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1 Condolences Koshe landfill site

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands was shocked to learn of these tragic events at the Koshe landfill site in Addis Ababa last Saturday 11th March 2017, killing at least 53 people. Our thoughts are with those who lost their relatives and friends.

2 The European Union and the Netherlands launch innovative Regional Development and Protection Programme (RDPP) in Ethiopia for refugees and their host communities

(Addis Ababa, 22 February 2017) Ethiopia generously hosts the second-largest refugee population in Africa: almost 800,000 refugees from neighbouring countries. As a country of origin, transit and destination, Ethiopia has a big responsibility to host refugees and to ensure a better future for potential migrants. The international community joins Ethiopia in a partnership to share the burden.

3 "Timkat” festival

Op woensdag 18/01 en donderdag 19/01 vindt in Ethiopië het jaarlijks “Timkat” festival plaats. Hoewel er geen directe aanwijzingen zijn voor onrust of demonstraties, adviseren wij alle Nederlanders om tijdens het festival grote menigtes te mijden.

4 Stemmen voor Nederlandse verkiezingen

Bent u in het buitenland terwijl er in Nederland verkiezingen worden gehouden? Dan kunt u toch uw stem uitbrengen.

5 NFP Tailor-Made Training programme 2017

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) promote capacity building by providing training and education for professionals. The NFP was initiated and is fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation. EP-Nuffic is responsible for the management of the NFP.

6 Report and visual shorthand: Why do we need the African Union?

The need for mutual accountability, equal and respectful partnerships between European and African actors was fervently debated during a dynamic seminar in The Hague on the need of the African Union (AU). Also, a visual shorthand shows the role the AU has in tackling Africa’s challenges.

7 Migration as a challenge or opportunity?

Migration is perceived differently in Africa and Europe. Subsequently also policies relating to migration management differ: containment vs. facilitation of legal migration. By lack of legal opportunities, the ongoing illegal migration out of Africa is greasing human trafficking maffias and contributes to enormous human suffering and deaths.

8 New report: The International Criminal Court (ICC), Africa and the African Union: What way forward?

African countries were instrumental in setting up the ICC in 2002. Over the years tensions between African countries and the ICC have built up.

9 Agrofood Plastpack Exhibition Ethiopia 3-5 February 2017

The Agrofood Plastpack Exhibition is an international professional trade show taking place in Addis Ababa from 3-5 February.

10 Start, run and grow your business in Ethiopia