Zygouinchure, January 23 (APS) – Malang Thiam, the mayor of Diololo, a town located in the Zygouinchur area (south), died on Saturday night at the age of 80 following a long illness, the APS with his family.
He has been the mayor of Diololo since 2009, after a long international career.
Malang Thiam returned to the commune in the early 2000s after working in a number of organizations. He has been a fighter for the Alliance of Progressives, the party of Mustafa Nyasa, president of the National Assembly since 2012.
After studying aviation (France) and public works (Mali), Malang Thiam studied at the University of Bordeaux, Dijon (France), then in Canada.
An expert in education, gender, development and health, he was recruited in 1974 by the Ivory Coast government. He headed the research department at the Ivory Coast Ministry of Education before joining the African Development Bank (AfDB) as an education specialist and analyst.
He headed the AfDB’s Social Sector (Education, Health, Population and Gender) Division, where he gained extensive experience in planning projects and programs in African countries.
Malang Tiam has served the Pan-African Institution for twenty-two years. On his return to Senegal after his retirement, he was elected mayor of Diololo in 2009. In 2014 he was re-elected.
The octagon, of light and amiable trade, will be buried on Sunday in Diololo, according to his family.