Occupy Nigeria solidarity action in DC - Protesting oil price hikes in front of the World Bank
On January 9, 2012 activists in Washington DC took action in solidarity with ongoing protests in Nigeria fighting IMF and World Bank inspired price hikes.
Nigerian Professor Wins International Book Prize In African Studies
Professor G. Ugo Nwokeji was Thursday, November 17, 2011, unveiled as The 2011 Melville J. Herskovits Book Award winner in Washington, D.C.
Nwokeji, who is a professor of history and African American Studies at the famous University of California, Berkeley, won the award for his book, The Slave Trade and Culture in the Bight of Biafra: An African Society in the Atlantic World, published by Cambridge University Press in 2010, selected from more than 200 books nominated for the award this year.
Awarded by the African Studies Association (ASA), the Herskovits Award is considered the premier book prize for non-fiction in African Studies worldwide. The ASA was formed in 1957 and is the largest of all scholarly associations that focus primarily on Africa.
Given to the author of an outstanding original book published on Africa in the previous year, The Herskovits Award has been awarded continuously since 1965 in honor of preeminent American anthropologist, Melville J. Herskovits, who was instrumental to the emergence of both African studies and Afro-American studies as academic disciplines in the United States.