Alioune Badara Cissé, affectionately called ABC, died this Saturday, August 28, 2021 at the main hospital in Dakar. In resuscitation after contracting Covid-19, the 63-year-old eventually succumbed. The deceased, whose mandate as head of the Ombudsperson ended at the beginning of August 2021, was appointed head of this institution in August 2015. Known for his outspokenness, he was one of the founding members of the alliance Pour la République (APR), the ruling party in Senegal since 2012.
Alioune Badara Cissé retired on Saturday 28 August 2021 at the main hospital in the Senegalese capital. The former foreign minister died of Covid-19 at the age of 63. The President of the Republic Macky Sall expressed his sadness at the disappearance of the native of Saint-Louis for whom he made prayers. I am very saddened to learn of the death of Me Alioune Badara Cissé, founding member of the APR, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and former Mediator of the Republic […] May Allah welcome him to his Paradise”, reacted the Head of State.
It should be noted that from 2004 to 2007, Alioune Badara Cissé was successively Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Senegal, Chief of Staff to the Minister of Sports, Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Macky Sall, Secretary General of the Government and Commissioner General of the Government to the Council of State.
In August 2015, he was appointed head of the Ombudsman of the Republic by President Macky Sall. A function that he fulfilled with dignity because his objective positions never depended on his station as a member of the government or of Apr. For example, during the demonstrations in March 2021 following the arrest of the deputy and opponent of Ousmane Sonko, he made a remarkable speech, supporting the people and calling the authorities to order. However, the death of his son in the United States in 2019 was a real blow that he could not recover from. He left to join him.