Africa Day​

Africa Day, formerly known as Africa Liberation Day or Africa Freedom Day is celebrated on May, 25 annually not just in Africa but around the world to commemorate the founding of the African Union and to foster the progress of Africa.

As a premium Pan-African bank driven by multicultural diversity we aim to put Africa on the world map as a key player in finance and entrepreneurship.​

The Bank that showcases the rich culture of Africa.

The unity of Africa is important to us. It is who we are as the United Bank for Africa. Every year since 2010, we have celebrated Africa Day across the continent to showcase our diversity and collaborations that keep us growing strong together as a continent.

Thought Leadership

UBA is at the forefront of thought leadership and is proud to participate actively as well as host public events, conferences, and webinars pertaining to the Global Development sector and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We believe that thought leadership is critical to progress and by working and debating together we will contribute to the development of the African continent.

We participate in large events such as the World Economic Forum, the UN General Assembly as well as smaller conferences like the Charity Finance Group, the US Association of NGO Treasurers.

We are keen to share our knowledge, experience, and passion for Africa. We celebrate the unity and culture of Africa at our annual Africa Day events marked every 25th day of May.

It is a platform where we contribute to shaping the African Narrative, as we invite critical leaders and global change makers, African Presidents, Senators, CEOs of leading International Organisations leading creative minds to discuss global issues around sustainability and finding solutions to eradicating poverty in Africa.

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Each year we bring together the best minds from different walks of life to give in-depth insights into ways Africa can harness the vast opportunities and resources to reach her full potential.


Celebrating the integration of a prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the international Arena.

UBA celebrates Africa Day to promote unity, mutual respect, and pride in who we are as a people and a pan-African organisation with a global reach. Indeed, there is strength in diversity.

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As part of our annual Africa day celebrations, across the group we adorn cultural outfits, eat local dishes and initiate a group wide dress competition, where the ‘best outfit’ based on votes wins a valuable gift. The idea behind this competition is to encourage cross cultural adoptions and more unity across the UBA Tribe.

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2021: As a growing economy with a young and vibrant population, the need for youth empowerment and job creation can never be over-emphasised. The focus of these conversations is creating an enabling environment for the youths to thrive even in the midst of a global pandemic, which will lead to economic prosperity. Our line-up of seasoned panelists of world leaders and economists which include Paul Kagame, the President of Rwanda, and Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, DG, World Trade Organisation discuss ways Africa can be on her way to meaningful development.

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2020: As the Covid-19 Pandemic continues to ravage the world, Africa’s economy is not spared from its devastating effects. It is therefore pertinent to come up with ways to cushion the effects of the pandemic by creating jobs and systems that will drive growth and sustainable development even beyond the scourge.

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2019: History forms the basis of every society’s identity. This year’s topic, “Africa’s History Redefined: Our Past a Path to the Future”, looks at the important roles History can play in addressing Africa’s challenges and how to chart a course to economic development through our past individual and collective experiences as a continent.

UBA Initiatives

UBA Africa Day

Africa Day is an annual event, dedicated to celebrating the diversity of the African continent, as well as to highlight the cultural and economic potential that exists on the continent. UBA Staff will set the pace in the celebration as they  dress to work in a display of the best of Africa’s rich attire.

About UBA Group

With business operations in the Republic of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Congo DR, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia, UBA is indeed Africa’s Global Bank. Our deployment of cutting-edge technology in rendering our services has made doing business in and outside the continent of Africa so easy and secure.

We have been delivering optimum financial services for over 7 decades. Our business strategy is built on being the bank of choice for businesses across the African continent leveraging People, Process and Product to promote trade across the continent. 

UBA African bank of the year 2021 award
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