St John's College

Allan Africa Day

Africa Day

Today we celebrate Africa Day. Africa Day was first celebrated on 25 May 1963 when the leaders of 32 African nations gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to form the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). On 25 May 2001, after 38 years, the OAU was replaced by the African Union, which celebrates its 19th anniversary this year.