Africa Day was first held in 1963 in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, when the Organisation of Africa Unity (OAU), made up of 32 countries was first formed.In the more than half a decade since, 21 additional countries have joined the OAU, with South Africa the last country to join in 1994 after Apartheid ended.
The OAU’s original mission was to bring freedom to African countries that were still under colonial rule in the 60s,
Nowadays, Africa Day is a national holiday in various African countries and is widely celebrated by Africans and other parts of the world.
While celebrating how far the African continent has come, I must say a lot still needs to be done. So why celebrating we all should think of ways we could move the continent further as an individual or a nation.