1995 All-Africa Games

VI All-Africa Games

Official logo of the Games
Host city Harare, Zimbabwe
Nations participating 46
Events 17 sports
Opening ceremony 13 September
Closing ceremony 23 September
Officially opened by Robert Mugabe
Main venue National Sports Stadium
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The 6th All-Africa Games were played from 13 to 23 September 1995 in Harare, Zimbabwe. 46 countries participated in eighteen sports.

South Africa, having previously been banned from competition by the other African nations, was invited to the games for the first time after the fall of Apartheid.[1]

With a record 6000 athletes participating in the games the games were in danger of growing unmanageable. Juan Antonio Samaranch, asked the organizers not to try to copy the Olympic Games, because of the financial and organizational costs.

Petty controversy again entered the games. An Egyptian woman handball player was accused of being a man[2] and the Egyptian team protested that the lace sleeves worn by the South African gymnasts were too "sexy".

Mozambiques World Champion 800 meter runner Maria de Lurdes Mutola won her speciality in Harare.

Of the 17 sports on the program 8 were open to participation by women: athletics, basketball, gymnastics, handball, swimming, table tennis, tennis and volleyball. Women's diving and netball were to be included but were reduced to demonstration sports due to a lack of entries.

At the closing ceremonies the torch was passed to Johannesburg, South Africa to begin preparations for the VIIth All-African Games in 1999.

Medal table

  Host nation

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 South Africa 645139154
2 Egypt 614350154
3 Nigeria 363140107
4 Algeria 15162657
5 Kenya 12111740
6 Tunisia 9111939
7 Zimbabwe 662335
8 Senegal 54615
9 Cameroon 3131026
10 Mauritius 36918
11 Madagascar 2259
12 Gabon 2068
13 Ethiopia 15612
14 Ghana 1427
15 Mozambique 1203
16 Sierra Leone 1102
17 Tanzania 1012
18 Burundi 1001
19 Namibia 0437
20 Côte d'Ivoire 0426
21 Zambia 0224
22 Lesotho 0123
 Seychelles 0123
24 Burkina Faso 0101
 Central African Republic 0101
 Guinea 0101
 Libya 0101
 Mali 0101
29 Angola 0033
 Swaziland 0033
31 Uganda 0022
32 Botswana 0011
 Congo 0011
Total 224223280727


Discus thrower Adewale Olukoju and sprinter Mary Onyali became the first athletes to win four All-Africa gold medals. Onyali won the 100 and 200 metres races, and together with Josphat Machuka, Kenya (5000 metres and 10000 metres) they became the only athletes to win more than one event.

In addition, Nigeria won three of the four relay races; 4x400 metres for men and women as well as men's 4x100 metres.

Some new women's events were added: 5000 metres, marathon and triple jump.

Field hockey


The soccer tournament was won by Egypt, who became the first team to win this tournament twice.

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Egypt Egypt


Zimbabwe Zimbabwe


Nigeria Nigeria



  1. Royal African Society (1970). African affairs, Volumes 69–70. Oxford University Press. p. 178.
  2. http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/african-games-1602217.html
  3. Kenya Hockey Union: All Africa Games Results

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