Munyonyo- Uganda (PANA) -- Describing the just-ended FIFA World Cup finals as a "veritable continental festival", African Union Commission Chairperson Jean Ping, said that Africans were proud of the excellent organization by South Africa of the first-ever World Cup in the continent.
"This country we hold so dear demonstrated all its skills and know-how in terms of hospitality and provided all the infrastructural facilities needed for this world event," Ping told the Executive Council of the AU meeting here to prepare for the AU Summit next week.
In his report to the council, Ping also gave an overview of the activities under taken as part of the implementation of the instruments for the protection of the rights and welfare of the child and the promotion of youth development.
"It is worth highlighting also the mobilization shown by several countries to celebrate Africa Day on 25 May, 2010, on the theme: 'Building and Maintaining Peace through Sports in Africa'.
"May I, more especially mention Ghana and South Africa, which celebrated this day with great pomp and pageantry.
We hope that all the other member states will join the subsequent celebrations of this historic day.
"Mozambique should also be commended for the arrangements it is making to host the 10th All-Africa Games in September 2011," he added.