On the sidelines of the African “Women and sports” Forum held in Algiers, Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal received in audience a delegation of officials of the African Olympic and Sports Movement on 18 January 2015. The delegation, which was led by Intendant-General Lassana Palenfo, President of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA), also comprised General Ahmed Nasser, President of the Association of African Sports Confederations, the first Vice President of ANOCA who doubles as the President of NOC Algeria, and the second Vice President of the Institution, Joao Manuel Alegre.
They discussed sports related issues in Africa, with a major Olympic jamboree in the offing, which should bring together the cream of world sports and for which the Algerian sporting elite is preparing. The President of ANOCA enlightened the Algerian Prime Minister on the efforts deployed by African sports governing bodies to foster women’s sport. He also reiterated his institution’s desire to see NOCs and Governments acting in synergy to foster sport and Olympism.
On his part, Abdelmalek Sellal insisted on Algeria’s disposition to continue backing public policies and programmes for youth development. In addition, he was grateful that his country was chosen to host the Forum.
The audience was also attended by the Algerian Minister of Youth and Sports, El Hadi Ould Ali.
Former captain of the Mali basketball team, winner of the Africa Championship for Women in 2007 and a Kigali forum participant.
The Kigali Forum featured a series of panel discussions facilitated by renowned figures like H.E. Julienne Uwacu, Minister of Sports and Culture of the Republic of Rwanda; Mustafa Berraf, 1st Vice President of ANOCA; FIFA Secretary-General, Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura