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  • Australia-Africa Week runs until September 7
  • Annual week-long event celebrates WA African communities and Africa-Australia relations 

The week is also a fascinating chance to discover a taste of the cultures, skills and business activities of many Western Australian communities from African backgrounds.

Developed around the Africa Down Under Conference, Australia-Africa Week features events and activities that explore the economic and cultural links between African countries and WA.

The State Government, through a partnership between the Commonwealth Bank and the Office of Multicultural Interests, is supporting the Australia-Africa Trade and Cultural Expo which will showcase African Australian small businesses and cultural demonstrations.

The expo, taking place at Yagan Square on September 6 and 7, will feature two sensational flash-mob dances following on the success of last year's event.

Other events over Australia-Africa Week include university seminars, discussion panels, social functions and community events.

Western Australia is home to more than 101,200 Africa-born people, which makes up about 4.1 per cent of the State's total population.

More information of events during Australia-Africa Week.

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Page reviewed 30 July 2019