About Us

The Commission on African Affairs is an arm of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), coordinating the Organization's work in the Continent to reduce the scourge of epilepsy in Africa at large. It is made up of local chapters in the various countries in the continent helping in epilepsy care. We work in relation with doctors that are specalists in this field in different parts of the continent. For a start, we have made a tremendous achievement in chapters like Cameroon, Ghana, Libya, Somalia and Burundi


The official inaugural meeting of the African commission of ILAE took place in Dakar, Senegal from the 19th-20th of November 2010. The ILAE delegation was led by Prof Solomon "Nico" Moshe (USA) and Prof Emilio Perucca (Canada). Observers invited were:

  • Prof Alfred Njamnshi of Cameroon (President of Pan African Association of Neurological Sceinces)
  • Prof Pierre-Marie Preux (Tropical Neurological Institute of Limoges, France)
  • Dr Anthony Zimba (IBE Africa Commission, from Zambia).