Youssou Ndour, Bono, Mo Ibrahim, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Harry Belafonte, Hadeel Ibrahim On Thursday, September 26, 2013, African philanthropist Mo Ibrahim hosted a private celebration and launch of the New Africa Center in New York City.

He was joined by several notable guests including: Bono, Harry Belafonte, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Youssou Ndour (who also performed), Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Makgatho Mandela, and super model Liya Kebede. The evening also featured performances by world-renowned African entertainer Angelique Kidjo and the band from the Tony-award winning Broadway musical Fela!.

Mo Ibrahim,  Rev. Jesse Jackson and Harry Belafonte Hadeel Ibrahim and Liya Kebede

The New Africa Center will be a North American hub for policy, performance, education, collaboration, as well as a museum showcasing African art. The ambition for the center is to become the premier destination for dialogue on critical issues of the day facing the development, understanding and advancement of the African continent, its citizens and its culture.

Via HvM Communications.


Youssou Ndour, Mo Ibrahim, Makgatho Mandela, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Bono, Hadeel Ibrahim