MacArthur ‘genius grant’ awarded to visionary Nigerian artist

MacArthur ‘genius grant’ awarded to visionary Nigerian artist

A Nigerian artist now living in the United States has been named a 2017 MacArthur Foundation Fellow and the recipient of what are commonly called the MacArthur “genius grants.” Njideka Akunyili Crosby, 34, is a creator of large-scale works that incorporate mixed media, including paint, fabric and textiles, and photography….

AfDB president Adesina named World Food Prize recipient

This year’s World Food Prize will go to Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), whose name was announced earlier this week in the United States. The prestigious USD$250,000 prize awarded to Adesina honors his leadership in improving the practice and production of food in Africa, and in “galvanizing the…