The African Union of the Blind, AFUB’s work cuts across the whole of the African continent. Currently we have national organisations of and for the blind and partially sighted persons from 53 African countries and we run programs in all these countries indiscriminately. The membership is currently organised into five regions.
Central Africa with 10 countries
Burundi, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rwanda, and Sao Tome & Principe
East Africa with 12 countries
Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
North Africa with 6 countries
Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia
Southern Africa with 10 countries
Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
West Africa with 15 countries
Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo
Each region has a regional assembly that meets at least six months before the union’s general assembly. Part of its agenda is to elect a regional chair who will later be a member of the AFUB board of Officers.