The United Bank for Africa (UBA) is set to celebrate this year’s Africa Day in commemoration of African unity with the third edition of its annual UBA Africa Conversations.
Africa’s international leaders that include the President of Rwanda, H.E Mr Paul Kagame; Mrs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the World Trade Organisation(WTO); Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation(WHO) and Mr. Makhtar Sop Diop, Managing Director, International Finance Corporation(IFC) will participate in the conversation.
This was made known in a press release obtained by TOS News on Tuesday.
The conversations will be held online on africaday.UBAgroup.com. and will take place virtually on Tuesday May 25th, 2021 at 12pm WAT.
According to the statement, the UBA Africa Conversations which will be moderated by the UBA Group Founder, Tony Elumelu avails the opportunity for an African and global audience to hear directly from the distinguished guests on Africa’s relationship with the world, the opportunities and the challenges, and their own personal journeys.
While the discussions will focus on Africa’s development in the areas of the economy and finance, trade, health and the unity of the continent, this year’s theme is ‘Bringing Africa to the World.’
The bank said the Conversations is open to all and registration is possible on the UBA Group website africaday.UBAgroup.com/reserve.
Africa Day, formerly known as African Freedom Day and African Liberation Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963. It is celebrated in various countries on the African continent, as well as around the world. The organisation was transformed into the African Union on 9 July 2002 in Durban, South Africa, but the holiday continues to be celebrated on 25 May.