Ethiopian academic and human rights activist, Professor Mesfin Woldemariam has passed away. According to reports, the philosopher, historian, geographer, politician and social science lifetime thinker of Ethiopia for more than half a century died today September 29, 2020, at the age of 90.
Mesfin received his early education at Teferi Mekonnen School, and was a student of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, receiving ordination as a deacon in 1946.
He completed his further education in London in 1951 and won a scholarship to study abroad. He received his BA from Punjab University, Chandigarh in 1955 and his MA and PhD from Clark University in 2007 by dissertation rural vulnerability to famine in Ethiopia. Mesfin was a professor of geography at Haile Selassie University (now Addis Ababa University or AAU), and for a time was head of the geography department.
He was also a senior Fulbright scholar in 1971, 1986 and 1987. He retired from AAU in 1991.
Professor Mesfin Woldemariam has passed away at the just of 90. He was an Ethiopian academic, author, politician and human rights activist.
Rest in peace! pic.twitter.com/9K4hfHMbTz
— Samson Berhane Asmelash🇪🇹 (@BerhaneSamson) September 30, 2020
— Allehone M. Abebe አለሆነ (@Allehone) September 30, 2020
Rest in Peace the philosopher, historian, geographer, politician and social science life time thinker of Ethiopia for more than half a centuary. Professor Mesfin Woldemariam, my intellectual hero. pic.twitter.com/CZ4Pa6iwXe
— endalkgn, Esq. (@awushwish) September 30, 2020
— Yeabsira (@luvwstlyf) September 30, 2020
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