Within the research project “SaferAfrica – Innovating Dialogue and Problems Appraisal for a Safer Africa” the “African Road Safety Observatory (African RSO)” was developed in order to support stakeholders with evidence on key risk factors and related good practices using high quality data and knowledge. The African Road Safety Observatory follows the structure of the European Road Safety Observatory and is adjusted to the road safety status in Africa, the availability and quality of relevant data and consequently the needs of African road safety stakeholders. The main sections of African RSO are presented in and the required inputs and outputs are discussed.