May 25, World Africa Day. Cuba pays tribute to it

May 25, World Africa Day. Cuba pays tribute to it

On May 25, 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 the imperial European states. At this meeting, the Organization of African Unity was founded, with the initial goal of encouraging the decolonization of Angola, Mozambique, South Africa and Southern Rhodesia. The organization pledged to support the work done by freedom fighters and eliminate military access to colonial nations. A charter was established that sought to improve living standards in member states.
The letter was signed by all attendees on May 26, with the exception of Morocco. At that meeting, African Freedom Day was renamed African Liberation Day. In 2002, the Organization of African Unity was replaced by the African Union. However, May 25 continued to be celebrated with the name Africa Day and reference to the date of the formation of the OAU.
World Africa Day. This day marked a date of great importance for the African continent and its people, since it marked the beginning of their history as different countries, societies and cultures. And as a result, this date has become a celebration that refers to the achievements of the continent and invites us to reflect on the challenges that will arise for Africa in the near future.
In recent decades, the African continent has been worthy of great advances, especially in the economic sector. According to the latest figures, it has been proven that there has been a significant development, which has allowed women to have a participatory role in the economy, which has opened the doors for them and to be included in the field and business development.
Another significant achievement for the countries of this continent has had to do with decolonization. This has been largely thanks to the United Nations, which has joined forces to make this a reality. Today it can be said that Africa has achieved its independence from colonialism.
On the other hand, the role of women has been vindicated in a large number of African countries. Over the years they have begun to occupy important positions in politics, the economy, culture and science, which has meant greater gender equality.
Over the years, solidarity, internationalism and cooperation have characterized the relations between Cuba and the people of Africa.
In every corner of this continent we discover with emotion a little piece of our Island: in its people, in its culture, in its history.
Every year in Cuba a Day of Celebration and Tribute is organized, with many initiatives by Cuban institutions, ministries, associations, organizations, etc. 
Social networks have been flooded with various displays of solidarity and support for the African continent, which deserves it and is our brothers.
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