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Africa Day to be celebrated in Guangzhou

 The African consulates general in Guangzhou will celebrate the 2018 Africa Day on May 24.

Officials from Guangdong, Fujian, Yunnan, Guizhou, Hunan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang, Hainan and the Guanxi Zhuang autonomous region, as well as members of the Diplomatic Corps and Africans in Diaspora, will participate in the celebration.

Africa Day commemorates the founding of the Organization of African Unity, which is now known as the African Union, on May 25, 1963.

The 2018 Africa Day is the first time the day will be celebrated in Guangzhou since the establishment of its first African consulate general in 2009.

The number of consulates in the city has now risen to 10, including that of Angola, Congo Republic, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Uganda and Zambia.

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