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Famous French-Senegalese journalist Jean Karim Fall died at the age of 59.

JEAN KARIM FALL

French-Senegalese journalist Jean-Karim Fall, a leading specialist in Africa, died suddenly on Friday, May 26, 2017 at the age of 59, while covering the G7 summit in Taormina, Sicily. Editor-in-chief and columnist at France 24 since 2012, he was a familiar voice of the listeners of RFI, his house from 1984 to 2012. Jean-Karim was our correspondent in Abidjan and Libreville before heading our Africa service, Perhaps one of the editors of “world radio”. Those who met him and called him “uncle” paid homage to him.
“France Médias Monde, which brings together France 24, RFI and the radio in Arabic MCD, ed.) Learned with great grief the sudden disappearance of Jean-Karim Fall on Friday 26 May at the age of 59. He was on a mission to Taormina, Sicily, where he covered the summit of the G7 for France 24, “the group said in a statement.
 Jean-Karim Fall, a senior editor and columnist at France 24 since 2012, was a well-known face of viewers in the global news channel. He was also a familiar voice of RFI’s auditors, where he spent most of his career between 1984 and 2012. He was a correspondent in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) and Libreville (Gabon), head of the Africa and One of the editors of the radio.
 
Born in March 1958 by a Senegalese father and a French mother, JKF, as his colleagues called him, was a graduate of the Ecole Supérieure de Journalisme (ESJ) in Lille.
 
The antennas of RFI and France 24 will pay tribute to “this great professional, specialist of the international news and especially of Africa, that he liked so much and that he covered for many years, to the point of making him One of the best specialists on the continent, “said FMM.
 
“The presidential trip to Taormina was mourned by the brutal death of journalist Jean-Karim Fall. Recognized professional, Jean-Karim Fall was a connoisseur of the international scene and a voice appreciated by the viewers, “wrote Friday evening, the presidency of the Republic in a statement.
 
“The President of the Republic expresses his sincere condolences to the family and relatives of the deceased as well as to all his colleagues from France Médias Monde”, continues the text.
 
“We are very much at the AFP to have met and appreciated Jean-Karim for his immense knowledge of Africa, his whole character, his goodwill towards young journalists. He had many friends at AFP. We send our sincere condolences to France Media Monde and to his wife and children, “said AFP director of information Michèle Léridon after the announcement of the death of the great reporter.

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