| ARTICLE 1 Back to top
An African Sporting Organization was established on the January 15th 1973 in Lagos under the supervision of the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa between the existing African National Handball Federations affiliated to the International handball (IHF). This organization is called “AFRICAN HANDBALL CONFEDERATION” (CAHB).
The African Handball Confederation is a non political and non profit organization which was legally established.
Its existence is unlimited.
The Head office of CAHB is located in Abidjan (Republic of Côte d’Ivoire).
Proposals for the change of the head office shall be a decision of the Congress by 2/3 majority of member Federations with voting rights.
The African Handball Confederation is subject to the laws of the country in which the Head office is located.
The place of jurisdiction is Abidjan.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The aims and objectives of CAHB are to:
- Lay the foundations and find all required means likely to develop African Handball within its own structures and through its competitions, in accordance with rules and regulations of the International Handball Federation (IHF);
- Promote the practice of handball in Africa;
- Organize periodic Championship and watch to their continuation;
- Organize training and retraining courses for coaches and referees as well as all those who are administrators in the area of handball;
- Encourage and help African countries which are not yet affiliated to the international handball Federation to establish a national Federation and adhere to the organization;
- Facilitate contacts and meetings between member countries;
- Prevent all political, religious, racial or sex discrimination against any country or individual or any group of people;
- Contact all international organizations which can give financial, material or technical support;
- Publish periodic pamphlets, documents and books in the area of Handball and put them at the disposal of national federations.
The logo of the African Handball Confederation (Known as CAHB) is the official symbol of CAHB.
The anthem of CAHB must be played before the beginning of each of its official events.
The logo and the anthem have the protection are protected by the copyright and property law.
The official languages of CAHB are FRENCH and ENGLISH.
All mailing and publications must be done in the both languages. In case of dispute relating to the interpretation of this statute, the french language version shall predominate.
All African National Handball Federations regularly affiliated to the IHF can be members of CAHB.
ADMISSION Back to top
Only one national association per country shall be recognized as member of the African Handball Confederation.
The Ordinary Congress receives and examines any application for admission which meets the following requirements:
a) A written application shall be sent to the General Secretary of CAHB, attached with regulations and the statutes of the aspiring organization.
b) The Executive Committee of CAHB shall check if the regulations and the statutes submitted are in conformity with the regulations and the statutes of the IHF and CAHB.
c) The CAHB Secretariat shall send a form in which all the required information such as the number of leagues, teams, players, halls, the names and addresses of the Executive Committee, etc will be mentioned.
d) The form as well as the commitment relating to the respect of the regulations duly filled will be signed by the President of the federation and counter signed by the authorities of Sports.
e) Any change in the composition of the Committee must be notified to the CAHB Secretariat within one month term.
An organization is considered to be a temporary member when it receives from the CAHB Secretariat the notification of its temporal acceptance by a receipt of the affiliation bearing its number and date.
The definitive acceptance shall be pronounced by the Congress of the African Handball Confederation.
When voting on the definitive acceptance of a federation, the delegates of this federation must not be present in the room.
Once a federation is definitely a permanent member of CAHB, it can have a seat in Congress and can have the right vote.
SUSPENSION AND LOSS OF MEMBERSHIP RIGHT Back to top
A federation loses its membership:
a) After an infraction of the provisions of article 65.
b) By the decision of the Congress by simple majority, for breaching rules or non observation of decisions taken by the CAHB.
c) If it is no more affiliated to the IHF or recognized by the national Olympic Committee of its country.
d) By resignation; and this resignation must be motivated, addressed and sent to the head office of CAHB. The federation must confirm its resignation after three (03) months.
A federation shall be suspended temporarily by the decision of the Executive Committee for non payment of its subscription fees.
ORGANS Back to top
The organs of the African Handball Confederation (CAHB) are:
- le Congress
- le Council
- the Executive Committee
The Congress constitutes the highest and the supreme authority of CAHB.
CAHB holds two kinds of Congress:
1) An ordinary Congress
2) An extraordinary Congress
CAHB holds two types of Ordinary Congress:
1. An Ordinary working Congress,
2. An Ordinary Congress for Election.
The place and the date of the next Congress are fixed during the Ordinary Congress.
