Professor. Ali Al'Amin Mazrui (February 24, 1933 – October 13, 2014)
Professor Ali Al'Amin Mazrui passed away Sunday at 8.32pm New York time (Monday, 12.32am GMT).
He will be buried in his home town in Kenya.
A statement read that Prof. Ricardo Laremont of Binghamton University New York confirmed the death to Dr. Abubakar Alhassan who spoke with and condoled Prof. Mazrui's wife, Maryam Pauline.
"Condolences to all Africans, for a great one amongst us has fallen!" African Views
Professor Ali Al'Amin Mazrui will be remembered for many things, but nothing will supercede what he gave Africans, the vision of the need for stewardship to the African landscape and environment. He was a humble, pious, and extremely generous fellow of humanity.
'The African condition'
Tanzania's Deputy Minister of Communication, Science and Technology, January Makamba, paid a more personal tribute, saying Mr Mazrui "taught me to appreciate and value Africa's complex identity and multiple heritages". Source: BBC
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Farewell gentle giant.
The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit concluded on August 6, 2014 in Washington DC after 50 African countries and U.S. government officials as well as over 1000 business leaders, 1000 Media representatives from the US, Africa and other parts of the world met, shared opinions, and announced billions in public and private sector commitments to enhance trade, investment and security across Africa. Two key highlights of the summit were 1) the AGOA Forum, where Obama administration officials outlined the government’s comprehensive strategy for extending and updating the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), and 2) the U.S.-Africa Business Forum, where more than $33 billion in business deals were struck between African and U.S. government and business leaders. African Views was among the attendees and encourages audience across the world to look forward to its detail report on the event - consisting of transcript and pictures of various forums during the summit -- and analysis of the conducts, opinions, performances, and expectations of the participants and observers. Anyway we’re very excited at AV about this new opportunity. We believe this renewed U.S.-Africa relationship can be a game-changer in how immediate challenges are met in Africa.
Event Report: http://www.whitehouse.gov/us-africa-leaders-summit
Business forum: http://www.bloomberg.com/bmia
Here is a list of challenges facing Africa by country-specific prevalence and make sure your concern is represented too: http://bit.ly/africanproblems