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Prof Basile Guy Richard Bossoto, Congo-Brazza.

Diaraf Seck
Secretary General

Prof. Diaraf Seck, Senegal.


Dr. Regis Babindamana, Congo-Brazza.

Honorary president

Prof. Nouzha El Yacoubi, Morocco.

Central Africa

Prof. Juma Shabani, Burundi.

Eastern Africa

Prof. Verdiana Grace Masanja, Tanzania.

Northern Africa

Prof Mahmoud Abel-Aty, Egypt.

Southern Africa

Prof. Oluwole Daniel Makinde, South Africa.

Western Africa

Prof. Mahamane Bazanfare, Niger.

Prof. Maria De Natividade, Angola.

Prof. Michael Kikomba Kahungu, DRC.

Dr. Entisar Alrasheed Sidamed, Sudan.

Dr. Adegboye Zamurat, Nigeria.

Reviewed statutes available since 24th February 2022 (To be approved)

The current Statutes of the AMU

The African Mathematicians, meeting in Rabat (Morocco), between 26th and 31st July 1976, in the framework of the first Pan-African Congress of Mathematicians, in consideration of the conclusions of the meetings successively held by the African Mathematicians in Nice in September 1970, in Dakar in April 1973, in Vancouver in August 1974, in Kumasi in January 1975, in Rabat in April 1975, in Dakar in December 1975 and in Abidjan in March 1976, aware of the very important role of Mathematics in the Sciences and of their application in the development of Africa, have agreed as follows:

Chapter I

Article 1: An Association is hereby created, called the “ African Mathematical Union”, or in abbreviated form, “AMU”. This Association is governed by the present Articles of Association
Article 2: The objectives of the AMU are as follows:

  • a) To promote the development of Mathematics research and education including their applications to the economic, social and cultural development of the continent;
  • b) To promote active cooperation among African mathematicians, and to favour closer relationships between all the scientists and technicians of the continent;
  • c) To promote scientific cooperation between Africa and the other continents in mathematical research and education;
  • d) To cooperate with any and all organisations pursing similar objectives.

Article 3: The head office of the AMU is determined at the place of residence of the President as provided for under Article 10.
Article 4: The activities of the AMU shall include the following among others:
  • a) Conferences, colloquia, seminars and workshops;
  • b) mathematical publications;
  • c) exchanges of teachers and researchers;
  • d) competitions and Olympiads with prizes and awards;
  • e) creation and functioning of commissions.

Chapter II

Article 5: The membership of AMU shall consist of:

  • a) Ordinary members i.e. individual mathematicians who are either African citizens or working in Africa.
  • b) Corporate members, i.e.:
    • (i) Mathematical Associations in Africa whether Sub-regional or National
    • (ii) Higher Institutions in Africa as approved by the Executive Committee.
    • (iii) Other Scientific organisations in Africa as Approved by the Executive Committee
  • c) Associate ordinary members i.e. individual mathematicians who are neither African citizens nor working in Africa
  • d) Associate corporate members i.e. Mathematical Associations or Higher Institutions (with Mathematics Departments) or Organisations outside Africa. The affiliation criteria are defined in the internal regulations of the AMU.
Article 6: The main organs of the AMU are:
  • a) The General Assembly
  • b) The Executive Committee.
Article 7: A Congress of the AMU shall be held in Africa every four years, as a major scientific event open to all mathematicians, in the course of which the General Assembly of the AMU shall meet. The Congress of the AMU shall be called: PAN6AFRICAN CONGRESS OF MATHEMATICIANS. Article 8: The General Assembly of the AMU shall be made up of a maximum of three delegates from each country. The votes within the General Assembly shall be one vote for each country. Article 9: The main functions of the General Assembly shall be as follows:
    a) Deliberate on and approve the general programme of activities of the AMU
    b) Review the activities of the Executive Committee for the period since the previous Congress
    c) Elect directly, by secret ballot, in a single ballot, by an absolute majority of the votes cast, to the exclusion of blank or void voting papers, each member of the Executive Committee of the AMU in accordance with Article 10, and upon a straightforward majority upon a second ballot.
Article 10:
  • a) Between two Congresses, the AMU shall be run by an Executive Committee in accordance with the present Articles of Association, and following the orientations determined at the time of the Congress.
  • b) The Executive Committee shall be made of twelve (12) members from different countries as follows:
    • one President
    • five Vice- Presidents from each sub-region
    • one Secretary General
    • one Treasurer
    • four other members.
  • c) The Executive Committee shall control the budget for the Union between congresses of the Union.
  • d) The President shall be the coordinator of the activities of the AMU. He shall represent the AMU before all national and international organisations. He shall be the director of the budget. He shall call and preside over the meetings of the Executive Committee. A president may not fulfil more than two mandates of four years each.
  • e) The Secretary General shall be in charge of the everyday administrative activities of the AMU.
  • f) The functions of the other members are defined in the internal regulations, subject to the dispositions of Article 12.
  • g) Executive Committee shall meet regularly at least once a year; in addition, it may hold extraordinary meetings upon the initiative of the President, or upon the request of two thirds of the members.
In the event of votes being split in the course of any deliberation of the Executive Committee, the President shall have the casting vote.
  • h) In case of need, the Executive Committee may set ad-hoc commissions.
  • i) Any ordinary individual member is eligible for election into the Executive Committee for at most two successive terms. However, somebody elected president can fulfil two mandates (in accordance with (d) above) whether or not he is a member of the Executive Committee.


Article 11: The financial resources of the AMU are as follows:

  • a) the membership subscriptions
  • b) Subsides, various donations and legacies accepted by the Executive Committee;
  • c) Interest and revenue from its assets.
A donation may be accepted only if it is in accordance with the spirit of the AMU’s activities, and its total independence. Article 12: The Treasurer shall be the trustee of the funds of the AMU. He shall ensure the regularity of all accounting operations and shall present a financial report at each meeting of the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee shall present a financial report at each General Assembly of the AMU. The accounts of the AMU shall be verified every year.


Article 13: An internal regulation determining the details covering the organization and running of the AMU shall be drawn up and adopted by the Executive Committee in accordance with the present statutes. Article 14: The AMU may join any organisation pursuing objectives that are compatible with its own objectives. Such affiliation shall be decided upon by the Executive Committee. Article 15: An extraordinary meeting of General Assembly may be called by the Executive Committee either on its own initiative, or upon the request of two thirds of African countries. Article 16: The AMU may be dissolved only by a General Assembly upon the majority of three quarters of the delegates representing at least three quarters of African countries.

In the event of any dissolution, the General Assembly shall designate a Commission to take charge of the winding-up and of the devolution of the available assets of the AMU. Article 17: Requests for modifications of the statutes may be made at the General Assembly either by the retiring Executive Committee, or by the majority of African countries.

Any modification of the statutes must be approved by the General Assembly with a two-thirds majority.

NB. These statutes have not been modified till now by the AMU General assembly.

On behalf of the new Executive Committee elected in July 2, 2017 at Rabat

Prof. Nouzha El Yacoubi, Présidente de l UMA