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Celebrating colourful, colossal, culturally-rich Africa

(All photos: Hasse Ferrold)
October 15th, 2015 7:00 am| by Ben Hamilton
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Frederiksberg City Hall was the scene for Africa Day on September 20, a chance for the continent’s embassies to come together to remind the world what it has to offer, from tourism and tastings to crafts and culture. We will resist the temptation to say they were drumming up interest!

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The onstage performers (photo left) peaked with a showstopper that included a cameo from the entire front row.

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Among the most prominent guests were (left-right) Ghanaian ambassador Edith Hazel, Egyptian ambassador Salwa Moufid, Moroccan ambassador Raja Ghannam, Frederiksberg mayor Jørgen Glenthøj and Ivory Coast ambassador Mina Balde Laurent.

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But overall, the event attracted a wide range of nationalities and ages. After all, aren’t events like these primarily aimed at future generations?

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Mayor Glenthøj was among those who made an address

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Among the African dignitaries proud to show off their national stands were Ghanaian ambassador Edith Hazel (right) …

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Several of the African ambassadors were joined by peers from elsewhere. Luxembourg ambassador Gerard Philipps (right) and his wife visited the Ivory Coast stand …

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Venezuelan ambassador Aura Mahuampi Rodriguez de Ortiz (right) caught up with Benin ambassador Eusebe Agbangha …

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and International Club Copenhagen president Hasse Ferrold left joined South African ambassador Zindzi Mandela.