The Group of Ambassadors of the African Union, accredited to the United Kingdom of Great Britain, held on the evening of May 26 the celebration of Africa Day.
The celebration was held at the Langham Hotel in London and was attended by the Head of State of the Republic of Botswana, Seretse Khama Ian Khama; representatives of the upper house of Britain; the Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps; British government representatives and presidents of companies such as Shell; British Gas; IOD; BBC; KPMG; the British Council, etc.
The presenter of BBC television, Zainab Badawi, was responsible for introducing President Khama, who focused his speech on African current affairs, such as migration of young people towards Europe; poverty; conflicts; terrorism and endemic diseases; going on to the recent elections in Britain; proposed by the British government referendum; conflicts in Europe and the need to create more united and consolidated continental blocks, to ensure the future of young generations.
Equatorial Guinea’s Ambassador in London, Mari-Cruz Evuna Andeme, participated in the celebration with the full staff of the Chancellor’s office. In preparation for the event, Equatorial Guinea gave a significant financial amount and contributed a group of national musicians (Maica and Ivan Site), for the entertainment of the guests.
The African Union’s theme for 2015 is Women’s Empowerment and Development towards Agenda 2063. Against this backdrop, the Embassy of Equatorial Guinea proposed several meetings with local institutions and embassies on the continent, to agree on the ways which the rights of African women and girls may be recognized and respected.
Text: Clemente Ela Ondo Onguene (D. G. Base Internet)
Photos: Equatorial Guinean embassy in Britain
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office