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
26th April 2018
We are delighted to introduce one of our Africa Day 2018 Champions. Meet Ola Majekodunmi! Ola is 21 years old. She was born in Lagos, Nigeria and moved to Ireland with her parents when she was just 7 months old. She has lived in Dublin her whole life. Ola found a passion for the Irish language at an early age… Read More
24th April 2018
The connection between Ireland and Africa reaches far beyond Dublin and we are excited to announce details of regional celebrations taking place across the country for Africa Day 2018. In Cork, this year’s celebrations will be launched by the Lord Mayor in Millennium Hall on Thursday, 24th May to be followed by a seminar; “African Migration: Motive, Challenges, Opportunities”. This… Read More
24th April 2018
Are you still thinking of participating in this year’s Africa Day Dublin Flagship event? Don’t forget, the deadline for receipt of applications is Thursday, 26th April at 5pm for the following categories: Performers Community groups NGOs Traders As there is a limited amount of space available for groups and individuals wishing to participate, it will not be possible to consider… Read More
23rd April 2018
With preparations well underway for this year’s Africa Day Dublin flagship event, now is as good a time as ever to introduce a little bit of background information on the celebration to those who might not be familiar with it. Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the African Union which took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia… Read More
13th April 2018
We are delighted to announce that Irish Aid’s Africa Day 2018 Flagship Event will return to Farmleigh Estate, Phoenix Park on Sunday 27th May. The festivities will take place from 11am until 6pm and planning for the day is now underway. Get Involved in Africa Day 2018 Want to get involved in Africa Day 2018? We are looking for Community Groups, NGOs, Traders, Performers and Volunteers to… Read More