Considering the conclusions of the meetings held by the African Mathematicians successively in Nice (France) in September 1970; Dakar (Senegal) in April 1973; Vancouver (Canada) in August 1974; Kumasi (Ghana) in January 1975; Rabat (Morocco) in April 1975; Dakar (Senegal) in December 1975; and Abidjan (Côte D’Ivoire) in March 1976, the African Mathematicians, conscious of the important role of Mathematics for sciences and their applications in the development of Africa have, within the framework of the first PanAfrican Congress of Mathematicians, held in Rabat (Morocco) on 26 – 30 July 1976, decided the creation of an association called African Mathematical Union (AMU).
The Membership conditions could be found in the AMU Information Bulletin N° 14.
 To contribute to mathematics curriculum development at all levels of Mathematics education throughout the African continent;
 To contribute towards the production and improvement of Mathematics teachers at all levels of the educational system on the African continent;
 To contribute to research in the area of Mathematics Education that is relevant to the African environment with a view to improving the teaching and learning of mathematics on the African continent;
 To promote active cooperation between African Mathematicians and Mathematics Educators in the direction of writing of textbooks and the development of Mathematics curricula;
 To cooperate with any or all organisations pursuing similar objectives, e.g., ICMI, CME, UNESCO.
 To help African youths towards better performance in Mathematics at national, regional and continental levels.
 To stimulate and develop the interest of African Youths in solving Mathematical problems;
 To promote positive interactions and healthy competitions among African youths at national, regional and continental levels, thus furthering African unity through Mathematics;
 To use the medium of mathematics Olympiads to popularize Mathematics among African youths;
 To encourage many African countries, through their participation in the PanAfrican Mathematics Olympiad (PAMO), to participate in the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO).
 To improve communication among those interested in the history of Mathematics in Africa;
 To promote active cooperation between historians, mathematicians, archeologists, ethnographers, sociologists, etc., doing research in, or related to, the history of mathematics in Africa;
 To promote research in the history of Mathematics in Africa, and the publication of its results, in order to contribute to the demystification of the stilldominant Eurocentric bias in the historiography of Mathematics;
 To cooperate with any and all organizations pursuing similar objectives.
 To generate activities and programs meant to encourage women to study and make careers in the Mathematical sciences;
 To mobilise young girls all over the continent to show more interest in Mathematics;
 To prepare and update from time to time a directory of Women in Mathematics all over the continent;
 To commission studies on various topical issues on Women in Mathematics in Africa;
 To organise seminars, workshops, symposia etc.., to discuss, analyse and find solutions to the problems confronting Women in Mathematics in Africa;
 To cooperate other organizations with similar objectives.
Several African Mathematical Networks and programs have emerged since 1999 through Africa, among them: AMMSI (African Mathematics Millennium Science Initiative), PDE (Partial Differential Equations) Modeling and Control; RAMAD (African Network of Mathematics Applied to Development), RAGAAD (African Network of Geometry and Algebra Applied to Development), RAMA (International Network of Mathematical Analysis and Applications), CARMA (African Research Conference in Applied, Mathematics) etc…. The AMU has appreciated all the sustainable efforts expended by the African Mathematicians to improve and develop Mathematics Research and Education in the continent, creating such networks. The AMU has recognized with satisfaction the good results registered during the past years by these networks and emphasized that these initiatives taken in that way must be congratulated, encouraged and supported by AMU. Some members of the AMU Executive Committee are members even, the main founders of these Networks.
The AMU has supported and permitted that the following events would be organized under the auspices of AMU:
 the RAGAAD International Meeting (Bamako, Mali, 2005)
 the International Colloquium of RAMA ( Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 2006)
