Posts from November 2012

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Discussion: The Fastest Billion

by Liron Lerman

NYU Africa House Director, Professor Yaw Nyarko, moderated a breakfast discussion with the authors of the book, The Fastest Billion: The Story Behind Africa’s Economic Revolution, Mr. Charles Robertson, and Mr. Michael Moran. For far too long Africa has been seen as a continent of conflict and poverty. But there is growing recognition of another Africa – […]

Summary of Discussion with Mr. Ekpo Unaowo Nta Chairman, Nigerian Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC)

by Liron Lerman

On Thursday, October 25th, NYU Africa House and its partner organization, the Center for Technology and Economic Development, welcomed Mr. Ekpo Una Owo Nta for an informal discussion on his work with the Nigerian Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC).  Mr. Una Owo Nta was introduced to us by Prof. Offiong Aqua […]

Friends of Africa Benefit Gala: Energy for Africa

by Liron Lerman

Thursday, November 15th from 7 to 11pm The Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th floor of the Kimmel Center 60 Washington Square South Please join NYU Africa House and The African Affairs Committee of the United Nations Association Southern New York State Division Young Professionals (“UNA-SNY Young Professionals”) for the annual Friends of Africa Benefit Gala, a celebration […]

Former Chairman of Nigeria’s Anti-Corruption Efforts makes Headlines with New Report; Current Chairman Speaks at NYU Africa House

by Liron Lerman

The Financial Times has just leaked word on a report by Nuhu Ribadu, former head of Nigeria’s anti-corruption efforts, on the effect of corruption in the Nigerian oil industry. Ribadu, currently serving as Chairman of the Petroleum Revenue Task Force, reported that Nigeria loses $6.3 billion to oil theft each year, and lost an estimated […]