Cape Town What's on

Cape Town hosts African Nations Championships

The 2014 Orange African Nations Championship opens in Cape Town on 11 January. The three-week long football tournament is held every two years, alternating with the Africa Cup of Nations. Cape Town...
Dar Es Salaam What's on

Uhuru marathon

The Uhuru marathon in Dar es Salaam, which was officially launched last year, gets into its stride properly for the first time this year to mark the start of the country’s independence day on 9...
Lagos What's on

Nike's We Run Lagos

The Nike We Run race is taking place in Lagos for the first time this year and is hoping to attract about 2,000 participants. The 10-km course is from Onikan Stadium on Lagos Island, over Eko Brid...
Dar Es Salaam What's on

Race for the Cure in Dar es Salaam

In Dar es Salaam the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure to promote awareness of breast cancer is a 5-km walk that starts and ends at Ocean Road Cancer Institute Grounds. The walk starts at 07.30. The...
Nairobi What's on

Standard Chartered Nairobi marathon

The 11th Nairobi marathon is sponsored by Standard Chartered again this year. The start is at 06.30 at Nyayo National Stadium. There are 42-km, 21-km, 10-km and 6-km runs. The marathon started in 2003...
Cape Town What's on

Color Run South Africa

The first Color Run in Cape Town opens at Sea Point Promenade at 14.00. Started in the US in 2012 the 5 km-run is not a competitive race but a fun event to colour competitors with as much powdered...
Lagos What's on

Lagos Bike-A-Thon

The Rotary Club in Nigeria is organising a series of biking events to mark World Polio Day and to raise funds for the fight against polio in Nigeria. The country has the third highest rate of polio...
Cape Town What's on

Tri-Robben Island Triathlon

The triathlon takes place on Robben Island for the second year. The swimming is in the harbour and the cycling and running track is around the island, taking in many of the landmarks, including the ha...
Maputo What's on

Afrobasket for Women returns to Maputo

Afrobasket for Women in Maputo is not only the most important event for women basketball players on the continent, it also serves as the qualifying round for the women’s world basketball champio...
Accra What's on

Accra swimming championship

The Ghana Swimming Association (GSA) is holding the Loya Accra Open Swimming Championship on 27 April in the north-eastern Accra suburb of Legon. The one-day tournament is being organised in collab...
Accra What's on

Rugby tournament in Accra

The third edition of the "Accra 7s" rugby tournament takes place at the University of Ghana's Ajax Park in Accra on 15 December. Organised by the governing body, the Ghana Rugby Association (GRA),...
Addis Ababa What's on

Great Ethiopia Run 2012

Ethiopian Sport Celebrity Tour Ethiopia, the land of Great long Distance Runner! Addis Ethiopia Tour is an Ethiopian based company offering Ethiopian sport celebrity tours. As the creators of the...
Dar Es Salaam What's on

Judo championships in Dar es Salaam

Tanzania's first judo championship is scheduled to take place at the Landmark Hotel in the Kinondoni district of Dar es Salaam from 26-28 May. The two-day event is organised by the Judokas Associat...
Arusha What's on

Ngorongoro half marathon in Arusha

Over 200 domestic athletes are due to participate in the fifth consecutive edition of the Ngorongoro half marathon, taking place in Karatu, near Arusha, on 14 April. The annual race is being organi...
Accra What's on

Accra hosts second ECOWAS games

Accra will host the second edition of the Under 23 Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) games from 2 - 12 June. 168 participants are expected to take part in the games, which are desi...

Gaza Freedom March

Join 100s of international activists for historic nonviolent march to end the Gaza siege. Departures from Italy. Dec 28-Jan 4.
Addis Ababa What's on

Ethiopian Wildlife Society expeditions.

26 Dec 2008-6 Jan 2009. The Ethiopian Wildlife Society (EWS) is organising two expeditions over the Christmas period. The first is to Bale Mountains (26-31 Dec); this will be followed by a break at La...
Addis Ababa What's on

Ethiopian Wildlife Society trip.

20-21 Sept 2008. The Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society is organising a trip to Wolisso in the Oromia region. The bus leaves from the post office car park at 08.00.
Addis Ababa What's on

Exploring Ethiopia’s natural history.

21 Oct 2007-8 Jan 2008. The Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society has a full programme of outings over the coming months. Dates for the diary include climbing Mt Wechecha (3,400 m), to the we...
Maputo What's on

Maputo Elephant Reserve.

1 April-30 Sept 2006. This is the best time of year to visit the elephant sanctuary 80 km south of Maputo. The reserve is part of the Lubombo Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA), an international c...

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