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Hawi Safara, a 17 year-old Ethiopian immigrant student of Oromo background from Dunbar Senior High School in Washington DC, won a Posse Leadership Scholarship of $100,000. She is one of the 10 students selected from Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland for this prestigious award. Ranked first out of Dunbar's graduating class of 230 students, Hawi also received a $7000 scholarship award from comedian Bill Cosby in addition to a medal and a cup of honor. As the student with the highest academic rank from her class of 2007, she delivered the valedictory speech at her graduation. Hawi is planning to go to Grinnell College in Iowa to study science.

Her father, Commander Safara Jibitu, is a former Ethiopian navy officer. He lived in Yemen for 10 years before resettling in the United States and, two years later, was able to reunite with his family who had immigrated from Ethiopia. Hawi, who came to the United States five years ago, attended grades 8 through 12 in Washington DC. Jalene talked to Hawi Safara and her father for a Tuesday feature in Afan Oromo.

(Click the link above to listen to Jalene Gemeda's interview in Afan Oromo with Hawi Safara and Commander Safara Jibitu)

Zeresenay Alemseged, researcher at the Max Planck Institute's Department of Human Evolution in Germany, gave a lecture at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History on his recent discovery of a juvenile fossil. The 3.3 million year old fossil, nicknamed "Selam," has become the second most extraordinary archeological discovery of 2006. The most complete fossil to date of Selam was found in the Afar Region of Ethiopia.

During his lecture, Dr. Alemseged talked about human evolution through his experiences, fieldwork and research. About four hundred people attended the lecture. Among his current works are descriptions of new hominine and non-human primate fossils; growth and development in early hominines; and analysis of environmental and ecological factors affecting primate and human evolutionary processes.

Zeresenay Alemseged earned a B.Sc. in Geology at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, a M.Sc. in paleontology from the University of Montpellier II and Paris VI, France in 1994, and a Ph.D. in paleoanthropology and paleoenvironment from the University of Paris VI and the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle et Paris VI. VOA’s Fregenet Asseged spoke with Zeresenay Alemseged about his many achievements.

(Click the link above to listen to Fregenet Asseged's interview with Dr. Zeresenay Alemseged in Amharic)

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