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Africa Day

Kathmandu, Nepal - The College of Journalism and Mass Communication, in collaboration with its African partners, is organizing for the first time ever in Nepal an African Film Festival May 23-25 at the Russian Cultural Center. Fifteen films will showcase the different African culture and traditions.

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UPF helped organize Africa Day celebrations in Angola, Canada, Congo, Ecuador, Georgia, Ghana, Israel, Nepal, Netherlands, Russia, the United Kingdom (London and Birmingham), and New York and Washington, DC, USA.

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Birmingham, UK - The Universal Peace Federation and Women's Federation for World Peace in Birmingham hosted an event in honor of Africa Day. Over 100 people came together, with representatives from 12 different African countries present.

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Vienna, Austria - At an Africa Day celebration on June 10, four Africans living in Austria spoke on the theme of the Rapprochement of Cultures between Europe and Africa. This was followed by a concert by Barbara Alli and Afrococo, singing songs by Zeka Kangela from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands - An Africa Day evening on May 28 featured African cuisine and stories about building relationships among European and African youth through Partnership Ghana and Youth Service Initiative.

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New York, United States - At a celebration of Africa Day in New York on May 25, 2010, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that peace and sustainable development in Africa was one of the world body’s top priorities.

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Seoul, Korea - An Africa Day Celebration with representatives of 17 nations in attendance took place at the Raemian Hall in Anguk, Seoul on May 25. The prime minister of Zimbabwe, Dr. Morgan Richard Tsvangirai, gave the opening address. 

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Tbilisi, Georgia - On May 25, UPF Georgia invited about 20 African students and athletes to our office to learn to know each other. Then we went together to give a presentation at a school, visit a monastery, and enjoy a barbecue.

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Acrostic poem in honor of Africa Day 2010

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Moscow, Russia - UPF Russia marked Africa Day in two programs on May 25. The Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Africa invited UPF to make a presentation at the Institute's Africa Day conference. The other event on the day was held by UPF-Russia itself in partnership with one of the largest Russian interethnic NGOs, the Assembly of the Peoples of Russia.

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Al hablar en la ciudad de Nueva York, el 25 de mayo de 2010, durante la celebración del Día de África organizado por la Unión Africana y el Grupo de Esposas de los Embajadores Africanos en las Naciones Unidas, en colaboración con la Federación para la Paz Universal, el Secretario General Ban Ki-moon, dijo que la paz y el desarrollo sostenible en África era una de las prioridades del organismo mundial, y esbozó un gran esfuerzo personal que lo llevará al continente por lo menos tres veces el mes que viene.

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Nakomkope, Ghana - Eighteen youth in a training program cleaned up some historic places in the community and took part in a community rally in honor of Africa Day.

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