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NOTA DI SERVIZIO PER I REDATTORI CAPO: Recall – Africa Day 2013 (Foreign Ministry Rome, 29 May 2013)

A reminder that an event dedicated to Africa Day 2013 will take place on Wednesday 29 May in honour of the 50th anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity.

The event will be held in the presence of President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano. It will be introduced by Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Michele Valensise and opened by Minister for Foreign Affairs Emma Bonino at 10:30.

Other speakers will include Ambassador of the Republic of Congo, Mamadou Kamara Dekamo; Ambassador of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Mulugeta Gessese; President of the Kwame Nkrumah Pan-African Center, Samia Nkrumah; and the Commissioner of the Italian Institute for Africa and the Orient (ISIAO), Ambassador Antonio Armellini.

At the end of the event Prof. Elisabetta Mori of the Archivio Storico Capitolino will introduce the exhibition on “Rediscovered memory: photos and travel diaries of Giacomo Savorgnan di Brazzà”.

Journalists and camera operators interested in covering the event are asked to apply for specific accreditation no later than 16:00 on 28 May 2013using the online accreditation system now available at the “Journalists Area” on the home page of the foreign ministry’s website Please complete the interactive form provided in the Press section of our web site, to which all required documentation, if not already previously submitted, can be attached in digital format.

Online accreditation system. Journalists, photographers and TV crews interested in following the event should apply for specific accreditation no later than 16:00 on 28 May 2013. Please use the online accreditation system:

– complete the interactive form available on the accreditation page

– attach all required documentation (if not already submitted) to the form, in digital format

If in exceptional cases you are unable to complete the online accreditation procedure, please send your application by fax to the Foreign Ministry’s Press and Institutional Communication Service (tel. 06/3691.3432 – fax 06/3691.2122).

Applications should be written on company headed paper and signed by the director of the organisation concerned. They should include your name, surname, date and place of birth, number of a valid ID document and qualification.

Accredited journalists/photographers will be admitted at the Via della Macchia della Farnesina entrance, which will be open from 9:15 to 9:45 on 29 May 2013.

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