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24th May 2018
In keeping with Irish Aid’s commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we invite patrons to walk, cycle or take public transport to the 2018 Africa Day Dublin flagship event. A FREE Dublin Bus shuttle service will operate from bus stop no. 7078 on Parkgate Street between 10.30am and 7pm on Sunday, 27th May. THERE WILL BE NO PARKING AVAILABLE… Read More
23rd May 2018
The big day is almost upon us! Africa Day’s flagship Dublin event takes place at Farmleigh Estate, the Phoenix Park this Sunday, 27th of May, from 11am to 6pm! As always, it will be a busy event, bursting with family-friendly activities, music from Irish and African musicians, dancing, African fashion and much more.   For any parents / guardians concerned about… Read More
22nd May 2018
In 2015, countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. These 17 goals were put in place to improve the lives of people everywhere. The United Nations are mobilising efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Agenda by 2030. These are the goals that are saving this earth and our future generations. Africa Day is a sustainable event. We are… Read More
18th May 2018
We have been very lucky to have so many talented performers at our previous Africa Day events that have made the day so enjoyable for everyone. This year is no different. We are so excited to see Ines Khai, a singer from Guadeloupe, perform on the Kwassa Kwassa Stage. With only a guitar and her voice, her beautiful songs capture… Read More
15th May 2018
Entries are being sought for The Irish Times Africa Day 2018 writing competition, launched by Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon T.D. The newspaper has again teamed up with Irish Aid on an African-themed writing competition, marking Africa Day 2018. Now in its fourth year, the competition offers a platform for emerging talent, as well… Read More
14th May 2018
Linus Sayeh, or Boidu, as he is more commonly known, is a 21 year-old Westmeath GAA player. Born in Monrovia, Liberia, Boidu moved to Ireland when he was 8 years old. After settling in Westmeath, Boidu began playing Gaelic football, moving up the ranks to represent Westmeath at junior level in Croke Park. While Boidu now plays on the senior… Read More
10th May 2018
We are delighted to introduce another of our Africa Day 2018 Champions. Meet Kuxi Ghai! Kuxi is a producer, journalist and human rights activist, born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. Kuxi has worked on award winning productions all around Africa and is the former Head of Media for the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights. In 2014, Kuxi moved to… Read More
4th May 2018
We are delighted to introduce another of our Africa Day 2018 Champions. Meet Dagogo Hart! Dagogo Hart is a Dublin based poet, writer and spoken word artist whose words have wowed audiences from bar basements to Electric Picnic stages. He is the current Slam Sunday champion and an All-Ireland poetry slam finalist. He has been published in publications such as… Read More
1st May 2018
For anyone considering volunteering for Africa Day 2018, we could go on all day about the reasons to take part. However, don’t take it from us – take it from Africa Day volunteers who have already participated in this unforgettable celebration! Africa Day 2017 volunteer Marilyn, describes her experience:  “As a volunteer I was made very much to feel a… Read More
30th April 2018
Would you like to play an important part in this year’s Africa Day celebrations? We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic volunteers for the Africa Day 2018 Dublin Flagship event taking place Farmleigh Estate, the Phoenix Park on Sunday, 27th May. What’s involved? Volunteer roles for Africa Day typically include: Providing information to event visitors, including distribution of programmes and… Read More
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