African Diplomatic Group in Nigeria Observes Africa Day 2018

2016 Africa Day Flashback, right to left: Amb. Ibrahim (Dean), Amb. Conteh, Amb. Kamanzi & Amb. Njoolay of Cameroon, Liberia, Rwanda & Tanzania respectively

(Abuja, September 13, 2018):Members of the African Diplomatic Group in the Federal Republic of Nigeria will observe this year’s Africa Day on September 14-15, 2018.

The African Diplomatic Group comprises of all African Diplomatic Missions accredited to Nigeria.

A release from the Group says the celebrations, annually observed on May 25, were postponed due to several activities held in May of 2018, including the observance of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Under this year’s theme, “Fighting Against Corruption in Africa”, the African Diplomatic Group has released its calendar of activities to commemorate the observance of Africa Day 2018.

According to the release, the Group will on Friday, September 14, 2018, host a formal evening program to be held at a local hotel in Abuja. Friday’s evening program will include speeches, cultural performances and a buffet dinner of cuisine of the various African states represented in Abuja.

Also, as part of this year’s celebration, the African Diplomatic Group will on Saturday, September 15, 2018 hold a friendly soccer match at the compound of the Embassy of Egypt, beginning at 9:00 am and ending at 12 noon.

According to the release, the day will end with a donation of tennis equipment to talented kids of Abuja at the Abuja National Stadium at 3:00pm.

Africa Day commemorates the founding of the then Organization of African Unity (OUA), now the African Union (AU). Initiated on May 25, 1963, the day aims to celebrate African Unity, with each year having a different theme.

from Nat Bayjay, Minister Counselor/Press & Public Affairs, Liberian Embassy, Abuja

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