Ethiopian Diaspora Association said the pre-election process was democratic and has witnessed strong public participation. The association held a press conference here today in connection with the Diaspora’s participation in the upcoming election and the country’s ongoing development process. During the occasion, Acting President of the Association Dr. Alebachew Beyene said the association is working to make the election credible. more
Ethiopia Inaugurates Wind Farm with 153 MWs (May 20, 2015)
Adama II Wind Farm, which is capable of generating 153 megawatts electricity, was inaugurated yesterday. This input would increase the 171 MWs electric power obtained from wind to 324 MWs. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn said the country is striving to be among the few countries competing in the sector by strengthening its activities in generating renewable energy. more
Premier Inaugurates Jimma Abajifar Airport (May 20, 2015)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn inaugurated today the Jimma AbajifarAirport built with an outlay over 300 million birr. During the inauguration, the Prime Minister stated that the airport would have a big role in facilitating the export of agricultural outputs of the locality directly to foreign markets. more
Industrial Park to Be Constructed in Adama, Dire Dawa Cities (May 20, 2015)
The government is ready to provide all the necessary support for investors engaged in industrial parks as it wants the industrial sector to play a leading role in the development of the country, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn said. The Prime Minister laid yesterday cornerstones for industrial parks in Adama and Dire Dawa cities. more
Meiso railway line inaugurated (May 19, 2015)

The Addis Ababa- Sebeta- Miesso railway project, part of the railway line that links Ethiopia with Djibouti, inaugurated on May 18, 2015. Prime Minister HaileMariam Desalegn and other high level officials attended the inauguration and the trial of the 340km railway line. more

Ethiopia Plans Export Hubs With $10 Billion Factory Parks (May 18, 2015)
Ethiopia is targeting $1 billion of annual investment in industrial parks over the next decade to boost exports and make it Africa’s top manufacturer, a special adviser to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said. more
Amb. Girma Birru presents credentials to the Governor General of Jamaica (May 13, 2015)

On Tuesday, 12 May 2015, Amb. Girma Birru presented his letter of credence, accrediting him to be the non-resident Ambassador of Ethiopia to Jamaica, to the Governor General of Jamaica, His Excellency the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen, ON, GCMG, CD, KSt. J. more

Africa should use ICT to support education training (May 13, 2015)
Africa should consider ICT as one of the solutions to enhance development, education and training, officials of the African Union and the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology said. In a joint press conference they gave here today in connection with 2015 eLearning Africa Conference to be held in Addis Ababa for the second time, AU and the Ministry emphasized the need to promote ICT in education and training. more
NEBE lays fertile grounds for successful election process (May 13, 2015)
The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) said that it has been laying fertile grounds for the successful accomplishment of the upcoming 5th National election. Deputy Chair Person of NEBE, Dr Addisu Gebregzabeher told WIC that NEBE has undertaken different activities in accordance to its annual plan that could pave ways to conduct free, fair, peaceful and credible election. more
East African Power Pool: Power projects in Ethiopia and supplying to neighboring countries (May 13, 2015)
Established in 2005, the East African Power Pool (EAPP) seeks to provide least cost, efficient, and reliable electricity through interconnected networks in the region. Ethiopia seeks to produce enough power for domestic and sale to the region through the pool. Nevertheless, construction of proposed power lines will be detrimental to pursuing this agenda. more
220 Ethiopians evacuated from Yemen safely arrive home (May 13, 2015)
220 Ethiopian nationals evacuated from the conflict in Yemen have safely arrived in Addis Ababa yesterday.vThe evacuees arrived last night at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted that efforts to evacuate volunteers from Yemen are being consolidated. Due to extensive shelling at the Sanna Airport, Ethiopian nationals are being transported to Saudi Arabia to be evacuated to Ethiopia. 452 Ethiopians will soon be making their way to Ethiopia after being rescued in Yemen. more
Public Diplomacy Mission back in Addis (May 13, 2015)
The Ethiopian Public Diplomacy mission is back in Addis Ababa completing the five-day visit to Sudan. The delegation visited Sudan to boost people to people relationship between the two countries by clearing misunderstanding among the people of Sudan about the Ethiopian dam over the Nile. The 88 member delegation led by Speaker of the House of Peoples Representatives Abadula Gemeda, briefed officials and representatives of the people about the benefits the dam will bring to Sudan. more
Ethiopia eyes foreign companies in housing development (May 13, 2015)
Ethiopia is ready to let foreign companies engaged in the construction sector take part in the housing development program, an official said. Tender has already issued for the construction of the housing project, particularly, the 40/60 housing program, Mekuria Haile Minister of Urban Development and Housing Construction told ENA. more
Pre-election Process Described as Fair, Democratic (May 11, 2015)
The pre-election process has been fair and democratic, according to scholars and stakeholders. In a panel organized by the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC), in collaboration with Ethiopian National Electoral Board and Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority, Senior Researcher at the Ethiopian International Institute for Peace and Development, Yenebeb Nigatu said the pre-election process is fair and democratic. This shows the improvement made in creating political space as the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia has been organizing training for political parties and discussions, he added. more
Political parties advertised their alternative parties to the public through various means (May 06, 2015)
Various political parties taking part in the fifth national election in Ethiopia disclosed that they are advertising their alternative policies through various means to the public ahead of polls in May. The parties called on the public to show a strong turnout on Election Day and exercise its democratic right to vote. more
Ethiopia Ready to Host International Conference on Financing for Development (May 05, 2015)
Ethiopia has finalized preparations to host the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development which will be held from July 13-16, 2015, according to Foreign Affairs Minister Tedros Adhanom. Foreign Affairs Minister Tedros Adhanom met today with Secretary-General for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development and Under-Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs of the UN, Wu Hongbo to discuss about the preparation of the conference. more
NEBE Finalizing Preparations for General Election (May 04, 2015)
The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) disclosed that it has finalized its preparations for the upcoming election. NEBE Secretary-General, Nega Dufisa said the dispatching of over 90 percent of the documents and materials necessary for voting is completed. The materials would reach all the 46, 000 electoral stations 10 days before the election date, he added. more
Passport DC - An Open House Event of Socio-Cultural Extravaganza Staged at Embassy of Ethiopia (May 04, 2015)

