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European Climate Diplomacy Day

On the occasion of the European Climate Diplomacy Day , the German Embassy in collaboration with the British Embassy and the European Union organized an informal climate partners meeting on 17 June at...

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Donation of sporting articles to Hayahulet Mazoriya Mulu Wongel Believers Local Church

The German Embassy supports the sporting acitivities of the Hayahulet Mazoriya Mulu Wongel Believers Local Church by donating sporting articles to its football teams. The church fosters football in its community in connection with its social welfare activities. The donated footballs and jerseys were immediately put to good use during a match of the man’s team of the Hayahulet Church against the German Embassy team.

Biodiversity in Ethiopia

Germany has committed 15 million Euro additional funding to the new priority area of bilateral development cooperation ’Conservation and Sustainable use of Biodiversity’. With commitments made in 2013 and 2014 the funds for the bilateral biodiversity program add up to 56.5 million Euro.

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Indian Ocean - Conference in the Foreign Office

Around 40 representatives of the political, business, academic and civil society spheres in the Indian Ocean region, the United States and Europe are meeting today (9 June 2015) for an international conference entitled “The Indian Ocean – A Maritime Region on the Rise”. Organised by the Federal Foreign Office in collaboration with the foundations Robert Bosch Stiftung and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, it will involve various panel discussions and expert workshops on such subjects as maritime security and new trade routes. The conference is intended to raise awareness of the growing significance of the Indian Ocean and explore new forms of cooperation on matters of foreign and economic affairs.

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German Embassy celebrates Diversity Day

The German association „Charta of Diversity“ created Diversity Day on 9 June 2013. On this day, German companies and institutions show how diversity contributes to their strengths and helps them to ov...

Information event on a career in the diplomatic service

Curiosity and flexibility is what is required of a diplomat in order to adapt to the unique conditions in changing host countries according to Ambassador Joachim Schmidt. Ambassador Schmidt met a grou...

German Church School

German Church School celebrates School Day

The German Church School (GCS) in Addis Ababa is the largest social responsibility project of the German Evangelical Church abroad. Around 600 pupils from socially disadvantaged families are learning ...

Sustainable Urban Development – a field visit organized by UNA-Germany

The United Nations Association of Germany (UNA-Germany/ Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen e.V. - DGVN) has organised a study trip to Nairobi and Addis Ababa for interested German journa...

Günter Nooke, Personal Representative of the German Chancellor for Africa, at the eLearning-Africa conference

From 20 to 22 May, the eLearning-Africa conference is taking place at the headquarters of the African Union. eLearning Africa is the largest and most comprehensive pan-African knowledge sharing event ...

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...

First Regional Network Meeting of African diplomats in Addis Ababa

From 26 to 29 April 2015 the First Regional Network Meeting of African participants at the "Training for International Diplomats", which is organized by the German Foreign Office, took place in Addis ...

Workshop organized by the Deutsche Welle Akademie in cooperation with the Ethiopian Press Club

The German Foreign Office funded a five-days’ training workshop on Election Reporting for Ethiopian journalists from 13 to 17 April in Addis Ababa. The training was organized and held by experts from ...

Germany supports 2nd International Day of Sports for Development and Peace

The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace was celebrated for the second time in Ethiopia on Saturday, April 25 with a football tournament between school teams in the national stadium in...

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...

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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”.

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

The UN's Bonn Headquarters - the Success Story Continues Start

The UN's Bonn Headquarters - the Success Story Continues

My Germany – Actor Dayan Kodua Start

My Germany – Actor Dayan Kodua

The Humboldt-Forum in the new Berlin Start

The Humboldt-Forum in the new Berlin

German-Israeli Youth Congress 2015: a Video Diary Start

German-Israeli Youth Congress 2015: a Video Diary

2019 - The Bauhaus Centenary Start

2019 - The Bauhaus Centenary

My Germany: „District Mother“ Hanin Krimmling Start

My Germany: „District Mother“ Hanin Krimmling

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

Time and weather in Germany

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Important information!!!

The Legal and Consular Section of the German Embassy will be closed on Monday, 13 July, and Tuesday, 14 July 2015, due to internal reasons. The visa service will NOT be affected.

Thank you for your understanding.  

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.

Legal and Consular Section  

“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. 

DW Video: German Football Trainer supports Ethiopian Football Federation

Mr Joachim Fickert, a seasoned German football trainer with substantial experience in Africa and Asia, supports the Ethiopian Football Federation by training and developing the next generation of the Ethiopian national team. Mr Fickert’s engagement is financed for two years with sports support funds from the German Foreign Office. The German Olympics Sports Confederation and the German Football Association are partners in this project. Deutsche Welle has now released a video report on activities of Mr Fickert in Ethiopia. Please follow this link:

Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier congratulates Muslims on the beginning of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan

Die Aufschrift Ramadan Kareem von orientalischen Mustern und einem Halbmond umgeben.

Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier addresses Muslims throughout the world at the start of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan.

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.

Africa and Germany

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Jul 1, 2015 11:56 AM

Germany supports Cashew farmers in five African countries

The African Cashew Initiative improves product quality and optimises supply chains. Both of these issues also play an important role in improving development potential. Thus far the Initiative has benefited more than 333,000 small farmers in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Mozambique, increasing incomes and creating roughly 5,800 jobs.

Jun 30, 2015 2:52 PM

FZS in Zimbabwe: A winning conservation partnership

Frankfurt Zoological Society’s partnership with Zimbabwe wildlife authorities to protect wildlife in one of the country’s largest game reserves is paying off with animal populations rising due to improved management and security.

Jun 30, 2015 2:26 PM

Germany contributes 350,000 Euro to Mali manuscripts

The German Foreign Office is again allocating funds from its Cultural Preservation Programme in 2015 to assist the preservation of the ancient manuscripts in the Mali capital Timbuktu.

Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation promotes academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from abroad and from Germany. To this end, it grants more than 700 research fellowships and research awards annually. These allow researchers from all over the world to come to Germany to work on a research project they have chosen themselves together with a host and collaborative partner. One of the Foundation’s programmes, the Georg Forster Research Fellowship, especially targets postdoctoral and experienced researchers from emerging and developing countries who work on a research question with relevance to development. The foundation’s network embraces over 26,000 scientists and scholars from all disciplines in more than 130 countries worldwide - including 51 Nobel Prize winners.