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Finish University Rescinds Honorary Degree to Ethiopia’s PM

Tampere University of Technology of Finland withdrew PM Hailemariam Honorary Degree
COME ON, NOT AGAIN. Tampere University of Technology of Finland withdrew PM Hailemariam Desalegn’s nomination for honorary degree.

BY ESAT NEWS

The Tampere University of Technology (TUT) in Finland rescinded the honorary doctorate degree it was scheduled to award to Ethiopia’s prime minister Halemariam Desalegn following a relentless campaign by Ethiopians in the Diaspora who believe a man at the helm of a brutal regime does not deserve such recognition. Continue reading Finish University Rescinds Honorary Degree to Ethiopia’s PM

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Hailemariam Desalegn faced a stinging humiliation as Azusa Pacific University (APU), whose motto is “God First”, has withdrawn an honor it had already bestowed on him.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