News Release by the Ethiopian Embassy, May 2, 2015, D.C.

A-day-long annual event dubbed "Passport DC, Around the World Embassy" highlighting Ethiopian cultural and social extravaganza which attracted more than six thousand residents of the Washington Metropolitan hub was colorfully held in the premises of the Chancery of the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington Dc. on Saturday May 2 2015. more

Memorial service was held in Washington D.C. for the 30 Ethiopians murdered by ISIS in Libya (Apr 25, 2015)

A memorial service and a candle lighting ceremony was held for the 30 Ethiopians whose fate abruptly ended with the brutal murder by the ISIS in Libya and those killed in South Africa recently at the Chancery of the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington D.C. more


Ethiopian Muslims dedicate Friday prayers to ISIL victims (Apr 24, 2015)
Ethiopia's Islamic Affairs Supreme Council has called for dedicating weekly prayers on Friday to condemning the purported murder of around 30 of their countrymen by ISIL in Libya. more
Dr Tedros visits families of Ethiopians killed in Libya (Apr 24, 2015)
Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Tedros Adhanom and senior officials of the Ministry visited bereaved families of the innocent victims of the barbaric massacre of Ethiopian's by the self-declared 'Islamic State' in Libya last week. more
ECDC Condemns the Killing of Ethiopian Christians in Libya (Apr 23, 2015)
The Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) strongly condemns the brutal killing of innocent Ethiopian civilians in Libya by the terrorist group ISIS. In a press release ECDC sent to WIC, This act of terror was faith-based violence that is totally unacceptable. No religion condones the killing of innocents, but this terrorist group killed these men solely because of their faith. more
Residents of Addis denounce the self-proclaimed IS (April 22, 2015)
Residents of Addis Ababa held a huge rally against the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) here in Addis Ababa at Meskel Square. Hundreds of thousands of people joined the march, denouncing the terrorist group for killing 28 Ethiopian migrants in Libya. Addressing the crowd, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, said that the “killing is intend to create division among Ethiopians. However, Ethiopia’s long history of religious tolerance will not be hampered by this evil act. more
Press Release by the Embassy of Ethiopia (Apr 21, 2015)

It is with great sorrow that we received the shocking news of the inhuman and brutal murder of Ethiopian citizens by the terrorist group, ISIS, in Libya.

The Embassy of Ethiopia strongly condemns this inhuman act that was committed against innocent Ethiopian citizens.

What makes this heinous crime even more abhorrent is the fact that it was committed in the name of religion.

Ethiopia has been in the frontline against terrorism and violent extremism for over two decades and this cowardly act will not distract nor weaken its resolve.

On this tragic event, the Embassy would like to express its deep condolences and sympathy to the bereaved families of the victims and the people of Ethiopia.

Embassy of Ethiopia

Washington, D.C.

