Sunday, May 26, 2013

Cuba reaffirms bond with Africa in fight for decolonisation
By Ernest Chanda
Sat 25 May 2013, 14:00 CAT

The Cuban government has reaffirmed its bond with Africa in the fight for decolonisation.

Congratulating the African continent on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity, now African Union, Cuban Ambassador to Zambia Caridad Pérez González said Africa had achieved a lot during this period.

"This is also an occasion to reaffirm the historical and unwavering bonds of solidarity and friendship that exist between the Cuban and African peoples cemented in the joint fight for decolonization, for independence and against apartheid," said Ambassador Gonzalez in a statement yesterday.

"The Embassy of the Republic of Cuba has the honour to express its most heart-felt congratulatory message to the Zambian and African peoples on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Organisation of African Unity/African Union, on 25 May 2013, which makes Africa Day this year a historical celebration. The Embassy takes accordingly the opportunity to wish a very successful African Union May Summit under the theme Pan-Africanism and Renaissance in the 21st century, which becomes a Special Summit because of the 50th Anniversary celebrations and the outstanding goals achieved during this period."

Cuba has been a friend of many African countries for over six decades.
The African Union celebrates its golden jubile today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where first Republican president Dr Kenneth Kaunda and other liberators will be honoured.

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