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Africa Day 2021 - Celebrating our Shared Connections

Divided only by water, Ireland and Africa share a long tradition of storytelling.

Celebrating Africa Day 2021 in Ireland

Ireland enjoys ever-strengthening ties with the continent of Africa, and last year marked sixty years of a diplomatic presence in Africa. Since 2006, Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs has supported the celebration of Africa Day in Ireland with details of this year’s virtual events available on AfricaDay.ie.

Global Greenings across Africa!

Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe

Credit: Jason J Mulikita/Tourism Ireland

Cotton Tree, Freetown, Sierra Leone

Cotton Tree, Freetown, Sierra Leone

Credit: Philip Behan/DFA

Abuja City Gate, Nigeria

Abuja City Gate, Nigeria

Credit: Tourism Ireland

Fasil Ghebbi, Gondar, Ethiopia

Fasil Ghebbi, Gondar, Ethiopia

Credit: Tourism Ireland

Ahmed the Elephant, Nairobi National Museum

Ahmed the Elephant, Nairobi National Museum

Credit: Embassy of Ireland, Kenya

 The Fortress of Maputo, Mozambique

The Fortress of Maputo, Mozambique

Credit: Tourism Ireland

The Cairo Tower, Egypt

The Cairo Tower, Egypt

Credit: Tourism Ireland

Nelson Mandela Statue, Johannesburg, South Africa

Nelson Mandela Statue, Johannesburg, South Africa

Credit: Erik Forster/Tourism Ireland

Uganda Equator Monument, Kayabwe, Uganda

Uganda Equator Monument, Kayabwe, Uganda

Credit: Will Boase/Tourism Ireland