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South Africans celebrate Africa Day 2022

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Image: Unsplash

Wednesday 25 May 2022 marks Africa Day - a day in celebration of the rich cultural heritage, diversity, identity and abundance of beauty in the African continent.

Africa Day dates back to the 1960s, where several African countries gained their independence from European countries.

This year, Africa Day focused on malnutrition and food insecurity.

According to United Nations president Abdulla Shahid, these issues have been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“They interconnect with ongoing difficulties caused by such issues as changing weather patterns, drought, poor sanitation and crop-destroying insects – all of which have strong local consequences,” he wrote.

“Reinforced action to strengthen resilience in nutrition and food security will help overcome the effects of many of these challenges. And it will lay a strong foundation to empower communities.”

While food insecurity and malnutrition is societal issue the continent is still grappling to work through, there is also much to celebrate. On Twitter, South Africans- and African around the continent are celebrating African Day and their unique African experience with touching posts and emotional tributes.

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