Monday, 25 May 2015

African Liberation Day

May the 25th is African Liberation Day. African Liberation Day was founded in 1958 when Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana convened the First Conference of Independent States held in Accra, Ghana and attended  by 8 Independent African Sates. 

Kwame Nkrumah

April 15 was declared African Freedom Day. Between 1958 and 1963, 17 countries in Africa won their Independence. On May 25th 1963, thirty-one African Head of State convened a summit meeting to found the Organisation of African Unity (OAV). Thet remamed African Freedom Day to 'African Liberation Day' and changed its date to May 25th. To mark each year onward and the progress of the Liberation Movements and to symbolize, the determination of the people of Africa to free themselves from years of  foreign domination, colonisation and exploitation.To reflect what was the most brutal suffering known to humanity, the rape and subsequent domination and subjegation  of the African countries to agents of imperialism. Not a day for merrymaking , but for one of sober reflection.
It continues to contribute to the struggle to raise the level of  political awareness and organisation in African communities worldwide.
Their struggle continues.

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