The President of the Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC), William Blick, was recently elected President of ANOCA Zone 5 by the General Assembly of the organisation held in Cairo. William Blick ran unchallenged, just like the elected Vice president, Egypt’s Gasser Riad. The new President has promised to continue promoting Olympism in Zone 5 and to revive the ANOCA Zone 5 games. Kenya’s Francis Paul was voted Secretary-General and Tanzania’s Rashid Gulam Treasurer. The elected Executive Committee also comprises: Juma Lemi (South Sudan) and Hassan Hashim Kholjay (Sudan). ANOCA Zone 5 comprises the following countries: Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia and Egypt.
The Chairman of the ANOCA Athletes’ Commission, Amadou Dia Ba’a attended the three-day Forum with other Africans, including Enee Udong (ANOCA), Kirsty Coventry and Aya Medani (IOC), Kady Kanouté (WADA) and Nadia Cruz (World Olympians Association).
NOC Tunisia (CNOT) is celebrating its 60th anniversary this November 2017 with one week of intense activities dubbed “sixtieth anniversary week.”