A History of the African Mathematical
The Fifth Pan-African Congress of Mathematicians (Cape Town, South Africa, 23-28 January 2000)
The Internet version, AMUCHMA
Online, of the newsletter opened in May 1998 on the web
site Mathematicians of the African Diaspora.
AMUCME published the first issue of its newsletter.
Readers interested in receiving the newsletter, may contact the Secretary of AMUCME
At the Fourth Pan-African Congress of Mathematicians (September 1995, Ifrane, Morocco), Dr. Ahmed Kerkour - President of the Moroccan Mathematical Society and President of the Al Akhawayn University - was elected President of the AMU. His e-mail address is: A.Kerkour@AlAkhawayn.ma
In 1995, the African Mathematical Union Mathematical Sciences Network was created at the 4th Pan-African Congress of Mathematicians.
South Africa joins the AMU.
Kuku is reelected president at the
third Pan-African Congress of Mathematicians (1991 Nairobi,
Four commissions were created by the Executive Board:
AMUCHMA - the Commission on the History of Mathematics in Africa; On June 27, 1985 the newsletter of AMUCHMA published its first issue;
AMUCWMA - the Commission on Women in Mathematics in Africa;
AMUCME - the Commission Mathematics Education;
AMUCMO - the Commission on Mathematics Olympiad.
The second President was Dr.
Aderemi Kuku (1986-1995), elected at the second Pan-African
Congress of Mathematicians (April 1986, Jos, Nigeria)
the AMU founds the journal Africa Matematika.
The first Pan-African Conference of Mathematicians was held in Rabat, Morocco and sponsorred by King Hassan II. At this event the African Mathematical Union (AMU) was created.
The first president was Dr. Henri Hogbe Nlend (1975-1986).
Back to the African Mathematical Union page
visitors since opening 5/25/97
This web page is the property of the African Mathematical Union. It was created by, and is maintained within the website of (go to) Mathematicians of the African Diaspora by
Dr. Scott W. Williams, Professor,
The Department of Mathematics,
State University of New York at Buffalo