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History of Relations
Africa and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) established formal
diplomatic relations in 1994. Consequently the South African Embassy was established
in Addis Ababa in August 1994, with South Africa's first Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary to Ethiopia (and also accredited to the OAU), Ambassador WAW
Nhlapo, presented Credentials to the Ethiopian President on 8 February 1995, and
OAU Secretary General, Dr Salim Ahmed Salim, on 13 March 1995. Currently Ambassador
G Sangqu is resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Ethiopia
and the AU.
African Representation in Ethiopia
H E Mr N N Ntshinga
Ethiopian Representation in South Africa
H E Mr Mulugela Kelil Beshir
of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Visa requirements for South Africans
For more information
contact the Ethiopian Embassy in Pretoria
Immunisation against yellow fever and possession of a valid
yellow fever certificate is a must, hepatitis A and hepatitis B are optional,
depending on the duration of stay in Ethiopia. Immunisation against poliomyelitis,
tetanus and typhoid (Vivotif Berna) is also recommended. Malaria is not really
a problem in Addis Ababa, although it does exist in the low-lying and southern
parts of the country.
For further information go to Travelers' Health.
Two seasons are experienced throughout most of the country: the
dry season prevails from October through May; the wet monsoon season from June
to September; some areas are prone to periodic extended droughts; the highlands/plateau
are temperate while the lowlands are hot; temperatures vary from 10 degrees Celsius
to 25 degrees Celsius throughout the year.
For up-to-date weather information
The monetary unit is the Ethiopian Birr. The current rate of exchange
is about Birr 8.7 to the US dollar. The currency is not freely convertible.
current exchange rates click here.
and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings
If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact
the Treaty Section at 012 351 0872/0872/0837.
For current information on trade statistics between South Africa
and Ethiopia, visit the web site of the Department
of Trade and Industry of South Africa
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