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Peace One Day Concert to be headlined by 5-time Grammy Nominated Recording Artist Akon
Peace One Day will make history in 2014 by taking over Goma International Airport in the Democratic Republic of the Congo by holding a major concert headlined by five-time Grammy Award-nominated recording artist Akon. In an historic first, the airport will host this major event expected to unite more than 50,000 people to celebrate the hope for peace on Peace Day, 21 September.
“I am so grateful to President Kabila for allowing the Peace One Day Celebration 2014 to take place at Goma International Airport. There is no better location for our show. This will send a strong message to the world that there are positive stories taking place here. Akon’s performance on this day will signal a new chapter of hope for a generation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Great Lakes region. My sincere thanks to Howard G. Buffett for funding this show and to Martin Kobler of MONUSCO for reaching out to President Kabila to obtain clearance for us to hold the show at the airport. This will be a celebration to remember.”
We would like to thank the for making this concert possible.
With the support of the Government of the DRC and
This celebration is the public awareness hub for Peace One Day’s 3-year campaign in DRC and the Great Lakes region of Africa.
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“Our foundation has invested a total of $175 million in eastern DRC and Africa’s Great Lakes region in the belief that people need better economic opportunities to achieve lasting peace. We are delighted that our $10 million support for Peace One Day allows them to focus the next three years of their campaign on this region. This news of the airport becoming the venue for the Peace One Day 2014 concert is a massive boost to the public awareness aspect of this campaign.”
Howard G. Buffett
“I’m delighted that the Peace One Day celebration will be in Goma at the International Airport. Peace One Day can count on MONUSCO’s full support to make this happen. I thank President Kabila to allow the use of the airport to host the Peace One Day Concert. It will be an unforgettable day for the people of Goma and the Region.”