see this as a pivotal moment in this country’s rich and proud history. As Prime Minister Abiy sad in his inaugural address, it is a new opportunity for Ethiopia to re-focus on freedom…

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UK’s Armed Forces Minister visits East Africa

Armed Forces State Minister Mark Lancaster has reiterated the UK’s commitment to Africa following his East Africa visit

Rt Hon Mark Lancaster MP, Minister of State for the Armed Forces of UK visited Eastern Africa from 6 to 13 April to witness the full spectrum of UK Defence activity across the region. During his tour he visited Rwanda, Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia. Mr Lancaster’s visit to…

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British Ambassador hands funds to UK-Ethiopia Social Enterprise

Ambassador Susanna Moorehead handed funds raised at a High Fashion and High Tea networking event to Arakele Fashion Design College

British Ambassador to Ethiopia Susanna Moorehead visited Arakele Design College on 15 March to see how one innovative British-Ethiopian partnership is helping create both stunning new fashion and new opportunities for underprivileged women and refugees in Ethiopia. Arakele is the brainchild of Briton Arabella Stewart and Ethiopian Mikele Goitom. Since…

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UK to double trade support for Ethiopia

UK’s export finance available to Ethiopia has increased to £200 million

The UK has doubled the amount of export finance it is making available to support UK-Ethiopia bilateral trade, the British International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox has announced. Dr Fox made the announcement during a visit to Addis Ababa, where he was accompanied by UK businesses from the infrastructure and…

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UK and Ethiopia sign Energy Compact

The compact will support the acceleration of the off-grid solar market in Ethiopia

On 2nd August 2017, British Ambassador to Ethiopia Susanna Moorehead, signed an Energy Compact with Minister of Water, Irrigation and Electricity of Ethiopia H.E. Dr. Engineer Sileshi Bekele. The compact, which is part of the UK’s Energy Africa campaign, will support the acceleration of the off-grid solar market in Ethiopia…

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UK and Ethiopia join efforts to fight human trafficking

The British Embassy in Addis Ababa marks World Day against Trafficking in Persons

The British Embassy in Addis Ababa marks World Day against Trafficking in Persons by agreeing to provide training next month to Ethiopian Immigration Officials. The British Embassy has been working closely with Ethiopian Airlines in tackling cases on human trafficking and has been providing training to the airline on a…

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HM Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday celebrated in Ethiopia

The British Embassy in Addis Ababa celebrates HM Queen II's 91st birthday

The British Embassy in Addis Ababa marked Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 91st birthday on 18 April 2017. The celebration was attended by high level government and military officials, the diplomatic community and friends of the British Embassy. The event was colourfully celebrated with special guest Lemn Sisay – the…

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UK supports Ethiopian peacekeeping

UK supports Ethiopian peacekeeping operations by supporting its Peace Support Training Centre (PSTC) to provide training for peacekeepers

On Friday 24th February 2017, The FDRE Peace Support Training Centre (PSTC) graduated students who have completed their short term training provided by the centre with UK support. For United Nations Security Council members like UK and Ethiopia, global peace and security is a top priority. Nowhere is this more…

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Analytical chemistry training comes to Ethiopia

Addis Ababa University is hosting a week-long training workshop for chemists in Africa

Today sees the start of a week-long training workshop for analytical chemists in Africa, supported by GlaxoSmithKline and the Royal Society of Chemistry. The workshop is taking place at Addis Ababa University from 3–7 October 2016. The programme was first begun in 2004, in Kenya, by Professor Anthony Gachanja and…

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New UK support to Ethiopia for flooding crisis

UK supports the flood response in Ethiopia by providing emergency shelter for more than 150,000 people

The UK supports the flood response in Ethiopia with the arrival of the first of nine charter flights carrying emergency shelter for more than 150,000 people. Extensive rains have come at a time when Ethiopia has been experiencing its worst drought in 30 years, which has already left more than…