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Africa Day Ireland

We hope you enjoyed all the activities and celebrations to mark Africa Day in Dublin and nationwide. We're looking forward to May 2016 already!


  • Africa Day Writing Competition winners honoured

    The winners of the inaugural Africa Day Writing Competition paid a visit to the offices of The Irish Times earlier this month to receive their prizes. Adult category winner Mary O’Connor; Secondary school winner Anne Wambua and Primary school winner Shane Healy met with judges Barbara Wilson of Irish Aid and Martin Doyle, assistant literary […]

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  • Dublin Bus free shuttle bus to Africa Day in Farmleigh

    Are you wondering how you will get to Irish Aid’s flagship Africa Day event in Farmleigh? We’ve got all your options listed below. The best way is by public transport. Dublin Bus has kindly sponsored a free shuttle bus service, which will run from the bus stop opposite the main entrance to the Phoenix Park at Parkgate […]

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  • Child Safety Information – Africa Day Dublin

    As you all know, Africa Day Dublin is taking place at Farmleigh this Sunday, 24th of May, from 11am to 6pm.  We hope to see you there! It will be a busy event, bursting with family-friendly activities, music from around the globe and traditional African cuisine.  For any parents / guardians concerned about their children wandering […]

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  • RiZA to perform début single at Africa Day

    RiZA will be performing on the main stage of Africa Day Dublin. Founding member Niwel Tsumbu is a long-term friend and supporter of Africa Day. All about RiZA RiZA is the latest project by the dynamic Congolese guitarist/singer Niwel Tsumbu. RiZA features Niwel’s long-time collaborator Eamonn Cagney (of Treelan) on percussion, Emma Garnett (Feather) and Sallay […]

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  • Events of Interest

    13 days until #AfricaDay15.  We’re busy working hard to make sure it is a fantastic day out for all. We hope you are looking forward to it as much as us. Recently we’ve come across some fascinating events that might be of interest this Month, so we thought we’d share. 1. Cork African Film Festival  When: 15th-2st […]

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  • Official Launch of Africa Day 2015 (#AfricaDay15)

    This day last week Ministers Charlie Flanagan and Sean Sherlock helped to officially launch #AfricaDay15, along with our Africa Day Champions Timi Ogunyemi, otherwise known as Tweety Monkey, and Timi Martins, who brought his beautiful daughters along. Tina Akinola, Bianca Simari and Franciscah Heli also participated in the photocall in the grounds of the Farmleigh […]

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  • Introducing Timi (Tweety Monkey) as an Africa Day Champion

    We are delighted to officially welcome Timi Ogunyemi on board as an Africa Day Champion and spokesperson. Timi is the editor of award-winning blog Picture This! Dublin.  Timi in his own words… “My name is Timi and I’m of African descent; to be specific, of Nigerian descent. I haven’t always felt at home in Ireland, but […]

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  • Calling all writers – Irish Aid and The Irish Times join forces for writing contest

    To mark Africa Day, which takes place this year on Sunday, May 24th, The Irish Times has teamed up with Irish Aid to run an Africa-themed writing competition, with three categories: for primary school children; secondary school children; and adults. Writers are invited to submit a short story or poem, which should relate to an […]

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  • Highlighting economic links between Ireland and Africa. Spotlight on Irish businesses in Africa.

    At a recent meeting of the Africa-Ireland Economic Forum (October 2014), focusing on the business and development links between both locations, Enterprise Ireland’s Kevin Sherry spoke about Africa being home to eight of the world’s 15 fastest growing economies since 2000. Nigeria’s economy is booming. It’s the continent’s top oil producer and recently overtook South […]

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  • World Health Day 2015

    Today is #WorldHealthDay. This year the World Health Organisation (WHO) are highlighting the challenges and opportunities associated with food safety under the slogan “From farm to plate, make food safe.” “Unsafe food is linked to the deaths of an estimated 2 million people annually and the African Region is without exception. Infants, young children, pregnant women, […]

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