The Organization of Military Sports in Africa (OSMA) is a continental organisation made up of the Armed Forces of African Member countries. It is the African representation of the International Military Sports Council (CISM). OSMA has thus endorsed CISM's basic principles and motto:"Friendship through Sport" OSMA's main objective is to promote friendly sporting and physical training activities among the Armed Forces of member states, in order to foster the culture of peace needed for the economic development and the integration of the African continent. The Headquarters of OSMA is in YAOUNDE. Cameroon. OSMA was founded by Maj Gen Ishola Williams of Nigeria and Col Kalkaba Malboum of Cameroon. It is being adopted in 1994 at the 49th CISM General Assembly in Istanbul, Turkey. Its 1st General Assembly only took place on 25 March 2008, in Algiers, Algeria, under the high patronage of H.E. Abdelaziz Bouteflika President of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria.
By Shey Raimy
The 6th OSMA Board of Directors (BOD) Meeting of the Organization of Military Sports in Africa (OSMA) was held from September 09th to 16th 2018 in Dakar, Senegal and was chaired during the opening ceremony by General CHEIKH GUEYE Chief of General Staff of the Senegalese Armed Forces. The OSMA President Colonel KABRE David presided over the working sessions of the meeting. Fourteen (14) out of the twenty (20) Board member countries took part in the deliberations.
Members present were: The People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, Burkina Faso, Congo Republic, State of Eritrea, Guinea Rep, Kenya, Mali, Kingdom of Morocco, Nigeria, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Zambia, Brig Gen Aboubakar BIRO CONDE (African Member to the CISM Board of Directors) and Colonel Mamby DORA KOÏTA (CISM Secretary General)
The Members took very important resolutions pertaining to OSMA calendar of activities which is contained in the final communiqué to be consulted on the OSMA website.
During this session OSMA Board Members unanimously resolved to award Lieutenant Colonel DJENDOLA Pierre (OSMA Secretary General) with the OSMA order of Merit (The Grand Officer) for his steadfast commitment and abnegation demonstrated at the service of OSMA
Military Crosscountry Race will be organised in Luanda-Angola from November 8th to 12th 2018.Invitation File
CAMBOXE 2018 shall be hosted by the Algerian OSMA delegation from the 3rd to 10th October 2018 in Algers -AlgeriaInvitation File
The Kenyan delegation in colaboration witn the CISM secretariat is organising the Boxing Level I Star Referee and Judges Course from 9th December– 22nd December 2018 in Nairobi. .Invitation File
King Mohammed VI of Morocco has given his high accord for the hosting the OSMA General Assembly by Marche 2019.File awaited