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President Akufo-Addo of Ghana stated that The 13th African Games symbolize Sportsmanship and unity.

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louis Buyisiwe

Mar 12, 2024

Unity through sports

A diverse group of athletes proudly raising their national flags in a colorful procession at the opening ceremony of the 13th African Games, held in a packed stadium, symbolizing unity and sportsmanship across Africa
A symbolic depiction of diverse all Africa games

 President Nana Akufo-Addo hailed the 13th African Games as a monumental celebration of unity, sportsmanship, and excellence, setting a vibrant stage for athletes across the continent to showcase their prowess and shared dreams through the universal language of sports.

In his inspirational speech during the grand opening ceremony at the University of Ghana Stadium, President Akufo-Addo emphasized the Games as a beacon of hope, embodying the continent's rich heritage and collective ambitions. "This event transcends sports; it's a unifying force that reminds us of our interconnected destinies and aspirations," he remarked.

The ceremony was a kaleidoscope of cultures, with delegations from nations stretching from Ghana to Ethiopia, and Tunisia to South Africa, parading in a dazzling display of solidarity and national pride. The event was a testament to Africa's diversity and unity, with athletes from various disciplines making a symbolic entrance, mirroring the continent's vibrant mosaic.

The air was electric as top Ghanaian and international artists, including Shatta Wale, King Promise, and South African star Kamo Mphela, performed, turning the stadium into a melting pot of exhilarating music and dance, further highlighting the Games' spirit of celebration and togetherness.

With over 13,000 participants, including 5,000 athletes and thousands of volunteers, technical staff, and dignitaries, the 13th African Games are set to be a landmark event. It promises to captivate more than two billion viewers worldwide through television, radio, and digital platforms, showcasing Africa's sporting excellence and unity to a global audience.

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