Celebrating Africa Day in Ottawa!  On May 25th delegates from various African communities and businesses across Canada arrived at the nation’s capital to celebrate the annual commemorations of Africa’s independence, freedom and liberation strife from colonial imperialists. 

Africa Day is the recognition of reinforcement of this liberation which first formed the union of African countries on African soil; the foundation of the regional integration body; the Organisation of the African Unity (OAU) on May 25, 1963, which years later, evolved into the African Union (AU).  

Ambassador Nasise Challi Jira appointed to the position by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia recently arrived in Canada. Pictured here with Birhan Abate Ethiopian Airlines Canada Country Manager.

Photo: (Left)David Timmins Ethiopian Airlines Canada National Sales Manager, Laura Cohen Global Affairs Africa Division, Birhan Abate Ethiopian Airlines Canada Country Manager.

 

 

Photo: Pamela Goldsmith-Jones Parliamentary secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Birhan Abate and David Timmins Ethiopian Airlines Canada.

Group photo of delegates from African- Canadian communities Celebrating Africa Day in Ottawa!