The news comes after after seven athletes from Cameroon went missing yesterday. It is not yet clear whether the closure is connected to the disappearance of the athletes, who are in Britain for the Olympics.
The village's lead agency Pixcom, which is based in France, confirmed that the village was closed "for technical reasons" and said more details would follow.
Sam Gill, marketing director of Concerto Group, whose catering business Create is providing drinks and bar service to the village, told Event it was closed this morning for security reasons and it was unclear when it would reopen.
Africa Village is organised by Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA), which represents a group of mainly francophone African countries, including Cameroon.
The Africa Land area is open to the public and hosts stalls from different African countries with arts, information, cultural performances and big screens showing the Olympics, while Africa House is a private hospitality area for ANOCA guests and events.
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