Thursday, May 24, 2012

What is Africa Day?

Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the 1963 founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), presently recognized as the African Union (AU).

The African Union, comprised of 53 member states, has brought together the continent of Africa to collectively address the challenges it has faced, such as armed conflict, climate change, and poverty.

 Africa Day 2011 official video.
More than 600 top dignitaries from the African Union and the United Nations, NGOs, their families and friends gathered for the 48th celebration of Africa Day at the Manhattan Center in New York on May 31st, 2011, with the innovative theme "Africa and the Diaspora" recognizing the contributions of tens of millions of Africans now living outside their native homeland.

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