Africa Day is celebrated every year on May 25
On May 25 of each year, African countries celebrate Africa Day, formerly known as African Freedom Day. The annual celebration marks the founding of the Organization of African Unity, now known as the African Union
On May 25, 1963, leaders of 30 of the 32 independent African states signed the founding charter of the Organization of African Unity in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa.
Since then, the commemoration of the historic day by Africans and Africans in the diaspora has served as an opportunity for each country to organize events in order to promote the rapprochement between African peoples.
It has now become a deeply rooted tradition in all African countries, and it represents the symbol of the struggle of the entire African continent for liberation, development and economic progress.
This year's celebration is centered on nutrition, with the African Union Theme for the year 2022 “Strengthening Resilience in Nutrition and Food Security on the African Continent”.
Alongside the commemoration of the day is the extraordinary summit of the African Union currently taking place in Malabo.
On this occasion, the African Union, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, is holding an extraordinary summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, between Wednesday and Saturday.
Chaired by Macky Sall, current chairman of the AU, two summits are scheduled for this Friday and Saturday. The health, climate, food and security crises will be at the center of discussions.