By Sifiso Maposa
Pan Africanism – an ideology and movement that encourages the solidarity of Africans worldwide. It is based on the belief that unity is vital to progress and aims to “unify and uplift” people of African descent.
The largest Pan African organisation is the African Union. The African Union is the reason for the significance of the 25th of May – Africa Day.
Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the 1963 founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), presently recognized as the Africa Union (AU). The African Union, comprised of 53 member states, has brought together the continent of Africa to collectively address the challenges it has faced, such as armed conflict, climate change, and poverty.
To read more about the African Union visit http://www.au.int/en/
To commemorate Africa Day, I have selected a few quotes by some of Africa’s greatest minds that inspire me each day. Through these quotes may you remember the significance of past struggles and African unity. May you be inspired to take pride in our beautiful continent and uphold the spirit of Pan-Africanism. Happy Africa Day!
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