The East London beachfront was full of colour, as people came out in their different regalia, to celebrate Africa Day!
From Malawi, Kenya, Somalia, Ghana to Zimbabwe and South Africa - amongst others - Africans demonstrated the true meaning of unity.
Africa month is celebrated annually on the 25th of May. The Eastern Cape Government is joining the rest of the country by celebrating the Provincial Africa Day under the Africa Month theme: “Celebrating 25 years of democracy: Building a Better Africa and a Better World”, today.
The Africa Month theme provides as an opportunity to raise awareness about the contribution of the African continent to South Africa’s struggle for liberation.
Historically, Africa Day celebrates the day when the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), the precursor to the African Union (AU), was formed in 1963. It acknowledges the progress that we, as Africans, have made, while reflecting upon the common challenges we face in a global environment.
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.
In his keynote address, newly appointed Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane touched on the importance of Africans embracing each other in unity, for the development of the continent and its people.
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