Ziguinchor, Jan 23 (APS) – Malang Thiam, mayor of Diouloulou, a town in the Ziguinchor (southern) region, died Saturday night at the age of 80 after a long illness, ” APS with his family.
He had been managing Diouloulou City Hall since 2009 after a long international career.
Malang Thiam returned to his municipality in the early 2000s while working for several organizations. He was a militant of the Alliance des force de progress, Moustapha Niasse, who has been president of the National Assembly since 2012.
Malang Thiam studied aviation (France) and public works (Mali) while studying in Bordeaux, Dijon (France), then Canada.
He was recruited by the Ivorian government in 1974 in the fields of education, gender equality, development and health. He headed the Research Department of the Ministry of Education of Côte d’Ivoire before joining the African Development Bank (AfDB) as an education expert and analyst.
He headed AfDB’s Department of Social Affairs (Education, Health, Population and Gender), where he gained extensive experience in project and program design in African countries.
Malang Thiam served a pan-African institution for 22 years. After returning to Senegal after retiring, he was elected mayor of Diouloulou in 2009. In 2014, he was re-elected.
Eighty, an easy trade, will be buried on Sunday in Diouloulouu according to his family.