A milestone for pharmacology in Africa has been reached. This was the 5th All Africa Congress on Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (ACP2012). Africa’s first continental meeting in basic and clinical pharmacology (ACP2012) was held from 11-13 July 2012 in Accra, Ghana. In addition, two capacity-building, pre-congress workshops were held, being the IOSP workshop in Abuja, Nigeria and the workshop in Pharmacovigilance in Accra, Ghana. Please read the report below for more information. Several capacity-building IOSP workshops across Africa are planned for the next number of years.. Please visit the ACP2012 website for more information.