 Spring School of Rabat On Functional Analysis, Rabat 2006
Some AMU Executive members attended and contributed in: African Conference of Research in Applied Mathematics (CARMA) Saint Louis, 2005
Upon the request of the AMU Secretary General Prof. Nouzha El Yacoubi, the directors, coordinators or chairs of these Network have accepted kindly to give a brief description of their respective network, that have been published in the AMU information Bulletin N° 12 & 13. Other networks are unfortunately missing
Under the invitation of the AMU President Prof. Abderrahman Boukricha, the AMU Executive Committee held its second meeting in Hammamet (Tunisia), on 4 and 5 November 2006. The outstanding action of the meeting was the elaboration of the AMU Internal Regulation ( see the AMU Information Bulletin N°14)
The International Conference: "Mathematics and Applications to Development Problems in Sahel" is the second international Conference of the Network PDE, Modeling and Control. It was held in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) from 27 November to 2 December 2006. The main organizer was Prof Hamidou Toure, the coordinator of the Network, he is also an AMU Executive member. The AMU Secretary General has attended the event.
The International Conference on Geometry and applications was organized by the Network RAGAAD (Niamey, Niger, February 2007) In the Honor of Professor Boubakar BA. Several members of the AMU Executive Committee attended and contributed in that conference.
The fifth International Conference on Geometry and Physics commonly called GAP (Geometry and Physics) was held in the University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar II (UCAD II), Senegal, from 14 to May 19, 2007. Some members of the AMU Executive council have been invited, attended and contributed in the conference.
The Harmonic Analysis Days of Abidjan were organized by the International Network on Mathematical Analysis and applications (RAMA), under the auspices of the Mathematical Society of Côte d’Ivoire (SMCI) and AMU in Abidjan, June 2007.
The AMU has succeeded to organize the first edition of the West African Training Schools (WATS) ( that have been initiated by the RAGAAD Network, but met many difficulties to start), in Abidjan, 20 August20 September 2007.
Some AMU Executive council members attended and contributed in the First African Research Conference in Applied Mathematics Ouagadougou 1217 November 2007.
AfricaCrypt 2008, the first edition of a Pan African Conference on Cryptography was held in Casablanca in June 2008. It has been organized by the Moroccan Association of Cryptography, with the support of AMU, CIMPA and RAGAAD.
The Symposium on African Women and Mathematics, was held in Maputo in November 2008 has been organized by the AMMSI with the support of AMU and CIMPA.
The AMU has been invited to attend and contribute to The Francophone mathematical Space organized by The ICMI (Commission on Mathematics Education of the International mathematical Unions) in Dakar, May 2009. The Secretary General has honored the invitation.
 In Collaboration with CIMPA, AMU has launched the African Mathematical School (in French Ecole Mathematique Africaine) since 2009 with the objectives :
* To provide Master students or early PhD students with the mathematical foundations and essential tools of selected active areas of mathematics.
* To contribute to the development of mathematics in all regions of the African continent by promoting the exchange of knowledge between young African mathematicians and the international mathematical community.
* To break the isolation of African mathematicians by providing a platform for meeting fellow mathematicians from around the world, for exchanging knowledge and for sharing experience.
 Four Schools have been organized: In 2011, University Antananarivo, Madagascar ; in 2012, University Félix Houphouët Boigny Abidjan, Ivory Coast and University of Cotonou, Benin; in 2013, Bandari College, Mombasa, Kenya.
For the AMU activities organised since 2013 till now please visit the Amu website:
Period 19861995
 The AMU Commission on Pan African Mathematics Olympiad (AMUCMO/AMUPAMO) has organized 6 editions of PAMO (during the period 19861995), in various African countries: The first PAMO in 1987 (Rabat, Morocco), the second PAMO in 1989 (Ibadan, Nigeria), the third PAMO in 1991 (Nairobi), the fourth PAMO in 1993 ( Dakar), the fifth PAMO in 1994 (Yamoussokro, Cote d’ivoire), the sixth PAMO in 1995 ( Ifrane, Morocco)
PAMO Editions (19871995)
Edition 
Year 
Organizer Country 
City 
Number of Contries 

