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John B.

Africa Day serves as a rallying cry to advocate for the realization of a unified African economic block and single market. Though this vision has not yet been fully realized, its potential is undeniable. A united Africa, functioning as a single market, promises economic prosperity, reduced poverty, and greater political stability for the continent.

Imagine a borderless Africa where goods, services, and ideas flow freely, where businesses thrive, and where innovation flourishes. This is the dream we strive for, a dream that can transform the lives of millions and elevate Africa’s standing on the global stage.

By championing this cause, we empower African businesses to compete globally, harnessing the continent’s vast resources and diverse talents. A single market would create jobs, attract investment, and spur economic growth, propelling Africa towards a brighter future.

But the benefits extend beyond economics. A unified African market would foster greater political cooperation, enhance regional integration, and amplify Africa’s voice in international affairs. It would empower the continent to tackle pressing challenges such as climate change, poverty, and inequality more effectively.

This Africa Day, let us renew our commitment to this vision. Let us advocate tirelessly for policies that promote economic integration, remove barriers to trade, and harmonize regulations. Let us work together to build a prosperous and empowered Africa, a continent united in its pursuit of a better future.

The road to a unified African market may be long and arduous, but the rewards are too great to ignore. Let us seize this moment, embrace this vision, and work hand in hand to create a truly global Africa.

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Prince Sj

Today, on Africa Day, we celebrate a continent that is the cradle of civilization, a land rich in history, culture, and natural beauty. From ancient empires and kingdoms to vibrant modern societies, Africa’s contributions to the world are immeasurable.

Africa’s music, dance, art, and literature have enriched global culture, while its scientists, innovators, and entrepreneurs have made groundbreaking discoveries and advancements. Africans have been at the forefront of social justice movements, advocating for equality and human rights, and their resilience and strength in the face of adversity inspire us all.

Yet, despite these invaluable contributions, Africans worldwide are often underappreciated and undervalued. Their voices are silenced, their stories untold, and their achievements overlooked.

Today, we say it’s time for that to change. It’s time for Africans to stand tall and be proud of their heritage, to celebrate their accomplishments, and to demand the recognition they deserve.

It’s time for the world to acknowledge the vital role that Africa plays in making our planet a better place. From its rich biodiversity to its abundant natural resources, Africa has the potential to be a global leader in sustainable development and innovation.

Let us all join together on this special day to honor Africa and its people. Let us celebrate their diversity, their creativity, and their resilience. Let us amplify their voices and support their endeavors.

And most importantly, let us be proud to be African. For it is in our unity, our strength, and our unwavering spirit that we will create a brighter future for ourselves and for generations to come.

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Mwende

Celebrating Africa Day in Rwanda this year allows me to appreciate African culture. We are receptive to change, loving, trusting, compassionate and big hearted. Africa Day 2023 means for me: “never forget that love is stronger than hate” I am blessed to be alive at this time in history as a global citizen. I celebrate diversity

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Purity

I have not experienced racism directly but I have family who have and it the most . It’s imorral and it should not be allowed anywhere in the world. .

We this century racism should not even be a subject of discussion since the world has become a global village.
looking forward to reading more blogs here on the topic and even more topics.

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Kamil Olufowobi

We stand behind the Black Lives Matter Movement – President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa on Africa Day May 25, 2021

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Duncan Gachuhi

Great Pan-Africanists like Kwame Nkrumah,Sekutoure,Muammar Gadafi,Robert Mugabe and Jomo Kenyatta are living in the world of angels who never achieved their pan-african dream.Did the western world play a role towards suppressing their call?

African natural resources and even the African elites mind are under the control of the neocolonialists.

Kamil.O and the mipadians let’s talk and come up with methodologies & approaches of coming out of this. And if need be,watering the tree of freedom with our blood.

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Sibo

What is Africa’s role in the Global Racial Equality Movement? Huuum
I think it shouldn’t have one for now…

In my language we say “Hafasha uwifashije!” Basically meaning “A helper helps himself first”

How would Afrika dare criticize systemic racism in other continents?

I think we should remind Afrika to first start on nationalism or discrimination against clans, ethnicities, tribes, etc.

Or perhaps start by treating girls and women as full human beings!!!!!!!!!!!

EQUALITY?
Let’s start with our mothers and daughters!

When Afrika heals, the World heals!
True Healing always starts at the root.

Let’s be Grateful to our women and ourselves.
Oui! Women to Women.
It starts at the roots!
By us for us!

To celebrate Africa Day, I have to ignore how Africa sustains the economy of the world by sacrificing its children….. !

Happy Africa Day, a day where Hopefully we will ALL start…
[to be continued, it’s time for me to go to the modern cotton fields]

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Dorcas Ndegwa

Racism is a cancer that just never goes away. It has been exposed to surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, bone marrow transplant, hormone therapy name them all. But it still lingers there. Quite frustrating right? What do we do now? Giving up is never an option no matter what! Well, I think it requires restrategizing as like-minded people and identifying who we are and what we have as a continent. This would be the starting point…

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Segun Sobodu

Interesting topic to look at given that racism has become the order of the day in the US. Africans need to not only speak up but ACT!!!

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Purity

This is very interesting

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Dorcas Ndegwa

Thank you Purity for your comment. What’s your view on the role of Africa in the Global Racial Equality Movement? Let’s discuss…

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Walla Elsheikh

The role of Africa and African nations is essential in the Global Movement for Racial Justice and Equality. In the diaspora, we look to our motherland for reassurance that unity is possible by coming home to reconnect to our roots, culture, and heritage. Without that we can get lost in all the systemic racism and oppression with a feeling of hopelessness. I recently saw a quote that said “When the root is deep there is no reason to fear the wind”. Sometimes it feels like the windstorms of injustice are unbearable but this reminds us we are deeply rooted when we truly seek and adopt the best of our indigenous cultural values and principles centered on community and sharing resources. Africa can be the example of unity and regain power taken by continuing to decolonize our minds, hearts, and spirits. Then we will truly believe in our sovereignty and invest in ourselves to drive the full value chain of resource extraction, manufacturing, and production in collaboration within the continent and thereby our value as African descended people regardless of where we are in the world.

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Dorcas Ndegwa

Thank you Walla for your contribution. Indeed the fight for liberation continues. We have to consciously decolonize our minds as Africans in whichever part of the world we are in. Our arms in Africa are always wide open for assurance and more reassurance for our own in the diaspora.

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Kamil Olufowobi

The slow-motion execution of George Floyd reignited an incandescent Global Racial Equality movement. In every state in the United States, Western nations and around the world, people of all colours, genders, and ages came together to march in fury and in hope, to renounce the past and redeem the future. 

In the few weeks after Floyd’s death, an incredible lot has improved. The chokehold that killed him is now prohibited in over 20 countries and counting. Statues representing colonialism have been toppled, torn down by demonstrators, or (finally) relocated by authorities. However, too much has stayed the same. Police have killed more blacks and racial inequality have remained the same.

63 years on after Africa Day of liberation began, true freedom for Africans is yet to be fully realised. This calls for an attention to what Africa’s role in the Global Racial Equality Movement

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Dorcas Ndegwa

Thank you for the comment. We cannot look the other way. We cannot keep quiet. We have to keep raising our voices.No retreat, no surrender. The onward journey continues. We will honour our forefathers by contributing in whichever capacity that we can, to gain respect as a continent.

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