François Sudan: "Béchir Ben Yahmed was a witness, an African in the century"

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Béchir Ben Yahmed, in his office at Jeune Afrique.

© Bruno Lévy for JA

By: Amélie Tulet

10 mins

Figure of the pan-African press, the founder of the magazine

Jeune Afrique

, Béchir Ben Yahmed, died this Monday, May 3 in Paris at the age of 93 years.

He had been hospitalized since the end of March after contracting Covid-19.

Franco-Tunisian, Béchir Ben Yahmed had founded the magazine which would become " 



 in 1960, year of many African independence.

In the early 2000s, the one who signed his editorials " 

what I believe

 " passed the baton to his sons, Amir and Marwane and to the current editor, François Sudan, interviewed by Amélie Tulet. 

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