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25 years fall of the Berlin wall

25th anniversary of fall of the Berlin Wall - Economic Focus

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany Trade & Invest produced a short film in cooperation with the Federal Government Commissioner for the New Federal States, Iris Gleicke.

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"Incense and Gold - Yeha- a commercial settlement in the early 1st Millenium BC"

Dr. Iris Gerlach, Head of the Sanaa Branch, Orient Department of the German Archaelogical Institute gave a  a vivid lecture on the excavation site at Yeha in the Tigray Region, North Ethiopia. The lec...

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Memorial Run on the occasion of the fall of the Berlin wall

On the occasion of the fall of the Berlin wall 25 years ago the German Embassy organized  a memorial run which attracted runners from Ethiopia, the German Embassy and the German School Addis Ababa. Th...

20 year Anniversary of Vaterstetten – Alem Ketema Town-Twinning

The town-twinning between Vaterstetten (Bavaria, Germany) and Alem Ketema celebrates its 20th anniversary on 27 November 2014 in Alem Ketema. A delegation of over 20 people, consisting of officials an...

German-funded piano concert series in Addis Abeba

The German Embassy funded a series of piano concerts of the German-Syrian pianist Gaswan Zerikly in Addis Abeba. The concerts took place on 22 and 24 Oct 2014 and were organized in cooperation with th...

Rosy Partnership

Ambassador Joachim Schmidt visited the Damascena Rose Farm which sprawls over nearly 40 hectares of land located in Debre Berhan, 120km from Addis Abeba on Friday, October 17, 2014. Damascena Rose is ...

Participate in the Munich Security Conference 2015 - Apply to become "MSC Junior Ambassador"

In the run-up to its 51st edition in 2015, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) is announcing the third round of the Munich Security Conference Junior Ambassadors program. Through an essay contest, three dedicated students or young professionals will be given the opportunity to attend next year's MSC. The program is open to young professionals and students who were born in or after 1986. 

For further information, please consult the pdf-attachment or the following link:

http://www.facebook.com/MunSecConf

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German Embassy celebrates 24 Years of German Unity

The German Embassy in Addis Ababa celebrated its national holiday, the Day of German Unity, 0n 3 October. The peaceful revolution in Eastern Germany, which culminated in the fall of the Berlin Wall 25...

EU jointly released a bi-lingual calendar of 16 months

The EU+, which constitutes the European Union Delegation in Ethiopia as well as EU Member States and Norway, jointly released a bi-lingual calendar of 16 months which uniquely combines Ethiopian and European calendars together and colourfully depicts the EU-Ethiopia cooperation in 16 different areas.

 

New Ethiopian-German Home Grown PhD Scholarship Programme launched

The Ethiopian Ministry of Education and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) have signed a cooperation agreement on a joint PhD scholarship programme. The agreement shall be in force until 2019. Up to 40 PhD Candidates shall be awarded a scholarship per annual intake.   

First German-British-French Climate Day on 09. September 2014

On the occasion of  the first German-British-French Climate Day on 09 September 2014, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Addis Ababa , the British Department for International Developme...

Government negotiations on bilateral development cooperation successfully concluded

The Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany have agreed on the terms of their bilateral Development cooperation 2015-2017. His Excellency, State Minister Ato Ahmed Shide in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development and His Excellency, the Deputy Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr Thomas Silberhorn, conluded the triennal negtiations by signing the summary record of negotiations on 4 September in Addis Ababa.      

German Ambassador hands over final certificates at German-Ethiopian training course for Ethiopia’s Premier League football coaches


Ambassador Schmidt officially accredited as Ambassador of the Federal Republic of German

On 20/8, Ambassador Joachim Schmidt has been officially accredited as Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ethiopia, by presenting his credentials to the President of the Republic of Ethio...

Germany supports refugee support project of the UN World Food Programme in Ethiopia

The project "Food Assistance for Somali, Eritrean and Sudanese Refugees" aims at improving food security in several refugee camps in Ethiopia. Germany supports this project until the end of 2014 with a grant of 750.000€. 

PDC Kooperation

German Embassy supports the „Peace and Development Center“ Addis Ababa

Ambassador Joachim Schmidt and the PDC’s Executive Director, Ayten Anemaw Birhanie, agreed on Thursday, 31/7 the new project “The New Generation of Human Rights Activists – Traditional Elders”.

Federal Government Policy Guidelines for Africa

The German cabinet decided on 21 May the new Federal Government Policy Guidelines for Africa drafted by the Federal Foreign Office. The guidelines summarise the context, principles and focuses of Germany’s Africa policy.

Gedenkjahr 2014 - 1. Weltkrieg

The First World War

A flood of books is the first herald of a special period of commemoration: since the beginning of 2013, more than 110 books dealing with World War One (1914-1918) have been published or announced. Aus...

