The 9th African Festival was held on May 15-16 at the residence of the South African ambassador in Athens. More than 6,000 people attended this year’s festival, which was officially opened by Yannis-Alexis Zepos, Foreign Ministry Secretary - General.
As every year, many African countries such as Algeria, Ghana and Uganda presented their culture, cuisine and handicrafts, all to the sound of music and dancing.
One of the biggest attractions was a huge football on which visitors wrote their messages for the 2010 World Cup, which will take place in South Africa next month.
The festival was also attended by former president of South Africa, FW de Klerk.
Athens News (21-27.05.10): Africans Celebrate
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Bilateral Relations Greece & Sub-Saharan Africa