ABOUT AFRICA DAY

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Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963. It is celebrated in various countries on the African continent, as well as around the world.

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MERCY CHANGWE AMONG THE TEN RECOGNISED BY PRESIDENT HICHILEMA

In honoring Mercy Changwe,President Hichilema commended her for her gallantly in the defense of democracy and multipartism.

Ms Changwe,a small scale vegetable trader was at several occasion attacked by PF cadres and had her merchandise store damaged for supporting the then opposition UPND,acts that never derailed her resolve to support the party.

ZAMBIAN SWIMMER UPSET WITH SPORTS MINISTRY FOR GIVING CHIPOLOPOLO HUGE MONEY IN AFCON QUALIFIERS SHE BELIEVES THEY WILL PROBABLY LOSE

“Zambian baseball team won a tournament against Burkina Faso. Didn’t see that in the news, instead we saw that the ministry is giving FAZ K14m (actually K41M) to pay for the debts and get chipolopolo ready for AFCON qualifiers which they will probably lose. I’m tired of other sports being given false hope that the government will be there for them and fund them while the likes of Sydney Siame and I have to fund our own continental trips, win medals and the most publicity we get is a column at the back of the sports section. All we want is to be given the recognition we deserve. We just want equality, we want all sports to be treated equally regardless of how big or small, popular or unpopular the sport is,”

=== Tilka Paljk OLY ===

Zambian international swimmer

Former President Edgar Chagwa LUNGU spotted on Africa Freedom Day.

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ACCORDING TO WIKIPEDIA

Five years later, on 25 May 1963, representatives of thirty African nations met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, hosted by Emperor Haile Selassie. By then more than two-thirds of the continent had achieved independence, mostly from imperial European states. At this meeting, the Organisation of African Unity was founded, with the initial aim to encourage the decolonisation of AngolaMozambiqueSouth Africa and Southern Rhodesia. The organisation pledged to support the work conducted by freedom fighters, and remove military access to colonial nations. A charter was set out which sought to improve the living standards across member states. Selassie exclaimed, “May this convention of union last 1,000 years.”[6]

The charter was signed by all attendees on 26 May, with the exception of Morocco.[a] At that meeting, Africa Freedom Day was renamed Africa Liberation Day.[4] In 2002, the OAU was replaced by the African Union. However, the renamed celebration of Africa Day continued to be celebrated on 25 May in respect to the formation of the OAU.[7]

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Happy African Freedom Day!