posted by www.equatorialguineaonline.com
The African National Congress has celebrated during three days its hundred years of existence in a grand ceremony that was attended by the Equatorial Guinean Head of State. H.E. Obiang Nguema also visited Zimbabwe.
The African National Congress (ANC) was founded on January 8, 1912 in Bloemfontein (South Africa) with the main purpose of fighting against apartheid and for the rights of the black population of the country, which, although it was the majority, it lacked any representation. After one hundred years, the party is still the largest political group in the country with historical leaders like Nelson Mandela, who has undoubtedly been the most representative figure.
The celebrations began with a major golf tournament, and culminated in a mass ceremony attended by a hundred thousand people precisely in the same place where the ANC was founded: the stadium in Bloemfontein. There, the current South African President, Jacob Zuma, lit the flame of the centennial and told the audience the importance of continuing the fight for the same ideals. Although Nelson Mandela was expected to attend, his poor health prevented him from going.
Furthermore, President Obiang Nguema, with all his companions, among whom was the State Minister for Agriculture and Forestry, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, then went to Zimbabwe, where he met on Monday with President Robert Mugabe. At the audience that they held, they dealt with different topics related to the African continent and other issues of international cooperation between both states.
On Tuesday, January 10, the President’s agenda will take him to Swaziland, where he will make a brief state visit.