Georgetown Law student perishes in plane crash

Georgetown University Law Center is mourning the loss of Cedric Asiavugwa, a third-year student, who died in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines airliner near Addis Ababa in March. A member of Georgetown University’s Campus Ministry Ababa, he was on his way home to Nairobi, Kenya, following the death of his fiancé’s mother. Asiavugwa, 32, was one of 157 people who perished in the crash, which is under investigation.

Aiavugwa was born and raised in Mombasa, Kenya, and graduated from the University of Zimbabwe where he majored in philosophy. At Georgetown, he was studying toward a joint J.D.-LL.M. degree in International Business and Economic Law. “This is a tragic loss for Cedric’s family and loved ones, for Georgetown and for the broader social justice community that benefited every day from his passion, compassion and dedication,” the school said in a joint statement from William Treanor, executive vice president and dean, and Rev. Mark Bosco, S.J., vice president for mission and ministry, Georgetown University.

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