AFRICA DAY FACTS

1. Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the 1963 founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), presently recognized as the Africa Union (AU).

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2. Arabic is spoken by 170 million people on the continent, followed in popularity by English (130 million), Swahili (100), French (115), Berber (50), Hausa (50), Portuguese (20) and Spanish (10).

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3. Did you know, Africa’s mining is well known and the continent produces at least 50% of the diamonds and gold in the whole world. The rest of the countries around the world contribute to the remaining 50% of the production of these precious stones and metal.

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4. This Africa day is celebrated on 25 may in some countries. Its not a public hoilday in all african countries.

5. Morocco is the only African which not a member of the Africa Union after it withdrew its membership.

Suzgo Chingati is a trained entreprenuer who writes in his own capacity.

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