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Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean share ties that range from colonial histories, the need for human and economic development, liberation politics as well as cultural and ethnic ties. During the colonial era, about 15 million Africans were taken into slavery and records show that about 90% of these Africans were taken to Latin America and the Caribbean and African heritages have been found and thrive in the region. In addition, the African Union recognizes the diaspora as the Sixth Region of Africa, which includes Latin America and the Caribbean, this strengthens interregional cooperation. Further strengthening the relationship, Africa has been inspired by the anti-dependency movement and South-South cooperation, which have originating roots in Latin America and the Caribbean. Join us for a public dialogue exploring Africa’s influence in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Date: 22 May 2018
Time: 5:00PM for 5:30PM
Venue: Gordon Institute of Business Science, Classroom 9, Auditorium, Main Entrance Hall, 26 Melville Rd, Illovo, Johannesburg
RSVP: Mr. Simphiwe Mongwe 012 337 6131 or simphiwe@igd.org.za
Light dinner and refreshments will be served. Parking is available at premises.

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