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#africa day

# africa-day - Saturday 6 July, 2019

Emails highlight confusion at Dublin City Council over unexpected change to Africa Day

It added that an offer of funding was made by the Department of Foreign Affairs in March 2019, “at which stage Dublin City Council had finalised the local Africa Day programme”.

# africa-day - Sunday 30 June, 2019

Huge confusion conveyed to Department after unexpected cancellation of flagship Africa Day event

There was much confusion about what events were on after the Department made a last-minute decision to take a different approach to Africa Day.

# africa-day - Friday 19 May, 2017

From leprechauns to kite surfers - here are seven interesting things happening around Ireland

Stuck for ideas? Check out our event guide.

# africa-day - Monday 25 May, 2015

To shape a fairer Africa in the next 50 years, we must listen to women

The African Union’s ‘Agenda 2063’ sets out a vision for the continent’s development over the next half-century – but how will it be reached?

# africa-day - Friday 22 May, 2015

'My life in Ireland is the normal tapestry of pleasure and pain – but the good far outweighs any bad'

It took me a little time to get used to a new culture, but I have discovered that Irish people love spreading happiness and positivity.

# africa-day - Thursday 21 May, 2015

'My experience in Ireland has been quite simply incredible'

My life here has given me amazing opportunities as a professional musician. I don’t miss a lot of things from Kinshasa (apart from the sun, obviously).

# africa-day - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Opinion: It is a great feeling knowing that your children can call Ireland home

The longer one stays in Ireland and gets to know Irish people, the nuances and craic and communities.

# africa-day - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Opinion: I was a vulnerable girl when I came to Ireland, and I’m forever grateful to the loving friends I met

As an orphan in Uganda, I was faced with a lot of challenges growing up. But when I moved to Ireland my life changed: I felt safe.

# africa-day - Friday 23 May, 2014

Opinion: Equality and social justice for women is my life’s work

In the run-up to Africa Day, Salome Mbugua discusses her social justice work in Ireland and various African countries.

# africa-day - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Column: With a positive attitude and determination to succeed, the sky is the limit

Africa Day celebrations are taking place nationwide this weekend. Here, entrepreneur Timi Martins talks about being an entrepreneur in Ireland.

# africa-day - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Column: Dance has the ability to bring people together, no matter where they're from

Africa Day celebrations are taking place nationwide. Here, student and dancer Onai Tafuma writes about her life in Ireland.

# africa-day - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Column: 'Africa is not a single country, many countries and cultures make up the continent'

Africa Day celebrations are taking place nationwide this week. Here, writer and broadcaster Carol Azams writes about her life in Ireland.

# africa-day - Saturday 25 May, 2013

Column: Our changing relationship with Africa is strong and enduring

Yes, Africa faces huge challenges, but it is also making remarkable progress and Ireland played its part in that, writes TD Joe Costello.