Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
All Africa Games now renamed ‘African Games’

By News Express on 14/09/2015

Views: 2,677


After running previous 11 editions, as the All Africa Games, the Games has now been renamed the ‘African Games.’

The Games returned to its birthplace, Brazzaville, in 2015, where it was first held 50 years ago in 1965 as the All Africa Games. The Games are expected to be held every four years.

However, for one reason or the other, the four yearly cycles has not been maintained.

The Executive Secretary of Africa Table Tennis Federation, Mr. Olabanji Oladapo explained that the decision for the name change was arrived at, during the Executive Council meeting of AU held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in January 2012.

“The AU executive council meeting endorsed the recommendation of the 4th Ordinary Session of the African Union Conference of Ministers of Sports (CAMS) held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from Oct. 17 to Oct. 21 2011.

“On the establishment of a new Architecture for Africa Games led to the dissolution of the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa (SCSA).

“The decision, inter alia fractured the function, assets and liabilities of the SCSA to the AU Commission including the ownership of the African Games.

“The decision vested the ownership of the African Games to the AU, while entrusting the management and organisation of the Games to Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) and the Association of African Sports Confederations (AASC).”

He said the old six zones established under the SCSA had also been replaced by five regions.

Oladapo, a former Secretary-General of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) said that region one which consists of the West Africa countries with15-member countries.

Region two has East Africa with 13 countries, while Region three, which is Southern Africa has 10 countries.

Region four which consists of countries in Central Africa has nine members and Region five, which consists of countries in North Africa has six member states.

Previous hosts og the Games are Brazzaville 1965; Lagos (1973); Algiers 1978; Nairobi 1987; Egypt 1991; Harare1995; Johannesburg1999; Abuja 2003; Algiers 2007; Maputo 2011 and back to Brazzaville 2015. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 14/09/2015 05:38:29 AM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
EFCC declares prominent hotelier Goodie Ibru wanted for...

Contract Padding: CSCEOS ask EFCC to investigate Aregbesola,...

Family acquaintance disappears with five-year-old girl

Boko Haram invaders kill 11 in Yobe, raze...

Apollo Hospitals, Airtel link Nigerians to world-renowned medical...

Intervene in Rivers judiciary crisis, APC begs new...

100,000-man-march called off as Imo withdraws Anti-Media Bill...

Between history and current demands in Nigeria, By...

Boko Haram chief bomb maker shot dead, successor...

NASS Leadership: Gender rights activist urges more positions...

APC dividing Nigeria: Lawmaker

Buhari set for London Anti-Corruption Summit; to seek...

 

Latest News BREAKING: 60 escape death as popular hotel collapses in Ebonyi ‘Na you f*ck up!’ BREAKING: 13 feared dead, 38 injured as arsonists burn down Japanese animation studio Why parents in Myanmar are holding fake funerals for their children Youths, wake up and smell the coffee Cultists on rampage in Lagos Drama as Atiku’s witness weeps at election tribunal African spymasters storm Abuja, establish database to track terrorist fighters across continent Ruga: Abia Govt. scrutinises land sales above 5 hectares UNIJOS unveils world’s first anti-snake vaccine 7 suspected cultists face robbery, assault charge Don’t obey Northern Elders’ order to quit South, Buhari tells Fulani herdsmen

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (508,873 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (431,187 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (373,036 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (316,498 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (282,095 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (247,011 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (238,906 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (222,790 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (220,941 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (208,492 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (188,167 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (186,808 views)

 

NLNG Job Vacancy

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (96) Business & Economy (4,354) Business Verdict (76) Columnists (1,072) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (211) Entertainment (635) Features (779) Global Business Monitor (395) ICT Monitor (53) International (3,719) Interview (192) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (163) Maggie's Blog (338) News (48,747) Opinion (1,290) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,164) Religion (1,050) Sports (2,098) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera