François Sudan: "Béchir Ben Yahmed was a witness, an African in the century"
Béchir Ben Yahmed, in his office at Jeune Afrique.
© Bruno Lévy for JA
By: Amélie Tulet
Figure of the pan-African press, the founder of the magazine
, 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.