The Miss Africa International pageants were held in Lagos, Nigeria, from 1986 to 1992. However, the winners were referred to as Miss Inter-Continental, not Miss Africa International.
Here are a few articles which were unearthed from searches of newspaper archives. There is not much information. If any of you have additional material, I would be happy to include these here (be sure to state the sources & dates). Please do NOT use information from Wikipedia and/or the official pageant site.
From Neil C. of the Bahamas:
The pageant was started because there was not much interest from Nigerian women in participating in beauty contests. It was hoped that an international pageant would encourage them, as well as promote pageants in Nigeria. The Bahamas Director was involved, because during the Miss Universe 1986 pageant he met a committee member from Nigeria who was there, even though there was no Miss Nigeria in the competition. They came up with the idea of an international pageant in Nigeria. The Bahamas chaperone was invited to Nigeria to help organize the pageant. All her expenses were paid for.
Information for Miss Africa International / Miss World Africa International / Miss Inter-Continental / Miss Intercontinental pageants of 1986 to 1992
1986 November 23
1 PUERTO RICO Elizabeth Robison Latalladi (SF Universe '86, SF International '86)
2 GAMBIA Rose Marie Eunson (Universe '86, World '86)
The First Runner-up of the Miss Curacao pageant, Viennaline Arvelo, finished as the fourth finalist in the Miss Africa World 1986 pageant on 23 November in Lagos, Nigeria. A total of twelve candidates participated. The winner was Elizabeth Robison of Puerto Rico. The other finalists were from the Gambia, Trinidad and Tobago and Nigeria.
1987 12 02
Amigoe di Curacao published two advertisements promoting Joan Maynard's appearance that evening.
She is clearly identified as Miss Africa International in both.
The photograph was from when she placed third at the Miss Curacao pageant.
1987 November 22
1 CURACAO Joan Maynard
2 PUERTO RICO Laurie Tamara Simpson Rivera (Universe '87, winner International '87)
4 BAHAMAS Françcoise Monique Denise Newbold
5 NIGERIA Omasan Tokurbo Buwa (Universe '88, World '88)
Amigoe di Curacao : 1987 11 30
Joan Marie Maynard, who finished in third place during the last Miss Curacao pageant, has become the winner of the Miss World Africa International in Kenya [NOTE: should be Nigeria]. There were participants from about 25 countries. Puerto Rico ended in second place, third was Canada, fourth the Bahamas and Nigeria finished fifth. Joan Maynard is sponsored by the Curacao company Tik Tak which financed her travel to Africa.
Amigoe di Curacao : 1987 12 03
Last night a reception was held at Naick's Place Discotheque for Joan Maynard who in Kenya [NOTE: should be Nigeria] was crowned Miss World Africa International over 23 other candidates.
Amigoe di Curacao : 1988 11 11
Joan Maynard, chosen Miss Intercontinental last year in Lagos, departed to Nigeria at the invitation of the organizers of the Miss Intercontinental Pageant. She will be there on 4 December, for the election of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria. The cost of this trip is fully borne by the inviting organization.
1989 March 4
1 NIGERIA Bianca Odinaka Onoh (RESIGNED) (Universe '89, World '89)
2 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Brenda Marte Lajara (TOOK OVER TITLE) (World '90)
MEXICO Brenda Yamile Jiménez Loya (won Miss Photogenic
PUERTO RICO Elba Morales Borges (3rd RU Coffee '90)
COLOMBIA Juliana Serrano
REPUBLIC Elizabeth Brown
(won Best National Costume award)
Sabina Ifeoma Umeh (Universe '90)
Gleaner : 1990 04 02
Foster, Miss Jamaica Universe 1989, did herself and her country proud
on Saturday night when she won the Miss Inter Continental Beauty
Pageant, held in Lagos, Nigeria. The Miss Inter Continental pageant
is one the world's major international beauty pageants and is held
annually. It is the largest beauty contest in Africa and features
contestants from around the world. Many of the contestants are the
same ones who represented their countries in the Miss Universe
Gleaner : 1990 06 22
Foster will be l eaving Jamaica to be special guest of the Barbados
Hotel and Tourist Association at their banquet, and thereafter to go
on tour in Europe to promote the Miss Intercontinental Pageant.
Gleaner : 1990 11 06
Intercontinental, Jamaica's Sandra Foster , returned to the island
last week from Lagos, Nigeria, where she participated in a series of
activities to mark the 10th Anniversary celebrations of the Pageant's
in Lagos Sandra also did promotional work for the Miss
Intercontinental Beauty Pageant in which Jamaica's current
representative Nicola McLaughlin (1st runner-up to Miss Jamaica
Universe) will be participating in March 1991.
in Nigeria Sandra was busily involved in Silverbird's 10th
Anniversary activities, the highlight of which was a fashion show
that featured a number of celebrities including Sandra, beauties from
a number of countries and a parade of Miss Nigeria Beauty Pageant
winners since 1962.
: PUERTO RICO Carmen Linda Díaz
Nicola Ann McLaughlin (Universe '91)
Joanna Michalska (said to have been in the Top 5)
Straits Times : 1991 02 04
first runner-up in the Miss Malaysia Universe, to be held Friday,
will vie for the Miss Intercontinental Pageant 1991 in Lagos,
Nigeria, next month.
di Curacao : 1991 03 07
Faries, who was the first finalist of the Miss Curacao pageant, is
off to Lagos, Nigeria, to participate in the Miss International
Pageant [NOTE: should be Miss Africa International or Miss
Inter-Continental] of 23 March. It is the fourth time that a
Curacaoan is participating in this event.
Oleg P. of Russia:
have an old regional interview with a beauty from Chelyabinsk about
her participation in Miss Friendship '91, organized by the Miss
Germany Association. The final was on May 12, 1991 in Bonn, Germany.
The contestants were only from the USSR (Estonia, Kazakhstan, Moscow,
Siberia) and Germany (regional beauty queens), the winner was Alyona
Ivanovna from Moscow.
NIGERIA Sandra Petgrave (Universe '92, World '92)
A Miss Intercontinental 1992 pageant also took place in Germany