1. Facts, not false promises
  2. Handing over the credentials to the African Union
  3. AU-German consultations successfully concluded

Facts, not false promises

#rumoursaboutgermany – a new Federal Foreign Office website aims to get the facts out to migrants, making them less susceptible to misinformation spread by human traffickers

Handing over the credentials to the African Union

In a meeting with H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Ambassador Brita Wagener handed over her appointment letter as Germany’s Permanent Representative with observer status to the African Union on 12 October 2017

AU-German consultations successfully concluded

On 5 October 2017, Germany and the African Union Commission successfully concluded their annual bilateral consultations

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Statement of H. E. Brita Wagener at the Open Session of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union on Justice, Peace and Reconciliation in Africa, on 20.10.2017

Please find attached the statement of the German Ambassador at the Open Session of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union on Justice, Peace and Reconciliation in Africa, on 20.10.2017

Commencement of office of Ambassador Wagener

Ambassador Brita Wagener handed over her credentials to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia

Experience Germany - Refreshed, mobile and highly interactive – deutschland.de has a new face to it

Discover topics, find information, view videos, take part in the Germany Quiz and in online voting, interact with others: If you want to understand what makes Germany tick and what Germany is busy talking about, then visit deutschland.de and its social-media channels. The Deutschland portal has a new face: young, refreshed, mobile and highly interactive.

Germany in Ethiopia: Partner to the People

On Wednesday, 21 July 2017, the Chargé d’Affaires of the German Embassy signed an agreement with the Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian Armed forces, pledging Germany’s support for the construction of a new accommodation building inside the newly established “Peace Support and Training Center”.

Außenminister Sigmar Gabriel

Message from Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, for the Day of German Unity on 3 October 2017

Almost three decades ago, we celebrated German reunification and the end of the division of Europe into East and West. To this day, people all over the world are moved when they recall how this separation was overcome.

Joja Wendt in Addis Ababa

Famous German pianist Joja Wendt performed at the Yared School of Music on 21st June.

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Germany’s guidelines for Africa

Which strategy is Germany pursuing with regard to this rapidly changing continent? The Federal Government Policy Guidelines for Africa, developed by the Federal Foreign Office, set out approaches to taking opportunities, tackling risks and overcoming crises.

Alexander von Humboldt

Kosmos Humboldt website - www.kosmos-humboldt.org

Alexander von Humboldt is seen as the last great universal scholar. The first environmental activist, humanist, world traveller and international cosmopolitan. But what is behind the legend?

DAAD-Scholarships for Ethiopian students

On 23.05.2017 40 Ethiopian students were presented with the official scholarship documents of the German Academic Exchange Service

Visit of former German Minister of Justice, Prof. Dr. Herta Däubler-Gmelin, in Ethiopia

Former German Minister of Justice, Prof. Dr. Herta Däubler-Gmelin, visited Ethiopia in the beginning of May 2017.

Book of condolence for former German Chancellor Dr. Helmut Kohl

On Friday, 16 June 2017, His Excellency Dr. Helmut Kohl, former Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, passed away.

A book of condolence was opened at the Chancery of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Addis Ababa between 20 and 22 June.

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Minister Gabriel visits the African Union and Ethiopia

During his trip to the Horn of Africa, Foreign Minister Gabriel met on 2 May with representatives of the African Union the Prime Minister of Ethiopia.

UNESCO Film Project

On 9 May 2017 the German Ambassador in Ethiopia, Joachim Schmidt, and Dr. Yumiko Yokozeki, Officer in Charge of UNESCO Addis Ababa signed the project-contract on “UNESCO film on biodiversity issues at Lake Tana”.

Town Twinning of Leipzig and Addis Ababa

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

#youforG20 – deutschland.de is looking for your project!

Does your project support social engagement at the municipal level? Does it help to enhance gender equality? Does it protect the environment or the climate? Does it promote participation on the part of young people or foster social entrepreneurship? Anything that helps to improve people’s lives can be entered into the competition!

The best project will win 15,000 euros.

To take part, visit youforg20.deutschland.de/en

Visit of German Minister Müller in Ethiopia

On 3 and 4 April 2017 Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr Gerd Müller, visited Ethiopia.

Berlin Halbmarathon

Well run

To make it to the Olympic Games one day – that is the dream of Ethiopian running talents Betelehem and Gadisa. And in Berlin they got one step closer to making their dream reality by winning the half marathon in their age group.

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Sigmar Gabriel

Sigmar Gabriel

GERMANY. A STRONG PARTNER FOR AFRICA

Germany is a reliable, credible and experienced partner for peace, security and stability.

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

German Security Council candidature logo

Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Former 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.

Visa appointments

Visa

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.

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.

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/

IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM THE CONSULAR SERVICE!

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

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

Logo of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD)

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

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 ).

Ethiopian-German calendar 2010/2017-2018

Handbook Facts about Germany

You will find everything to know about German in the new handbook "Facts about Germany", now also available electronically.

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