Africa: The African Union Commission celebrates “Africa Day” on May 25 each year to acknowledge its successes and to promote the progress that Africa has made under a specific theme while reflecting upon the common challenges that the Continent faces in a global environment.
The A.U. theme of the Year 2022 is “Strengthening Resilience in Nutrition and Food Security on the African Continent: Strengthening Agro-Food Systems, Health and Social Protection Systems for the Acceleration of Human, Social and Economic Capital Development”.
Several dignitaries wish people Happy Africa Day.
Minister Nathi Mthethwa wished AfricaDay and wrote that “As we celebrate the essence of what makes us proud to be African, let’s continue to promote African stories, African content & African history; because this will enable us to assert our African identity.”
Gauteng Department of Social Development wrote, “Today is an opportunity to celebrate African diversity and success, and to highlight the cultural and economic potential that exists on the African continent.”
The Chairperson of the African Union Commission gave a special message on the occasion of the celebration of Africa Day on May 25 2022.
Ethiopian Human Rights Commission also gave a special message on the occasion of Africa Day, “On this day which marks the adoption of the Charter establishing the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) on May 25, 1963, in Addis Ababa, #Ethiopia, I wish to draw upon the words of the Charter itself and the freedom, equality, justice, and dignity they underscore to recall that these are essential objectives for the achievement of the legitimate aspirations of the people of Ethiopia, a founding member, and beyond, of the people of #Africa.”
According to U.S. mission o the African Union, Ambassador Lapenn, “What all of us at the U.S. Mission here love about our work is that we do it in partnership with Africans. Working together to create opportunities and solve problems, all for this amazing Continent!”
Former President Thabo Mbeki, “I am an African. I owe my being to the hills and the valleys, the mountains and the glades, the rivers, the deserts, the trees, the flowers, the seas and the ever-changing seasons that define the face of our native land. I am an African!”