2016 African Women's Handball Championship

The 2016 African Women's Handball Championship was the 22nd edition of the African Women's Handball Championship, held in Luanda, Angola from 28 November to 7 December 2016.[1] It acted as the African qualifying tournament for the 2017 World Women's Handball Championship.[2]

2016 African Women's Championship
Tournament details
Host country Angola
Dates28 November – 7 December
Teams9 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Angola (12th title)
Runner-up Tunisia
Third place Cameroon
Fourth place Congo
Tournament statistics
Goals scored1366 (50.59 per match)
Top scorer(s) Amal Hamrouni
Best player Natália Bernardo

This was the first time in the history of the African championships that the male and female editions were organized in two different countries at different times. While men and women competitions were traditionally gathered in the same installations every two years in January, The African Handball Confederation (CAHB) had decided to separate the two competitions after several votes at a meeting on 23 January 2015 at the Abbasside Palace hotel in Algiers.[3]