Halima Dangote and Aliko Dangote attend the TIME 100 Gala at Lincoln Center, NYC, in 2014. Photo: Ben Gabbe/Getty

Can Aliko Dangote’s Name Help Open The Africa Center In NYC’s Harlem?

By Staff, 1:01 am

Halima Aliko Dangote, daughter of Nigerian cement magnate Aliko Dangote, is trying to raise money in Africa to open an African art and policy institute in New York. She hoped to raise up to $5 million at a recent fundraiser in Nigeria, and said she planned similar events in Morocco and Kenya. The building that houses the Africa Center was completed several years ago but the center itself hasn’t opened yet for lack of funds.

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