Press Statement by Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Apr 21, 2015)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia unreservedly condemns the horrific and deliberate massacre of innocent migrants committed by terrorists in Libya. Ethiopia denounces any such inhuman actions against innocent people and even more so when these actions were supposedly committed in the name of religion. Atrocities of this kind had nothing to do with religion: they merely illustrated the psychotic and atrocious nature of terrorism and violent extremism. There could never be any excuse for such deliberate crimes against humanity. more

Pope Francis condemns Isis killings of Ethiopian Christians (April 21, 2015)

Pope Francis has condemned the ''continuing martyrdom'' of Christians by Isis militants after 30 Ethiopians were shown being shot and beheaded in Libya. ''With great distress and sadness I learn of the further shocking violence perpetrated against innocent Christians in Libya,'' Francis said in a message to Patriarch Abuna Matthias of the Ethiopian Tewahedo Orthodox Church. more
UN Security Council slams "heinous" murder of over 30 Ethiopians in Libya (April 21, 2015)
The UN Security Council on Monday strongly condemned "the heinous and cowardly apparent murder" in Libya of more than 30 Ethiopian Christians by an affiliate of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant(ISIL/Da'esh). more
Ethiopia to hold three days of national mourning (Apr 20, 2015)
The House People's Representative (HPR) is expected to declare three days of national mourning for the 28 Ethiopians killed by Islamic State (IS) militants in Libya. The government confirmed that those killed by the Islamic Sate were all Ethiopians. Ethiopian flag will fly at half-mast across the country and at Ethiopian embassies worldwide to remember Ethiopians killed in Libya and South Africa. The government of Ethiopia also expressed its heartfelt sympathy to the victims and their families.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemns the horrific and deliberate massacre of innocent migrants committed by terrorists in Libya (Apr 20, 2015)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia unreservedly condemns the horrific and deliberate massacre of innocent migrants committed by terrorists in Libya. Ethiopia denounces any such inhuman actions against innocent people and even more so when these actions were supposedly committed in the name of religion. more
Obama Administration Condemns Islamic State's 'Senseless Brutality' (Apr 20, 2015)
The White House condemned Sunday a video purportedly showing the killing of some 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya by militants affiliated with the Islamic State group. "That these terrorists killed these men solely because of their faith lays bare the terrorists' vicious, senseless brutality, '' National Security Council spokesperson Bernadette Meehan said in a statement. "This atrocity once again underscores the urgent need for a political resolution to the conflict in Libya to empower a unified Libyan rejection of terrorist groups. more
Ethiopia condemns IS Libya killings (Apr 19, 2015)
Ethiopia said on Sunday it had not been able to verify that about 30 people shown in a video being shot and beheaded by Islamic State in Libya were Ethiopian Christians, but said it condemned the "atrocious act." more
Sherman says US not supports Ginbot 7 (April 17, 2015)
The U.S government announced that it doesn't support any group or political party including Ginbot 7, labeled as terrorist by the Ethiopian government, that tries to overthrow a democratically elected government in Ethiopia. "USA not supports terrorist organizations, including Ginbot 7, trying to overthrow a democratically elected Ethiopian government by force'', Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs,Wendy Sherman said. more
Ethiopia's Ambassador to South Africa talks to Home Affairs Minister on protection of citizens (Apr 16, 2015)
Ethiopian Embassy in South Africa‬ is undertaking various efforts alongside with the Ethiopian community to protect the lives of Ethiopians from savage and barbaric attack waged by xenophobic mob in Durban and the suburbs. On Tuesday, ‪Ethiopia‬'s Ambassador Mulugeta Kelil and embassy staffs traveled to Durban from Pretoria, where the Embassy is located to discuss with local authorities and South Africa's Minister of Home Affairs. more
The attacks of foreign nationals in South Africa is unacceptable: African Union Commission (Apr 16, 2015)
The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has described the attacks of foreign nationals in the province of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa as “unacceptable,” calling an immediate halt while expressing once again her deep concerns regarding the attacks on foreign nationals. more
US signs a deal with the AU to support an African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Apr 15, 2015)
The Chairperson of the African Union, Dr. Dlamini Zuma, and U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, signed an agreement on Monday (April 13) to support an African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to be opened in Addis Ababa. On the occasion at the State Department in Washington, Commission Chairperson, Dr. Zuma, who noted that the objective of the new center would be to strengthen "the capacities of the African countries to combat disease, sharing information, and build collective capacities not only against Ebola... but also HIV, TB, malaria, and many other diseases,” expressed her gratitude to the US for its support in combating the recent Ebola outbreak. more
Testing ride of light railway continues in Ethiopia (Apr 13, 2015)
Test riding of the Addis Ababa light railway, which was launched on Feb. 1 this year, has been going on without any technical problem, said Behailu Sintayehu, Project Manager of the Addis Ababa Light Railway Transit Project. The project manager on Sunday told reporters of local and international media, who were on board of a testing ride on the 9 km distance between Kality and Meskel Square in the south section of the corridor. more
GERD - a symbol of Ethiopia's rebirth (Apr 09, 2015)
Ethiopia, which is undergoing a spectacular socio-economic revival, is celebrating the 4th year anniversary of the laying down of foundation for the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). According to available information, the construction of the Dam is gaining momentum as per the schedule through the meticulous planning and execution of the government as well as the active participation of the public at large. more
Ethiopia is the Selected "Portrait Country" for the Specialty Coffee Association of America's Annual Event (Apr 07, 2015)
Ethiopia has been selected as the “Official Portrait Country” for the 2015 Specialty Coffee Association of America’ Annual Event, to be held in Seattle, USA, next week (April 9-12). The Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy in Addis Ababa, Peter Vroom, announcing the decision, said “Ethiopia is taking a giant step forwards as it takes the centre stage in the international specialty coffee market as the official ‘Portrait Country’ at the Specialty Coffee Association’s Annual Event.” more
Professor Donald Levine, a great friend of Ethiopia, passed away at the weekend (Apr 07, 2015)
Professor Donald Levine, ''Gash Liben, Ethiopian scholar, lover of Ethiopia, founder of the Aikido Ethiopia Project'', died on Saturday April 4, aged 83. A prominent social/sociological theorist, in Ethiopian studies he is most famous for his two books Wax and Gold (1965) and Greater Ethiopia (1974). He was given a Doctor of Letters honoris causa in 2004 from Addis Ababa University. more
25th Anniversary of OPDO Colorfully Celebrated in Washington D.C. (Apr 04, 2014)

