Key decisions were made at the Weightlifting Federation of Africa Electoral Congress ©WFA

Mauritius will host this year's African Weightlifting Championships, it has been confirmed.

The Weightlifting Federation of Africa (WFA) handed its flagship continental event to the island nation, which will host competition in Vacoas.

Action will take place between July 20 and 27 after the decision made at the WFA Electoral Congress in Algerian capital Algiers.

Other decisions saw Ugandan capital Kampala awarded the 2017 Youth and Junior African Championships, which will take place between October 7 and 14.

Egypt's capital Cairo will host the 2018 edition of the same event on dates yet to be confirmed.

International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) President Tamas Ajan attended the event in Algiers.

Khaled Mhalhel was re-elected as President ©WFA
Khaled Mhalhel was re-elected as President ©WFA

The IWF were also represented by vice president Intarat Yodbangtoey and Executive Board members Mohammed Hasan Jaloud and Fathi Masmoudi.

Mustapha Berraf, President of the National Olympic Committee of Algeria, and Ahmed Nasser, President of the Association of African Sports Confederations, were among others in attendance.

Khaled Mhalhel of Libya was re-elected as President of the WFA, with his compatriot Manareddin Eshelli named as general secretary.

Salim Musoke of Uganda will serve as first vice president, with South Africa's Kevin du Plooy, Abdellaziz Brahimi of Algeria, Mahmoud Mahgoub of Egypt and Mustapha Chaouachi of Tunisia named as vice presidents.