1. Football Goalkeeper Seminar in Addis Ababa
  2. Donation of Footballs to German Church School
  3. 25 Years German-Polish Friendship Treaty

Football Goalkeeper Seminar in Addis Ababa

Christoph Semmler, coach of the football goalkeepers of Germany’s first division club Borussia Möchengladbach, completed his second seminar for coaches of Ethiopian goalkeepers on Friday, 17 June 2016.

Donation of Footballs to German Church School

On Friday, 17 June, in the light of the Football European Championship and in conclusion of the school year, the Desk Officer for Culture of the German Embassy handed over a donation of 20 footballs to the school’s girls and boys football teams.

25 Years German-Polish Friendship Treaty

On Friday, 17 June 2016, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the signing of the German-Polish Friendship Treaty. What a coincidence that only the day before, the German national football team would face the Polish national football team in the Stade de France in Paris during the EURO 2016!

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”Euro 2016” in Addis Ababa - Under 15 Soccer Tournament

On the occasion of the Euro Championship in France (10 June – 10 July), the German Embassy Addis Ababa, in cooperation with the Ethiopian Football Federation, the EU Delegation and eight bilateral Emb...

Two concerts of Clueso and Max Herre with Samuel Yirga and Gash Abera Molla

On 27th and 28th of May 2016, two concerts of the well-known German musicians “Clueso” (singer-songwriter, rapper, jazz musician), “Max Herre” (singer-songwriter, rapper and former Freundeskreis) toge...

Germany supports the African Union with additional EUR 55 Mio

Bilateral negotiations between the AU and Germany have been successfully concluded: The focus of this year’s commitment is on agricultural development through enhancement of agricultural skills. With ...

Handing over of DAAD Scholarships on 18 May in the Ambassador's residence

On May 18th 2015 Ambassador Schmidt invited the Ethiopian DAAD-scholars  of the year 2014 to the garden of the residence to congratulate them on being selected as scholarship recipients. Almost 50 sch...

U12 Girls Soccer Tournament of the German Embassy School

On 7 May 2016, following a long tradition, the U12 Girls Soccer Tournament of the German Embassy School took place. Cooperatively organized by Embassy School and the Embassy, the tournament attracted ...

Visit of the German Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid Dr. Bärbel Kofler

One of her first official visits took newly appointed German Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid Dr. Bärbel Kofler to Ethiopia from 23 until 25 April. Dr. Kofler bro...

Germany announces 10 million euro support for the drought response in Ethiopia

On 21 April 2016, Mr Thomas Silberhorn, the German Deputy Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development announced a contribution of 10 million euro to save lives and protect the livelihoods of vuln...

Inauguration of the new building for the Federal TVET Agency

On 21 April 2016, the Ethiopian Minister of Education, Mr Shiferaw Shigutie, and the German Parliamentary State Secretary, Mr Thomas Silberhorn, inaugurated the new building of the Federal TVET Agency...

Dealing with Climate Change after the Paris Agreement: What is in it for Ethiopia?

Ethiopia is a developing country with little or no historical emissions that could have contributed to climate change. At the same time, the current drought once again shows that Ethiopia is one of th...

6th of April 2016 - International Day of Sports for Development and Peace

A football tournament took place on 9 April in the Ethiopian National Stadium in Addis Ababa on the occasion of the International Day of Sports for Development and Peace. The event was organized by th...

Association of Ethiopians Educated in Germany turns 20!

Over 650 Ethiopian academics and professionals are members of the Association of Ethiopians Educated in Germany (AEEG), the largest German alumni association in Sub Saharan Africa. They all have one t...

German business representatives meet Director General for Business Diplomacy

The Ethiopian Government is planning investment promotion events in cooperation with the German Business Association for Africa on 11 May in Hamburg and with the Munich Chamber of Commerce on 12 May in Munich. In preparation of these events W/O Hirut Zemene, Director General for Business Diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, met representatives of 18 German businesses based in Addis Ababa at the German Embassy on Wednesday, 20 April. She briefed the representatives on the upcoming events and listened to their feedback on the current investment climate in Ethiopia.

Town Twinning Witten – Mekelle

”Etiopia-Witten Education” partnership celebrates the grand opening of a school and groundbreaking in Northern Ethiopia On 21 February 2016 the groundbreaking of the elementary school Laelai in North...

Why Africa matters - The Munich Security Conference met for the first time in Addis Ababa

The joint fight against terror and extremism, crisis prevention and management in Northern and Eastern Africa, as well as the security risks posed by epidemics and climate change were among the central topics of the Munich Security Conference (MSC) Core Group Meeting in Addis Ababa.

First planting of crop for German vegetable and fruit production in SNNPR

On 23rd of March 2016, Ambassador Joachim Schmidt symbolically planted the first crop for a produce plantation of Veg Box Horticulture, an investment of FruitBox Africa GmbH – a company based in Frank...

Waiting periods for appointments

Appointments for the application of long term visa for family reunion, student, work, and other are currently (March 2016) booked out for the next eight months. Enquiries in regard to appointments wil...

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In support of the sustainable development goals of agenda 2030 (SDGs), Technische Universität Dresden is offering a range of environmental management courses in 2016 and 2017:

  • 31 August - 23 September, 2016In
    68th UNEP/UNESCO/BMUB International Short Course on Integrated Water Resource Management and Health (SC68)
  • 5 October - 2 November, 2016
    69th UNEP/UNESCO/BMUB International Short Course on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SC69)
  • 17 November - 13 December, 2016
    70th UNEP/UNESCO/BMUB International Short Course on Sustainable Cities(SC70)
  • 10 January - 11 July, 2017
    40th UNEP/UNESCO/BMUB International Postgraduate Course on Environmental Management for Developing and Emerging Countries (EM40)

These courses are designed to prepare the participants for their tasks of environment-related planning, coordination and management within ministries, agencies and local governments as well as NGOs of their home countries. Participants are expected to have several years of course 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. 
Application deadline is June 09, 2016.

Interested? Please visit the application FAQ and apply solely via the website of TU Dresden: www.tu-dresden.de/cipsem


European refugee crisis 2016

#RumoursAboutGermany Beware: Human traffickers are not reliable source of information about living conditions in Europe. They are criminals. Human traffickers deliberately spread rumours and false ...

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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 notice - Service of the Legal and Consular Section reduced

The service of the Legal and Consular Section including the Visa Section of the German Embassy is from now on reduced.

For inquiries in legal and consular affairs (e.g. applications for passports and collection thereof, certification of driving licences, post-legalizations, legalization of copies etc.) please contact from now on until further notice the main gate at the German Embassy, not the gate at the Legal and Consular Section.

Visa-applicants please report as usual to the entrance gate of the Visa Section.

We ask for your kind understanding and apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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