The 25th Anniversary of the Founding of the Oromo People’s Democratic Organization (OPDO) was superbly and colorfully marked with jubilation with hundreds of invited guests and members of the organization present on the occasion. more

Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemns the attack on the Garissa University Campus in Kenya (Apr 03, 2015)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia strongly condemns the shocking and murderous attack on Garissa University perpetrated by Al-Shabaab, causing death and injury to so many innocent Kenyan students. more
Ethiopian Embassy in Sana'a attacked in Yemen while evacuating Ethiopian citizens (Apr 03, 2015)
Foreign Minister Dr. Tedros Adhanom announced on Friday that the Ethiopian Embassy in Sana'a, which remains committed to make arrangements for the speedy and safe evacuation of Ethiopian citizens in the Republic of Yemen, was attacked on April 03. more
Ethiopia making preparations to evacuate its nationals from Yemen (Apr 01, 2015)
The Government of Ethiopia, which has set up a National Committee to organize the evacuation of Ethiopian citizens in a safe and orderly manner, is actively making preparations to evacuate Ethiopian nationals from the Republic of Yemen. more
Dr. Tedros meets the President and CEO of the Corporate Council on Africa (Mar 27, 2015)
Foreign Minister Dr. Tedros Adhanom met with Stephen Hayes, the President and CEO of the US Corporate Council on Africa on Thursday (March 26) to discuss the upcoming US-Africa Business Summit. This will be hosted by Ethiopia in November this year. more
If & when an official allegation of air strikes is made, we'll have an official response - Premier (Mar 27, 2015)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn today said there has been no negotiation nor any deal regarding the height of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam so far with Egypt. Speaking at a routine press session with journalists, the Premier noted the recently signed agreement between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt does not include the height of the dam. more
Ethiopia to host the 10th US-Africa Summit in November (Mar 27, 2015)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Ethiopia is committed to cooperate and successfully host the 10th US-Africa Business Summit to be held in November. Foreign Minister Dr. Tedros Adhanom held talks with the CEO and President of Corporate Council on Africa, Stephen Hayes. more
Washington welcomes Egypt, Ethiopia Nile agreement (Mar 27, 2015)
The United States has welcomed the initial agreement signed by Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan for resolving disputes over Nile River water shares, deeming it “an important step forward.” Speaking to the press on Wednesday, US State Department spokesperson, Jen Psaki, said her country looks forward to “working with the [involved] countries to reinforce the spirit of cooperation and ensure the sustainable development of the Nile for the benefit of all countries.” more
Premier says OPDO leaves legacy on nation’s dev't (Mar 26, 2015)
Prime Minister HaileMariam Desalegn said the Oromo People Democratic Organization (OPDO) is an influential organization that contributes for the nation to pursue the right track towards development. Speaking at the 25th founding anniversary of OPDO held at the Addis Ababa Stadium, HaileMariam said that the organization's multifaceted victories contributed for the sustainability of the country's development. more
Oromo cultural center inaugurated (Mar 26, 2015)
The Oromo Cultural Center built in Addis Ababa, with the aim of promoting the language and culture of the Oromo people, the largest ethnic group in the country, inaugurated yesterday. The Cultural center built with more than 311 million Birr, has museum, national and public library, an academy that provides training on language and culture of the Oromo, archive and documentation, theatre and meeting halls, among others. more
NBI congratulates Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on signing Agreement on Declaration of Principles on GERD Project (Mar 24, 2015)
Three of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) Member States namely Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have on 23rd March, 2015 signed the Agreement on Declaration of Principles on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Project (GERD). This is a milestone in the history of cooperation on the Nile and NBI takes this opportunity to congratulate the three countries on this great achievement. more
Prime Minister Hailemariam holds a bilateral Meeting with President El SiSi (Mar 24, 2015)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn extended his warmest welcome to the President and his delegation. He said this state visit would further cement the existing relationship and cooperation between the two sisterly countries, adding that it gave the President and himself another opportunity to deepen and expand the scope of their collaboration on bilateral regional, continental and global issues. more
President Dr.Mulatu Teshome meets President Abdel Fatteh El SiSi of Egypt (Mar 24, 2015)
President Dr Mulatu Teshome welcomed President Abdel Fatteh El SiSi of the Arab Republic of Egypt at the National Palace on Tuesday (March 24). President El SiSi is on a three day state visit to Ethiopia. During their discussions, President Dr. Mulatu expressed his appreciation of the effort Egypt is making to deepen the relationship between the two sisterly countries of Ethiopia and Egypt, both in general and over the issue of ensuring equitable water utilization. more
