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More than 400 distinguished guests including African Heads of State, international and senior U.S. government officials along with business, civic, philanthropic, and academic leaders are expected to attend the 33rd Annual AAI Awards Gala at the Mandarin Oriental.

WHO: Africa America Institute (AAI)

WHAT: AAI 33rd Annual Awards Gala

WHERE: The Mandarin Oriental, 80 Columbus Circle, New York

WHEN: Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 7-11PM EST

WHY: Celebrating African achievement promoting AAI’s mission and engagement between America and Africa during the U.N. General Assembly.

Confirmed Honorees in Attendance

H.E. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo – Accepting The National Achievement Award on behalf of the people of the Republic of Ghana.

Bozoma Saint John, Chief Brand Officer, Uber – The Award for Innovation and Technology

Mr. Jim Ovia, Chairman, Managing Director and CEO of Zenith Bank – The African Business Leader Award

Nicole Amarteifo, Creator, Director, and Producer of An African City – The Leadership in African Media & Arts Award

Held annually during the United Nations General Assembly, the Annual Awards Gala is one of the most anticipated Africa-focused events in New York City. The Awards Gala brings together distinguished guests including African Heads of State and diplomats, international, and senior U.S. government officials, business, and civil society leaders, educators, journalists, philanthropists, and other prominent figures who are working towards advancing economic and development progress in Africa.

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