1. Passing away of Ambassador Joachim Schmidt
  2. DAAD-scholarships for Ethiopian students
  3. Former German Minister of Justice Däubler-Gmelin in Ethiopia

Passing away of Ambassador Joachim Schmidt

It is with deep grief and sorrow that the German Embassy Addis Ababa must announce the passing away of H.E. Joachim Schmidt, German Ambassador to Ethiopia and to the African Union.

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

Former German Minister of Justice Däubler-Gmelin in Ethiopia

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

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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.

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 ...

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...

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).

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Sigmar Gabriel

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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.

German Election 2017

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Refugees in Germany: Are they still welcome today?

Two years ago, tens of thousands of refugees crossed the Austrian border into Germany. DW's Nina Haase and Sumi Somaskanda traveled to the border region and asked if the newcomers feel welcome today.


Jun 19, 2017 5:37 AM

Greens set election program

An overwhelming majority of Green party delegates have agreed on this year's election program with environmental and climate protection at its core. The party also drew red lines for coalition projects.


Jun 16, 2017 4:56 PM

Why Germany's far-right flourishes in Dresden

Just how much support does Germany's far-right receive in eastern Germany and where does it come from? DW's Nina Haase and Sumi Somaskanda started a tour of Germany in Dresden to find out.

Jun 16, 2017 4:21 PM

A guide to Germany's far-right groups

Germany's far-right scene has always been complex, disparate, and overlapping. Here's DW's guide to the main entities - from official political parties to fringe movements.


Jun 13, 2017 11:00 AM

Things to know about Bavaria's Christian Social Union

Bavarians are known for their independence. The political expression of this is the regional conservative party the Christian Social Union - the feisty southern sibling to Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats.


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.

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Electronic visa application

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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.

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Ethiopian-German calendar 2009-2016/2017

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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