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Message of solidarity on the occasion of the celebration of 23rd International African Writers Day

 Addis Ababa, 7 November 2016: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, HE Dr Dlamini Zuma congratulates African and Diaspora writers – past and present – on the occasion of the 23rd Anniversary of International African Writers Day, 7 November 2016. She recalls that the day coincides with the birth of the Pan African Writers Association, an organisation dedicated to promoting African classic works, and encouraging publishing and the culture of writing and reading on the continent.

Women’s voices strongly echoed as TICAD VI Summit convened gender officials from Africa and Japan to enhance partnership towards improved socio-economic development

Ministers, ambassadors and experts from Africa and Japan concerned with gender issues in maritime, business, construction, mining, agriculture, logistics and private finance among others convened together in an effort to build on commitments made to gender equality and women’s empowerment, the TICAD VI Declaration and actions as outlined in the Yokohama Action Plan of 2013–2017.