The event was held at a colorful ceremony 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.
The President of OU African Students Union, Madam Saba Zewdu who presented the award to the Hero said the African Students Union had closely followed the works of Mr Anas' and was proud of his achievements
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 Africanists Media professor who is also the director of Ohio university's Center for International Studies who have been honored by OU.
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