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Monday 25 September 2017

Culture and fun for Africa Day ahead of state visit

Becky (4) and Gaby (6) with their Dad Timi Martins getting warmed up for Africa Day festival
Becky (4) and Gaby (6) with their Dad Timi Martins getting warmed up for Africa Day festival
Alexandra Kiesao of the Love and Care for People Cork pictured dancing traditional dance as part of Cork City's celebration of Africa Day 2014
Emerald Green and Esther Muyombo pictured at the Cork City's celebration of Africa Day
Kia plays at a family carnival in the grounds of Limerick City Hall delivered in partnership with Limerick City and County Council, the Limerick Integration Working Group and funded by Irish Aid. Kila, one of Ireland's most innovative & exciting bands live on stage
Zimbabwean rapper God Knows on stage for his Random Acts of Kindness performance performs at the family carnival in the grounds of Limerick City Hall
Cork City's celebration of Africa Day
The Hassan Ali siblings, Magarsa, Sartu, Lami and Seena , members of the Ethiopian Oromo community, at Farmleigh in Dublin
Lord Mayor of Dublin, Oisin Quinn & Minister of State Joe Costello TD at the official opening of the 2014 Africa Day flagship event at Farmleigh in Dublin’s Phoenix Park Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
The Hassan Ali siblings, Magarsa, Sartu, Lami and Seena, from Dublin 15, at Africa Day in Farmleigh, Dublin
Doris Momo chats to Laura McGrath, Orla Keane and Aoife O’Mahony of Attridge Academy of Irish Dancing at Cork’s Africa Day celebrations
Colm Kelpie

Colm Kelpie

THOUSANDS turned out to celebrate Africa Day yesterday as the Government prepared to announce details of the state visit of the President of Mozambique to Ireland.

It will be the first incoming state visit of President Michael D Higgins' tenure.

President Armando Guebuza is due to visit Ireland between June 3 and June 6, with several business people from Mozambique due to travel as part of the delegation. The visit is expected to be formally announced this week.

Irish companies employ more than 6,000 people in Mozambique and have invested over €1.5bn in the country over the past six or seven years.

Events marking Africa Day yesterday were held across the island with a free family fun day in Dublin's Farmleigh Estate one of the highlights of the event.

Trade and Development Minister Joe Costello and Ambassador Anas Khales of Morocco were on hand as revellers enjoyed African music, food and culture.

Africa Day is celebrated to mark African diversity and success, and the cultural and economic potential of the continent.

Irish Independent

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