For his contribution in the  fight against AIDS and hunger in Africa through his art on Saturday March 3rd 2007 Humberto Benitez was honored with the honorary title of Knight of Commander of the Order Of the Star Of the Ethiopian Empire from Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie Haite-Selassie and the Knight Grand Cross                                                of the  order of the Royal Lions from King Nous Kigeli V,Roi Du Rwanda
                                              King of Rwanda