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May 24, 2019

What you need to know about Africa Day

May 25 2019 will mark 56 years since Africa Day was conceived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Here’s all you need to know and why you should celebrate this day.

How it all started

According to SA History.org, on 15 April 1958, a  year after Ghana gained independence from Britain, the country, under the leadership of Nkwame Nkrumah, called for the first meeting of all independent African States.

Countries in attendance

During this period, only eight African countries had gained independence from colonialism, which meant only a few could attend. Those that did were Ghana, Morocco, Ethiopia, Sudan, Tunisia, Liberia and Libya. Cameroon and Algeria, although [...]

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March 22, 2019

5 facts about Human Rights Day in South Africa

On 21 March of every year, South Africa celebrates Human Rights Day to commemorate The Sharpeville Massacre. Here are five facts around the public holiday

 

1.Human Rights Day is a tribute to Sharpeville Massacre.

 

It was more than just a protest about Pass Laws

 

3.PAC spearheaded the Anti-Pass Laws Campaign

 

4.African National Congress instituted 21 March as the South Africa Human Rights Day.

 

Bill of Rights is the cornerstone of democracy in South Africa.

https://albertonrecord.co.za/138668/5-facts-human-rights-day-south-africa/

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