May 26, 2017 IBOMLLC Team

Africa Day 2017, What’s it all about?

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Innov8tiv
Innov8tiv – Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa

As the continent of Africa celebrates the 54th Africa Day, there is quite a number of people out there who have don’t know what the is for, and how it came about.

Well, the Africa Day is a national holiday across several countries on the continent; Ghana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, and Mali. The special day is also observed across the continent, albeit it might not be a national holiday in those respective countries. Even people living in the diaspora do celebrate the occasion.

The special day is observed through celebrations, live performances, ceremonies, and most importantly through reflection.

The Origin of Africa Day

The Africa Day traces its roots to some of the continent’s hero and visionary leaders; Kwame Nkrumah from Ghana, Julius Nyerere of Tanzania, Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia, and Sékou Touré of Guinea.

These leaders were on the front line of freeing their respective countries from the exploitative grasp of the European colonial masters. These leaders together with their counterparts from 17 other African countries that had fought for their independence by 1958 came together and formed the African Liberation Day.

The day was meant to commemorate the …read more

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