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Dr. Bekeles book Ploughing New Ground examines the relationship between agricultural food cultivation and environmental change in Ethiopia. The book won the 2018 Bethwell A. Ogot Prize for best book in East African Studies.

People of OU: the History Department’s Getnet Bekele

Tanner Trafelet, Contributor November 10, 2021

Teaching primarily in the historical fields of environment and development, economic history, conflict studies and African history, Getnet Bekele, Ph.D. — associate professor of history at Oakland University...

Paul Rusesabagina was sentenced to 25 years in prison for terrorism offences on Sept. 20. Rusesabagina sheltered Rwandans in the hotel he managed during the genocide, inspiring the film Hotel Rwanda.

Man who inspired ‘Hotel Rwanda’ sentenced to 25 years in prison

Tanner Trafelet, Contributor September 29, 2021

As reported by the Associated Press, Paul Rusesabagina — the man who inspired the movie “Hotel Rwanda”— was sentenced to 25 years in prison for terrorism offences on Sept. 20. Rusesabagina rose...

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