The African cultural delegations representing South Africa, Zambia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Madagascar, Mauritius and maybe even Rwanda will fly to Seychelles for the country’s annual carnival; Carnaval International de Victoria.
Celebrating its sixth year, Carnaval International de Victoria will be held between 22 and 24 April 2016. "Promoting one's Culture is putting one's people at the centre of our Continent's Development" said a journalist from Africa at the last edition of the carnival in Seychelles. "Africa depends a lot on tourism and at the carnival in Seychelles, African Ministers of Tourism meet more press than they can ever hope for. They meet more press than at any tourism trade fair they go to" said another press organization from Africa.
Last year Ghana was at the carnival in Seychelles with a very large delegation headed by their King of the Ashanti. The Kingdom of Swaziland was represented by their Princess and and a cultural delegation and so was the Cote D'Ivoire present and this was the first West Africa Country to be at this carnival. "Africa should learn not to be ashamed of their people and of their culture" an American journalist covering the 2015 edition of the carnival said.
This year the African cultural delegations will be parading alongside the best carnivals of the world because Brazil, Notting Hill of the UK, the France Carnival, the Italy Carnival, Dusseldorf and also Cologne Carnivals from Germany and Indonesia Carnival. These carnival delegations will be followed by over 15 cultural troupes coming from countries who are demonstrating their pride as they showcase their culture and people.