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From Mauritius

Africa Day 2018

Africa Day 2018


The African countries accredited in Bulgaria - South Africa, Sudan, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Palestine and the Honorary Consuls of Mauritius, Seychelles and Guinea marked Africa Day in Bulgaria with a celebration on 26 May 2018, at the City Garden (National Theatre Ivan Vazov Garden) in Sofia. The theme of the celebration was “Africa in Bulgaria” and the programme included African songs and dances, sale of African food, clothing and jewelry, story-telling and drumming.

Africa Day was officially opened at 11:00 hours by Ms Iliana Iotova, Vice-President of the Republic of Bulgaria, by Mr Petko Draganov, Director General of Political Affairs General Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria and HE MsVanessa Calvert Ambassador of South Africa to Bulgaria and Dean of the African Group.

Africa Day 2018 marks the 55th anniversary of the establishment of the Organization of African Unity, later changed to African Union, the main aim of which are securing peace on the continent, developing democracy and respecting human rights and freedoms.

HC Mauritius presented the rich culture, high-class tourism and vast business possibilities in the country, ranked highest in Africa for Democracy, Economic and Sustainable development. Kids had the chance to touch the sand and corals from the Mauritius coasts and their parents to try traditional Mauritius rum.  

Photos from the event can be seen in the Gallery section.


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