We have a welcoming and inclusive definition of who is African.

The term African includes:

  • citizens of African countries,

  • people born on the continent and raised there for substantial periods of time,

  • citizens or people born on the continent who live abroad

  • people who have at least one African parent or

  • Africans without papers, and

  • some migrants to African countries*.

*'African country' is defined as any country or contested area on the Continent of Africa, ending at Egypt's eastern border, and including all of North Africa and islands such as Zanzibar and Madagascar.