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 General Assembly of the Organization of Military Sports in Africa (OSMA) was held in Marrakech, Morocco from 3rd to 10th March, 2019 under the patronage of His Majesty, King Mohammed VI, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Armed Forces of Morocco. The opening ceremony was chaired by the Army General Abdelfettah LOURAK, Inspector General of the Royal Armed Forces. It was graced by top political and military authorities and a good number of special guest. Brigadier General KATIRIMA Manoni Phinehas (Uganda), the official representative of the OSMA President presided over the working sessions of the meeting. The Chiefs of delegation and delegates from 27 member countries took part in the deliberations Also present at this General Assembly was the CISM President Colonel Hervé PICCIRILLO, the CISM Secretary General Colonel DORAH MAMBY KOITA and a host of african members in the CISM Board of Directors. This 6th Edition of the OSMA statutary meeting was a very successful event on the calendar of activities this year. It saw the election of Brigadier General KATIRIMA MANONI Phinehas of Uganda as the New OSMA Vice-President. On the organisational grounds, Morocco set a land mark as participants were treated to the legendary and high African hospitality in Marrakesh with Courtesy of His Majesty King MOHAMMED VI of Morocco. Delegates were lodged in at Atlas Medina Spa, a 5 star hotel and nourished for free, making the 8 days stay in Morocco one of the most memorable. The Final Communiqué of this meeting was handed to all delegates and sent to all delegations by mail.
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Military Crosscountry Race will be organised in Luanda-Angola from November 8th to 12th 2018.Invitation 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