The Ordinary Congress validly takes place when a quorum of at least half of the national federations that have fulfilled their financial obligations towards CAHB and IHF are represented.
Any federation can be represented by a representative duly mandated who must have the nationality of the represented country.
The name of the delegate must be communicated to the CAHB Secretariat at least 24 hours before the opening ceremony of the Congress.
If a representative does not fulfil these conditions, he can only take part in the Congress as an observer without voting rights.
The Secretariat of the African Handball Confederation will communicate the date of the Congress to the member Federations six (6) months before and will invite them by the mean of appropriate means of communication one (1) month before the Congress.
The Agenda of the Ordinary Congress for election is composed the following points:
01- Opening ceremony
02- Roll Call
03- Election of two delegates to check the minutes
04- Confirmation that the meeting has been properly convened
05- Approval of the minutes of the preceding Congress
06- Admission of new members
07- Report of activities of the Executive Committee
08 Financial report
09 Report of Auditors and Certification
10 Report of the President of Zones*
11 Analysis of proposal concerning the statutes that deal with election
a) Of the President
b) Of Two Vice Presidents
c) Of the General Secretary
d) Of the Treasurer
e) Of the Auditors
f) Confirmation of the President of Zones
g) Election of the President of the Arbitration Tribunal
h) Election of the President of the Arbitration Court
13 Analysis of proposals for amendment of the statute and regulations
14 Approval of CAHB programme activities
15 Other matters
16 Place and date of the next Congress
18 Official closing ceremony of the Congress.
The proposals for amendment of the statutes can be subject to vote at the Congress only if they are on the agenda of the Congress and if they are communicated to the Secretariat of CAHB four (04) months before the Congress.
After having studied them, the Executive Committee expresses its views and makes counter proposals. These proposals are sent to all federations as working documents at least one month before the Congress.
However, any late proposals considered as useful can be examined if the two third majority of the Congress agrees.
At the Congress an emergency issue or item not listed on the agenda in accordance with provision of article 15 can nevertheless be discussed if the two third (2/3) of members present agree.
For a working congress the agenda is done according to the needs of the moment.
The decisions of the Congress on proposals are taken by a simple majority vote of federation members which are present and which have the voting right.
The vote takes place by a show of hands except if the secret vote is requested by a delegate. In case of equality of votes, participants will have to vote again.
If the equality persists after the second vote, the proposal shall be considered as rejected.
The Secretary General will write the official minutes of the Congress which. After its approval, the minutes must be signed by the General Secretary and by the President and sent to the members of the Council and to the federations within three (03) months.
The decisions taken by the Congress come into force two months after their notification.
The decisions shall be transmitted to the International Handball Federation ((IHF).
E L E C T I O N Back to top
The members of the Executive Committee and of the Council are elected under the following conditions:
a) In case the number of candidacies for an office exceeds two (2), voting shall be done at the absolute majority of the votes of the member federations present at the Congress / during the General Assembly that have fulfilled their financial obligations towards CAHB.
If any candidate obtains the absolute majority, a second ballot is taken between the two candidates who have got the most important number of voices during the first ballot. For the second ballot the simple majority will prevail.
If after two ballots no candidate obtains the majority, a third ballot is taken.
For this last ballot, in case the result are tied, the outgoing member will be reconfirmed at the post involved if he /she is candidate ; if this is not the case, the post is left to the most aged candidate.
b) In case of two candidates for a position, the election is done by simple majority of voices.
If there is a tie, a second ballot is taken.
If after the second ballot, no candidate is elected, a third ballot will be taken.
For this last ballot, in case of tie, the outgoing candidate or the most aged is then elected.
c) A voting bureau composed of three (3 delegates who are neither council members nor candidates for any post shall be chosen to supervise the election on behalf of the outgoing bureau.
d) The vote shall be by secret ballot.
e) Vote by proxy is forbidden.
f) The voter and the candidate must physically be present during the vote.
ARTICLE 20 : VOTING RIGHT
Can vote, all national member federation that fulfills the following conditions:
- The national member federation must have participated in at least two competitions (clubs and / or Challenge Trophy) during the four (4) years mandate preceding the elections;
- The Federation shall have fulfilled its financial obligations towards the general treasury of CAHB;
-Member federations that have not fulfilled these conditions can take part in the Congress as observers without voting right.
