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Message of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission HE Mr Moussa Faki Mahamat on the occasion of the 54th Africa Day

It is with honour and utmost humility that I stand before you dear African Compatriots to pay tribute to our Founding Fathers, to bow to their unwavering commitment to an upright, free, united, interdependent and fraternal Africa. On this day of 25 May 2017, we celebrate the anniversary of the liberation of our Continent from the yoke of colonialism and the unity that our Founding Fathers so dreamt about and fought for. The establishment of our Organization, on this day, 25 May in 1963, in Addis Ababa, marked a pivotal turning point in the history of our Continent. 

Message of solidarity on the occasion of the celebration of 23rd International African Writers Day

 Addis Ababa, 7 November 2016: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, HE Dr Dlamini Zuma congratulates African and Diaspora writers – past and present – on the occasion of the 23rd Anniversary of International African Writers Day, 7 November 2016. She recalls that the day coincides with the birth of the Pan African Writers Association, an organisation dedicated to promoting African classic works, and encouraging publishing and the culture of writing and reading on the continent.

Message from Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on the Commemoration of “AFRICA DAY” 25 MAY 2016

Fellow Africans on the Continent and in the Diaspora, our friends and supporters across the globe, on this historic day of May 25, celebrating the 53rd Anniversary of the foundation of our beloved Continental Organization, the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), now the African Union (AU), allow me to extend my warmest and most sincere best wishes for Africa Day as we celebrate continued progress by all daughters and sons of our beloved continent.