Celebrating 50 Years of African Unity
Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission will officially launch the Fifty Year Commerative Celebrations of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) on Monday 8 April 2013 at 13h00 at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The AU has themed 2013 as the Year of Pan Africanism and the African Renaissance.
“We Africans, from within and outside the continent, must pay tribute to those who planted the seeds of panafricanism for us and paved the way for a united, prosperous and peaceful Africa”, commented Dr Dlamini Zuma.”
The launch will take place, during lunch in the Multipurpose Hall (New NCC), at the margins of the 14th Extraordinary Session of the Executive Council.
You are invited to join the African Union in this celebration for One Africa in peace and prosperity.
HANDOVER CEREMONY OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY TORCHES
13h00 – 13h10: Media and Ministers take their seat in the hall
13h10 – 13h11: Clip on the 50th anniversary aired
13h11 – 13h21: Statement of the Chairperson of the AUC
13h21 – 13h25: Symbolic Hand Over of the Torch to the Minister of the Host Nation of Ethiopia
13h40: End of the event and lunch offered.
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