Organised by the State of the Union coalition, the Play for the Union campaign brings together over 10,000 people from all regions of Africa together to discuss and reflect on the type of continental integration that would make a difference for their lives and what matters to them.
Utilising the opportunity of the Africa Cup of Nations, the Play for the Union campaign follows and documents the life stories of 22 men and women who love football and their continent. The 22 men and women will be selected by world famous football personalities from thousands of applicants across Africa. Over the five months, their life-stories will showcase their daily struggles and common challenges. Once selected, we shall follow their preparations for a unity match to be held in the margins of the AU Summit, Lilongwe, Malawi at the end of June 2012.
Today marks International Women’s Day, a day where the world pauses to take stock of women’s diverse achievements as well as the persisting patriarchal systems which undermine efforts to transform