Yenesew Gebre’s mother passes away

By T, Staffer of De Birhan Media
03 October 2012

Yenesew Gebre (in the pic), a 29 year-old Ethiopian school teacher,was the first Ethiopian to self immolate opposing oppression in Ethiopia on 11/11/11. A news has come now that his mother, Kassech Asefa, who has been grieving his death, ill since he died, has reportedly died last night, De Birhan learnt.

She will be buried  today in Jimma town!


The young Ethiopian activist and teacher, Yenesew Gebre, died after he set himself on fire in Dawro, Waka, Southern and later died at Tercha Hospital on Monday, 14 November.

There were series of local uprisings and arrests in Waka town opposing maladministration and injustice,weeks before he died.  Yenesew was popular for raising serious issues and challenging authorities.