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Current Affairs

Visit of the German Armed Forces’ Command and Staff College

A delegation of the 10th National General Staff Course of the German Armed Forces’ Command and Staff College from Hamburg visited Addsi Ababa from March 20 – 23, 2015. The visit was part of the two ye...

German military advisory group supports vocational training in Ethiopia

In a ceremony on March 3, 2015, German Ambassador Schmidt and Defense Attaché Koschny handed over a lecture hall and a training facility for welders, financed by the German Foreign Office, to the Majo...

Graduation Ceremony for Ethiopian Football Trainers

On Monday 16 February a trainers‘ refresher course organised by the German football expert Joachim Fickert culminated in its graduation ceremony in the national stadium of Ethiopia. Junedin Basha, Pre...

Logo The Bobs 2015

Deutsche Welle boosts The Bobs international online award

Deutsche Welle (DW) launches its renowned international contest "The Bobs - Best of Online Activism" with a new approach. The focus is now on the "Freedom of Speech Award."

Lord Mayor Jung of the city of Leipzig visits Addis Ababa

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the town-twinning between Leipzig and Addis Ababa, Lord Mayor Burkhard Jung visited the Ethiopian twin city from 9 until 13 February, along with a delegation...

Youth Symphony Orchestra from Leipzig visits Addis Ababa

The Youth Orchestra of the Music School of Leipzig "Johann Sebastian Bach" under the direction of Ron-Dirk Entleutner came to Ethiopia for the second time. After a first tour in 2005 as part of the fe...

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

70 years ago, on 27 January 1945, troops finally liberated the concentration camp of Auschwitz. Liberation came too late for over a million Jews, persons with disabilities, Roma and Sinti and other “u...

Energiewende-Konferenz März 2015

Energy Transition Conference in Berlin 26/27 March 2015

For the first time, the German Government and the German Renewable Energy Federation, together with its sectoral associations, are hosting the conference “Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2015 – towards a global Energiewende”.

Training courses für Ethiopian goalkeeper coaches successfully completed

A representative of the German Embassy attended the festive conclusion of two training courses for goalkeeper coaches and handed over the certificates to the participants at the joint final ceremony o...

Lima Declaration with Ethiopian Ministry for Environtment and Forestry signed

Representatives of Germany, Denmark, France, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom met the Minister for Environment and Forestry of Ethiopia on 10 December 2014 in the scope of the climate negotiation...

Football Match in commemoration of the "1914 Christmas Truce Match"

0n 25 December 1914, German and British soldiers laid down their weapons and played football instead. To remember this iconic event in the history of the First World War, the  German and the British E...

Germany pledges 24.5 Million Euro to AU Commission

The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany has pledged another Euro 24.5 million to support various programmes of the AU Commission on November, 27, 2014. The pledges came after the conclusion ...

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.

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.   

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.

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Video Archive

Cutting-edge International Research in Germany: The x-ray laser European XFEL Start

Cutting-edge International Research in Germany: The x-ray laser European XFEL

Science on Stage: Science Slam Start

Science on Stage: Science Slam

Training for the Fast Track Diplomatic Service Start

Training for the Fast Track Diplomatic Service

Behind the scenes at the Berlinale: The interpreters Start

Behind the scenes at the Berlinale: The interpreters

Tourists work as volunteers for homeless people Start

Tourists work as volunteers for homeless people

Dresden Flies the Flag for Openness and Tolerance Start

Dresden Flies the Flag for Openness and Tolerance

Season's Greetins from the German Foreign Office Start

Season's Greetins from the German Foreign Office

Schwibbögen: a Christmas woodcraft from the Erzgebirge mountains Start

Schwibbögen: a Christmas woodcraft from the Erzgebirge mountains

Frohes Fest und guten Rutsch Start

Frohes Fest und guten Rutsch

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

Time and weather in Germany

Berlin:
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Deutscher Wetterdienst

Job vacancies

The German Embassy in Addis Ababa invites for applications for the following
job vacancies:
• one security guard (male) and
• one security guard (female)

The closing date for the submission of applications is March 20th, 2015.

Exhibition opening by Berlin-based artist Olafur Eliasson on 26 February at Modern Art Museum

"Time-sensitive activity" opening at the Modern Art Museum, Addis Ababa, on 26 February, presents an exciting array of artworks by the internationally acclaimed Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson.
The exhibition is open to the public from February 27 to April 15.

“Auswärtiges Amt – Auslandsvertretungen weltweit”: the app for finding German missions abroad on all standard mobile devices

App Auswärtiges AMt

Its interactive and informative app provides quick, easy access to the latest information from the FFO.  

Working, training and studying in Germany

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Germany is an attractive immigration destination. This country is open to qualified professionals, students and researchers moving here from all over the world. 

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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Apr 24, 2015 12:13 PM

Unique performance platform open for applications

The Nairobi Performance Series is a production platform that aims to support new productions and cross-disciplinary working methods. Applications are now open for the upcoming performance dates. Find the call for application and all relevant information here.

Apr 23, 2015 2:46 PM

Global Soil Week: fertile soil in Ethiopia

An international action week is underway in Ethiopia April 19-23, stressing the importance of soil for sustainable development. ‘No soil means no food. That is why soil conservation is so hugely important’. GIZ works worldwide to protect it.

Apr 23, 2015 2:12 PM

Ugandan coaches thrive in Leipzig

Two Ugandan swimming coaches returned from Germany earlier this year after completing a five-month sports course. Trained in pedagogy and the German language, they are back in action at home, putting into practice the skills acquired and bolstering the human resource infrastructure in aquatics.