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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Ethiopia’s Olympics gold medalist athlete Miruts Yifter dies









Miruts Yifter is a former Ethiopian athlete – winner of two gold medals at the 1980 Summer Olympics held in Moscow, Soviet Union, in present-day Russia, dies today.  
He died today at the age of 73, according to the statement from Ethiopian Government Communications Affairs Office. He is reported suffering from lung complications for a long time, which finally led to his death.
Born in Adigrat, in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia, Yifter spent early parts of his youth working in different factories and as a carriage driver. His talent as a long-distance runner was noticed when he joined the Ethiopian Air Force.

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Prof. Muse Tegegne has lectured sociology Change &  Liberation  in Europe, Africa and Americas. He has obtained  Doctorat es Science from the University of Geneva.   A PhD in Developmental Studies & ND in Natural Therapies.  He wrote on the  problematic of  the Horn of  Africa extensively. He Speaks Amharic, Tigergna, Hebrew, English, French. He has a good comprehension of Arabic, Spanish and Italian.