Two Ethiopians Receive Prestigious Awards
Addis Ababa, July 26, 2001 (ENA)- The Honorable maitre Artist World Laureate Afework
Tekele and Honorable Dr.(med.) World Laureate Tebebe Yemane-Berhan received the most
prestigious awards recently at St.John's College, Cambridge, England.
A press release obtained from Lions Club International states that the two Ethiopian Laureates
received the awards from the president of the American Biographical Institute (ABI) and
Director General of International Biographical Centre (IBC) at the 28th International Congress
on Arts and Communications held from 15th 22nd July 2001.
The Honorable Maitre Artist World Laureate Afework Tekle received the Earnest Kay Award for
his distinguished contribution to the cause of ABI as well as IBC and outstanding achievement
on Arts and World Culture.
The Honorable Dr. (med). World Laureate Tebebe Yemane-Berhan received the annual award
of ABI and American Order of Excellence medal. The IBC Board of Directors whose seat is at
Cambridge has also elected him unanimously as Life Patron of IBC Research Institute for
untired and distinguished services he has rendered to the institute and for his contribution in
the field of dermatology. The press release indicated that the award was a rare prestigious
recognition bestowed upon a few selected individuals.
The Honorable Dr. (med.) World Laureate Tebebe Yemane-Berhan was declared a "World
Laureate" in 1999 in his recognition of his outstanding contribution in the field of dermatology.
Both the ABI and IBC of Cambridge, UK awarded the Laureate the honor of "20th century
scientist" representing his homeland. Before he was named World Laureate of 1999, he had
received the International Order of Merit (IOM) award and was included in the 2000
outstanding scientists of the 20th century. He has also received the World Life Time
Achievement Award, named outstanding man of the 20th century and won the noble Order of
International Ambassador (OLA).
The press release stated at length that both Laureates were guest speakers on the 28th
International Congress on Arts and Communication at St. John's College, Cambridge, England.
The Highest Prestigious Awards were given for the first time to renowned people outside USA
and Europe, according to the press release.