Africa Day celebrated in style
ISLAMABAD, MAY 29 (DNA) -: Dean of African countries Mpendulo Fele High Commissioner of South Africa has said African nations value their relations with Pakistan adding all out efforts would be made to further strengthen these relations.He expressed these views while speaking on the occasion of 53rd Anniversary of the African Unity, which is now called African Union.
The South African High Commissioner further said Africa Day is the annual commemoration. On this day, leaders of 30 of the 32 independent African states signed a founding charter in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
In 1991, the OAU established the African Economic Community, and in 2002 the OAU established its own successor, the African Union. However, the name and date of Africa Day has been retained as a celebration of African unity.
2012’s theme of Africa Day was ‘Africa and the Diaspora’. The New York celebration was held in New York City on May 31, 2011. In Nairobi, it was celebrated at Uhuru Park Recreational Park. Africa Day is observed as a public holiday in six African countries, that is, Ghana, Mali, Namibia, Zambia, Lesotho and Zimbabwe. However, celebrations are held in some African countries, as well as by Africans in the Diaspora.=DNA
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