Hundreds attend Africa day celebrations in Rio
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Hundreds of people today attended different activities to mark Africa Day events organized on the sidelines of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio to reflect on the continent's priorities and chart course for post-Rio action plans. According to the Congolese Minister for Sustainable Development, Mr. Henri Djombo, the fact that all the key activities for the Day registered high attendance was a real cause for satisfaction. The Information and Communication Service (ICS) of ECA reports that Africa Day activities were competing with not less than 500 other side events on the Conference schedule. Presided over by the Mr. Djombo, the Day's activities culminated in a high-level segment under the overall theme of the event, "Accelerating Progress Towards Sustainable Development in Africa."