Ahmed Baba Miské, Mauritanian politician and diplomat, Died at 80

Ahmed Baba Miské was born on May 18, 1935, and died on March 14, 2016.

He was a Mauritanian politician , writer, diplomat and author of Lettre ouverte aux elites du Tiers-monde (Open Letters to the Elite of the Third World).

Ahmed was a Mauritanian ambassador and Polisario Front member.

He then moved to Mauritania he became an early opponent of Moktar Ould Daddah, then a rising politician, whom Miske considered too traditional, pro-French, and generally out of touch with the rising waves of nationalism then consuming developing countries.

However, a member of the Mauritanian Regroupment Party, Miske felt ignored and excluded from power.

During July 1960, two months after the formation of the PRM, Miske was expelled along with several other youth leaders and Arab nationalists for their vocal opposition to and criticism of Daddah.

He formed the Nahda party at Kaédi, and became the party’s Secretary General, on September 25 and 26.

Ahmed Baba Miské passed away 80 yrs old.