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    ICESCO Mourns Iba Der Thiam Former Executive Council Member

    3 November 2020

    Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, Director-General (DG) of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), expressed his and the Organization’s condolences to the Senegalese people and to the family of the late Iba Der Thiam, a former member of ICESCO Executive Council, who passed away at the age of eighty-three, on 31 October 2020, in Dakar.

    Dr. AlMalik stated that he learned with great sorrow the passing of the great writer, university teacher, and historian, Iba Der Thiam, who served as Minister of Education of Senegal from 1983 through 1988 while commending his contributions to education reform, as well as his outstanding intellectual and cultural publications.

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