According to EWN, seventeen countries gained independence from European colonisers between 1958 and 1963. The Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was founded on 25 May 1963, which inspired African Liberation Day, now know as Africa Day, to honour that anniversary.
Since becoming a democratic country in 1994, South Africa was entrenched as part of a larger African family and became a founding member of the African Union, which replaced the OAU.
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Let's take a look at how we marked the day using fashion as a means of celebration:
Have an amazing #AfricaDay ? Swipe left ?? which of my African inspired looks do you like most? Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity on May 25, 1963. It is celebrated in various countries on the African continent, as well as around the world. @uber_kenya though are celebrating the whole week as African week! They started on 23rd and will be at it till the 29th of May. Lucky riders will be rewarded with giveaways?? #UberMovesAfrica It's the weekend and there are a million plans including the Mater heart run, the champions league finals and concerts and parties almost everywhere. Do not drink and drive! #Arivealive take an @uber_kenya
sou África… de olhos brancos Que sente nos poros A nascença da humanidade Vidas do transacto tempo Que nascem do rio da minha respiração África sou Meu pretérito ferido pela escravidão Meus olhos com sonhos da imensidão Outrora fustigada pela solidão Sólida hoje, viva na vida dos meus filhos África rasgada em lágrimas na então esfera Renascida e cheia de esperança Em meu ventre… frutos da minha perseverança Sou mãe… pois ofereço a atmosfera Bela e cheia de corres da natureza Colorida de águas, banhada de infância África de bela beleza Sou África Énia Stela Lipanga #africaday
| the smile of an AFRICAN QUEEN brings hope ??♥? | #AfricaDay •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Smiles are in order with @thincclinic Skin radiance @skinrenewalsa ~ Loved every moment of MCing the MTN Africa Celebration event ♥?♥?♥? ~ ~ ~ #TammyTaylorMrsSA18 #2ndPrincess #thandarinc #mysmile #SkinRenewalSA #clickedonskin #snapskin #RenewalInstitute #skin #skincare #ootd #mtnafricaday #ootd #fashiondiaries #stylediaries #igstyle #instastyle #ukara #african #print