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Africa Day (formerly African Freedom Day and African Liberation Day) is the annual commemoration of the African Union formerly known as the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) which was inaugurated 25 May 1963. It is celebrated in various countries on the African continent, as well as around the world. 25 May 2020 will mark 57 years since Africa Day was conceived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Here's all you need to know about why every African should celebrate this day.
1. Inspired by Ghana’s Independence
A year after its independence, Ghana convened the first Conference of Independent African States on April 15, 1958. African countries in attendance included Ethiopia, Libya, Sudan, Liberia, Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco amongst others, with representatives of the National Liberation Front of Algeria and the Union of Cameroonian Peoples becoming the first Pan-African liberation conference to be held on the continent, bringing together various African countries. Further, at the meeting, the first African Freedom Day was celebrated, which was later recognised as Africa Day.
2. Common African Unity and Identity
The onward progress of the liberation movement, and to symbolise the determination of the People of Africa to free themselves from foreign domination and exploitation.”
3. South Africa’s Rise in African Union
The liberation party against Apartheid Rule, the African National Congress (ANC) could not formally attend the first Conference of Independent African States in Ghana as it was prevented by the ruling apartheid government. However, a memorandum was sent to the conference. On behalf of the party, was a member of the ANC in the Transvaal and a 1956 Treason Trialist, Alfred Hutchinson, who left the country after his acquittal, and attended the AAPC (All African People’s Conference), which was held a few months later.
South Africa only became part of the Organisation of the African Union (OAU) in 1994. on May 25, 2001, where South Africa paved the way as a founding member. Although the organisation of the AU remains headquartered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, its legislative arm, the Pan-African Parliament, is situated in Midrand, South Africa.
4. Women Empowerment in the African Union
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as the first woman chair of the UA Commission. cracked the assumption that women are incapable of being involved in the continental organisation. During her tenure, Dlamini-Zuma made women’s rights the theme of two consecutive AU summits, where the continental body started a major campaign to end child marriage, which has seen notable results.
5. Continent-wide Disease Control and Prevention
January of 2017 marked the launch of Africa’s continent-wide public health agency, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), which was established to help African member states of the African Union to respond to public health emergencies. CDC provides health considerations and tools for operating during COVID-19 from Business and Workplaces, Park and Recreational Facilities, Child Care, School and Youth Programmes, First Responders and Lw Enforcement, Colleges, Universities and Higher Education as well as Community and Faith Based Organizations
As the reality of COVID-19 simmers into affecting the world and socio-economic dynamics we at BAAB Media Group reiterate on the importance of African presence, unity, entrepreneurship and unity towards seeking a solution and vaccine.
Happy Africa Day!