MAY 25: Africa Day

Today, May 25, we celebrate Africa Day. The origin of this celebration goes back to May 25, 1963, when 32 leaders of African states met in Addis Ababa to create the Organization of African Unity (OAU), known as the African Union (AU).

May 25, 1963 was a very significant day to the African continent and its people. As a result, it became World Africa Day. A celebration that refers to the achievements of the continent, and invites us to think and find the master key for the Continent’s present and future challenges.

 After the epidemic Afro-hopelessness of many Africans and non-Africans people in the past, in recent years a more optimistic vision about the African continent is leading the dominant position; especially in the Africans themselves, who are becoming increasingly aware that nobody will come from outside to solve their problems.

The African Union has a number of regional institutions such as:

– The Pan-African Parliament (PAP): Known as the African Parliament, is the legislative body of the African Union and held its inaugural session in March 2004.

– The Peace and Security Council (PSC) is the standing organ of the AU for the prevention, management and resolution of conflicts, and the key element of African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA), wich is the umbrella term for the main AU mechanisms for promoting peace, security and stability in the continent. 

Taking into account the African Union’ strategic programs let us make special mention of one of them, by its nature the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). All this actions are a clear reflect of Africa’s desire to consolidate stronger values like lasting peace, respect for human rights, good governance of public affairs and sustainable development.

Africa and the Africans are like a rainbow of warmth, rhythm, joy, survival and the will to live. However, this explosion of life and beauty coexists with the suffering caused by poverty, dictatorships, corruption, HIV / AIDS, Food shortage, technological underdevelopment and the insecurity caused by tribal and armed conflicts.

Despite this, we have reason to be optimistic. Since the African Union foundation democratic regime are consolidating. Also many of African countries are growing in a stable and balance way at all levels. Face2Face Africa has compiled a list of the top 5 Most Stable Democratics in Africa. In our opinion, Ghana deserved to be listed on the ranking since, is one of the most stable countries in the continent at this time. 

There remains a great lack of interest in Africa. We realize that negative news usually jumps in the international press right away, but positive news are often ignored or silenced.

¿Which is for you the most stable country in África?

Which one would you add to your list? 

Happy day to the Africans and to all those Africa lovers around the world that feel and work for the real freedom, peace and development of Our beloved continent!

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