Prime Minister Hailemariam's Speech at the signing ceremony of ADP on GERD (Mar 24, 2015)
Statement by H.E. Ato Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia at the Signing Ceremony of the Agreement on the Declaration of Principles (ADP) on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). more
Full text of 'Declaration of Principles' signed by Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia on GERD (Mar 24, 2015)
In an important step towards resolving a long-running dispute over the Grand Renaissance Dam, the leaders of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have signed in Khartoum a declaration of principles as follows. more
Sisi arrives in Addis (Mar 24, 2014)
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi arrived in Addis Ababa yesterday for a two-day visit to the Ethiopian, the state-owned MENA news agency reported. El-Sisi was received by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. more
Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan sign declaration of principles to resolve Nile dam dispute (Mar 23, 2015)
Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have signed a declaration of principles on Monday, in a critical step towards resolving a four-year dispute over Nile water sharing arrangements among Basin countries. The details of the agreement are expected to be announced later. "For thousands of years, the Nile water has been flowing with God's order," El-Sisi told hundreds of Nile Basin delegates who gathered in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum for the announcement of a deal. more
Dangote cement plant in Ethiopia set to begin commercial production in May (Mar 23, 2015)
The Dangote Cement plant in Ethiopia (Dangote Cement Ethiopia Plc) is almost complete and will begin test production at the end of March, with commercial products expected to enter the market at early May. more
Ethiopian inaugurates its brand new ultra modern Boeing 787 simulator (Mar 18, 2015)
Ethiopian Airlines, Africa's biggest airliner has inaugurated its Boeing 787 simulator. The inauguration took place on the sidelines of the 24th African Aviation Conference which kicked off here in Addis Ababa yesterday. Workneh Gebeyehu, Ethiopian Minister of Transport noted on the opening of the conference that, Africans must invest in airplane maintenance to fully benefit from air travel. more
The commitment of Ethiopia to accommodate refugees is highly appreciable, Deputy Assistant Secretary of US Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration said. Deputy Assistant SecretaryCatherine A. Wiesner, officials and international organization representatives yesterday inaugurated a new refugee camp that can accommodate 50,000 refugees in Gambella Regional State as the Leitchuor camp is exposed to floods. more
NOC plans $5 bln refinery construction (Mar 18, 2015)
Ethiopia's leading private oil marketer plans to build a $5 billion refinery within ten years to meet the growing demand for refined products in a region experiencing fast economic growth. A refinery could compete with imports from India, the Gulf and beyond, and also help African countries extract more value from their own oil discoveries. more
Ethiopian Prime Minister HaileMariam Desalegn said his country and Algeria have agreed to work together in fighting terrorism and routing terrorist groups including Boko Haram. The Prime Minister told reporters yesterday that Ethiopia and Algeria have some experience in fighting terrorism, Ethiopia with Al-Shabab, an Alqaeda affiliated group in Somalia and Algeria in its country with Aquim (Alqaeda in Magreb and Middle East). The Prime Minister who was in Algeria on an official visit, met an discussed with President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal on ways of bolstering bilateral relations and issues of peace and security. more
Prime Minister Hailemariam in Egypt to Attend Economic Conference (March 13, 2015)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn arrived today at Sharm El-Sheikh to attend Egypt's economic conference that aims at putting the country back on the map as an attractive investment destination. Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab welcomed his counterpart upon his arrival at Sharm El-Sheikh’s international airport. more
The UN Security Council to visit Addis Ababa this Week (Mar 10, 2015)
The United Nations Security Council is expected to visit Addis Ababa later this week for joint consultations with the African Union Peace and Security Council and AU Commissioner for Peace and Security. The visit will be part of the Security Council’s planned five day tour of the Central African Republic, Ethiopia and Burundi. more
American company to build electric car assembly plant in Ethiopia (Mar 10, 2015)
The first ever electric car assembly plant in Africa is going to be built in Ethiopia. President Mulatu Teshome held here today discussion with America's Ambassador to Ethiopia, Patricia M. Haslach, and Global Electric Transportation Ltd. Chief Executive Officer, Ken Monter, at the national palace. Global Electric Transportation CEO Ken Monter said the company would start building the assembly plant in Ethiopia in September, 2015. more
Addis Ababa listed as one of four cities with a bright future potential (Mar 09, 2015)
The global real estate firm ‘Knight Frank’ in its annual publication ‘Wealth report’ released on March 5 listed Addis Ababa as one of the four cities with a particularly bright potential. more
South Sudan leaders strongly criticized for failing to reach agreement (Mar 09, 2015)
