Africans are celebrating the formation of the African Union (A.U.) — originally the Organisation of Africa Unity (OAU) back in 1963. For 54 years, this postcolonial African alliance has sought ways to bring about change and freedom throughout the continent and to restore dignity, security and prosperity to its peoples.
Love for Mama Africa, the cradle of humankind and human culture, is a recurring theme on social media, as Africans commemorate the anniversary under the hashtag #LoveLetterToAfrica.
Twitter user Antony Gitei (@Giteitony) summed up the prevailing mood when he said: "Mama Africa, you have been my source of strength and pride — with you I have found a place to call home. Your beauty is exceptional, Mama! Forever my love."
Dear Mama Africa. Home to many nationalities and skin colors, you kept on taking them in and giving them a home, no complaints even when they drain you. True qualities of a mother. How your burden breaks my heart. If only we could fight for you. #LoveLetterToAfrica
— akanimo akpan (@morich20) May 25, 2018
— ANTONY GITEI (@Giteitony) May 24, 2018