Zuma to host Africa Day celebrations

Africans across the world are today celebrating Africa Day in grand style, dressed in attractive traditional outfits and putting on a colourful display of culture, food and diversity.

Elsewhere, there are concerts and ceremonies to mark the day.

The Continent of Africa observes and celebrates in a special way the 25 May. Some Western Aid agencies also celebrate the day to draw attention to some of the challenges facing Africa.

Africa Day is promoted by the African Union (AU). At the time, there were few independent African states, but the few leaders in attendance-from Ghana, Ethiopia, Sudan, Liberia and others-were there as a collective platform to reject colonialism and find a common interest.

On 25 May 1963 a summit was held to found the Organisation of African Unity, now named the African Union (AU).

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US security officials, citing British intelligence officials, said Abedi was born in Manchester to Libyan parents. The traditional ceremony at the palace is a major tourist attraction in London .

The Ministry of International Relations and Cooperations invited all Namibians to celebrate the progress made on the continent, and the commitment of the Namibian government to transform the potential of the country's large youth population, and effectively invest in their health, education, empowerment and employment, through public action and private sector involvement.

More than half a century later, colonialism is no longer the common enemy, and finding a clear message from a community of states has become more hard.

As part of Africa Day, various events are being organized in Turkey as well, the statement said. Progress remains the broad objective, but getting there is quite literally proving hard.

2017's Africa Day highlights the theme: "Harnessing the demographic dividend through investments in youth".

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