May 25 : World Africa Day

World Africa Day celebrates the anniversary of the signing of the OAU (Organization of African Unity) agreements on May 25, 1963.

This is an opportunity for each country to organize events with the aim of fostering rapprochement between African peoples. This day (declared a public holiday in all OAU member states) has now become a deeply rooted tradition in all African countries, and it represents the symbol of the fight of the entire African continent for liberation, development and economic progress.

A continent undergoing profound change

Africa is rightly considered the cradle of humanity, the origin of a large number of peoples, languages, religions and traditions.

This table cannot hide the sad records broken by the African continent: The GDP per capita is the lowest in the world and the current evolution does not correct the figure in any way despite the extraordinary natural resources which abound in the African continent.

The indebtedness of the countries remains very heavy for lack of harmonious economic development. The shortage of drinking water remains a matter of concern and its consequences on the health of populations are significant. AIDS is wreaking real havoc and the African continent has the highest rate of seropositivity in the world.

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