Laois Africa Day 2021 – Flag

Janelle joins us again today to tell us about some of the flags of Africa. Africa is a continent, not a country, so it does not have its own flag. There are 54 independent sovereign countries in Africa as well as the international organization called African Union within the African continent has […]

Laois Africa Day 2021

Meet Rotimi, Ireland’s Black Mayor. In 2004, Rotimi was elected as a town councillor in Laois County Council local elections. In June 2007 he was elected as mayor of Portlaoise Town Council. In the 2009 local elections Rotimi was re-elected to the town council and also to Laois County Council for the Portlaoise electoral area Laois […]

Laois Africa Day – “Hello, my name is …” in Igbo

Meet Jenelle. Jenelle is 9 and enjoys art, acting, history, gymnastics and swimming. On this video you will learn how to say “Hello, my name is ….” In Igbo. Igbo is the principal native language of the Igbo people, an ethnic group of eastern Nigeria. Igbo is one of the largest […]

Africa Day 2021 – Song ‘Eye Adaba’

Meet Adedolapo and Femi Emmanuel who are signing ‘Eye Adaba’ by Nigerian-French singer, Asa. Literally interpreted as “Dove”, it is a solemn, introspective prayer; one of hope and sincere yearning for peace. Laois Africa Day 2021 is brought to you by Laois County Council in partnership with Laois African Support Group, supported […]

Laois Africa Day 2021 – Hair Braiding

Meet Sonia. Sonia will demonstrate the art of braiding. Braiding has been used to style hair for thousands of years in many different cultures around the world.   In many African tribes, hairstyles are unique and used to identify each tribe. Braid patterns or hairstyles can be an sign of a […]

Laois Africa Day 2021

Today see’s the launch of Laois Africa Day 2021. Although restrictions on physical gatherings will be in place due to public health measures, preventing the holding of in-person events to mark the occasion, our social media channels will facilitate virtual celebration and reflection until it is possible to meet once […]

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