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Celebrating Africa Day - in Belfast

Live in or near Belfast and looking for something different to do this Saturday?

How about celebrating Africa Day with some authentic African food, music and dancing, courtesy of local charity Camara, colleagues of Amnesty in CADA (the NI-based Coalition of Aid & Development Agencies).

They're inviting you to come along to celebrate the rich culture of Africa. May 25th is African Liberation Day and on this day many African countries celebrate the hard-fought achievement of their freedom from colonial powers. This year celebrations are extending over the week incorporating Africa Day from Saturday 22 May to Sunday 30th May.

The Belfast programme will start with lunch at 1.00pm (A feast of African food available). There will be music and drumming and an opportunity to participate in some African dance

There will be a display of artefacts and information and opportunities for getting involved in solidarity work with countries in Africa. Camara are recommending that those coming along pay a cover charge of £5.00 to cover costs of buying and cooking the food and printing/publicity costs. Any profits from the event will go to support the work of Camara, an Irish charity which takes in used computers, refurbishes them and sends them to schools in Africa.

Where: Camara Unit 23 Townsend Enterprise Park, Townsend Street, Belfast, BT13 2ES

When: Saturday 22 May 2010 1.00pm – 3.00pm

For more information contact: belfast [at] or phone 028 90332470

If you're elsewhere in Ireland, maybe these alternative events will take your fancy. If you know of other events in Ireland not listed here, please add them to the comments section.

Meanwhile, if you want to find out more about the human rights aacross Africa, there's an excellent summary and country-by-country breakdown here on our international website. And you can take action on Shell Oil's pollution in the Niger Delta here. Thanks.

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