Ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, was recently honoured as the African Hero of the Year 2016.
It was conferred on him by the Ohio University African Students’ Union (ASU) at a short but colourful ceremony held on the school’s premises in Athens Ohio, USA.
Established in 1991 to commemorate the release of the former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela from prison, the African Hero award honors individuals whose works have impacted positively on the lives of Africans around the world.
With this Award, Mr. Anas has joined the ranks of celebrated Africans such as Professor Francis Nyamnjoh, a Cameroonian scholar, novelist and publisher; Professor Frimpong Boateng, a renowned Heart surgeon from Ghana; Dr. Philistine Onyango from Kenya and Professor Steve Howard, an Africanist Media professor who is also the director of Ohio university’s Center for International Studies who have been honored by OU.
Anas Aremeyaw Anas also had an encounter with students of Oxford University in March this year. He was invited to attend the Oxford African Conference as a key figure in formulating narratives in Africa.
He addressed selected students about his work as journalists.