AAI held its 20th Annual Awards Gala in the Delegates Dining Room at the United Nations. H.E. Sam Nujoma, President of Namibia, received the AAI African National Achievement Award on behalf of the people of Namibia for their enduring commitment to education. President Levy Mwanawasa of Zambia and President Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique were present to join in honoring Namibia’s impressive accomplishments. During the evening, United States Representative Donald Payne of New Jersey received the AAI Award of Special Recognition to commemorate his tireless work to promote positive U.S.-Africa relations. The AAI Distinguished Alumnus Award recognized the achievements of The Honorable Nahas Angula, Minister of Higher Education, Training and Employment Creation, in Namibia. The event was featured in a global broadcast on AIT TV.