Prof. Mesfin Woldemariam to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

October 15, 2014
The prominent Ethiopian human rights activist and scholar, Professor Mesfin Woldemariam, is to receive a lifetime achievement award from an Ethiopian organisation in Australia, Democracy for Ethiopia Support Group. He is expected to arrive in Melbourne today. The Group based in Australia also extended the invitation to the Professor to also hold discussion with Ethiopians located in various cities of Australia. The award is for Mesfin’s selfless lifetime contribution for the all-rounded peace and stability of Ethiopia and its people.

Accordingly, he is scheduled to speak to Ethiopians in Melbourne on October 19, 2014, Sydney on October 26 and Brisbane on a date yet to be disclosed.

The author of several books on human rights, geography, history and development, Professor Mesfin has also been one of the founders of the Ethiopian human rights council and adviser for several opposition groups including one of the strongest and historic parties, Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD) of the 2005 election.

Source:: Debirhan


  1. The Tigray People’s Liberation Front supporters within diaspora got the access to financial security more than any other diasporas. Yet their participation in Ethiopias’s development is next to none. In fact they cheat on their taxes while they got incomes both in Ethiopia and in diaspoara at the same time. Most of them don’t even report income in both countries. These Tigray People liberation Front’s business people got by far the highest percentage of people living both in the diaspora and in Ethiopia simultaneously. They got the nerve to apply for foodstamp and other benefits worldwide while they got incomes higher than any Ethiopian both in Ethiopia and in diaspora. It is assumed that 85% of TPLF elites-diasporas cheat on their taxes both in Ethiopia and in diaspora by using their dual citizenship as a cover. Yet the TPLF supporters dual citizens got the nerve to accuse others for cheating on their taxes and in turn selling their livelihood by grabbing their lands in the name of funding the GERD project. We need to report all the elite-diasporas that cheat on their taxes to the TAX authorities in diaspora so they stop selling our lands (LIFE) GRAB . Let’s end stealing our foods so our people back home can feed their babies . The people should not resort to abortion or exile just to have enough to feed their babies while the officials sell their land to foreigners . If we stop the TPLF dual citizens from stealing from Ethiopia we can build many dams without selling the lands. We need to use the legal system in diaspora to stop these people and retrieve the stolen money from Ethiopians and retrieve stolen money for foreign countries as well.

  2. he pretender that has no moral compass. Wasn’t this cat who was part of the Derg inquiry that resulted in the cold blooded murder of officials of King Haile Selassie. What a joke?


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