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Africa Day (African Liberation Day)

May 25


Africa Day (African Liberation Day) is a celebrated of African freedom, decolonization, unity and the formation of the African Union, formerly the Organization of African Unity.

On 25 May 1963, representatives of thirty African nations met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, hosted by Emperor Haile Selassie. By then more than two-thirds of the continent had achieved independence, mostly from imperial European states. At this meeting, the Organisation of African Unity was founded.

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