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."
#LoveLetterToAfrica I look at all corners of you, I see unique Heroes! I See the beauty you pocess and I look unto The Heavens in wonder of the Abundance that has been made you— JAYMu. (@JamesMuka2) May 25, 2018
#LoveLetterToAfrica— General kipkazi™🇰🇪 (@Protich_koech) May 25, 2018
Oh my beloved Africa a continent endowed with immense natural resources & diverse cultures ranging from wild beast migration in the east, with oil in the west, with rich history in North ie Egptian pyramid & beautiful shulu dance in the south.
"We love Africa for it's history- wisdom and strength of our ancestors, who built the Pyramids and Great Zimbabwe; who made the bronzes of Benin and Great library of Timbuktu; who endured so much and gave us freedom." Sim Tshabalala #LoveLetterToAfrica #AfricaDay2018— IG : mpizana1st (@mpizana1st) May 25, 2018
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
Africa,— Abel Blacks (@blackzz08) May 25, 2018
our crown, our motherland.
the beauty of the golden glow that glows on the mountains when the sunsets gets me to understand why we're so rich in melanin and honey.
i applaud you for the soil that raises nothin but kings and queens.
Africa Rise Up! 🗣#LoveLetterToAfrica
The worlds enjoy your glitter, yet call you a dark continent.— Luzuko Jama (@Lico57901580) May 25, 2018
Richies planted by the heavens in your belly for your nourishment.
Plundered and violently taken from you to feed the greed of the minority establishments
Dear Mama,— Cliff Ochomo (@cliffochomo) May 25, 2018
It's said a child who hasn't traveled says his mother is the best cook.
I have traveled mama, been seduced by the sights but never falling in love and oh I forever long to come back to the magic you serve...#LoveLetterToAfrica #AfricaMonth pic.twitter.com/rAwA5Y6PLX
Africa. My Motherland in whose bosom I find comfort. My Africa. A lady with a crown of intertwined corals and diamonds. My deeply rooted Motherland standing elegantly with a proud history.— Omotayo🎆 (@TayoTheBlogger) May 24, 2018
Cry no more Mama. Your children rise for you. #LoveLetterToAfrica #AfricaDay@SBGroup
My dearest and beloved Africa— Khomotso Sebake (@KhomotsoSebake) May 25, 2018
On days where you feel defeated and belittled ,remember that You are Afri- CAN and not Afri-CANT. 💕💕#LoveLetterToAfrica 🇿🇦