Ethiopian famine girl set to marry – The Press Association

January 13th, 2010 Print Print Email Email

A girl who became the symbol of the Ethiopian famine during Live Aid 25 years ago has got engaged. (more…)

A girl who became the symbol of the Ethiopian famine during Live Aid 25 years ago has got engaged.

Birhan Woldu, 28, is now “bursting with confidence” as she took part in a rings ceremony with her husband-to-be Birhanu Meresa, 29, the charity A-CET said.

Now Miss Woldu wants Live Aid organiser Bob Geldof to attend her wedding.

She told The Sun: “We haven’t set a date for the wedding yet, but I would be so proud if Bob could be there.

“I now want to have two children, one girl and one boy, for my life to be complete.”

David Stables, of the Leicester-based charity A-CET which helped with her education, said he had been tasked with inviting Geldof to the wedding.

He said: “They have a very lovely rapport. It’s almost a father-daughter relationship with her, they get on so well.”

He said Miss Woldu had “really changed” over the past six years and was now “bursting with confidence”.

Miss Woldu, now a nurse, met her fiance at agricultural college six years ago, he said.

Dressed in a white veil and gown, she exchanged rings with him and received a blessing from a priest in Qwiha, northern Ethiopia, on Sunday.

  1. Anonymous
    | #1

    well we all know God has his way of doing gerat in the peoples life congerat to u miss woldu. i wish you and your fiancey Hope Love and God be with you through out your lufe.

  2. በለው!
    | #2

    እንኳን እግዝሐብሔር ለዚህ አበቃሽ!የአብርሃብ የሳራ ጋብቻ ያደርግላችሁም ዘንድ መልካም ምኞቴ ነው
    መጪው ዘመን የሰላም, የደስታ, የፍቅር,ሆኖ የተመኛችሁት እውን ይሆን ዘንድ ያለፉት ዘመናት
    ተረስተው በአዲስ መንፈስ ለመቀየር የተሻለውንና የበለጠው ብልፅግና ለሁሉም የሰው ልጅ ሁሉ
    እንዲሆን እናንተም ተግታችሁ ልጆቻችሁን በማስተማር ለሀገርና ለወገን ቀድመው የሚደርሱ ይሆኑ ዘንድ መልካሙን ሁሉ በመመኘት መልካሙን የምመኝላችሁ የእናንተው ኢትዮጵያዊው ዜጋ በርቱ::
    (ከካናዳ)

  3. solomon
    | #3

    She is so cute and i surprised with her confidence &
    She is doing great job by helping the people she come from,

  4. Anonymous
    | #4

    she is so cute and used to be the symbol of famin, now she is the sybol of beauty for all Ethiopian!!!
    congratulation miss woldu and God bless you!!!

  5. ሣተናዉ
    | #5

    ብር አምባር ሰበረለዎ የሚለዊን ስሙት

  6. አንበሴ
    | #6

    ጋብቻችሁ የተቀደሰ ይሆን ዘንድ ወያኔነት ማለት እርግማንና የቁም ሞት መሆኑን አውቃችሁ እግዚአብሔር እንደቀድሞው ኢትዮጵያን የበረከት የነጻነት የአንድነት መዘክርና የወደፊት ትውልዳችሁ ትውልዳችን “ከረሃብ” የነጻ ይሆን ዘንድ ልቡና ይስጣችሁ ጋብቻችሁ ይባረክ::

    ኢትዮጵያ ሃገራችንን ገና ከበረሃ ጀምሮ ልማትን እያወደሙ ” ረሃብ ” የፈጠሩብንን ፋሽስት ወያኔ ወንበዴዎችን ለመገርሰስ በማንኛውም መንገድ የሚታገሉትን ውድ ኢትዮጵያውያንን ለልበ አምላክ ያደለውን ወታደራዊና መንፈሳዊ ጥንካሬ ለእኛም ያድለን::
    እግዚአብሔር አምላክ በከንቱ ለፋሽስት ወያኔ የሚያጎበድዱትን የትግራይ ተወላጆች ልቡና ሰጥቶልን ኢትዮጵያ ወይም ሞት ብለው በግልጽ ፋሽስቱን ወያኔ ውጉዝ ከመ አርዮስ ብለው እራሳቸውንና ሃገራቸውን ከጥፋት እንዲያድኑ ከሌሎቹ ኢትዮጵያውያን ጋር ዘረኝነትን ለመዋጋትና ለመሰለፍ ያብቃቸው::

    ኢትዮጵያ ለዘለአለም ትኑር!!!

  7. ETHIOPIAN JEW
    | #7

    Wishing a good marriage for you but I do not wish your marriage to be tested by God just as Sarah and Abrham’s was. I rather want the marriage to be a happy one and to produce your children at the age of reasonable time NOT AT OLDER AGE AS ABRHAM.

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