RIP Journalist-Professor Aaron Berhane (1969-2021)

With deep sadness, we announce the loss of our beloved brother Journalist-Professor Aaron Berhane  on May 1st, 2021 in Toronto, Ontario (Canada) due to a sudden illness. Please join us in mourning the death of our beloved brother Journalist-Professor Aaron Berhane. 

Award-winning journalist, publisher, lecturer, writer, activist, life-long human rights advocate,  Aaron was a brother, a son, a husband and father to his three children. He was a mentor to many,  advocate to those who were in hardship, and an esteemed member of the Eritrean Canadian community in Toronto (Canada). Journalist-Professor Aaron was a co-founder and editor-in-chief of Setit, the first private newspaper in Eritrea. His  passing after a sudden illness is a shock to all of us and a huge loss to the family. We will announce the details of the burial and the memorial services in the coming days.

Family and friends have opened this GoFundMe account. The purpose of raising this fund is to assist with the expenses of  the funeral and memorial services for Aaron’s  family as his passing was completely unexpected.

Organizer and beneficiary

Abel M. Gebreyesus 
Toronto, ON
Freweini Berhane 
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