Doctor Mohamed Salem SOUFI, a Mauritian national, is appointed Director General of the AACI by decision of the League of Arab States. He took office on 11/14/2014. He holds a state doctorate in political science from the International University of Africa in Khartoum-Sudan.
First and last name: Mohamed Salem SOUFI
Address: Africa-Arab Cultural Institute, PO Box: E1444, Cité du Niger, Rue 555, Porte 58,
Mobile (Mali): +223 96949494
Mobile (Mauritania): +222 47700077/ +222 36313100
- Date and place of birth: March 23, 1962 in Mederdra (Mauritania).
- Social status: Married, father of several children
- Doctorate (PhD) degree in Political Science (2005)
- Master in History (2003)
- Postgraduate Diploma in African Studies (2002)
- Bachelor Degree in languages (1987)
- Baccalaureate Degree in Mathematics (1982)
Summary of specialization: Law, Political Science, International Relations and Research on interstate crises, the role of the United Nations and continental organizations in crisis resolution.
- 2014 to the present day: General Director of the Africa-Arab Cultural Institute in Bamako – Mali,
- 2003 Minister Plenipotentiary and Director of the Department of Culture and Dialogue among Civilizations, General Secretariat of the League of Arab States.
- Has been working since 2011 as a lawyer before the Mauritanian courts.
- Worked in the media as a journalist for 25 years. From 1987 he held the following positions:
- 2012 – President of the Mauritanian Center for International Studies and Media (ELMEDA);
- 2008 – 2012: Correspondent for the Aljazeera satellite news channel in Mauritania;
- 2004 – 2008: Regional Director of the Nairobi office on behalf of the Aljazeera satellite news channel for East and Central Africa;
- 2002 – 2004: Producer of political interviews on the Al Arabia television channel in Dubai;
- 1998 – 2002: Main producer of political interviews on the Al Jazeera television channel in Qatar;
- 1995 – 1998: Foreign correspondent of Radio Deutsche Welle stationed in Kuwait;
- 1994 – 1996: Correspondent for the world’s first pan-Arab newspaper, “Asharq Al Awsat”, based in London;
- 1990 – 1994: Director of publication of the independent newspaper “Al Manshour” in Mauritania;
- Arabic: Excellent (mother tongue)
- French: Good
- English: Fairly good
- A novel book entitled “Love” published by the Tayibah publishing house in 1997, Nouakchott – Mauritania;
- “Sudan: 10 years of salvation rule” an assessment study, 1999, Kuwait;
- “Inter-Somali Reconciliation” – published by the Gulf Media Studies Center 2001, Addis Ababa – Ethiopia;
- “The Western Sahara crisis from the beginning to the prospects of solution” published by the Mauritanian Center for International Studies and Media (ELMEDA) 2007, Nouakchott – Mauritania;
- “Mali: a hotbed of tension – an inclusive approach to the crisis in northern Mali”, published by the Mauritanian Center for International Studies and Media 2012.
- Honorary Consul of the Republic of Djibouti in Mauritania,
- Member of the Union of Arab Writers in Damascus,
- Member of the League of Mauritanian Writers