CULTURAL DIPLOMACY

How Iran is using toons to silence guns in Africa

The initiative is a fun way to send the message no one wins through fighting

In Summary

• The Embassy of Iran marked International Day of Peace by awarding artists who participated and won in the World Cartoon Festival on Silencing the Guns in Africa

• The festival seeks to use art to create awareness about the Africa Union’s initiative to achieve a conflict-free Africa, prevent genocide, make peace a reality for all 

For various reasons, a general mention of Iran might not bring out a lot of positivity.

Since 1979, the Islamic republic has been involved in seven wars, with two (Yemen and Syria) ongoing...

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