Ifane 
6 


Yamoussoukro 
3 


Dakar 
4 


Nairobi 
3 


Ibadan 
9 


Rabat 
7 

Period 19952000
Edition 
Year 
Organizer Country 
City 
Number of Contries 


Cap 
7 

Rabat 
6 

Cotonou 
4 

7 
1996 
Uganda (Canceled) 
(Annulé) 

Period 20002004:
 Since the year 2000, the AMUPAMO is organizing Symposia on Training and research PAMOSTAR : The 1st PAMOSTAR was held in Kairouan, Tunisia, in 2000. During that symposium new PAMO regulations have been elaborated and published by the AMUPAMO. They were applicable since January 2001.
 During the working session of the Jury of PAMO 2003, the members discussed the ranking by country and agreed that for future editions of PAMO the ranking by country should be determined by the total number of points of all the members of the team, even if the team consists of less than four members.
PAMOSTAR editions (20002004)
Edition 
Year 
Organizing Country 
City 
Number of participating Countries 
1 
2000 
Tunisia 
Kairouan 
16 
2 
2002 
Senegal 
Dakar 
13 
3 
2004 
Benin 
Cotonou 
13 
PAMO editions ( 20012004)
Edition 
Year 
Organizer Country 
City 
Number of Contries 

Tunis 
11 

Maputo 
12 

Pretoria 
12 

Ouagadougou 
8 
Also the AMUPAMO started since 2001, to edit regularly the Proceedings of PAMO and PAMOSTAR. Publications of the AMUPAMO (20002004):
· Period 20042009:
· Thanks to a grant of the John Templeton Foundation, the AMUPAMO Commission has been able to support three members of each team of the following countries to attend PAMO 2008 in Benin: Mali, Namibia, Niger and Senegal as well as observers from: Egypt, Uganda and Zambia.
· The AMUPAMO has supported thanks to the same grant, the team leader of Benin as observer for International Mathematics Olympiads (IMO 2008) in Madrid, which has allowed Benin to be invited as participating country for IMO 2009 in Bremen. This action has been extended to the team leader of Senegal for IMO 2009 held in Bremen, Germany.
· The AMU PAMO Commission has organized the following editions of 5 PAMOs and 3 PAMOSTARs:
 The 4th Symposium on Training and Research (PAMOSTAR 2005) , Abeokuta, Nigeria, 2005.
 The 15th Edition of Pan African Mathematical Union, Algiers 2005
 The 5th Symposium on Training and Research, (PAMOSTAR 2006), Nairobi, Kenya, 2006.
 The Africa – USA Workshop on Mathematics Education, Dakar 2006, in collaboration with QEM (Quality Education for Minorities) Network with the support of the John Templeton Foundation.
 The 16th Pan African Mathematics Olympiad, Dakar, Senegal, 2006.
 The 17th Pan African Mathematics Olympiad, Abuja, Nigeria, 2007.
 The 18th Pan African Mathematics Olympiad, Cotonou, Benin,2008.
 The 19th Pan African Mathematics Olympiad, Pretoria, South Africa, 2009.
PAMO EDITONS (20052009)
Edition 
Year 
Organizer Country 
City 
Number of Contries 
Number of Contestants 


Pretoria 
13 
48 

Cotonou 
11 
38 

Abuja 
9 
32 

Dakar 
11 
42 

Alger 
8 
32 

PAMOSTAR EDITONS (20052009)
Edition 
Year 
Organizing Country 
City 
4 
2005 
Nigeria 
Abeokuta 
5 
2006 
Kenya 
Nairobi 
6 
2OO7 
Burkina Faso 
Ouaga 
 The AMUPAMO Commission has organized Three editions of PAMO and one edition of PAMOSTAR:
 PAMO 2010, Yamoussokro, Ivory Coast; PAMO 2011, Tunis, Tunisia; PAMO 2012, Abuja, Nigeria and PAMOSTAR 2013,Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
PAMO EDITONS (20102013)
Edition 
Year 
Organizer Country 
City 
Number of Contries 
Number of Contestants 

