Africa Day Expo Hosted By Africa Institute Of South Africa
The Africa Institute of South Africa (Aisa) hosted an Africa Expo and an international conference as part of its Africa Week programme. The event took place from 09h00 to 15h00 on 25 May, Africa Day, at the National Cultural History Museum in Pretoria. Africa Day is held every year to commemorate the foundation in 1963 of the Organisation of African Unity, the forerunner of the African Union. On that day in 1963 leaders of 30 of the 32 independent African states signed a founding charter in Ethiopia's Addis Ababa. The theme for 2011 is "Accelerating Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development''. About 400 delegates from the diplomatic, academic and business sectors, as well as 300 students, were in attendance. The event was also open to the public.