attends Africa-America Institute 60th Anniversary Awards Gala at New York Hilton on September 25, 2013 in New York City.On September 25th, 2013, I attended the 60th Anniversary Awards for the Africa-America Institute. It was one of the biggest Gala events that I have ever attended and I have never been in room with so many secret service people at one time. There were several heads of state in attendance and ministers from all over Africa.

The evening started with a press briefing with the award recipients of the evenings awards. H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, chair of the African Union Commission, was there to receive the first ever Institutional legacy award on behalf of the African Union.