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Sports Press: 23 countries confirm participation in AIPS congress in Dakar

International Sports Press Association (AIPS) - No fewer than 23 countries have confirmed their participation in the congress of the International Sports Press Association (AIPS), Africa, in Dakar, Senegal, 17 March, the organisers said.

AIPS said in a statement obtained by PANA here Tuesday that the congress would be the first meeting of African sports journalists since Nigerian journalist Mitchell Obi assumed the Association's mantle of leadership in 2013.

'Sports journalists across the continent are on the march to strengthening their voice and singing a new song of collaboration with no fewer than 23 countries confirming their record participation.

'The rekindled interest by many African countries to participate in the congress marks a turning point in the drive of sports journalists within the continent,' the statement said.

According to the statement, the four-day forum will be preceded by the meeting of the executive committee.

Pana 12/03/2014