Africa Region

Special Olympics has more than 20 accredited programs in Africa addressing the needs of people with intellectual disabilities in the areas of sports, health and education. Special Olympics is also working to address the correlation between disability and poverty, a key issue for the continent.
Stories from Africa
Aboubakrine Sadikh Diaw and Mame Ndiagne Ndiaye standing side by side on the football field. Mame has his hearing aids in.
Football Player Fitted for Hearing Aids at Special Olympics World Games
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Jimmy blows a red whistle while officiating a floor hockey game at the 2017 World Winter Games in Austria.
Jimmy Masina is an athlete leader from South Africa and works as an Office Assistant for Special Olympics Africa. He was chosen as an official for Unified 7-a-side and 5-a-side football for the Abu Dhabi 2019 World Games.
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Seven athletes from all different countries on the track running.
Khadija Sy has made a fast start in her first race of the 2019 World Games.
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