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28th May 2021
Concluding a week of special performances to mark Africa Day 2021 in Ireland, singer-songwriter VJ Jaxson performs his track, Call of Faith. Read More
27th May 2021
A spoken word performance from artist, Sasha Terfous, commissioned to mark Africa Day 2021. For details of more performances this week, follow Africa Day on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Read More
26th May 2021
Writers, producers and performers, Baba Raji, Ayo Tori and Junzy of RAJI Music give a special Africa Day rendition of their track, My Guys. For details of more performances this week, follow Africa Day on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Read More
25th May 2021
Closing out today’s Africa Day content, a video message from the African Ambassadors in Ireland to their communities here. Click beloe to watch. Read More
25th May 2021
One of several performances commissioned to mark Africa Day 2021, spoken word artist Amanda Adé performs her specially composed piece, Mother Africa. For details of more performances this week, follow Africa Day on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Read More
25th May 2021
Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Colm Brophy reflects on the ever-strengthening links between Ireland and African nations, in this Africa Day 2021 message. Today, Africa Day, we in Ireland celebrate our links with Africa, Africans and people of African heritage, especially those for whom Ireland is home.  We mark the strong bonds of friendship that have… Read More
24th May 2021
RTÉ Nationwide presenter and co-creator of Beyond Representation, an organisation that champions women of colour who are breaking new ground in Irish Media, Arts & Business, Zainab Boladale reflects on how we can embrace Africa and its diaspora. My first experience of ‘Africa Day’ was in Clare as a child. The ‘aunties’ and ‘uncles’ would gather in their finest colourful… Read More
20th May 2021
Africa Day 2021 takes place on Tuesday, 25th May. Although restrictions on physical gatherings will be in place due to public health measures, preventing the holding of in-person events to mark the occasion, the Africa Day website and social media channels will facilitate virtual celebration and reflection until it is possible to meet once again in person. Over the coming… Read More
25th May 2020
This year’s celebration of Africa Day (25 May) will take place online with contributions from community groups and others all across Ireland. Speaking ahead of Africa Day, Minister for International Development, Ciarán Cannon T.D., highlighted the contribution that Irish Aid had made to sustainable development in Africa over the last 50 years and said:   “Irish citizens can be extremely… Read More
22nd May 2020
Africa Day will take place this Monday – 25th May. Although public events cannot take place in Ireland due to current COVID-19 social distancing requirements, this important anniversary will still be celebrated across Ireland on social media. For well over a decade, Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has supported events to mark Africa Day in… Read More
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