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his profound disappointment following the unsuccessful conclusion of the IGAD-led peace talks and the failure of President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar to display statesmanship and reach an agreement on power-sharing. more
Ethiopia's $5bn project that could turn it into Africa's water powerhouse (CNN - Mar 09, 2015)
(CNN) It's called the Grand Renaissance Dam -- and the clue is in the name. With some 8,500 laborers working around the clock on its construction, the imposingly-named dam is surely one of Africa's most ambitious infrastructure projects, reaffirming Ethiopia's ambitions of becoming a big regional player and a major exporter of power. When completed, the project will generate around 6,000 megawatts of electricity for both domestic use and exports. more
PM Hailemariam urges people of S Sudan to give peace a chance (Mar 07, 2015)
The Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Chairperson of the IGAD Assembly to the People of South Sudan, Hailemariam Desalegn issued a message to the People of South Sudan regarding the failed peace talks that had been ongoing for the past few days here in Addis Ababa. more
Ethiopia beats coffee export target with higher than planned revenue (Mar 07, 2015)
The half fiscal year of 2014/15 saw a success in terms of achievement in the export of coffee, according to Addis Fortune. more
Oldest known jawbone from human genus found in Ethiopia (CNN - Mar 05, 2015)
(CNN)With the discovery of a gray, fossilized jawbone in a remote corner of Ethiopia, a student at Arizona State University may have changed our understanding of our earliest ancestors. The partial lower jaw is the oldest known fossil evidence of the genus Homo, to which modern day humans belong, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Science. more
The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa Held its premier of the year meeting at the Embassy of Ethiopia in Washington D.C. (Mar 04, 2015)
The program was held in partnership with the Embassy of Ethiopia that hosted Mr. Grant T. Harris, Special Assistant to President Obama and Senior Director for African Affairs on the National Security Staff of the White House as a the featured speaker for the first 2015, on the evening of March 3, 2015 @ the hall of the Chancery of the Ethiopian Embassy in D.C. more
Commemoration of the Victory at Adwa in 1896 (Mar 03, 2015)
The 119th Adwa Day, commemorating the Ethiopian victory over Italy at Adwa on March 1 and 2, 1896, was celebrated on Monday, (March 2) in Addis Ababa and across the nation. Italy had invaded Ethiopia to expand its colonial territory following dispute over the earlier Treaty of Wuchale of which the Italian version claimed that Article 17 meant Ethiopia had relinquished its foreign policy to Italy and had become a protectorate. The Amharic version clearly stated that Italy and Ethiopia would cooperate on foreign affairs. Italy used this as a reason for invading in 1896. more
Ethiopian Airlines wins Best Regional Airline in the world award (Mar 03, 2015)
Ethiopian Airlines won the Best Regional Airline of the Year award on Wednesday last week (February 25). The award was given by Air Transport World (ATW) at the 41st annual Air Transport World Airline Industry Achievement Awards ceremony held in Washington D.C. The awards, among the most coveted in the aviation industry, were created in 1974 and are voted by airline journalists. more
The U.S. Supports Ethiopia's role in stabilizing South Sudan (Feb 26, 2015)
Linda Thomas Greenfield, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs said the U.S. supports Ethiopia's role in stabilizing South Sudan. more
Ethiopia becoming one of Africa's leading countries in railway transport (Feb 26, 2015)
Prime Minister Hailemariam laid the cornerstone for the opening of construction of the 375 kilometers Awash-Kombolcha-Woldia-Hara Gebeya Railway Project on Wednesday (February 25) in Kombolcha. A week earlier, the Prime Minister also laid the foundation for the Mekelle-Hara Gebeya–Woldia railway project, which will link the North and North East of the country to the new port of Tadjourah port being constructed in Djibouti. That 220 kilometer link will be constructed by the China Communication Company at a cost of US$1.5 billion. more
US Government nominates an Ambassador to Somalia (Feb 25, 2015)
President Barack Obama has nominated a career diplomat, Katherine Simonds Dhanani, to be the first U.S. Ambassador to Somalia in nearly 25 years. Ambassador Dhanani will be based in neighboring Kenya until security conditions permit the embassy in the Somali capital of Mogadishu to reopen. The State Department said Ambassador Dhanani, currently Director of Regional and Security Affairs in the Africa Bureau, had previously served in India, Mexico, and Guyana and at various times been posted in Zimbabwe, Gabon, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo. more
Kenya to start work on new port connecting Ethiopia to the sea (Feb 24, 2015)
Kenya will start construction work next month on a long-delayed new port to be built on its northern coast, next to the historic trading town of Lamu, the presidency announced on Monday. The Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) project is intended to include a port, new roads, a railway and a pipeline by 2030 that will give landlocked South Sudan and Ethiopia access to the Indian Ocean. more
40th Anniversary of TPLF Colorfully Celebrated in Washington D.C., Houston and Dallas Cities! (Feb 22, 2015)

The 40th anniversary of the founding of Tigray Peoples' Liberation Front / TPLF / was colorfully marked with the highest festivity, utmost jubilation and glory in Washington D.C., Houston and Dallas / Texas / on February 20 and 21, 2015. more

Press Statement on Attack on Central Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia (Feb 21, 2015)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia strongly condemn the attack on 20 February on the Central Hotel in Mogadishu, perpetrated by Al Shabaab, which has caused the death and injury of innocent Somalis, including government officials and Members of parliament as well as staff at the hotel. The Ministry expressed its deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims as well as to the people and government of the Federal Republic of Somalia and wishes speedy recovery to those injured by this heinous act. more
State Minister Dewano Keder meets the Mayor of Aurora City in the US (Feb 20, 2015)
State Minister Dewano Keder met on Thursday (February 19) with the Mayor of Aurora City, Steven Hogan, to discuss twinning between the US Aurora City and Adama. The State Minister underlined Ethiopia's position as fastest growing economy in Africa and the country's peace and stability. more
Ohio State University Students Visit the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington D.C. (Feb 20, 2015)
20 students drawn from Ohio State University were briefed on the current Ethiopian Foreign Policy at the meeting room of the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington D.C. in the morning hours of February 19, 2015. more
Efforts Underway to Make Africa's Voice Heard at Int'l Conference on Financing for Development (Feb 19, 2015)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said works are underway to make the interest of Africa heard at the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development to be held in Ethiopia in July, 2015. MoFA State Minister, Dr.Yinager Dessie, told ENA that a national coordinating committee which coordinates the conference has already been established. The conference, besides enabling African countries to mobilize funds to support their Post-2015 Development Agendas, would give the continent an opportunity to make its voice heard, he stated. more
Ambassador Girma Biru briefed officials of American Universities (Feb 18, 2015)

Ambassador Girma Biru, Special Envoy, and Ambassador Extra-ordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia in the US,  has held a meeting with University officials who are members of the Mid American University International Group (MAUI) at the Washington Marriott Ward man Park Hotel last Monday, February 16, 2015.more

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Welcome to the Embassy of Ethiopia
Washington DC
United States of America
Special Envoy, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Ambassador Girma Birru


ማ ስ ታ ወ ቂ ያ

በውጭ ለሚኖሩ ኢትዮጵያውያንና ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያዊያን!!!

