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🌍 On May 25, the world celebrates #AfricaDay.

On this day in 1963, exactly 60 years ago, African governments convened in Addis Ababa for the first conference which laid the foundation for the creation of the Organisation of African Unity.
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❌ The Western powers are not just continuing to exploit the African nations, pumping out resources while counting corporate profits, but they have also been cleaning up their own ugly past. 👇 Image
The falsification of history is also about the cynical unpublished campaign to hush up the horrors of the colonial era. The West is trying to pretend that the suffering that many generations of Africans have gone through, as well as racism, the slave trade, 👇 Image
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En el #DíaDeAfrica (25 de mayo), les propongo recorrer el continente africano desde su pantalla.

Aquí van 25 mapas que exponen su geografía, su historia, sus culturas, su arte, su economía y algunas otras curiosidades. Abróchense el cinturón…

#AfricaDay #África #Viajes
2/ El mapa de las banderas africanas
3/ El mapa político de África con sus naciones y capitales
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Hoy es el día de África, así que vamos a celebrarlo con un hilo de arqueología. Diez islas africanas con tesoros arqueológicos (y una sorpresa al final).->
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1. El archipiélago de Lamu (Kenia) es uno de los epicentros swahili, una cultura de comerciantes mestizos (africanos, persas, árabes) que floreció en la costa del este de África entre el s. X y el XVI. Desarrollaron un peculiar estilo arquitectónico usando piedra de coral. ImageImage
2. En Cabo Verde se ha excavado la iglesia católica más antigua de África subsahariana: Nossa Senhora da Conceição, fundada a fines del siglo XV. Tenía arcos ojivales y azulejos pintados traídos de Lisboa. Gótico al sur del Sáhara.->… ImageImage
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Some Amazing Facts about Africa on #AfricaDay

1. Africa is NOT a country. It is the 2nd largest CONTINENT in the world with an area that accounts for 5.7% of the earth’s surface.

2. The longest river in the world is in Africa which flows through 11 African countries.
3. There are 54 countries and over 3000 ethnic groups in Africa each unique in its own way and contributing to the diversity of the continent.
4. The most widely spoken languages are:
- Arabic (170 million)
- English (130 million)
- Swahili
- French
- Bereber
- Hausa &
- Portuguese.

5. Portuguese is the official language in:
-Cape Verde
-São Tomé & Príncipe and
-Equatorial Guinea.
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Today in 1963, 32 African countries formed the Organization of African Unity (OAU) to promote decolonization, end white rule, and raise living standards on the continent. While the OAU became the African Union in 2002, May 25 is still known as #AfricaDay.
Today we remember the words of former President of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah, at the OAU inaugural ceremony May 25, 1963. He called attention to the limits of political independence, and argued that a new era of neocolonialism was replacing European colonialism in Africa.
"In independent Africa we are already re-experiencing the instability and frustration which existed under colonial rule. We are fast learning that political independence is not enough to rid us of the consequences of colonial rule."
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Regular @WHO presser on #covid19 starting with @drtedros marking #AfricaDay. "Africa is the least affected region globally”, he says: 1,5 % of the world’s reported #covid19 cases, 0,1% of the world’s deaths. “Of course those numbers don’t paint the whole picture."
@WHO @DrTedros He notes that testing is still ramping up in some places on the continent and that #covid19 cases may be missed. Still: "Africa appears to have so far been spared the scale of outbreaks we have seen in other regions”, says @drtedros.
@WHO @DrTedros "Countries across Africa have garnered a great deal of experience from tackling infectious diseases like polio, measles, Ebola, yellow fever, influenza and many more”, says @DrTedros.
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"Today is #AfricaDay – an opportunity to celebrate Africa’s vitality & diversity & to promote African unity.
Africa Day celebrates the birthday of the Organisation of African Unity, which was established on 25 May 1963 & its successor organization is the @_AfricanUnion"-@DrTedros
"Today, on #AfricaDay 2020, we mark the successes and progress made throughout the African continent

This year, celebrations are more muted because of the #COVID19 pandemic"-@DrTedros
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On African Liberation Day, we remember Burkinabé socialist revolutionary Thomas Sankara.

Sankara became the President of Burkina Faso at the age of 33. He only lasted 4 years, because he was killed in a coup, suspected to have had support from the US and France. #AfricaDay
Sankara gained the love of his people because of his humble lifestyle, socialist programmes & economic prosperity, but also his confrontation with the national elite, as he stripped power away from them and for challenging Western imperialism and neo-colonialism in the continent.
In those 4 short years he: ⁠

• Lowered his salary to $450 a month, limited his possessions to a car, 4 bikes, 3 guitars, a fridge and a broken freezer.

• Sold off the government fleet of Mercedes cars & made the cheapest car in Burkina Faso the official service car.
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MAY 25 is #AfricaDAY. Reflecting on the import of the day, I remembered an article I mused to celebrate a living African LITERARY ICON (Wole Soyinka) on the occasion of his birthday sometimes last year.... I am mirroring it today within the paradigm of #afrofuturism
"Wole Soyinka: A Modern Reincarnate of Ogun" as written by @SMBofAfrica

Akínwáandé Olúwolé Babátúndé Sóyíinká is a literary god. His writings on OGUN, his beloved Yoruba Pantheon shaped my ideas of the scientific past of the Yoruba nation within the framework of #afrofuturism Image
Within the remix of concocted and convoluted myths in Yoruboid cosmogony, OGUN is a mysterious figurine with multi-dimensional capabilities. He erupted as Yoruboid Pantheon with seven lives. Image
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#LockdownZim Diary 📔 To keep myself and the kids sane in these 21 days, we will be looking for Bugs, Pests and Beetle in the garden 🐜 🐛 🕷 #Covid19Zim
Day 1
Scary hairy caterpillars. Almost started WW3 with neighbor becoz they hatch in a large Strangler Tree in my yard! ImageImage
Day 2
She’s a beauty, isn’t she? But could turn out a pest when she molts 😬. There’re lots like that 🤣😜 Image
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Hoping I create more time this week to continue writing about Kanye West, Amerika in the BLACK Imagination and the hierarchies of #BlackLivesMatter.

The widespread and necessary reaction to #KhashoggiMurder also matters in putting things into perspective.
From my perspective, the evolution of Kanye West is the most logical consequence of repeated attempts by BLACK americans to gain full citizenship in the country they belong to.

Ye isn't acting out-of-sync with common aspirations for US citizenship by blacks in amerika.
In fact, the wild and violent reaction to Ye's 'behaviour' might have more to do with how much it resonates with 'liberal' black americans who are unsure about their own reaction to "this moment".

"This moment" is euphemism for president Donald Trump's long-overdue presidency.
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We celebrated Africa Day in grand style. Check out some of our Staff slaying in their African attires. Comment the attire you love best. (Follow the thread) #AfricaDay #OandoIsAfrica ImageImageImageImage
Together, we stay united. Can you identify all the tribes in these pictures? #HumansOfOando #AfricaDay ImageImage
Men dem! We love how these Oando lanyards go with the dresses. #HumansOfOando #AfricaDay ImageImage
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