ARTICLE 21: Eligibility conditions to the Executive Committee
Any candidate for a position of the Executive Committee must be a member of African National Federation affiliated to CAHB and must have voting right.
EXTRAORDINARY CONGRESS Back to top
The Extraordinary Congress is held in the following cases:
a) If two third (2/3) of member federations call for a meeting;
b) If CAHB’s President considers the meeting necessary.
The Extraordinary Congress is held to discuss the following matters:
A- Urgent matters which jeopardize the development of the Confederation
B- Major financial issues
The General Secretary in consultation with the members of the Executive Committee shall fix the place and the date of the Extraordinary Congress. The invitation letters must be sent forty (40) days before the Congress.
The invitation letters to the Extraordinary Congress must be sent together with the agenda.
THE COUNCIL OF THE CONFEDERATION Back to top
The Council is as following:
- Members of the Executive Committee
- Presidents of Zones
- Presidents of Specialized Commissions.
Presidents of specialized commissions nominated by the Executive Committee are the members of the Council with consultative powers.
A member country cannot have more than one (1) representative in the Council.
The duration of the mandate of the Executive Committee is four (4) years and the outgoing members are re-eligible.
All the new candidature to a post in one organ of the CAHB must be presented by National federation of the candidate and supported with a letter from the Minister of Sports, and be communicated to the CAHB Secretariat four (4) months before the Congress.
For the renewal of a candidature, the application of the candidate is sufficient.
CAHB Council meeting is held at least once a year.
The President of CAHB shall fix the date of the Council meeting and approve the agenda drawn up by the General Secretary.
The General Secretary must send the invitation letters together with the agenda to the members of the Council one month before the meeting.
In case there are matters which cannot wait for the Congress, the Council has responsibility to:
a) Make sure that decisions taken by the Congress are well executed by the
b) Decide on major financial issues in terms of budget.
c) Approve the budget drawn by the Executive Committee.
d) Present proposals specific to the Council.
e) Deal with administrative and technical proposals received and make recommendations to the Congress.
f) Ratify the budget of different commissions and zones taking into account the total budget
g) Receive the activities reports of the Commissions and give a follow up to this proposals which are in the said reports.
h) Approve the regulations of the Championships on the basis of proposals made by the commissions
i) Authorize the hosting of events (Championships, Africa Cups) on delegation by the Congress.
If a member ceases being in office following death, resignation, striking off or in case of absolute necessity, he is immediately replaced.
a) If it is a member of the Executive Committee, another member of the Executive Committee will replace him till the next Congress cumulating his attributions.
b) If it is a President of zone, the Council proceeds to his replacement by the designated representative of the same zone.
c) If it is a President of a Specialized Commission, the Executive Committee must proceed to make his replacement till the next Congress.
Decisions shall be taken at simple majority of the vote. In case of equality of vote, that of the President of the session will have the casting vote.
THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Back to top
The Executive Committee is composed of five (05) members :
- The President
- The two (02) Vice-Presidents
- The Secretary General
- The Treasurer
As the working organ of the Council, the Executive Committee shall be the administrative board of CAHB, under the supervision of the Council and must execute the decision of the Congress and the Council.
The Executive Committee submits important matters to the Council.
The missions of the members of the Executive Committee at the Headoffice in the framework of their duties should be carried out in a way which will be defined by the Executive Committee itself.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PRESIDENT Back to top
The President is responsible of the good running of CAHB.
In this respect, in case of major matters he can choose between two (02) meetings of the Executive Committee after consultation with other members.
In serious cases or issues that require urgent solutions, he can organize an extraordinary meeting of the Executive Committee.
The President of the African Handball Confederation (CAHB) has the following responsibilities:
1-He represents the Confederation near the external organs and organizations
2-He ratifies the minutes of the Confederation after their approval by the organ concerned
3-He presides over all meetings of the Executive Committee, the Council and Congress
4-He represents CAHB as plaintiff or defendant in legal and financial matters
5-He signs all contracts and agreements concluded by CAHB in consultation with the Council
6-He authorizes all expenditures.
The 1st Vice President shall replace the President in case of resignation, absence or death.
