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Successful Africa Day celebrations in Oslo

The South African mission in Oslo co-hosted the Africa Day celebrations together with its African counterparts at the Center for African Culture in the Norwegian capital.

The sunny afternoon was filled with speeches, musical entertainment and stands where the different African embassies displayed some of their mantelpieces, promotional material and culinary treats.

Attendees included Ambassadors from the African embassies in Oslo, State Secretary Tone Skogen (Conservatives), members of the diplomatic corps, business contacts as well as friends of Africa.

The event's focus was naturally on unifying the African continent, and both the entertainment and speeches paid homage to this.

'We should continue our support to the efforts made and actions implemented by the African Union and sub-regional organizations which contribute to boost Africa's much sought integration and cooperation in all fields, with a common vision of a united and strong Africa.

Widening the scope of exchange of experiences and expertise in institutional capacity, governance, economic development and the implementation of projects of regional and continental significance in fields of infrastructure such as electricity, drinking water and the promotion of trade, investment and food security. This approach should take into account environmental impact and issues related to climate change in order to preserve the ecological systems, becoming more fragile, and benefit from the growth offered by the green economy.'

 

 

 

 

State Secretary in the Norwegian MFA; Tone Skogen (Conservatives) delivered an engaging speech paying homage to achievements on the African continent as well as emphasizing the immense importance of female rights and participation in all spheres of the African society and on a global scale.  

The guests thereafter mingled and enjoyed a proper feast for the taste buds; from SA´s Amarula to Egyptian sweets, whilst a firework of a musical performance by South African singer Xoliswa Roaldsoy and drummer Zwai Mbula took place on the stage.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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May 2017 Edition

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