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VOA Horn of Africa Service Chief Peter Henlein Removed

The VOA administration finally settled the controversy behind the story that involves Ethiopian Prime Minister and Azusa Pacific University (APU) by clearing the person responsible for the confusion
The VOA administration finally settled the controversy behind the story that involves Ethiopian Prime Minister and Azusa Pacific University (APU) by clearing the person responsible for the confusion

By Dawit Ashenafi,

THE Voice of America has removed Peter Heinlein as Chief of the Horn of Africa service after investigation into allegations of deliberate distortions and professional misconduct.

VOA Director David Ensor convened the section staffers last Friday and made a surprise announcement that Heinlein was replaced by his Senior Advisor William Marsh. Continue reading VOA Horn of Africa Service Chief Peter Henlein Removed

Ethiopian PM Humiliated after APU Revokes Honor

Humiliated. Planned honoring ceremony for PM Hailemariam Desalegn on July 31 at the APU Los Angeles campus has been Cancelled, for good.

By Abebe Gelaw,

ETHIOPIA’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn faced a stinging humiliation as Azusa Pacific University (APU), whose motto is “God First”, has withdrawn an honor it had already bestowed on him. The university administration had to reverse its decision to honor Mr. Desalegn in light of gross human rights violations in Ethiopia being perpetrated by the regime he serves.

The administration of the American evangelical university made the decision in an emergency meeting last Friday after this reporter raised a number of critical questions on whether honoring a human rights violator was consistent with APU’s core values and motto. The Global Alliance for the Rights of Ethiopians (GARE) also wrote a letter highlighting gross human rights violations being perpetrated by Mr. Desalegn and the TPLF-led regime he is serving.  Continue reading Ethiopian PM Humiliated after APU Revokes Honor