1. Film screening "Train to Freedom"
  2. “Project One” by Samuel Yirga life in concert
  3. It’s time for women’s football in Ethiopia

Film screening "Train to Freedom"

The German Embassy and the Goethe Institute Addis Ababa are jointly screening the film “Train to Freedom”. The screening starts on Thursday, 3 December, at 6:30 pm at Goethe-Institut Addis Abeba

“Project One” by Samuel Yirga life in concert

Supported by the Embassy, Ethiopian piano virtuoso Samuel Yirga gave a delightful performance on Saturday 28 November at the Gaslight Club in the Sheraton Hotel

It’s time for women’s football in Ethiopia

Concluding a three week training course to further women’s football in Ethiopia, over 70 female trainers and sports teachers received their certificates in a solemn ceremony at the Youth Sports Academy on 18 November 2015

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German Ethiopian Relations through the ages

The illustrated book "Photos as Historical Witnesses" offers a glimpse into 110 years of German-Ethiopian Relations to the general public. The book, financed by the German Embassy in Addis Ababa, was ...

Roland Steinfels, Deutsche Botschaft

25 Years of German Unity at the Ambassador’s residence

More than 600 guests from Ethiopian politics, business and civil society, the diplomatic corps and the German community in Ethiopia followed the invitation of Ambassador Joachim Schmidt and Dr Barbara...

3,000 young marathon runners celebrate „25 Years of German Unity” in Addis Ababa

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Day of German Unity the German Embassy in Addis Ababa in cooperation with the German Cooperation Development Office (GIZ) and “Great Ethiopian Run” organ...

Oh Boy

“Oh Boy“ Film Screening at Goethe Institute

The German Embassy and the Goethe Institute in Addis Ababa jointly presented the German contribution to this year’s European Film Festival Addis Ababa: The tragicomedy “Oh Boy” from 2012 is a self-ir...

Gitarristin Heike Matthiesen

Classical Guitar concerts in Addis Ababa

The classical guitar player Heike Matthiesen performed two concerts in Addis Ababa, at the German Embassy's and the Goethe Institute's invitation. The two concerts took place on 24 September in the Re...

Einweihung Addis Abeba Platz

City of Leipzig inaugurates Addis Ababa Square

On the morning of Tuesday 29 September, the Mayor of the German City of Leipzig solemnly named a square in his city after the capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. Leipzig renamed the square to honour its...

International Day of Peace at German Embassy School

On the International Peace Day the German Embassy School, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation as well as the Institute for Peace and Security Studies of the Addis Ababa University organized a workshop

First German-African Business Forum

On the margins of the first German-African Business Summit, the German Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier met on September 8 in Berlin with leaders of four African Regional organizations...

Ambassador Schmidt visited the Kulumsa Agricultural Research Centre (KARC)

How do you raise agricultural yields? The Kulumsa Agricultural Research Centre (KARC), located in the fertile Arsi Zone and host to several development projects supported by the German Federal Governm...

What is it like to be the German Ambassador to Ethiopia?

Ambassador Joachim Schmidt offers a glimpse behind the scenes on the bilateral relations between Germany and Ethiopia, the unique features of our host country, and on his expectations for the future development of the country. The full interview can be found on Deutschland.de, a web portal designed in cooperation between the “Frankfurter Societäts-Medien GmbH” and the German Federal Foreign Office that aims to offer a comprehensive, modern and up-to-date picture of Germany abroad.

Journalist Training on Reporting on Violence Against Women in Ethiopia

The German Embassy is funding the Ethiopian Media Women Association in their efforts to strengthen awareness for the problem of violence committed against women in Ethiopia. A training for journalists...

The Ambassador

Joachim Schmidt

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