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Kofi Annan (1938-2018)

Kofi Annan portrait

The Africa Center mourns the passing of former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

He played a crucial role in promoting peace and advocating for human dignity through his work at the United Nations and later during his retirement. Annan, a Ghanaian national, was the exemplar of a global African: firmly committed to his Kumasi roots while building a new narrative about Africa’s importance and influence on the international stage.

Even as we mourn his passing, we celebrate his legacy.


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The Africa Center1 week ago

There are exciting things going on in our space!

We're thrilled to have artist Victor Ekpuk in residence to create a new ephemeral artwork inspired by our neighborhood of Harlem.

Here's a sneak peek from earlier this...

3 weeks ago
We are thrilled to announce our partnership with @chefpierrethiam and his new African comfort food restaurant Teranga! Coming soon to @TheAfricaCenter in Harlem! https://t.co/ixwrBH1DOs
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“Teranga is about the way we treat our guests": @chefpierrethiam on the West African restaurant he'll open next month in Harlem https://t.co/WWSJq7jEAa https://t.co/Q2jbIpodoa
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