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15th May 2013
The African Embassies accredited to Ireland will be hosting the Africa Week celebrations to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity, now the African Union (AU), in May 2013.  The year 2013 has been declared by the AU Member States as the Year of Pan-African is and African Renaissance. In order to celebrate this historic occasion in Ireland, the African Embassies have organised the following free events: Africa Art and Craft Exhibition Date: Monday 20th to Friday 24th May 2013. Time:… Read More
15th May 2013
We are now recruiting volunteers for the national flagship event for Africa Day 2013 at Farmleigh Estate, in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on Sunday, 26th May. Volunteers will have the chance to take part in a unique celebration of African life and culture. A great team of volunteers is essential to make sure that this year’s Africa Day is better than ever, so we want to hear from you! Typical volunteer roles for Africa Day may include: Providing information to event… Read More
13th May 2013
Limerick will enjoy the sights and sounds of its African communities with four fun filled days of colourful events to celebrate Africa Day on Saturday 25th May. A series of FREE family events will take place in Limerick from Wednesday 22nd to Saturday 25th May showcasing many aspects of African culture including music, sport, games, literature and art. The four day event begins with an African Scene Art Workshop with local artist Jean Ryan Hakizimana at the Limerick City Library… Read More
9th May 2013
50 Years of African Union to be Celebrated in Ireland   – Minister Joe Costello Announces Programme of Events for Africa Day –   The Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello TD, today (09.05.13) announced a nationwide programme of events to mark Africa Day 2013.   The main event will be a family day in the grounds of Farmleigh Estate in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on Sunday, 26th May.  Regional events will take place during the same week in Cork,… Read More
8th May 2013
The graffiti-covered car park at the Tivoli Theatre on Francis Street, Dublin 8 will be injected with additional colour tomorrow, Thursday, 9th May, for the launch of Africa Day 2013. The launch will take place at 10.30am. Read More
24th April 2013
As part of the annual Africa Day celebrations taking place in May, Irish Aid is pleased to host the Africa Day Book Club. This year, ‘How to Read the Air’ by Dinaw Mengestu has been chosen as the Africa Day 2013 Book Club book. Dinaw was born in Ethiopia but is currently based in Washington. The book, published by Riverhead Books, is narrated by Jonas Woldemariam, a young Ethiopian-American whose freshly failed marriage to a woman named Angela leads him… Read More
22nd April 2013
Come and volunteer at Africa Day Dublin on Sunday, 26th May 2013 in Farmleigh, Phoenix Park, Dublin. Read More
19th April 2013
The Africa Club at London Business School are organising the 12th Annual Africa Day Conference which will take place on Saturday, 20 April 2013 at The Royal Society in London. Read More
16th April 2013
To celebrate Africa Day 2013, Irish Aid is hosting a flagship Africa Day family event on Sunday, 26th May 2013 in the grounds of the Farmleigh in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Read More
4th April 2013
As part of the annual Africa Day celebrations taking place in May, Irish Aid is pleased to host the Africa Day Book Club. This year, ‘How to Read the Air’ by Dinaw Mengestu has been chosen as the Africa Day 2013 Book Club book. Dinaw was born in Ethiopia but is currently based in Washington. The book, published by Riverhead Books, is narrated by Jonas Woldemariam, a young Ethiopian-American whose freshly failed marriage to a woman named Angela leads him… Read More
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