The Women's 200 metres at the 2011 All-Africa Games took place on 14–15 September at the Estádio Nacional do Zimpeto.
The final held at 6:55 p.m. local time.
Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:
Qualification: First 3 in each heat (Q) and the next 3 fastest (q) advance to the semifinals.
Heat 1: -0.8 m/s, Heat 2: -0.8 m/s, Heat 3: -1.7 m/s, Heat 4: -2.7 m/s
Qualification: First 2 in each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advance to the final.
Heat 1: +4.4 m/s, Heat 2: +2.8 m/s
Wind: +1.9 m/s