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2015 African Games

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Nations participating  54 (projected)
Opening ceremony  4 September 2015
Events  172 from 22 sports
Closing ceremony  19 September 2015
2015 African Games

Host city  Republic of the Congo Brazzaville
Athletes participating  15,000 (projected athletes, coaches, officials)

The 11th African Games took place from September 4–19, 2015 in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo. This edition marked the 50th anniversary of the Games, as well as their return to Brazzaville, which hosted the first edition in 1965.


Host awarding

Ghana, Kenya and Congo all showed interest in bidding for the 11th edition of the Games. On September 14, 2011, the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa awarded the rights to Brazzaville to host.

Name change

In January 2012 during the Executive Council meeting of the African Union held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia was taken a decision for the name change from All-Africa Games to African Games. The 11th edition of Brazzaville 2015 started under this new name.

Opening ceremony

The opening ceremony was held on 4 September 2015 at the newly-built Kintele Stadium. Congolese national anthem started the ceremony, performed by Abel Mona. Parade of nations then started with Mozambique entering first as the previous host in 2011 and Republic of Congo came out last as the current host. In the artistic sequence, performers dressed with the colors of Congolese flag formed the word bienvenue (welcome) and followed by various dances and the lighting of the torch.

Participating nations

Western Sahara (Sahrawi Republic) to take part to the games for the first time, it could have been. Although in the end Western Saharan athletes not allowed to participate after all were, because the country is not yet affiliated to the international federations of the sports that it intended to attend, according to the Congolese organisation committee.


22 separate sports have been announced for the 2015 African Games, and two additional disability sports (Athletics and Weightlifting):


The schedule of the games was as follows. The calendar is to be completed with event finals information.

Venues used in these Games mostly located in the new Kintele Sport Complex in the northern part of Brazzaville and the existing Alphonse Massemba-Débat Sport Complex. The list below shows venues used in these Games.

Medal table







2015 African Games Wikipedia