የቤቶች ልማት ፕሮግራምን በሁለም ክልሎች በመቅረፅ የማስፈፀሚያ መመሪያ አዘጋጅተው ባጠናቀቁ
የትግራይ፣ አማራ፣ ኦሮሚያ፣ ደቡብ፣ ሃረሪ፣ ሶማሌ፣ ጋምቤላ ክልሎችና የድሬዳዋ ከተማ አስተዳደር
በማህበራት በመደራጀት የመመዝገብ ሥራ እንዲጀመር ከውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስቴር ተገልፆልናል፡፡
በመሆኑም ከሚያዚያ 12 ቀን 2007 ዓ.ም. ጀምሮ ምዝገባውን በኢትዮጵያ ኤምባሲ የምናከናውን መሆኑን
እየገለፅን በመመሪያዎቹ መሠረት አስፈላጊውን መስፈርት በማሟላት መመዝገብ የምትችሉ መሆኑን

የኢትዮጵያ ኤምባሲ
ዋሽንግተን ዲሲ

የምዝገባ መሰረታዊ መረጃዎች

የምዝገባ የተጠቃለለ መረጃ

የባንክ አካውንት ለመክፈት ማመልከቻ ቅፅ

የየክልሎችን ዝርዝር መረጃዎች ከዚህ በታች ይመልከቱ

የአማራ ክልል የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ
ደቡብ ብሄር ብሄረሰቦች እና ህዝቦች ክልል የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ 
  የቤቶች ዋጋ
የኦሮሚያ ክልል የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ
የትግራይ ክልል የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ
  የመተዳደሪያ ደንብ 
የድሬዳዋ ከተማ መስተዳድር የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ 
  የመተዳደሪያ ደንብ 
የጋምቤላ ክልል የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ
  የመተዳደሪያ ደንብ
የሶማሌ ክልል የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ
  የመተዳደሪያ ደንብ
የሀረሪ ክልል የመተዳደሪያ ደንብ
የቤኒሻንጉል ጉሙዝ ክልል የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ

"Ethiopian Embassy News", Monthly Newsletter of the Ethiopian Embassy, Washington D.C.

Issue 09, May 2015

Issue 08, April 2015

Issue 07, March 2015

Issue 06, February 2015

Interview on Diaspora Housing Program - TG TV

EMN - Interview with Government Communication Affairs Minister Ato Redwan Hussien, Washington, D.C.

Ethiopia's Achievement of MDG Goals on Clean Water

Love Letter to Ethiopia - Coffee professionals share their love for ethiopian coffee

EthioTube Exclusive - Interview with Ambassador Girma Birru - April 25, 2015

Memorial Service for the Ethiopians Murdered by ISIS at Embassy of Ethiopia, Washington, D.C. (April 25, 2015)

Amb. Girma Birru's interview with TG Television about Ethiopians killed by ISIS in Libya

PM Hailemariam speech at a rally held at Meskel Square in Addis Ababa against ISIS Brutality (Apr 22, 2015)

A Rally at Meskel Square in Addis Ababa against ISIS Brutality (Apr 22, 2015)

Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman meets Dr. Tedros Adhanom (Apr 16, 2014)



25th Anniversary of OPDO Colorfully Celebrated in Washington D.C (Apr 04, 2015)

Documentary showing the 4th year Status of GERD

Dr Tedros Adhanom on the Declaration of Principles signed between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan

PM Hailemariam Desalegn Press Conference – March 28, 2015 (part 2)

PM Hailemariam Desalegn Press Conference – March 28, 2015 (part 1)

Ethiopian Political Parties Debate on Agriculture Policy for Election 2015 - Mar 27, 2015 (Part 2)

Ethiopian Political Parties Debate on Agriculture Policy for Election 2015 - Mar 27, 2015 (Part 1)

Ethiopian Political Parties Debate on Federalism for Election 2015 - Mar 20, 2015

Ethiopian Political Parties Debate for Election 2015, Organized by EBC (Part 2)

Ethiopian Political Parties Debate for Election 2015, Organized by EBC (Part 1)

Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of TPLF in Washington DC

TPLF 40th Year Anniversary Celebration, Houston Texas

Colorful Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of TPLF in Las Vegas


40th Anniversary of TPLF in Boston, Massachusetts

በአቶ አባዱላ ገመዳ የተመራው የኦሮሚያ ልዑካን ቡድን በሚኒያፖሊስ ከሚገኙ የክልሉ ተወላጆችና ሌሎች የኮሚኒቲ አባላት ጋር ተወያዩ (Feb 02, 2015)

  President Barack Obama Praises Ethiopian Development

President Obama Meets with the Prime Minister of Ethiopia (Sept 25, 2014)


Official Site of National Electoral Board of Ethiopia

Setup guide to watch EBC on Roku

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