The Vice President and other members of the Council can be in charge of duties well determined.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE GENERAL SECRETARY Back to top
The General Secretary shall coordinate the action of all the administrative services of CAHB. In this respect:
- He writes invitation letters and organizes CAHB meetings
- He writes the minutes and various correspondences
- He makes sure that files are quickly processed
- He deals with material organization of the service
- He proceeds to the evaluation of the activities of the services
- He makes sure that the staff is regularly trained
- He initiates invitations to competitions, meetings and symposiums in consultation with the
- He has the responsibility to update CAHB fundamental rules
- He appends his signature near that of the President
- He checks and supervises the activities of all the commissions
- He studies all applications for admission submitted by New National Federations
- He supervises the good management of files, books contracts and documents relating to CAHB kept at the General Secretariat
- He signs all letters except those which fall within the power of the President.
In case of necessity, the Council can nominate one of its members to replace the General Secretary.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE TREASURER Back to top
The Treasurer is responsible for the good management of the accounts of CAHB
In this quality, he has the responsibility to:
- Draw up, introduce and follow up the budget approved by the Council
- Well keep the accounts well
- Follow-up the inflow and the outflow for the financial resources of CAHB
- Deal with financial problems relating to the conception, the launching and the follow-up of projects
initiated by CAHB.
In case of necessity, the Council can nominate one of its members to replace the Treasurer.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND COMPOSITION OF THE ZONES Back to top
The zone, which forms the main part of the Confederation, is presided by the President of Zone whose responsibility is to promote and develop Handball in the Zone.
Apart from development zones, the Confederation does not acknowledge any other sub-group officially.
The African Handball Confederation acknowledges the following zones:
Zone 1: Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia
Zone 2: Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal and Sierra Leone
Zone 3: Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria and Togo
Zone 4: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe, Chad,
Democratic Republic of Congo
Zone 5: Burundi, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan and Tanzania
Zone 6: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and
Zone 7: Comoros, Madagascar, Maurice and Seychelles.
Each zone is composed of:
Each zone is composed of:
1. A President elected by the Presidents of the Federations in that zone.
- He represents CAHB before the member Federations of the zone.
- He coordinates the activities of the zone, convenes and presides over meetings of the zone.
- He represents CAHB during the conference of Ministers of Sports of the zone.
2. A Sporting commission of five (5) members nominated by the President of the zone and
approved by the Council of CAHB.
The Sporting Commission includes:
- One member in charge of COC (Commission for Organization of Competition)
- One member in charge of PRC (Playing Rules and Referees Commission)
- One member in charge of CCM (Commission for Coaching and Methods)
- One member in charge of CPD (Commission for Propaganda and Development)
- One member in charge of MC (Medical Commission)
The duration of the mandate of the administrative board of the Zone is equal to that of the Council of CAHB.
The President of the zone is automatically member of the Council of CAHB and is responsible of Handball development in his zone before the Council and the Congress.
The President of zone can appoint an Administrative Secretary; however, the charge relating to the function will be supported by the zone.
RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF THE ZONES
The development zones of CAHB have the following rights and duties:
- Acknowledgement of the compulsory character of the statutes, rules, regulations and decisions of CAHB and IHF;
- Collaboration with CAHB during the organization of continental and international competitions.
A zone which hasn’t got more than two (2) active federations shall be under the supervision of the Secretariat of CAHB.
The following five (5) commissions forming the technical permanent organs of CAHB are in charge of specific tasks:
- Commission for Organisation of Competition (COC)
- Playing Rules and Referees Commission (PRC)
- Commission for Coaching and Methods (CCM)
- Medical Commission (MC)
- Commission for Propaganda and Development (CPD).
The Commissions are composed of a President and members nominated by the Executive Committee.
The duration of the mandate of the specialized commissions is equal to that of the members of the Executive Committee of CAHB.
The composition of the specialized commissions is the decision of the Executive Committee.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SPECIALIZED COMMISSIONS
COMMISSION OF ORGANIZATION AND COMPETITIONS (COC) Back to top
- Organize and follow up competitions of CAHB as well as qualification tournaments of Olympic Games and all Africa Games.
