Mogadishu, Hiiraan had been dutifully awarded the 2005 Afro-Euro Summer Games, then she turned her back on the peaceful
nature of the games by invading neighboring Kenya. Facing pressures from the internation community Hiiraan withdrew as the
host nation. Following exhaustive conferences and with war in Europe and few other nations prepared to host such a venture Jiddah,
Djiboutian States was settled upon as the next host of the games. The head of the committee had this to say about the next
host and the former host: "We are pleased that Jiddah has stepped forward as she was a more than amicable host in her previous
engagement. Also, we hold no ill will toward the government of Hiiraan's position in regards to the games. It was something
that they felt they needed to do to protect her people and we respect that. Hiiraani athletes will not be discriminated against
and will be free to compete in these games."