Africa Day
Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the 1963 founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), presently recognized as the African Union (AU). The African Union, comprised of 53 member states, has brought together the continent of Africa to collectively address the challenges it has faced, such as armed conflict, climate change, and poverty.

 

Africa Day is a celebration of African unity and culture….

World Orphans Day is a global event to raise awareness and funding for the millions of children displaced by AIDS and poverty. Second Monday of November…..Tragically, millions of children all over the globe have become orphaned for many reasons: war, famine, displacement, disease or poverty.

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To make sure that they are not forgotten, once a year there is a special day dedicated just to them: World Orphans Day, which falls on the second Monday of each November.

This special day has been put in place in order to draw attention to the plight of the world’s orphans, and so on this day people are encouraged to actively participate to help raise awareness, support and funding for motherless and fatherless children worldwide. A noble cause if there ever was one!

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Anne Welsh. Anne Welsh and Kate Woods Anne Welsh and Toyin Saraki  Bob Geldof and Anne Welsh Anne welsh, Toyin SarakiMeet Anne Welsh‬ Vice-Chair of the ‪‎Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation‬, for over 2 years now Anne has dedicated her time and resources to Advancing Human Security For All, particularly the Girl Child Education‬ in Nigeria/ Africa. On Monday, 19th May 2014 Anne Welsh hosted an intimate luncheon in conjunction with ‪‎Bonhams‬ auction house to celebrate the African Now, 2014 sale. In attendance is another woman leading the way in the Girl Child Education in Nigeria/Africa Toyin Saraki‬the wife of Ex Kwara State Governor and Founder of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa.
Also in attendance was Singer-songwriter Bob Geldof and founder of Band Aid, A charity organisation fighting against poverty in Ethiopia/Africa. Find here
Great Work Anne!

nigeriaAfrica’s richest man Aliko Dangote has announced plans to invest $2.3 billion in rice and sugar production in Nigeria’s northern region. The investment is a part of a plan to help combat poverty and insurgency in the nation. Speaking at the World Economic Forum, Dangote said that creating jobs was a crucial way of putting an end to the insurgency that has plagued the northern region in the last few years. Keep up the good work!