- Make rules and regulations for competitions and present them to the council for approval
- Draw up a calendar of events
- Work together with disciplinary and technical Commission
- Give advice and support to the sporting commissions of the zones and to leaders of member federations by establishing mainly fundamental rules concerning Handball (technical arrangement, competitions, publication, instructions, etc.)
PLAYING RULES AND REFEREES COMMISSION (PRC) Back to top
- Establish rules of the games and interpret them, analyse proposals relating to them and present them to the Council for approval (the Commission shall work together with CCM)
- organize meetings of CAHB concerning the commission (PRC) itself
- Select, train, post and supervise continental and international referees
- Issue identification card to the continental and international referees
- Nominate and train referees/instructors
- Communicate the list of CAHB referees to the IHF
- Work with the disciplinary commissions
- Advise and support its affiliated commissions of the zones or member federations.
COMMISSION FOR COACHING AND METHODS (CCM) Back to top
- Analyse continental and international competitions and tournaments and make proposals relating to funds, organization and infrastructures for future development of handball.
- Organise CAHB meetings concerning the commission itself in consultation with PRC
- Prepare teaching materials and organize training and retraining courses for coaches
- Develop Handball and mini Handball through schools
- Work with the disciplinary commissions
- Advise and support its affiliated commissions of the zones or member federations
- Train and post continental coaches
- Form teams and make selection at continental level
- Nominate and train coaching instructors
The Council or the Executive Committee can set up working groups to work on important issues if need be.
MEDICAL COMMISSION (MC) Back to top
- Implement anti-doping rules and regulations
- Control anti-doping tests
- Contribute to give health advice and medical and sport information exchanges in continental and international medical seminars.
- Make publications and organize teaching programmes notably on how to treat and prevent sport related injuries and hurts.
- Advise and support the affiliated commissions of the zones or member federations.
COMMISSION FOR PROPAGANDA AND DEVELOPMENT (CPD) Back to top
- Prepare propaganda, visual and teaching materials
- Contribute to the development of good relations between the public and CAHB namely between CAHB and the media (press conferences and participation in events organized by CAHB and take part in publications of CAHB
-Contribute to the documentation (catalogues, films, notices, video cassette, photographies)
- Contribute to the development of mini Handball and Beach Handball
- Organize training courses for sport leaders and staff
- Help the zone to get new members.
The nomination of members of the specialized commissions shall be done through application submitted by member federations or on proposal of the Council or the Executive Committee.
A specialized commission shall not include more than one representative from a federation.
The Council or the Executive Committee can dismiss a member of a specialized commission. In this case, the Committee nominates another member.
The Council or the Executive Committee can nominate working groups to work on some important issues if need be.
If a President of a commission prematurely leaves his office before the end of his mandate, the Executive Committee will nominate a new President who will have the same rights like his predecessor.
REPRESENTATIVES OF CAHB TO THE IHF
CAHB is represented in the IHF by the following:
- Africa Vice President of IHF is the President of the CAHB
- The Secretary General of CAHB as African representation to the IHF Council
- Presidents of the specialized commissions of CAHB as representatives to special commission of the IHF.
RESSOURCES OF THE CAHB Back to top
The resources of CAHB are:
-Subscription or affiliation fees of member Federations
- Subsidies or grants in cash or in kind given by any national or international body or institution willing to contribute to the development of African Handball
- Incomes from the exploitation of CAHB property
- Incomes from the sale of publications
- Deposit of 10% from the net earnings of the official international competitions
- Deposit of a percentage of the participation fees of the teams in the different championships organized by the Confederation
- Donations and legacies
- Advertisement earnings.
The annual subscription fees for member federations are four hundred (400) Euros.
The annual subscription fees for member federations are fixed by the Council
These fees must be paid in the name of the CAHB during the first quarter of each year via bank transfer.
The federation which has got arrears of subscription fees shall be deprived of its voting rights and can not participate in activities of CAHB.
The member federation which has not paid its annual subscription fees after two (2) years shall receive from the Executive Committee a notification of suspension from all activities of CAHB and IHF.
The federation concerned will recover its rights once it pays in full the arrears.
Any debt or financial sanction imposed on a federation, a club, an official, a player must be paid by his or its federation within six (06) months after notification.
