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Join Us At One Of Our Events

We host a wide array of events. Our events are free and open to the public, unless specified otherwise.

Some OfOur Events

  • We host seminars, workshops and conferences
  • Webinars
  • Journalism training events
  • Human Rights Defenders Awards

Join us as we celebrate our diversity and unity


We have one thing in common – our heritage.

Africa observes and celebrates in a special way the 25 May. This historic day is known as “Africa Day.”

Africa Day is promoted by the AU. This year 2020, the African Union highlights the theme: ‘Silencing the Guns.’

What commenced on 25 May 1963 as a day marking the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), Africa Day has developed into a platform for creating awareness about all things Africa, in Africa and around the world.

Africa Day was formerly known as Africa Freedom Day. Today, Africa Day is celebrated in various countries on the African Continent, as well as by Africans in the diaspora.

As per the African Union’s vision stipulated in “The Africa we want – Agenda 2063,” the picture being portrayed by the AU is that of a continent marching towards “an Africa whose development is people-driven, relying on the potential of African People, especially its women, youth and caring for children.”

Apart from the enormous political and economic challenges, Africa Day celebrates the African way of life, culture, art, the gift of music and Africa’s love for bright colours.

This year, AU Watch will be partnering with Legacy University for a free Public Panel Discussion to discuss: ” Silencing the Guns – How?” on 25 May 2020 and climax with a classic African Style Gala Dinner 26 May 2018.

World Press Day Event – 3 May 2020

On May 3, national and local celebrations for World Press Freedom Day takes place around the world.

AU Watch will be hosting a series of events that day, including joining in on a UNESCO workshop: “Journalism without Fear or Favour” in an increasingly complex media landscape. Join us also on 3 May for an interactive free livestreamed event to celebrate World Press Freedom Day 2020: ” Difference Day Conference 2020.” Also, on 4 May through the 6th, there will be several events including: High-level Dialogue on Press Freedom and Tackling Disinformation in the COVID-19 context, webinars, and online discussions via Facebook Live, YouTube, and Microsoft teams, amongst other digital platforms. Details are available on the UNESCO site.