Abuja 
11 
42 


Tunis 
9 
28 


Yamoussoukro 
9 
34 


For the period 2013 at present and more details, please visit the AMUPAMO website:
· The AMU Commission on History of Mathematics in Africa (AMUCHMA) has published 16 Newsletters : Sixteen (16) Newsletters have been edited by the AMUCMHA (the first Newsletter has been edited in June 1987 and the 16th one in September 1995) reporting in particular on event on History of Mathematics held in Africa and outlining the contribution of some members of the AMUCHMA in such events like: The 1st International Colloquium on the History of Arabic Mathematics (Algiers, 1986);The second Maghrebian Colloquium on the History of Arabic Mathematics (Tunis, 1988);The 4th Maghrebian Symposium on the History of Arabic Mathematics (Fez, Morocco, 1993); The 5th Maghrebian Colloquium on the History of Arabic Mathematics was held in (Hammamet ,Tunisia, 1994)
Period 19952000
 7 Newletters (N° 17 to N° 23) have been edited by AMUCHMA. In 1995, Three new AMUCHMA projects have been announced in order to:
* stimulate the creation of new national and regional mathematical associations, and to facilitate learning from the experience of existing or past mathematical associations, AMUCHMA proposes to publish a book on the history of national and regional mathematical associations in Africa ;
* stimulate youth in general, and girls in particular, to enter mathematical careers, AMUCHMA proposes to publish two books with (auto) biographies of African mathematicians: the first book on those mathematicians who played a pioneering role in the history of their respective countries, and the second on female mathematicians.
 Some AMUCHME members attended and contributed in: the International Colloquium in Béjaïa (Algeria, 1997) ; A school on the History of Mathematics in the Mediterranean from Antiquity to the 18th century (Mansurah , Egypt , 1999)
.
Period 2004 2009
The AMUCHMA has published Newsletters (29 to 33) and relevant books:
 Gerdes, Paulus & Djebbar, Ahmed (2007), “Mathematics in African History and Cultures. An annotated Bibliography”, 430 pp. (Foreword: Jan Persens, President of the African Mathematical Union) (Special Mention, ConoverPorter Award, African Studies Association USA)
 Gerdes, Paulus (2007), “African Doctorates in Mathematics: A Catalogue”, 383 pp.(Foreword: Mohamed Hassan, President of the African Academy of Sciences)
Period 2009 2013
 The AMUCHMA has published an important book “History of Mathematics in Africa :AMUCHMA 25 Years” of two volumes:
 Gerdes, Paulus & Djebbar, Ahmed (2011), “History of Mathematics in Africa: AMUCHMA 25 Years”, 2 volumes (Volume 1: 19861999); (Volume 2: 20002011), 924 pp.
For the period 2013 at present and more details, please visit the AMUCHMA website: http://www.math.buffalo.edu/mad/AMU/amuchma_online.html
The AMU Commission on Women and Mathematics in Africa (AMUCWMA ) is organizing since 2012, in collaboration with CIMPA, on the framework of the CIMPA Research schools symposia on Women and Mathematics in Africa, aiming to create an opportunity of regular meetings between African women mathematicians and to promote and increase the participation of women and girls in mathematics CIMPAschools organized in Africa. Two symposia have been organized: in 2012 at University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; July 2013 at AIMS Muizenberg, South Africa and July 2015 in Naivasha, Kenya.
More details are available in the website: http://africanwomeninmath.org
 In 1992 the First AMU Symposium on Mathematics Education in Africa for the 21st Century was held in Cairo, Egypt, 510 September
 A seminar untitled: " Mathematics, Philosophy, and Education" Has been organized by the Mathematical Society of Côte d’Ivoire (SMCI) in collaboration with AMUCME in Yamoussoukro, Côte d'Ivoire, 2529 January 1993.
 The AMU Commission on Mathematics Education (AMUCME) has launched since 2006 the “Francophone Mathematical Space” (in French: Espace Mathématique Francophone) and has organized two editions in Hammamet, Tunisia, in 2006 and 2008.
is editing since 2009, the Journal of the African Mathematical Union in coordination with Springer. The online submission is done process.
1. Prof. Aderemi O. KUKU:”Presidential Address at the 4^{th} PACOM”, 1995, Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane , Morocco.
2. Prof. Ahmed Kerkour & Prof Daouda Sangare: “ A Joint Address at the 5^{th} PACOM”, 2000, University of the Western Cape, South Africa.
3. AMU Information Bulletins N° 12&13, 14,15
4. AMUPAMO Commission publications: Proceedings of the organized editions of PAMO and PAMOSTAR since 2000 until 2009.
5. AMUCHMA Newletters since 1986