Failure to pay in due time, the federation is automatically suspended from all continental and international activities until payment.
All expenses must be done according to the financial regulations.
The financial year of CAHB begins on January 1st and ends on December 31st.
The audit of the accounts of CAHB shall be conducted by auditors elected by the Congress, according to the rules and regulations in force in the presence of the President and the Treasurer.
The certification of the accounts is carried out by an Authorized Accountancy firm.
The choice of the Authorized Accountancy firm is done by the Executive Committee after an invitation to tender.
The audit of the accounts of CAHB shall be conducted at least once a year and in case of necessity and this, by December 31st at the latest of the running year.
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS Back to top
Any federation willing to organize an international competition in its country shall notify it to the CAHB two weeks at least before the starting date of the competition. Failing that, a 100 Euros fine will be imposed to the concerned federation.
If it fails to comply with this provision, it shall pay a fine of 100 Euros.
Any affiliated member that organizes an international competition shall submit a report to CAHB two weeks after the end of the event.
During the international competitions between affiliated federations, the late international rules and regulations of the IHF shall apply.
CAHB will give, in its capacity, technical, material or financial support to a team qualified for world championship.
SANCTIONS Back to top
Any infringement upon this statute or upon the decisions of the Congress, the Council and Executive Committee by national federations, officials or players can be subject to the sanctions hereafter:
a) simple warning
b) warning with information to the other federations
c) suspension with notification to the concerned countries and copies to the other
d) dismissal with notification to other member countries and IHF
Any member of the Council or of the Specialized Commissions who is absent three times consecutively at meetings will be suspended.
The fine should not exceed One Thousand and five hundred (1,500) Euros. These sanctions are imposed by the Council. Information must be given to the IHF.
Suspension or striking off imposed by the International Handball Federation or the National Federation, in their respective competences, will be taken into consideration by CAHB from the day it receives the notification.
HONORARY MEMBERSHIP AND AWARDS
On proposal of the Council, the Congress can award the status of honorary member to people who have highly contributed to the development of African Handball Confederation.
An honorary badge and a gadget of souvenir shall be given to them.
The Council can award an honorary badge of merit to people who have offered outstanding service to African Handball.
The Executive Committee can award an honorary badge of merit to leaders, technical trainers and athletes who have contributed to the development of African Handball.
It can also suggest the creation of an organ for management and remittance of Honorary badge of merit, which it will define the main clauses, notably the composition and the function as well as the main medals and their terms of proposal and candidature.
The managing organ in charge of honorary awards concerns the President of CAHB.
DISSOLUTION OF THE CAHB
The dissolution of the African Handball Confederation can only be decided during a Congress and by three fourth (3/4) majority of member federations having voting rights.
The motion of the dissolution must have been sent with the agenda of the Congress to all member federations of CAHB.
In case of dissolution of CAHB, the Congress shall decide on the management of the assets and the execution of all possible financial obligations.
The assets can only be used for public sportive activities.
Cases which are not provided in these statutes shall be settled by the Council in according to the Statute and Regulations of the International Handball Federation.
Adopted by the Constitutive Congress held in Lagos (Nigeria) in January 1973, these Statutes have been amended during the Congresses hereafter:
- 2nd Congress January 1975 TUNIS TUNISIA
- 3rd Congress 1978 ALGER ALGERIA
- 4th Congress September 1982 ABIDJAN COTE D'IVOIRE
- 5th Congress December 1984 BAUCHI NIGERIA
- 6th Congress October 1986 DAKAR SENEGAL
- 7th Congress May 1989 CAIRO EGYPT
- 8th Congress September 1990 COTONOU BENIN
- 9th Congress April 1993 CAIRO EGYPT
- 10th Congress February 1995 OUAGA. BURKINA FASO
- 11th Congress March 1998 YAOUNDE CAMEROON
- 12th Congress March 2000 ABUJA NIGERIA
- 13th Congress April 2002 CASABLANCA MOROCCO
- 14th Congress 2004 ABIDJAN COTE D’IVOIRE
- 15th Congress December 2006 ABIDJAN COTE D’IVOIRE
- 16th Congress September 2008 LAGOS NIGERIA
- 17th Congress May 2011 MARRAKECH (MOROCOO)