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Colonel ahmed Ould Bouceif




Sunday, May 27, 1979. The sun sets on the outskirts of Dakar, Yoff Airport. In the sky, a Buffalo begins its landing phase suddenly he disappears on the radar monitors. On board of the aircraft type DHC-4, the former National Chief of Staff Lieutenant Colonel Ahmed Ould Bouceif, the Senior Vice President of the Military Committee for National Salvation* and the prime minister of Ould Bouceif government  ... as  many executives of his time, the late Lt Colonel Ahmed Ould Bouceif took his first steps in the education. Graduated from the Normal School of William Ponty in Senegal, he traveled seven years, across Mauritania before exchanging the chalk against the rifle in 1960. Engaged primarily in the French army, Ould Bouceif joined the ranks of the national army in 1962 at the rank of ensign. He attended the active service in the same year and will climb with ease, the various levels of command. The military ... Having held very high military functions, he proved during the war of the Sahara, as one of the most prominent military leaders. Northern sector commander, he assured the safety of activities of the mining company SNIM, the economic engine of the country, at the cost of enormous sacrifices. He had to endure the loss of valiant soldiers fell in battle. The next day July 10, 1978, he will be naturally propel to the front of the national political scene and imposed himself among the most respected. Statesman, Affable and generous, Lt. Col. Ahmed Ould Bouceif cultivated sincere and fraternal links with the most players in the national public life and major heads of state around the world. Displaying his authenticity as a man of the desert but uncompromising code of military honor, Ahmed Ould Bouceif left within the company image of a leader firm and loyal, virtuous and open. The announcement of the crash created an intense emotion within the Mauritanian people who barely recovering from a painful fratricidal war. Suddenly, he had lost fifteen among its most worthy representatives accompanying delegation and members of the crew, gone forever, off the coast of Senegal. Their funerals were in Mauritanian memory the opportunity of unprecedented a communion. Lt. Colonel Ahmed Ould Bouceif was the father of three girls and three boys.