Außenminister Steinmeier

Welcome speech by Foreign Minister Steinmeier at the event “1914 – a Failure of Diplomacy”

Student vor WWW auf einer Tafel

Video Archive

The club scene of Berlin Start

The club scene of Berlin

It's the World Wide Web's 25th anniversary - so what does the Internet mean to Germans? Start

It's the World Wide Web's 25th anniversary - so what does the Internet mean to Germans?

The baking diploma for non-Germans Start

The baking diploma for non-Germans

Destination Germany: Climbing in the Sächsische Schweiz Start

Destination Germany: Climbing in the Sächsische Schweiz

CrossCulture: Intercultural Dialogue with the Islamic World Start

CrossCulture: Intercultural Dialogue with the Islamic World

Genscher and the Refugees at the Prague Embassy in 1989 Start

Genscher and the Refugees at the Prague Embassy in 1989

Stumbling Blocks - Commemorate Nazi Victims Start

Stumbling Blocks - Commemorate Nazi Victims

“Made in Germany” – The Future of the Brand Start

“Made in Germany” – The Future of the Brand

Destination Germany: Sailing in Brandenburg Start

Destination Germany: Sailing in Brandenburg

Learning German at PASCH schools Start

Learning German at PASCH schools

A World Cup Living Room in your Local Football Stadium Start

A World Cup Living Room in your Local Football Stadium

Saving the Angkor Wat Temple Complex Anmoderation: The Start

Saving the Angkor Wat Temple Complex Anmoderation: The

Commemorating the fall of the Berlin wall 25 years ago Start

Commemorating the fall of the Berlin wall 25 years ago

The Golden Letter from Myanmar Start

The Golden Letter from Myanmar

21st International Festival of Animated Film in Stuttgart Start

21st International Festival of Animated Film in Stuttgart

Comedy in Germany Start

Comedy in Germany

Berlinale 2014 – European Film Market sets a new record Start

Berlinale 2014 – European Film Market sets a new record

Food Safety in Germany - One Focus of Green Week 2014 Start

Food Safety in Germany - One Focus of Green Week 2014

German Beer - Centuries of Tradition Start

German Beer - Centuries of Tradition

Christmas Markets – a German Tradition Start

Christmas Markets – a German Tradition

Germany celebrates 40 years as a member of the UN Start

Germany celebrates 40 years as a member of the UN

Elections in Germany Start

Elections in Germany

Best of Germany: Riesling Wine Start

Best of Germany: Riesling Wine

Castle Country Start

Castle Country

Excellence Initiative Start

Excellence Initiative

Studying in Germany Start

Studying in Germany

Berlinale 2013 Start

Berlinale 2013

Berlin's Fashion Scene Start

Berlin's Fashion Scene

Life in Berlin Start

Life in Berlin

Oktoberfest Munich Start

Oktoberfest Munich

International Literature Festival Start

12th International Literature Festival in Berlin

Conference on Internet and Human Rights Start

Conference on Internet and Human Rights

Time and weather in Germany

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Job Vacancy

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany invites for applications for the
following job vacancy at the earliest point in time:

Assistant Clerk at the Visa- and Consular Section

The closing date for the submission of applications is
5th December 2014

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
and
0912 09 42 26 for Embassy matters.

Change in visa application procedures

From 6 June 2013, the visa section of the Embassy Addis Abeba will be connected to VIS, the data exchange service of the Schengen states.  From this date onwards, all applicants have to present themselves in person at the visa section of the Embassy, unless they were fingerprinted during an earlier applicatino for a Schengen-visa and if that application was lodged no longer than 59 months previously.
Details can be found on this information sheet.

Appointment-System for lodging visa applications

From 1 May 2013, you are obliged to make an appointment for lodging your visa application via an internet-based booking system!

More information!

Appointments for counselling on scholarships

From 19 August 2013, you are also obliged to make an appointment for counselling on scholarships via the internet-based booking system!  

Africa and Germany

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Nov 28, 2014 9:55 AM

Real-time water quality app wins on Venture Bus

After a long journey through eight African countries, this year’s Southern and East Africa AMPION Venture Bus winners were chosen at the final events at AfricaCom in Cape Town and the Kigali innovation hub KLAB, respectively.

Nov 26, 2014 8:14 AM

Preventing Malnutrition in Meru County

German Development Cooperation organised a two-day workshop last week on how to implement food fortification effectively in Kenya to prevent malnutrition. During the workshop, federal and local government representatives as well from the private sector were trained in the use and monitoring of fortified food.

Nov 25, 2014 2:03 PM

Human Rights Commissioner visits Southern Africa

Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid, Christoph Strässer, travelled to Southern Africa for talks from November 11 to 16. There, he held talks in Harare (Zimbabwe), Mbabane (Swaziland) and Johannesburg (South Africa).