1. Town Twinning of Leipzig and Addis Ababa
  2. Well run
  3. German assistance for health posts in Somali region

Town Twinning of Leipzig and Addis Ababa

Visit of the Lord Mayor of the city of Leipzig to its sister-city of Addis Ababa

Well run

The winners of the German Unity Run in Addis Ababa 2015, Ethiopian running talents Betelehem and Gadisa, won the Berlin half marathon in their respective age groups

German assistance for health posts in Somali region

Representatives of the German Embassy in Addis Ababa, the German Development Bank KfW and the German Corporation for International Cooperation GIZ paid a visit to health posts operated by Humedica in Kobe and Melkadida. Based in the south-eastern part of Ethiopia, these two refugee camps – along with three other similar camps – host around 210.000 refugees from Somalia.  

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German-Ethiopian Economic Conference

German and Ethiopian well-known enterprises and key political decision makers are expected to attend the German-Ethiopian Economic Conference on the 31st of May 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany. For further information about the conference and to register turn to the website of the state of Baden-Württemberg: http://www.bw-i.de/en/calendar/events/eventdetails/event/wirtschaftstag-aethiopien.html

Eröffnung Yeha Tempel

2700 year old Yeha Temple after successful restoration by the German Archaeological Institut re-opened

The Yeha Temple -situated in the small village Yeha in Tigray region and built in the 7th century BC was re-opened for the public on 15 March 2017 after a successful restoration through German experts...

Congratulations to 66 football coaches!

The Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF), in cooperation with the Ethio-German Football and in the presence of the Cultural Attaché of the Embassy, held a closing ceremony of a high level coaching cour...

Hand-Over of Out-Patient Clinic to Ethiopian Armed Forces

On 7th of March 2017, during a solemn ceremony Mr. Matthias Schauer, Chargé d’Affaires ad interim of the German Embassy in Addis Ababa, handed over a fully equipped Out-Patient Clinic to the Major Gen...

„German Week“ in Mekelle

On March 6, 2017, Ambassador Joachim Schmidt attended the “German Week”-Celebrations in Mekelle. One highlight was the naming of “Witten Street” in Mekelle,which is located at the main entrance of the...

Never forget

Together with the Embassy of the State of Israel and many other Embassies and guests, the German Embassy commemorated on 10 February 2017 the victims of the Holocaust.

A reef knot as the symbol of the G20 summit in Hamburg

Germany will assume the G20 Presidency on 1 December 2016

The 20 leading industrialised countries and emerging economies account for almost two thirds of the world population, more than four fifths of gross world product and three quarters of world trade. Th...

Ambassador Schmidt opened Second Meeting of the Police Strategic Support Group of the African Union in Addis Ababa

Ambassador Joachim Schmidt opened the Second Meeting of the Police Strategic Support Group (PSSG) in Addis Ababa on 28 November. The Group has the mandate to harmonize police action across AU peace op...

Liese Klahn-Albrecht und Thomas Stimmel life in Addis Ababa

German musicians Liese Klahn-Albrecht (piano) and Thomas Stimmel (bass) graced Addis Ababa on 18th and 20th October with two widely recognized concerts. In addition to their performance in the reside...

Waiting periods for visa appointments

Visa appointments: Schengenvisa Appointments for Schengenvisa are activated two weeks in advance.  Family reunion (national visa) You register on the reservation list in order to get an appointmen...

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Second German-African Business Summit (GABS) Nairobi, 8 – 10 February 2017

The conference will be held in Africa for the first time from 8 to 10 February 2017. The German-African Business Summit is being co-organised by the Sub-Saharan Africa Initiative of German Business (SAFRI).

Former Foreign Minister Steinmeier promises UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Grandi, 61 million Euros for acute crises in Africa

The former Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement on 7 November 2016 following his meeting with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, in B...

Inauguration of the sound installation “SONIC COMMUNITARY - The African Union: 20 to 20,000 Hz.” by Emeka Ogboh Julius Nyerere Peace & Security Building of the African Union

On Friday, 4 November – less than a month after the official opening of the new Julius Nyerere Peace and Security Building of the Africa Union by the German Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel togeth...

German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel inaugurated German-built AU Peace and Security Building

On her visit to Addis Ababa, seat of the African Union, on 11 October 2016 Dr. Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, inaugurated the new Julius Nyerere Peace and Security B...

Germany attended 4th Conference of African Ministers in Charge of Border Issues

From 3 - 6 October, African Ministers met to discuss border issues, such as integrated border management, demarcation and delimitation of African borders, at the seat of the African Union in Addis Aba...

"Mobile Health Units" for Ethiopia

On Thursday, 12 August, German Ambassador Joachim Schmidt handed over the keys to 20 so-called "Mobile Health Units" to the UNICEF Resident Representative, Ms. Gillian Mellsop. The 4WD vehicles are pa...

German support of the refugee food assistance in Ethiopia

Below, please find a link to a joint press release of the German Embassy in Addis Ababa and the World Food Programme, Ethiopia Office, about German support of the refugee food assistance in Ethiopia

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Sigmar Gabriel

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Job Vacancy

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany invites for applications for the
following job vacancy available from June, 1st 2017:

Assistant Clerk at the Visa- and Consular Section

The closing date for the submission of applications is
May 19th, 2017

Information on the election to the German Bundestag for German citizens living abroad

The elections to the 19th German Bundestag will take place on Sunday, 24 September 2017. Please find more information in German on the Embassy’s German homepage.

Job Vacancy

The German Embassy in Addis Ababa invites for applications for the following job vacancy available within the next month:


 (temporary placement for at least 3 months)

Deadline for applications: April 28th, 2017

With a view to supporting the implementation of Agenda 2030, Technische Universität Dresden is offering four Environmental Management courses in 2017/18:

The courses are designed to prepare the participants for future tasks in environment-related planning, coordination and management within ministries, agencies and local governments as well as NGOs in their home countries. Participants are expected to have several years of relevant professional experience and to be nominated by their institution in a developing or emerging country. The program is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety.

Interested? Then please have a look on the course website and the application FAQ ( www.tu-dresden.de/cipsem ).

German-Moroccan Co-Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development 2017-2018

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On 1 January 2017, Germany and Moroccot took over the Co-Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). The 2017 ministerial level Forum Meeting will be hosted by Germany from 28-30 June in Berlin. For more information please visit

Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

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Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.


From now on you have to book an appointment for passport applications and all consular issues under the following link: https://service2.diplo.de/rktermin/extern/choose_realmList.do?request_locale=de&locationCode=addi

Visa appointments


To apply for a visa you need an appointment. The booking of an appointment is exclusively done by using the German Embassy’s online booking system. Please find further information on the link below.

Electronic visa application

Every visa applicant, lawyer, refugee worker or any other third person can fill in the visa application online under the following link: https://videx.diplo.de/

Notification for Yemeni visa applicants

Residents of Yemen are entitled to apply for visa at this Embassy. The responsibility for the ability to communicate and for the correct translation of all documents in regard to your visa application into the national language resp. into German bears with you solely. Eventual expenses will be met by you. Furthermore, please note the visa application information on our homepage.

Important Information:

In case the Embassy cannot be reached due to technical problems, please contact the Embassy via the following e-mail address:  addis-abeba%27%diplo%27%de,info

or on the mobile phone numbers listed below.

0911 64 91 07 for visa inquiries only
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