Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Global African Diaspora Summit

Lots of people are calling or writing to get information about the Global African Diaspora Summit, taking place in South Africa on the 23rd-25th May, 2012, especially people want to know about the program of action at the Summit.  The African Union has done a wonderful job of providing the best information on the Summit on their own website: http://au.int/en/summit/happening/diasporasummit2012

All the information you need to know about the summit is all on the website.  For journalists who wish to attend, below is the information:

DIRECTORATE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION

GLOBAL AFRICAN DIASPORA SUMMIT, JOHANNESBURG, 23-25 MAY 2012
ANNOUNCEMENT TO JOURNALISTS

ACCREDITATION:

Journalists who are interested in covering the Global Africa Diaspora Summit to be hosted by the African Union in South Africa from 23 -- 25 May 2012 under the theme:  "Towards the Realisation of a United and Integrated Africa and its Diaspora", are strongly requested to be accredited.

Members of the media are invited to apply for accreditation to the Global African
Diaspora Summit.

Applications for accreditation should include the following:


1. Full Names;
2. Name of media house;
3. Designation (e.g., reporter, photographer) ;
4. ID/passport number.

The above information should be forwarded to the following addresses no later
than 18 May 2012:

Ms Laoura Lazouras, LazourasL@dirco.gov.za
Ms Nthabiseng Ramatshela, RamatshelaN@dirco.gov.za

More information about accreditation can be found on the following link:
http://www.dirco.gov.za/diaspora/mediaaccr.html

NB: No media will be allowed access to the Summit venues without prior
accreditation

Enquiries should be directed to: Mr Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078 or 012 351 1105
For further information about the Summit please consult the following links:
African Union Websites: http://au.int/en/summit/diasporasummit2012
South African Website: www.dirco.gov.za/diaspora


The theme of the Summit is; "TOWARDS THE REALISATION OF A UNITED AND INTEGRATED AFRICA AND ITS DIASPORA" and the subtext of the theme on the 25th May meeting is: "AFRICA AND HER DIASPORA, A SHARED PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE"

Information that may not be on the site, include:

1.  Pre-summit Consultation Meeting from May 16-19

2.  Global African Diaspora Media and Communications Colloquium - May 21st

3.  African Diaspora Conference dedicated to Women and Youth

4.  Pan-African Parliament Opening Session

5.  May 22:  Pan-African Parliament Session - Special Debate Dedicated to the African Diaspora

There are 64 Heads of State invited, including the President of Brazil, and 500 delegates.  The National Conference of Black Mayors are scheduled to make a presentation.

If you need more information, please visit AU website: http://au.int/en/summit/happening/diasporasummit2012

Chika A. Onyeani
Publisher/Editor-in-Chief
African Sun Times: www.africansuntimes.com
Host: All Africa Radio: www.allafricaradio.com
Tel.: 973-675-9919
Fax: 973-675-5704
Cell: 917-279-4038

"It is not what you call me, but what I answer to, that matters most" - Capitalist Nigger: The Road to Success, Onyeani's internationally acclaimed No. 1 bestselling book.


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