Independence August


On years of April, this day is celebrated as the anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, but it also marks Africa’s Independence Day.

Independence August

“Independence comes in many shapes and sizes and all countries celebrate in different ways”, so there is a diversity of celebrations in every country all over the continent. museke

While most central African countries periodically celebrate their own independence day throughout the year, some take it very seriously by commemorating Independence Day: Senegal for a day (turns into a month), Cameroon for five days starting on Friday across all components of government, South Africa on 25th April which celebrates the end of Apartheid. On this day everyone is united against terrorism and adoption inspired peace march takes place in most countries.

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Day 1: Sunday 14th October 2018

In Central Africa, many of the countries will be celebrating their independece this weekend. A UNEC chairperson turned the tables and made an appeal to African countries as a Southerner

Many people are anxiously waiting for 5 December to see the announcement of whether Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo and Chad will be joining fellow former French colonies Senegal and the Ivory Coast in qualifying for independence.

On 5 December 2018, the Paris negotiations were delayed until February 2019 due to some concerns being raised about the initial bid. While this is expected to hold up any potential for a celebration on that date, talk about what independence actually means staggers around Africa’s museums forecasting uncertain futures from which resentments well up.


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