Share Your Africa Story to celebrate #AfricaDay

Africa-OnTheRise is celebrating #AfricaDay 2017 by emphasizing the exemplary stories of Africans, within and beyond, who are contributing to building a great continent.

The month of May is considered #AfricaMonth and May 25 is recognized as #AfricaDay, the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organization of African Unity, now known as African Union (AU). The African Union’s theme for 2017 is “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth,” and Africa-OnTheRise wants to propel this theme by sharing inspiring stories of people, especially young people, who are driving the #AfricaRising narrative in remarkable ways.

The objective is to promote the human elements to the #AfricaRising narrative, and also inspire more people to identify with the positive changing realities happening across the continent. Africa-OnTheRise also seeks to increase awareness about #AfricaDay, and connect as many Africans as possible with what it represents and what it means and could mean for us as Africans.


If you connect with Africa and the #AfricaRising narrative, and are actively contributing to it in any way, then we want to read your story and share it with the rest of the world!

Send your short piece/essay/story/article around the theme: “How I Am Contributing to the Africa Rising Story” and you may get selected to be featured and promoted extensively on May 25, Africa Day.

All submissions should be sent via email to on or before May 20, 2017.

For more information and submission guideline, visit:

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