Last month we celebrated Africa Day on the 25th May. The day, which is recognised internationally, commemorates the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (now known as the African Union), which took place on the 25th May 1963. Part of the motivation for the day is for Africa (and Africans) to tell their own stories, … Read more

Africa Day 2016

Wednesday marks Africa Day 2016, a commemoration of the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (now the African Union) in 1963. While the AU concerns itself largely with the the politics and economics of the continent, internationally Africa Day is more about celebrating the people of Africa, their food, music and culture. And although it’s … Read more

We Are Africa!

On the 25th May every year more than fifty countries celebrate Africa Day, a commemoration of the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in 1963. Originally a largely political organisation (17 of the member states were former European colonies), the OAU transformed into the African Union as the challenges faced by the continent became increasingly economic, rather than … Read more

Africa Day

On the 25th May 1963 the leaders of 32 African nations converged in Ethiopia‘s capital, Addis Ababa, and formed the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). The organisation was a symbol of Africa’s independence from the colonisation that had beset the continent for decades, and represented the aspirations of African people. The OAU supported the struggle … Read more