The fight against doping at the heart of discussions between WA and AK

Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba and World Athletics president Seb Coe held discussions on Thursday pertaining to critical issues affecting Kenyan athletics, primarily doping.

Speaking with the press afterwards, Namwamba reiterated Kenya’s commitment to eradicating the doping vice by whatever means possible and thanked the world governing body for their relentless support.

Season’s Greetings from the CAA President for the year 2023

Dear members of the great family of African athletics,
Dear Friends,
In a few hours, we will separate ourselves from the year 2022 which was the year of rebirth, unlike previous years marked by the pandemic which blocked our ambitions and made it difficult to implement many of our projects, both at the CAA and at the level of each of the member federations. Despite our best efforts, we had some particularly unpleasant moments in our experience within the sports movement.


The Confederation of African Athletics -CAA- has signed a memorandum of understanding -MOU- with the Zambian government through the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Arts for the hosting of the 2023 Under 18 and under 20 African Athletics Championship.

Zambia is from 19th April to 3rd May 2023 hosting the second edition of the under 18/20 African Athletics Championships at the National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.

Tobi Amusan and Soufiane El Bakkali best athletes in Africa

Confederation of African Athletics announced best athletes of the year.

World 100m hurdles champion and WR holder Tobi Amusan of Nigeria was named as the best female athlete ahead of Kenya’s World 1500m champion Faith Kipyegon and World 10,000m champion Letesenbet Gidey from Ethiopia.

McLaughlin-Levrone and Duplantis named World Athletes of the Year

World champions and world record-breakers Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone and Mondo Duplantis have been named the World Athletes of the Year. They were the final winners to be revealed as part of the World Athletics Awards 2022, along with the winners of the Rising Stars awards: Serbian javelin thrower Adriana Vilagos and US sprinter Erriyon Knighton.

CAA delegates satisfied with mission in Lusaka

A delegation from the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA), led by the Director General, Mr Lamine FATY accompanied by the Technical and Development Director, Mr Aziz Daouda, stayed in Lusaka (Zambia) From November 07 to 09, 2022 as part of the preparations for the CAA Congress (April 15 to 17, 2023) and the U18 AND U20 African Championships (April 19 to 23, 2023). They went back satisfied with the mission with the slogan: "Lusaka 2023, let's make athletics different".

Men's World Athlete 2022: El Bakkali and Kipchoge on behalf of Africa

Moroccan Soufiane El Bakkali and Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge will carry Africa's hopes for the title of "Best Male Athlete" of the Year 2022. They will face Swedish Mondo Duplantis, Norwegian Jakob Ingebrigtsen and American Noah Lyles.

Women's World Athlete 2022: Tobi Amusan facing his destiny

Nigerian Tobi Amusan is the only African who is selected among the five finalists for the title of "World Female Athlete 2022". World champion in the 100m hurdles, world record holder with 12.12, winner of the Diamond League, the Commonwealth Games and the African Championships, Amusan Tobi has had an exceptional season

A CAA mission in Lusaka, Zambia

Mr Lamine FATY, the Chief Executive Officer of the CAA, and Mr Aziz DAOUDA, the CAA Technical and Development Director are staying in Lusaka, Zambia as part of the preparations for the CAA elective Congress and the Africa Combined U18-U20 championships in 2023.

The CAA Officials are satisfied with efforts made by Zambia to ensure success of these two events. They were received by the Minister of sports, Elvis Nkandu who ensured them that « Zambia is ready ».

It will be the first time that Zambia will host the Africa combined U18-U20 championships the first edition of which took place in Côte d’Ivoire.