The African Mathematical Union (AMU) was founded in July 1976. Later in 1986, the Pan African Mathematics Olympiad commission was established to serve under AMU. One year later, the first PAMO edition was held in Morocco. The following table shows all the details about the previous editions.
Year Hosting country Number of participants
1987 Rabat (Morocco) 7 countries
1989 Ibadan (Nigeria) 9 countries
1991 Nairobi (Kenya) 3 countries
1993 Dakar (Senegal) 4 countries
1994 Yamoussoukrou (Côte d’Ivoire) 3 countries
1995 Ifrane (Morocco) 6 countries
1997 Cotonou (Benin) 4 countries
1998 Rabat (Morocco) 6 countries
2000 Cape Town (South Africa) 7 countries
2001 Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) 8 countries
2002 Pretoria (South Africa) 12 countries
2003 Maputo (Mozambique) 12 countries
2004 Tunis (Tunisia) 11 countries
2005 Algiers (Algeria) 8 countries
2006 Dakar (Senegal) 11 countries
2007 Abuja (Nigeria) 9 countries
2008 Porto Novo (Benin) 11 countries
2009 Pretoria (South Africa) 13 countries
2010 Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) 9 countries
2012 Tunis (Tunisia) 8 countries
2013 Abuja (Nigeria) 11 countries
2015 Abuja (Nigeria) 9 countries
2016 Dakar (Senegal) 8 countries
2017 Rabat (Morocco) 10 countries
2018 Nairobi (Kenya) 9 countries
2019 Cape Town (South Africa) 11 countries
2021 Sousse (Tunisia) 11 countries

AMU-PAMOC has been involved in several activities involving secondary level pupils, notably the Pan African Mathematics Olympiad held every year in an African country gathering the best talents in African countries. In 2017, the Pan African Congress of Mathematicians PACOM held in Rabat (Morocco) witnessed the election of Professor Nouzha El Yacoubi as the AMU President for the session 2017-2021. In the occasion, new commissioners were nominated and appointed to serve in the various AMU commissions. For the AMU-PAMOC, a new commission was established involving a Chair, a Co-Chair, a Secretary as well as six members representing the different regions of Africa :

The objectives of the AMU-PAMOC:

PAMO 2018 Nairobi, Kenya, 23-30 June 2018

The 26th PAMO edition was held in Nairobi (Kenya) from 23rd to 30th of June with the participation of nine countries, namely Botswana, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia and Uganda.

The local organizing committee (LOC) consisted of Professor James Katende (AMU –Vice President for East Africa, University of Nairobi) as LOC Chairman, Professor Jared Ongaro (University of Nairobi) as Convener (in charge of logistics and accommodation) and Doctor Silas Wafula (Makini School) in charge of teams’ necessities.

The problem committee consisted of Professor Nouzha El Yacoubi (AMU President, Morocco) as Mediator who chaired the Problems Committee, Professor Solarin Adewale (AMUCPAMO Chairperson, Nigeria), Doctor Karam Aloui (AMUCPAMO Secretary), Dr Liam Baker (AMUCPAMO member), Professor Lauri Hallila ( Invited specialist, Finland), and Mrs Anne Nzivu (on behalf of the LOC, Kenya) as members.

The Jury consisted of the 9 team leaders, the Problems Committee members and observers. It has been chaired by the AMUCPAMO Chairperson.