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19th May 2016
Meet one of our Africa Day 2016 Champions, Zane Kirchner! Zane Kirchner is a 31-year-old international rugby union player from South Africa’s Western Cape province. In 2013, the fullback moved to Ireland with his wife and daughter, and joined the Leinster Rugby team for an initial two-year contract. He recommitted to Leinster in April 2015. We caught up with Zane… Read More
18th May 2016
We’re very excited to share a special behind-the-scenes video from the Africa Day 2016 launch, which took place on Wednesday, 11th May at Farmleigh Estate in the Phoenix Park. At the launch, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Charlie Flanagan TD, announced this year’s programme of events to mark Africa Day 2016, supported by Irish Aid. Featured at the launch were: Minister for… Read More
13th May 2016
The Embassy of the Kingdom of Lesotho in Dublin is one of the youngest Lesotho Missions abroad. The Embassy was officially opened in 2005. At that time, the Mission was only accredited to the Republic of Ireland. Since 2008, it has been accredited to the five Nordic countries on a non-resident basis, namely, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. H.E.… Read More
12th May 2016
PRESS RELEASE Wednesday, 11th May 2016 Minister Flanagan invites the public to attend Africa Day events in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford Minister launches Africa Day 2016 programme Free Family-Friendly Events highlighting Ireland-Africa Links The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Charlie Flanagan T.D., has today (11.05.16) announced this year’s programme of events to mark Africa Day 2016,… Read More
12th May 2016
The deadline has been extended for The Irish Times Africa Day writing competition. Entries will now be accepted until Friday, 20th May 2016 at 5pm. Writers are invited to submit a short story or poem relating to the relationships and interactions between Ireland and Africa. Entries are being sought in three categories: Primary school (maximum word count 250 words) Secondary… Read More
11th May 2016
We’re delighted to announce that Ethiopian Airlines has come on board as a sponsor for the Africa Day Kids’ Zone, Mount Kiddimanjaro, at the Africa Day 2016 Dublin flagship event! Ethiopian Airlines is recognised as both the fastest growing airline on the African continent and the most profitable. Ethiopian’s fleet is modern with an average age of 5 years and a… Read More
10th May 2016
We’re very excited to reveal Sidiki Dembele Sextet will complete our main stage line-up at #AfricaDay2016! Born in Abidjan, the commercial capital of Cote d’Ivoire, Sidiki is the second son of a Griot family. The Griot tradition is one which has spanned centuries of civilisation in West Africa, and has been passed down through the generations, carrying with it an… Read More
10th May 2016
Meet one of our Africa Day 2016 Champions, Onai Tafuma! Onai Tafuma is 17 years old and was born in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe. She moved to Donegal when she was two years old and lived there for two years before moving to Drogheda, which has now become her home. Onai is very passionate about dancing and has been… Read More
9th May 2016
*UPDATE: NC Grey has been moved to the main stage, Kwassa Kwassa. See the full event listing here.* We’re thrilled to announce that NC Grey, Kiruu and Strange Attractor complete the Malaika stage line-up at ‪#‎AfricaDay2016‬! NC Grey NC Grey is a Soul singer/songwriter. She is influenced by icons like Stevie Wonder, James Brown and Jill Scott. Growing up in church choirs,… Read More
6th May 2016
We’re very excited to announce the acts who will complete the Atilogwu stage line-up at #AfricaDay2016 are Fabu-D and DJ V-King! DJ V-King South African born Vusi Nkosi aka DJ V-King, fell in love with music from a very young age. Over the years DJ V-King has been influenced by many musical genres, such as soul, gospel, R’n’B and hip-hop. He fell in love with house… Read More
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