May: Africa Day
Africa celebrates Africa Day on May 25 each year and as a proudly African country, South Africa joins in Africa’s celebration. Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity on May 25, 1963. It is celebrated in various countries on the African continent, as well as around the world.
Africa has come a long way from that time, having evolved through the Organisation of African Unity to the African Union today. When the African Union was established in September 1999 with the Sirte Declaration issued by the Organisation of African Unity, its aims were to inter alia, accelerate the process of integration in the continent, to enable it play its rightful role in the global economy while addressing multifaceted social, economic and political problems compounded as they are by certain negative aspects of globalisation. The main objectives of the OAU then ie to promote unity and solidarity among African States; to coordinate and intensify cooperation for development; to safeguard the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Member States and to promote international cooperation within the framework of the United Nations are still carried forward today under the African Union, despite the many challenges the continent still faces. Read More...
Ambassador Malefane with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Mr Mevlut Cavusoglu Commemorating Ataturk, Youth &
The great leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk has granted 19 May, The Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day to the
Ambassador Malefane with Ambassador Williams Nkurunziza, and Chief of Editor of Diplomatic Observer, Mr Serhat Onalp at