Five African countries were part of 15 nations that participated in a Tatweer Chess Academy-organized FIDE seminar  from  November 6-14, 2021 in Egypt.

Tatweer Chess Academy chairman Obay Izzeldin Ali from Sudan said the 104th FIDE arbiters’ seminar, which was held under the auspices of the International Chess Federation (FIDE), was highly productive .

He said the academy will organize more specialized seminars and courses for trainers and players with some of in French to cover vast areas of Africa.

The participants represented Egypt, Sudan, Zambia, Lesotho, Kenya, Turkey, Spain, Greece, Poland, Indonesia, Pakistan, Peru, Cyprus and Denmark.

The seminar’s key lecturer was Mahdi Abdulrahim from UAE, the chairman of FIDE Rules Commission who will be the chief arbiter of the 2021 World Chess Championship – the first non-European in chess history to reach this position.